Nan Chen

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Nan Chen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Nan Chen, MD, is a board-certified hematologist/oncologist who specializes in comprehensive breast cancer care. Dr. Chen’s practice primarily focuses on treating patients with all forms of breast cancer. She has particular expertise in high-risk breast cancers, including metastatic hormone receptor positive and triple-negative breast cancer. Dr. Chen offers both standard of care (such as, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and endocrine therapy) and novel therapies through clinical trials in order to create individualized treatment plans for her patients.

Dr. Chen’s research interests include identifying innovative treatments for both early and advanced breast cancer in addition to identifying new biomarkers to predict response to the therapies. She is very active in clinical research, managing several trials evaluating advanced care for breast cancer. Working closely with laboratory-based researchers at the University of Chicago, Dr. Chen is developing tools that investigate mechanisms of treatment response or resistance. She has been awarded grants to fund her research and has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on breast cancer.

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • New York Medical College


  • Texas Children Hospital


  • Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center


  • Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center

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  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
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  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
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  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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