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For Immediate Release:
December 4, 2013

Surgical Oncologist Kathryn T. Chen, MD, joins Southcoast Physicians Group

NEW BEDFORD, Mass - Southcoast® Health System announced today that surgical oncologist, Kathryn T. Chen, MD, has joined Southcoast Physicians Group and will see patients at 543 North Street in New Bedford.

Dr. Chen is a graduate of Ohio State College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. She began her general surgery residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, and completed her training in Minneapolis, Minn., at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Chen served as a National Institute of Health T32 surgical research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for two years and most recently graduated from a surgical oncology fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Chen is board certified in general surgery and is board eligible in surgical oncology.

Dr. Chen is accepting new patients with general surgical oncology needs including hepatopancreatobiliary; gastroenterology (gastric/colorectal); skin and soft tissue (melanoma/sarcoma), and breast malignancies. To schedule an appointment, please call 508-997-1748.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

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