Amy Y. Chen, MD

Amy Chen, MD

Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Director of Endocrine Surgery



EDUCATION

BA: University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1988
MD: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992
MPH: University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, 1999
Residency: General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1994
Residency: Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1998
Fellowship: Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2001

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

State of Georgia Medical License
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology

CURRENT AND FORMER APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University

Associate Professor
Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Director of Health Services Research, American Cancer Society National Home Office

Director
Head and Neck Mutidisciplinary Tumor Board

Director
Thyroid Tumor Board

HONORS AND AWARDS

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Fellow Award
American Head and Neck Society Outstanding Research Award
Fellow, American Head and Neck Society
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Percy Memorial Research Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Rande Lazar Health Services Research Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Surgery
Presentation to United States Senate Joint Committees of Finance and Health, Employment, Labor and Pension    

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow,  American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Head and Neck Society
Editorial Board, Head and Neck
Section Editor, American Head and Neck Society News, Archives of Otolaryngology
2012 International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer:Co- Chair of Program Committee
Chair, Quality of Care Committee, American Head and Neck Society

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Chen AY, Fedewa SA, Pavluck A, Ward EM. Improved survival is associated with treatment at high volume teaching facilities for patients with advanced stage laryngeal cancer. Cancer, in press.

Chen AY, Jemal A, Ward E. Increasing incidence of differentiated thyroid cancer in the United States 1988-2005. Cancer 2009;115:3801-7. PMID:19598221.

Chen AY, Halpern MT, Pavluck A, Ward E. The impact of treating facilities' volume on survival for early stage laryngeal cancer. Head Neck 2009;31(9):1137-43. PMID:19340866.

Chen AY, Halpern M. Factors predictive of survival in advanced laryngeal cancer. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surg 2007;133(12):1270-1276. PMID:18086971

Chen AY, Schrag N, Halpern M, Stewart A, Ward E. The impact of health insurance status on stage at diagnosis in laryngeal cancer. Archives of Otolaryngology-HNS 2007;133(8):784-90. PMID:17709617

STATEMENT OF RESEARCH FOCUS

My primary focus is oncology treatment outcomes measurement and determinants of successful care outcomes.  Oncology care outcomes include quality of life, functional status, costs and treatment compliance, and success determinants include access to care, gender, race, and health literacy.  My secondary focus is translational research of upper aerodigestive tract malignancies.