Lee-may Chen, MD

Gynecologic cancer surgeon

Dr. Lee-may Chen is the director of the division of Gynecologic Oncology and a cancer expert specializing in gynecologic malignancies. She has a particular interest in surgical and medical management of ovarian cancer. Her research focuses on early detection in women who are at high risk of developing gynecological cancer, symptom management and decision-making in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

She earned a medical degree and completed an obstetrical and gynecological residency at the University of Michigan. She completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at UCLA Medical Center before joining UCSF Medical Center in 1999. She is a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF.

Clinics

Gynecologic Surgical Oncology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-9600
New Patient Fax: (415) 885-7662

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

More about Lee-may Chen

Additional Languages

Mandarin

Education

University of Michigan School of Medicine 1992

Residencies

University of Michigan Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996

Fellowships

UCLA and Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Gynecologic Oncology 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chapman CH, Maghsoudi K, Littell RD, Chen LM, Hsu IC. Salvage high-dose-rate brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy for isolated vaginal recurrences of endometrial cancer with no prior adjuvant therapy. Brachytherapy. 2017 Aug 09.
  2. Ohliger MA, Hope TA, Chapman JS, Chen LM, Behr SC, Poder L. PET/MR Imaging in Gynecologic Oncology. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2017 Aug; 25(3):667-684.
  3. Salani R, Khanna N, Frimer M, Bristow RE, Chen LM. An update on post-treatment surveillance and diagnosis of recurrence in women with gynecologic malignancies: Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) recommendations. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Jul; 146(1):3-10.
  4. Chen LM, Chen LL, Chapman JS. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan; 129(1):208.
  5. Morgan RJ, Armstrong DK, Alvarez RD, Bakkum-Gamez JN, Behbakht K, Chen LM, Copeland L, Crispens MA, DeRosa M, Dorigo O, Gershenson DM, Gray HJ, Hakam A, Havrilesky LJ, Johnston C, Lele S, Martin L, Matulonis UA, O'Malley DM, Penson RT, Percac-Lima S, Pineda M, Plaxe SC, Powell MA, Ratner E, Remmenga SW, Rose PG, Sabbatini P, Santoso JT, Werner TL, Burns J, Hughes M. Ovarian Cancer, Version 1.2016, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Sep; 14(9):1134-63.
  6. Chan JL, Letourneau J, Salem W, Cil AP, Chan SW, Chen LM, Rosen MP. Regret around fertility choices is decreased with pre-treatment counseling in gynecologic cancer patients. J Cancer Surviv. 2017 Feb; 11(1):58-63.
  7. S Chapman J, Roddy E, Panighetti A, Hwang S, Crawford B, Powell B, Chen LM. Comparing Coordinated Versus Sequential Salpingo-Oophorectomy for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers With Breast Cancer. Clin Breast Cancer. 2016 Dec; 16(6):494-499.
  8. Chapman JS, Roddy E, Ueda S, Brooks R, Chen LL, Chen LM. Enhanced Recovery Pathways for Improving Outcomes After Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Oncology Surgery. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul; 128(1):138-44.
  9. Kober KM, Dunn L, Mastick J, Cooper B, Langford D, Melisko M, Venook A, Chen LM, Wright F, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Levine J, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Gene Expression Profiling of Evening Fatigue in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. Biol Res Nurs. 2016 Jul; 18(4):370-85.
  10. Powell CB, Richardson DL, Chen LM. In response to Peshkin et al. "Genetic counseling and testing for hereditary cancer risk in young adult women: Facilitating autonomy and informed decision making is key". Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2015 Nov; 14:46.
  11. Brooks RA, Blansit K, Young-Lin N, Usach I, Chen LM, Yu X, Kapp DS, Chan JK. The economic impact of surgical care for morbidly obese endometrial cancer patients: a nationwide study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Apr; 214(4):498.e1-498.e6.
  12. Chan JL, Letourneau J, Salem W, Cil AP, Chan SW, Chen LM, Rosen MP. Sexual satisfaction and quality of life in survivors of localized cervical and ovarian cancers following fertility-sparing surgery. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Oct; 139(1):141-7.
  13. Tinkle CL, Weinberg V, Chen LM, Littell R, Cunha JAM, Sethi RA, Chan JK, Hsu IC. Inverse Planned High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Locoregionally Advanced Cervical Cancer: 4-Year Outcomes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Aug 01; 92(5):1093-1100.
  14. Makker V, Filiaci VL, Chen LM, Darus CJ, Kendrick JE, Sutton G, Moxley K, Aghajanian C. Phase II evaluation of dalantercept, a soluble recombinant activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK1) receptor fusion protein, for the treatment of recurrent or persistent endometrial cancer: an NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group Study 0229N. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Jul; 138(1):24-9.
  15. Walker JL, Powell CB, Chen LM, Carter J, Bae Jump VL, Parker LP, Borowsky ME, Gibb RK. Society of Gynecologic Oncology recommendations for the prevention of ovarian cancer. Cancer. 2015 Jul 01; 121(13):2108-20.
  16. Chapman JS, Jacoby V, Chen LM. Managing symptoms and maximizing quality of life after preventive interventions for cancer risk reduction. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb; 27(1):40-4.
  17. Fuh KC, Shin JY, Kapp DS, Brooks RA, Ueda S, Urban RR, Chen LM, Chan JK. Survival differences of Asian and Caucasian epithelial ovarian cancer patients in the United States. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Mar; 136(3):491-7.
  18. Lancaster JM, Powell CB, Chen LM, Richardson DL. Society of Gynecologic Oncology statement on risk assessment for inherited gynecologic cancer predispositions. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Jan; 136(1):3-7.
  19. Usach I, Blansit K, Chen LM, Ueda S, Brooks R, Kapp DS, Chan JK. Survival differences in women with serous tubal, ovarian, peritoneal, and uterine carcinomas. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb; 212(2):188.e1-6.
  20. Rabban JT, Calkins SM, Karnezis AN, Grenert JP, Blanco A, Crawford B, Chen LM. Association of tumor morphology with mismatch-repair protein status in older endometrial cancer patients: implications for universal versus selective screening strategies for Lynch syndrome. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jun; 38(6):793-800.

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