James L Chen, MD is a recognized expert in rare cancers and a translational bioinformatician. In addition, Dr. Chen is a dually-appointed Associate Professor in Medical Oncology and in Biomedical Informatics, at The Ohio State University (OSU). He is the former Clinical/Research Informatics Medical Director for the James Cancer Hospital and has chaired the Translational Bioinformatics group for ALLIANCE. During his tenure as the chair of the ASCO Health IT Task Force, he named and led the initial development of the mCODE standards initiative. He has served as Principal Investigator for several investigator-initiated rare disease trials and has over 60 peer reviewed publications. He has trained multiple generations of bioinformaticians as course director for OSU’s translational bioinformatics graduate course. Dr. Chen completed his undergraduate training at Harvard University and oncology training at the University of Chicago.
Russ Cucina, UCSF