Emmie I. Chen, MD

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Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, Section of Psychiatry

Treatment Focus

Psychodynamic and supportive psychotherapy, medication management.
Specializing in anxiety, depression, insomnia, cognitive issues, marital and family relationships in context of cancer and medically complicated illnesses.

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2021

Treatment Philosophy

I have had the privilege of working with the many wonderful patients and colleagues here at Fox Chase Cancer Center since 2008.  I am proud to have developed a strong team of practitioners from various disciplines to help patients and families cope with the challenging task of facing cancer and other complicated illnesses.

Cancer and illness affect our lives in many ways.  From time of diagnosis to treatment and survivorship, each stage brings its own unique set of challenges.  We strive to support patients of various ages and backgrounds to navigate the life changes they face.  

Here at Fox Chase, we are in a unique position to collaborate closely with the patient’s care teams.  This allows us to be sensitive to the patient’s entire illness experience and better understand and monitor their treatment. 

My experience with various modalities of psychotherapy allows me to provide a range of treatment options, from “talk” therapy to medication management to help improve the quality of life of patients and their caregivers.  We work closely as a team within our division in order to combine our expertise so that our patients get the best and most compassionate evidence-based care.  


Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Resident, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Resident, Psychiatry, New York Medical College, Saint Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, New York, NY
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, New York Medical College, New York, NY
  • Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Patient Stories

Marion Utain

Breast Cancer

Marion Utain

Breast Cancer

Marion Utain recalls hearing the worst news she could imagine: she had breast cancer. And then, as she tells the story, the miracles started. A month after her annual gynecological exam in November 2011 at 46, Marion felt a lump in her left breast. She made an appointment to see her doctor the next day.

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