Poster # 2764 A Prospective Cardiac Screening Study in Asymptomatic Long-term Survivors of Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treated with Mediastinal Radiation Therapy

Presenter: Ming Chen, MD, MS

About the Presenter:
Ming Hui Chen, MD, MMSc, FACC, FASE, whose clinical and research work has focused on the cardiac effects of cancer therapy, is an Associate in Cardiology at Children's Hospital Boston. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Medical School, and was a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After medical school, she trained in Internal Medicine, Radiology, and Adult Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and was a research fellow at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Framingham Heart Study, after which she completed a Masters of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. From 1996-2000 she was Medical Director at the South Cove Community Health Center, and from 2000-2006 was the Associate Director of the Non-Invasive Cardiac Laboratory at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, before joining Children’s Hospital Boston in 2006. With radiation therapy colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she developed the concept of using deep inspiratory breathholding during radiation therapy for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment, and she continues to build one of the largest cardiovascular practices for long-term Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivors in the United States. Honors for her work have included a “40 Under Forty” Award from the Boston Business Journal for her leadership in community service, and a “Partners in Excellence” Award from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


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