Orlando Health Cancer Institute – Dr. Phillips Introduces New Surgical Oncologist

Gastrointestinal Cancer Specialist Joins the Team

Quyen D. Chu, MD

Orlando, FL (February 14, 2022) – Dr. Quyen D. Chu, a board-certified surgical oncologist, has joined the ranks of cancer specialists at Orlando Health Cancer Institute – Dr. Phillips as chair of surgical oncology. He has 20 years of experience in complex surgical oncology, specializing in the treatment of melanoma, sarcoma, and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, and bile duct.

A recognized researcher and educator, Dr. Chu serves in leadership positions for national and international organizations such as the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Surgeons. He has special research interest in oncolytic viruses, chemokine receptor CXCR4, and breast and pancreatic cancers. On the clinical side, his expertise includes pancreas, liver, gastric, esophageal and colorectal cancers, and advanced/recurrent solid tumors.

Dr. Chu earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, medical degree at the Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island, and completed an internship in general surgery at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. His residency in general surgery was performed at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, where he also served as chief resident. He was a research fellow in the surgery department at Brown and completed a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. He also received his Executive MBA at Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Dr. Chu will be based at Orlando Health Cancer Institute – Dr. Phillips and perform surgical procedures at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando’s busy tourism corridor.


About Orlando Health 

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to 
repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region.

Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows. The 3,200-bed system includes 16 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. Nearly 4,500 physicians, representing more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 23,000 team members. In FY21, Orlando Health served nearly 160,000 inpatients and nearly 3.6 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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