Dr. David Chen

Dr. David Chen, professor of radiation oncology, was recently named holder of the David A. Pistenmaa, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Professorship in Radiation Oncology. The professorship was established in honor of Dr. Pistenmaa, professor of radiation oncology and former chairman of the department.

Dr. Chen, a leading expert in DNA repair and a former senior staff scientist at the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, joined the UT Southwestern faculty in October 2004.

He is an expert on the effects of space radiation on astronauts, the overall effects of low-dose radiation and radiation from bioterrorism events.