Christine Chen, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Vascular & Interventional Radiology Division. She is the Program Director of the Integrated Interventional Radiology and Independent Interventional Radiology Residency programs.

Interventional Radiology is an exciting field because of the constantly evolving techniques and technologies, and the opportunity to work with so many different specialties. I am passionate about the patients and procedures, and excited to share this with the next generation of Interventional Radiologists.

Dr. Chen holds two bachelor’s degrees, in East Asian studies and in comparative literature, from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. After graduating, she remained there to earn her medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School. She then received radiology residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, where she ultimately served as chief resident. She completed advanced training through a fellowship program in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

She is certified by the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiology.

Medical education has long been a passion of Dr. Chen’s, beginning with mentorship and tutelage of junior students when she was in medical school, continuing with lectures to medical students as a radiology resident and development of a new lecture series as a chief resident, and culminating in her service as the co-IR departmental specialty advisor for medical students and faculty advisor of the IR interest group.

As associate program director of the independent and integrated interventional radiology residency programs at UT Southwesterrn, she enthusiastically developed new curricula, including simulation training and a dinner lecture series.

Dr. Chen is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Interventional Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, and the Texas Medical Association.


Medical School
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2012)
California Pacific Medical Center (2013), Internal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2017), Diagnostic Radiology
University of Virginia Medical Center (2018), Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Honors & Awards

  • Chief Radiology Resident
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2016-2017)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Soceity
  • Introduction to Academic Radiology
    Radiological Society of North America (2014)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Honor Society (2012)
  • Anatomy Teaching Fellow
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2009)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Texas Medical Association