Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School
Putao Cen, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Division of Oncology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School. She is also an attending physician at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. Dr. Cen received her medical degree from Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences in Guangzhou, China, and completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Columbia University St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York; The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC; and Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology/Hematology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology.
Dr. Cen is a member of the Chinese American Doctors Association of Houston, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Southwest Oncology Group. She has authored or co-authored numerous articles and abstracts published in peer-reviewed journals and serves as a reviewer for Cancer, Cancer Letters, Helicobacter, and Oncology. Dr. Cen has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on 29 clinical trials studying treatments for patients with various cancers.