Curtis R. Chong, MD, PhD, MPhil, FACP

Medical oncologist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Oncology

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Dr. Chong was recruited to Stanford from the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center, where he led MSK's launch of the early drug development and immunotherapy clinical trials program in New Jersey. At MSK, Dr. Chong was a member of the gastrointestinal oncology service and was one of two MSK physicians in New Jersey who specialized in treating melanoma. Prior to joining MSK, Dr. Chong was a member of the thoracic oncology service at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, all ailiates of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Chong completed his categorical residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, his oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He has received research support from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (Young Investigator Award), Uniting Against Lung Cancer, and the American Cancer Society. Dr. Chong has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Chemical Biology, JAMA Oncology, and his research on drug discovery has been featured in the New York Times and Popular Science.

Born and raised in Honolulu where he attended public schools, Dr. Chong sang in the Honolulu Boy Choir, and was the 1993 Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper Boy of the Year. He received his A.B. in biochemical sciences from Harvard University magna cum laude followed by an M.Phil. in Chemistry with Sir Alan Fersht at the University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College). He then received his MD and PhD in pharmacology from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

An intrepid traveler and avid long-distance runner, Dr. Chong has visited 54 countries and completed 126 marathons in all 50 states, 18 countries, and 6 on continents.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2015)
  • Fellowship: Dana Farber Cancer Institute Hematology Oncology Fellowship (2015) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2011)
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2011) MA
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008) MD
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge, Chemistry (1999)
  • AB, Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences (1998)

Honors & Awards
  • Bial Award Diploma of Distinction, Bial Foundation for Medical Research and Portuguese Republic (2011)
  • Breast Cancer predoctoral fellowship, Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (2003-2006)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2014)
  • Grand prize ($205,000), Rice University (2007)
  • Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, University of Washington (2006)
  • Honorable mention, Thomas Hoopes Prize, Harvard University (1998)
  • John Harvard Scholarship, Harvard University (1997-1998)
  • Michael Shano Young Investigator Award, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2007)
  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, Rotary International (1998-1999)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society for Clinical Oncology (2013)

Administrative Appointments
  • Ambulatory CODE Team Leader, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2014 - 2015)
  • Assistant Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2017 - Present)
  • Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (2015 - 2017)
  • Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College (2017 - Present)
  • Attending Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2015 - 2016)
  • Attending Physician, Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael, California (2016 - 2018)
  • Attending Physician, VA Boston (2017 - 2017)
  • Bone Marrow Harvest Team, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2013 - 2014)
  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2008 - 2015)
  • Director of Phase I and Immunotherapy Clinical Trials Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New Jersey (2017 - Present)
  • Hospitalist, Massachusetts General Hospital (2015 - 2017)
  • Inpatient Oncology Hospitalist, Women’s Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2014 - 2014)
  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2015 - 2017)
  • Internal Medicine Intern, Massachusetts General Hospital (2008 - 2009)
  • Internal Medicine Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital (2009 - 2011)
  • Medical Oncology Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2011 - 2015)
  • Moonlighting Physician, Hospital Medicine Group, Massachusetts General Hospital (2010 - 2011)


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Cancer Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

440 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 498-6000

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Dr. Chong always provides exceptional care.
Dr. Chong is excellent in my view.
Doctor Chong always asks if I have any more questions. I am very gratified by his concern.
I feel very blessed by God for allowing me to be part of the Stanford family.
Dr. Chong couldn't be more wonderful, so caring! Allows you all the time you need, wants to answer any and all questions.
Dr. Chong is probably the best physician I have ever had. He is very patient, and he takes a holistic view of me as a patient.
While I appreciate being asked if I want to stop my medical due to side effects, he doesn't give me the info I need to make that decision until I ask. He moves very quickly on to other subjects and my main just doesn't move that fast. Visits feel rushed.
Very good. Would recommend Dr. Chong & staff to anyone.
Dr. Chong is one of the best doctors I've ever had.
Dr. Chong is a good listener. His response tell me he understands my concerns as the detail level.
Seems rushed sometimes.

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