Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Co-Medical Director, Yale University PET Center

Clinical Interests

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Seizures
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Positron-Emission Tomography

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child; Geriatric
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging: Nuclear Medicine | Positron Emission Tomography

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Nuclear Medicine AB of Nuclear Medicine (2010)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research SV2A PET Imaging in Healthy Subjects and Epilepsy Patients
Lung Validation of Quantitative 11C-Erlotinib PET for Imaging EGFR-Mutant Lung Cancer
Aging, Mental Health & Behavioral Research 221AD302 Phase 3 Study of Aducanumab (BIIB037) in Early Alzheimer's Disease
Aging, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Phase 2a Multi-Center Study of 18F-FDG PET Safety & Tolerability of AZD0530 in Mild AD
Addictive Behaviors, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research, Tobacco Addiction Imaging extrastriatal dopamine release in tobacco smokers and nonsmokers
Addictive Behaviors, Diseases of the Nervous System, Genetics - Adult, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Characterization of CB1 Receptor Using [11C]-OMAR
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Glutamate-Glutamine Cycling (VCYC) during Cocaine Abstinence using 13C-MRS
Aging, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) Study
Aging, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research BAN2401-G000-201
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Translational Neuroscience Optimization of GlyT1 Inhibitor
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Pathophysiology and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder as Assessed by In Vivo Imaging
Aging, Mental Health & Behavioral Research DIAN-TU-001
Addictive Behaviors, Alcohol Addiction, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Kappa-PET imaging and naltrexone in alcohol drinking behaviors
Mental Health & Behavioral Research, Tobacco Addiction Acetylcholine, Tobacco smoking, Genes and Nicotinic Receptors

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Contact Info

Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Nuclear MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208042
New Haven, CT 06519