Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Term; 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 & Biomedical Imaging: Nuclear Medicine | Positron Emission Tomography

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Nuclear Medicine AB of Nuclear Medicine (2010)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Breast - Female, Breast - Male A Phase I/II Clinical Trial Evaluating the Safety and Clinical Activity of Radioiodide (131I-) as a Novel Targeted Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer that Overexpresses Functional Na/I Symporter
Diseases of the Blood, Diseases of the Nervous System Evaluation of the Effect of Hypoglycemia With PET and a Norepinephrine Transporter Ligand
Breast - Female A Phase II Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of Radium-223 Dichloride Versus Placebo When Administered to Metastatic HER2 Negative Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Subjects With Bone Metastases Treated With Hormonal Treatment Background Therapy
Breast - Female A Phase II Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of Radium-223 Dichloride in Combination With Exemestane and Everolimus Versus Placebo in Combination With Exemestane and Everolimus When Administered to Metastatic HER2 Negative Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Subjects With Bone Metastases
Lung Low-Dose PET/CT for Imaging Small Lung Nodules
Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research SV2A PET Imaging in Healthy Subjects and Epilepsy Patients
Lung Imaging With 11C-erlotinib PET/CT to Identify Responders to Erlotinib Treatment in NSCLC
Aging, Mental Health & Behavioral Research 221AD302 Phase 3 Study of Aducanumab (BIIB037) in Early Alzheimer's Disease (EMERGE)
Aging, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research A Phase IIa Multi-Center Study of 18F-FDG PET, Safety, and Tolerability of AZD0530 in Mild Alzheimer's Disease
Addictive Behaviors, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research, Tobacco Addiction Imaging Extrastriatal Dopamine Release in Tobacco Smokers and Nonsmokers
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Glutamate-Glutamine Cycling (VCYC) During Cocaine Abstinence Using 13C-MRS
Aging, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Clinical Trial of Solanezumab for Older Individuals Who May be at Risk for Memory Loss (A4)
Aging, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research A Study to Evaluate Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of BAN2401 in Subjects With Early Alzheimer's Disease
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Translational Neuroscience Optimization of GlyT1 Inhibitor (NCATS)
Mental Health & Behavioral Research PET and MRI Brain Imaging of Bipolar Disorder
Aging, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trial: An Opportunity to Prevent Dementia. A Study of Potential Disease Modifying Treatments in Individuals at Risk for or With a Type of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease Caused by a Genetic Mutation. (DIAN-TU)
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 (nic_physo)

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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