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Dr. Putao Cen MD

Dr. Putao Cen MD


Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 704-3961


Putao Cen, M.D.
Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine

Dr. Putao Cen earned her medical degree at Sun Yat-Sen University in China. She completed residencies at Columbia University/St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as a fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, Dr. Cen’s clinical interests are in gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, gastroesophageal cancer, liver cancer, neuroendocrine tumors and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). In practice in Houston since 2004, Dr. Cen treats patients 18 years and older and speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese. She has been recognized as a Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. Cen’s practice philosophy is to treat her patients like her own family, providing them top-notch oncological care. She’s known for being easily accessible and easy to understand. As an academic clinician, she is able to utilize cutting edge technological advances in cancer care, including diagnostic imaging, immunotherapy and biological agents.

A resident of the Texas Medical Center area, Dr. Cen is the mother of a son and daughter. She is a competitive swimmer.

Physician Details

Medical Education
Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, 1999
Internships & Residency
George Washington University - Internal Medicine, 2003
Graduate Hospital, 2005
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2008
Clinical Interests
Colorectal Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal, Gastro-Intestinal Oncology, Genitourinary Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Renal Cell Cancer, Urothelial Cancer
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp