Chao Yin, MD

Virginia Cancer Specialists' Physicians

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I pursued medical oncology for my career because of the unique opportunity to provide longitudinal care for patients during their most vulnerable times. Oncology has evolved arguably more rapidly than any other field of medicine in the last couple of decades, and I will help my patients navigate and understand the cutting-edge advances in cancer diagnostics and treatments.

Work and Credentials:

Primary Location

Fairfax Office


Medical Oncologist

Board Certification

Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine


MedStar Georgetown Medical Center, Clinical Fellow in Oncology and Hematology


Georgetown University School of Medicine


MedStar Georgetown Medical Center, Resident Physician in Internal Medicine

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Duke University, School of Engineering, Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

Special Interests

Gastrointestinal and Thoracic Cancers

Chao Yin, MD earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at MedStar Georgetown Medical Center followed by a Fellowship in Oncology and Hematology. There, he also served as Chief Fellow.

Dr. Yin joins Virginia Cancer Specialists after completing his fellowship at MedStar Georgetown. During his time there, he participated in various studies, with an emphasis on gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. In his fellowship, he was awarded the Conquer Cancer award at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal (GI) meeting. He has presented posters at national physician conferences, and authored several peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Yin is a member of several oncology societies including the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
In his spare time, Dr. Yin enjoys basketball, board games, and spending time with family.

Physician Publications

June 8, 2022

Immune checkpoint inhibitors in liver transplant recipients - a review of current literature

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January 15, 2021

Outcome of early and intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): A single institution experience at MGUH.

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December 7, 2019

Long-Term Follow-up of Follicular Lymphoma (FL) Patients (pts) Demonstrating Undetectable Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) Using a Next-Generation Based DNA Assay: Support for FL As a Curable Disease

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More Publications by Chao Yin, MD

August 13, 2019

High-grade B-cell lymphoma masquerading as peritoneal lymphomatosis

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May 31, 2019

Molecular profiling (MP) for malignancies: Knowledge gaps and variable practice patterns among United States oncologists

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July 3, 2017

Maternal intake of high n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid diet during pregnancy causes transgenerational increase in mammary cancer risk in mice

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June 24, 2016

Paternal overweight is associated with increased breast cancer risk in daughters in a mouse model

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April 16, 2016

Abstract LB-301: Paternal overweight leads to reprogramming of daughters’ breast cancer risk in a mouse model. Cancer Research.

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April 30, 2014

Maternal high fat diet during pregnancy induces similar miRNA changes in F1 generation male germ cells and F3 generation female mammary glands (LB309)

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April 5, 2014

Abstract LB-244: Paternal obesity alters daughters' mammary gland development and increases markers of breast cancer risk in a mouse model

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May 25, 2013

Destructive impact of T-lymphocytes, NK and Mast cells on basal cell layers: implications for tumor invasion

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November 15, 2012

Abstract NO-62: Patterns of treatment and survival of GBM patients with diabetes mellitus

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September 27, 2010

DNA methylation density analysis via fluorescent dye incorporation

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June 1, 2010

Single-tube analysis of DNA methylation with silica superparamagnetic beads

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Primary Location

Fairfax Office Office

Fairfax Office

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