Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute and American Oncology Network Welcome Dr. Jim Chen

July 2, 2024

Board-certified physician Jim Chen, MD, joins the physician team.

HOT SPRINGS, ARK., July 2, 2024 — Community oncology practice Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute, a partner practice of American Oncology Network (AON) (OTCQX: AONC), is pleased to welcome Board-certified physician Jim Chen, MD,  to its physician care team. He will work alongside Drs. Timothy Webb, Robert Muldoon, Stephen “Fred” Divers, Lynn Cleveland, Lingyi Chen, Sunil Kakadia, and Kristen Sager.

Dr. Chen is Board-certified in internal medicine and Board-eligible in hematology and oncology. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and completed an internal medicine residency and a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock where he served as chief resident and fellow. He is also a developer at Meaningful Insights Biotech Analytics (MiBA), an AON informatics venture in partnership with Ascend Technologies Group, integrating AI solutions into clinical medicine to advance the field of personalized medicine through clinical decision support, data analytics, and clinical trial matching.

“I am excited to join the physician team at Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute,” said Dr. Chen. “Genesis is known for providing exceptionally innovative patient care and its high standards align with my personal patient care goals, making it an easy decision to join the team.”

The Genesis team now includes eight medical oncologists and seven advanced practice providers across 11 Arkansas locations. The practice is committed to providing the community with innovative cancer care that is delivered holistically based on research and evidence-based medicine. Genesis cancer patients have access to a diverse range of services for diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, survivorship, and patient support that are close to home, eliminating the need to travel long distances to receive care.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Chen to Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute,” said Genesis medical oncologist Dr. Timothy Webb. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and commitment to delivering best-in-class care that will help further our already-established reputation for delivering a highly personalized and quality patient experience. We are eager to begin collaborating with him.”

“On behalf of AON, I am excited to welcome Dr. Chen to Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute and the network,” said Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, AON’s chief medical officer. “Dr. Chen has an impressive background, and his commitment to providing quality, patient-centered care in a community-based setting aligns with AON’s patient-first care approach. I am confident that our patients – and our team – will benefit immensely from his expertise.”

Dr. Chen will begin accepting new patients at the West Little Rock, Russellville, and Benton clinics on July 1, 2024.

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About American Oncology Network

American Oncology Network (AON) (OTCQX: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 240 providers practicing across 21 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at


About Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute

Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and hematology, Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute is recognized for providing expert cancer care in Arkansas. The highly trained physicians, clinicians and staff are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for their patients. The medical oncology/hematology physicians at Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute include Dr. R. Timothy Webb, Dr. Robert T. Muldoon, Dr. Stephen “Fred” Divers, Dr. A. Lynn Cleveland, Dr. Lingyi Chen, Dr. Sunil Kakadia, Dr. Kristen Sager, and Dr. Jim Chen. Learn more at



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