Dr. Jefferson W. Chen is a board-certified UCI Health neurosurgeon who specializes in neurosurgery, neurocritical care and neuro-oncology. His clinical interests include neurological trauma and critical care, normal pressure hydrocephalus, stroke and brain tumors. He is a leader in techniques such as multimodal brain monitoring for traumatic brain injury and the use of BrainPath® technology to access deep-seated lesions.
Chen earned his PhD and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed residencies in general and neurological surgery at UC San Diego. He also completed a fellowship in neurovascular and skull base surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
Chen has active research endeavors studying the molecular mechanisms and biochemical underpinnings of traumatic brain injury, stroke and the flow of fluids through the brain.
He sees patients at UC Irvine Medical Center’s Pavilion 1 and at UCI Health’s neurological surgery office in Laguna Hills.