Jefferson Chen, MD

Jefferson W. Chen, MD, PhD

Specialties

Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests

Neurotrauma/neurosurgical critical care, Brain tumors, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, Stroke and stroke recovery, Stem cell treatment of stroke and traumatic brain injury

MyChart patient portal offers a convenient and secure way to manage your healthcare online. Use MyChart to schedule appointments, request prescription renewals, send messages to your care team and more.
Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Internship
UC San Diego Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
Residency
Children's Hospital of Los AngelesPediatric Neurosurgery
UC San Diego Medical CenterNeurological Surgery
Fellowship
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical CenterNeurovascular/Skull Base Neurosurgery
Grade School
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine — MD/PhD program
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Vice-Chair — Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Director — Neurological Trauma, Neurosurgery Services
  • Fellow — American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow — American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow — American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member — National Hydrocephalus Foundation Medical Advisory Board
  • Member — American Heart Association, Stroke Council
  • Member — Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member — International NeuroTrauma Society
  • Member — NeuroCritical Care Society
  • Member — Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member — California Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member — Western Neurosurgical Society
  • Member — American Medical Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America® — Neurological Surgery, 2007, 2010-2013, 2015, 2016
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) — National Institutes of Health
  • ARIISE Award for Innovation — UCI Health, 2017
More Information

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.

Neurological Associates of Irvine
24411 Health Center Drive, Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 714-456-6966
Fax: 714-456-8284
UC Irvine Medical Center — Neurosurgery
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 1,
Bldg. 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-6966
Fax: 714-456-8284