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    Winston Chiong, MD, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurology
    Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-502-7326
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      University of California, San FranciscoM.D. Medicine2006
      New York UniversityPh.D.Philosophy2005
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      New York University2001 - 2005MacCracken Fellowship
      Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation2001 - 2002Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
      American Brain Foundation / Alzheimer's Association2010 - 2012Robert Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer's Research

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      Dr. Chiong is an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Neurology Memory and Aging Center, where his clinical practices focuses on Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and other cognitive disorders of aging. He is the Associate Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy, is a member of the UCSF Medical Center Ethics Committee, and is the strategic leader of the Decisions Module of the UCSF/UNMC Care Ecosystem project.

      He received his PhD in philosophy from New York University and his MD from UCSF. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Stanford University, and a residency in neurology at UCSF. He then underwent postdoctoral research training in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging at UC Berkeley and clinical training in dementia in the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

      Dr. Chiong's academic interests lie at the intersection of philosophy, clinical medicine and cognitive neuroscience. His current research concerns decision-making in the aging brain, with a particular focus on how brain structures involved in financial and medical decisions are influenced by aging and disease, and on the ethical and policy implications of these changes.


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      1. Chiong W, Kim AS, Huang IA, Farahany NA, Josephson SA. Inability to consent does not diminish the desirability of stroke thrombolysis. Ann Neurol. 2014 Aug; 76(2):296-304.
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      2. Chiong W, Kim AS, Huang IA, Farahany NA, Josephson SA. Testing the presumption of consent to emergency treatment for acute ischemic stroke. JAMA. 2014 Apr 23-30; 311(16):1689-91.
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      3. Chiong W, Wilson SM, D'Esposito M, Kayser AS, Grossman SN, Poorzand P, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Rankin KP. The salience network causally influences default mode network activity during moral reasoning. Brain. 2013 Jun; 136(Pt 6):1929-41.
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      4. Chiong W, Hsu M, Wudka D, Miller BL, Rosen HJ. Financial errors in dementia: testing a neuroeconomic conceptual framework. Neurocase. 2014 Aug; 20(4):389-96.
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      5. Chiong W. Dementia and personal identity: implications for decision-making. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 118:409-18.
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      6. Chiong W. The self: from philosophy to cognitive neuroscience. Neurocase. 2011 Jun; 17(3):190-200.
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      7. Chiong W. Equipoise and the dilemma of randomized clinical trials. N Engl J Med. 2011 May 26; 364(21):2077; author reply 2077.
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      8. Chiong W. Therapeutic misconceptions and moral conflict in clinical research. Ann Neurol. 2010 Apr; 67(4):419-21.
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      9. Chiong W. Justifying patient risks associated with medical education. JAMA. 2007 Sep 5; 298(9):1046-8.
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      10. Chiong W. The real problem with equipoise. Am J Bioeth. 2006 Jul-Aug; 6(4):37-47.
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      11. Chiong W. Brain death without definitions. Hastings Cent Rep. 2005 Nov-Dec; 35(6):20-30.
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      12. Chiong W. Industry-to-physician marketing and the cost of prescription drugs. Am J Bioeth. 2003; 3(3):W28-W29.
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      13. Chiong W. MSJAMA: diagnosing and defining disease. JAMA. 2001 Jan 3; 285(1):89-90.
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      14. Ellison JW, Wardak Z, Young MF, Gehron Robey P, Laig-Webster M, Chiong W. PHOG, a candidate gene for involvement in the short stature of Turner syndrome. Hum Mol Genet. 1997 Aug; 6(8):1341-7.
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