Anthony Chen, MD

Title(s)Affiliate, Neurology
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    Harvard UniversityB.A./M.A.1994Neuroscience
    Harvard UniversityM.D.2000School of Medicine
    Harvard Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical CenterMedical Internship2001
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency Training2004Neurology
    UCSF/UC Berkeley/VAFellowship2006Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Research, Rehabilitation Neurology

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    Dr. Chen has dedicated the past decade to serving Veterans with brain injury through not only direct clinical care, but also innovations in care programs and neuroscience-driven advancements in treatment.

    As a physician, Dr. Chen cares for and is inspired by Veterans who have suffered brain injury. He works collaboratively with patients and interdisciplinary teams of clinicians in both in-patient and out-patient settings to help each patient reach his/her goals. Recognizing that the paths to wellness can be filled with challenges, he has worked to develop a ‘continuum of care’ to support Veterans in their journey from injury to wellness.

    As a neuroscientist, Dr. Chen has dedicated himself to inquiry, innovation and solution-building to strengthen healing pathways for Veterans with brain injury, post-traumatic stress and related challenges. He founded the Program in Rehabilitation Neuroscience to bring together the best of rehabilitation, neuroscience, creativity and technology to foster innovations that meet the real world needs of individuals with brain injury. He pursues solution-building with talented teams that have worked to develop cognitive training systems to strengthen cognitive skills and improve life functioning, while also leading innovations in functional brain imaging to elucidate neural mechanisms of improvements in cognitive functioning in order to guide advances in treatment.

    Dr. Chen provides leadership and innovation through:
    -The Program in Rehabilitation Neuroscience (VA and University of California), dedicated to forging care-oriented advances in neuroscience.
    -The Center for Integrated Brain Health and Wellness, VA Northern California’s facility that supports Veterans in achieving cognitive-emotional-physical-social health and wellbeing.
    -The Successful Transition and Re-integration Program, an innovative intensive outpatient rehabilitation program that includes interdisciplinary support and community-integrated housing.

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    1. Kornblith E, Abrams G, Chen AJ, Burciaga J, D'Esposito M, Novakovic-Agopian T. Impact of baseline neurocognitive functioning on outcomes following rehabilitation of executive function training for veterans with history of traumatic brain injury. Appl Neuropsychol Adult. 2018 Oct 08; 1-13. PMID: 30295554.
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    2. Novakovic-Agopian T, Kornblith E, Abrams G, Burciaga-Rosales J, Loya F, D'Esposito M, Chen AJW. Training in Goal-Oriented Attention Self-Regulation Improves Executive Functioning in Veterans with Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Dec 01; 35(23):2784-2795. PMID: 29717652.
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    3. Loya F, Novakovic-Agopian T, Binder D, Rossi A, Rome S, Murphy M, Chen AJ. Long-Term Use and Perceived Benefits of Goal-Oriented Attentional Self-Regulation Training in Chronic Brain Injury. Rehabil Res Pract. 2017; 2017:8379347. PMID: 28265472.
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    4. Arnemann KL, Chen AJ, Novakovic-Agopian T, Gratton C, Nomura EM, D'Esposito M. Functional brain network modularity predicts response to cognitive training after brain injury. Neurology. 2015 Apr 14; 84(15):1568-74. PMID: 25788557; PMCID: PMC4408280.
    5. Chen, A. J.-W. and Loya, F. 2014.Mild-moderate TBI: Clinical recommendations to optimize neurobehavioral functioning, learning and adaptation. Seminars in Neurology. 2015; (34):557-571.
    6. Loya F, Rodriguez N, Binder D, Buchanan B, Novakovic-Agopian T, Carter M, Murphy M, Brunhs M, Chen A J.-W.. .World Congress of Brain Injury. ‘From Start-up to CEO’: Development of game-assisted training of goal-directed attention regulation in complex functional contexts. 2014.
    7. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Rossi A, Abrams G, D'Esposito M, Turner G, McKim R, Muir J, Hills N, Kennedy C, Garfinkle J, Murphy M, Binder D, Castelli H. Assessment of subcomponents of executive functioning in ecologically valid settings: the goal processing scale. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):136-46. PMID: 23076096.
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    8. Van Vleet T., Chen A. J.-W., Vernon A., Novakovic-Agopian T., D’Esposito M. .Tonic and Phasic Alertness Training: A Novel Treatment for Executive Control Dysfunction Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. NeuroCase. 2014.
    9. Chen, A. J.-W. and D’Esposito, M. .In Plasticity of Cognition in Neurologic Disorders. Eds. Joseph Tracy, Benjamin Hampstead, Krish Sathian. Plasticity in prefrontal cortical networks after brain injury: Finding the optimal paths. 2014.
    10. Chen A. J.-W., Britton M.S., Thompson T.W., Turner G.R., Vytlacil J., D’Esposito M. .Goal-directed attention alters the tuning of object-based representations in extrastriate cortex. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2012.
    11. Chen, A.J.-W. and Novakovic-Agopian, T. .In Traumatic Brain Injury: Approach to Diagnosis, Management, and Rehabilitation, Ed. J. Tsao. Interventions to improve cognitive functioning after traumatic brain injury. 2012.
    12. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Abrams G, Castelli H, Rossi A, McKim R, Hills N, D'Esposito M. Rehabilitation of executive functioning with training in attention regulation applied to individually defined goals: a pilot study bridging theory, assessment, and treatment. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2011 Sep-Oct; 26(5):325-38. PMID: 21169860.
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    13. Chen AJ, Novakovic-Agopian T, Nycum TJ, Song S, Turner GR, Hills NK, Rome S, Abrams GM, D'Esposito M. Training of goal-directed attention regulation enhances control over neural processing for individuals with brain injury. Brain. 2011 May; 134(Pt 5):1541-54. PMID: 21515904.
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    14. Chen AJ, D'Esposito M. Traumatic brain injury: from bench to bedside [corrected] to society. Neuron. 2010 Apr 15; 66(1):11-4. PMID: 20399725.
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    15. Chen AJ, Abrams GM, D'Esposito M. Functional reintegration of prefrontal neural networks for enhancing recovery after brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2006 Mar-Apr; 21(2):107-18. PMID: 16569985.
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    16. Anthony J.-W. Chen, Fred Loya, Nicholas Rodriguez, Deb Binder, Michael Carter, Bruce Buchanan, Sahar Yousef, Tatjana Novakovic-Agopian, Kristie Wood, Michael Souza, Gary R Turner, Michelle Murphy and others. .Pathfinder Apprentice and Startup-to-CEO training systems. PC and iOS apps. Training manual and lesson guide with materials for trainers and trainees. Tele-rehab / Remote deployment technical protocol. Curriculum, training manual and lesson guide for college course.