Winston Chiong, MD, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2006 Medicine
    New York UniversityPh.D.2005Philosophy
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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 practice 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 Co-Chair of the UCSF Department of Neurology Diversity Committee, and co-directs the Ethics, Law and Society Curriculum of the Global Brain Health Institute. Nationally, he is a member of the Neuroethics Working Group of the National Institutes of Health BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Multi-Council Working Group and the American Academy of Neurology's Ethics, Law and Humanities Committee.

    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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    Achieving ethical integration in the development of novel neurotechnologies
    NIH/NIMH R01MH114860Sep 13, 2017 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuroeconomics of Framing Effects and Risk Attitudes in Early Dementia
    NIH/NIA K23AG043553Sep 1, 2013 - May 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Vaishnav NH, Chiong W. Informed Consent for the Human Research Subject with a Neurologic Disorder. Semin Neurol. 2018 Oct; 38(5):539-547. PMID: 30321892.
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    2. Chiong W. Challenges in Communicating and Understanding Predictive Biomarker Imaging for Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Jan 01; 75(1):18-19. PMID: 29059264.
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    3. Feldman WB, Chiong W, Kim SYH. Head Positioning in Acute Stroke. N Engl J Med. 2017 09 14; 377(11):1101-2. PMID: 28905616.
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    4. Chiong W, Leonard MK, Chang EF. Neurosurgical Patients as Human Research Subjects: Ethical Considerations in Intracranial Electrophysiology Research. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jul 22. PMID: 28973530.
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    5. Feldman WB, Kim AS, Chiong W. Response by Feldman et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Trends in Recruitment Rates for Acute Stroke Trials, 1990-2014". Stroke. 2017 06; 48(6):e145. PMID: 28473632.
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    6. Possin KL, Merrilees J, Bonasera SJ, Bernstein A, Chiong W, Lee K, Wilson L, Hooper SM, Dulaney S, Braley T, Laohavanich S, Feuer JE, Clark AM, Schaffer MW, Schenk AK, Heunis J, Ong P, Cook KM, Bowhay AD, Gearhart R, Chodos A, Naasan G, Bindman AB, Dohan D, Ritchie C, Miller BL. Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem. PLoS Med. 2017 Mar; 14(3):e1002260. PMID: 28323819.
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    7. Feldman WB, Kim AS, Chiong W. Trends in Recruitment Rates for Acute Stroke Trials, 1990-2014. Stroke. 2017 03; 48(3):799-801. PMID: 28104835.
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    8. Ranasinghe KG, Rankin KP, Pressman PS, Perry DC, Lobach IV, Seeley WW, Coppola G, Karydas AM, Grinberg LT, Shany-Ur T, Lee SE, Rabinovici GD, Rosen HJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Miller ZA, Chiong W, DeMay M, Kramer JH, Possin KL, Sturm VE, Bettcher BM, Neylan M, Zackey DD, Nguyen LA, Ketelle R, Block N, Wu TQ, Dallich A, Russek N, Caplan A, Geschwind DH, Vossel KA, Miller BL. Distinct Subtypes of Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Based on Patterns of Network Degeneration. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Sep 01; 73(9):1078-88. PMID: 27429218.
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    9. Xian Y, Chiong W. Failures to discuss and document preferences: Preventable medical errors in stroke care. Neurology. 2016 05 31; 86(22):2032-3. PMID: 27060164.
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    10. Feldman WB, Kim AS, Josephson SA, Lowenstein DH, Chiong W. Effect of waivers of consent on recruitment in acute stroke trials: A systematic review. Neurology. 2016 04 19; 86(16):1543-51. PMID: 27009262; PMCID: PMC4836887 [Available on 04/19/17].
    11. Huang IA, Neuhaus JM, Chiong W. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Advance Directive Possession: Role of Demographic Factors, Religious Affiliation, and Personal Health Values in a National Survey of Older Adults. J Palliat Med. 2016 Feb; 19(2):149-56. PMID: 26840850; PMCID: PMC4753625 [Available on 02/01/17].
    12. Chiong W, Wood KA, Beagle AJ, Hsu M, Kayser AS, Miller BL, Kramer JH. Neuroeconomic dissociation of semantic dementia and behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain. 2016 Feb; 139(Pt 2):578-87. PMID: 26667277.
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    13. 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. PMID: 24980651; PMCID: PMC4957557.
    14. 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. PMID: 24756520; PMCID: PMC4126238.
    15. 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. PMID: 23576128; PMCID: PMC3673466.
    16. 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. PMID: 23550884.
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    17. Chiong W. Dementia and personal identity: implications for decision-making. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 118:409-18. PMID: 24182394.
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    18. Chiong W. The self: from philosophy to cognitive neuroscience. Neurocase. 2011 Jun; 17(3):190-200. PMID: 21506043.
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    19. Chiong W. Equipoise and the dilemma of randomized clinical trials. N Engl J Med. 2011 May 26; 364(21):2077; author reply 2077. PMID: 21612496.
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    20. Chiong W. Therapeutic misconceptions and moral conflict in clinical research. Ann Neurol. 2010 Apr; 67(4):419-21. PMID: 20437575.
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    21. Chiong W. Justifying patient risks associated with medical education. JAMA. 2007 Sep 05; 298(9):1046-8. PMID: 17785649.
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    22. Chiong W. The real problem with equipoise. Am J Bioeth. 2006 Jul-Aug; 6(4):37-47. PMID: 16885104.
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    23. Chiong W. Brain death without definitions. Hastings Cent Rep. 2005 Nov-Dec; 35(6):20-30. PMID: 16396202.
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    24. Chiong W. Industry-to-physician marketing and the cost of prescription drugs. Am J Bioeth. 2003; 3(3):W28-W29. PMID: 14594480.
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    25. Chiong W. MSJAMA: diagnosing and defining disease. JAMA. 2001 Jan 03; 285(1):89-90. PMID: 11150118.
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    26. 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. PMID: 9259282.
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