Anthony Chen, MD

Affiliate
Neurology
+1 415 750-2011

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.

Publications: 

Long-Term Use and Perceived Benefits of Goal-Oriented Attentional Self-Regulation Training in Chronic Brain Injury.

Rehabilitation research and practice

Loya F, Novakovic-Agopian T, Binder D, Rossi A, Rome S, Murphy M, Chen AJ

Functional brain network modularity predicts response to cognitive training after brain injury.

Neurology

Arnemann KL, Chen AJ, Novakovic-Agopian T, Gratton C, Nomura EM, D'Esposito M

World Congress of Brain Injury

‘From Start-up to CEO’: Development of game-assisted training of goal-directed attention regulation in complex functional contexts.

Loya F, Rodriguez N, Binder D, Buchanan B, Novakovic-Agopian T, Carter M, Murphy M, Brunhs M, Chen A J.-W..

Assessment of subcomponents of executive functioning in ecologically valid settings: the goal processing scale.

The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation

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

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.

Chen, A. J.-W. and D’Esposito, M.

Tonic and Phasic Alertness Training: A Novel Treatment for Executive Control Dysfunction Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. NeuroCase

Tonic and Phasic Alertness Training: A Novel Treatment for Executive Control Dysfunction Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. NeuroCase.

Van Vleet T., Chen A. J.-W., Vernon A., Novakovic-Agopian T., D’Esposito M.

Goal-directed attention alters the tuning of object-based representations in extrastriate cortex. Frontiers in Neuroscience

Goal-directed attention alters the tuning of object-based representations in extrastriate cortex. Frontiers in Neuroscience

Chen A. J.-W., Britton M.S., Thompson T.W., Turner G.R., Vytlacil J., D’Esposito M.

In Traumatic Brain Injury: Approach to Diagnosis, Management, and Rehabilitation, Ed. J. Tsao

Interventions to improve cognitive functioning after traumatic brain injury.

Chen, A.J.-W. and Novakovic-Agopian, T.

Rehabilitation of executive functioning with training in attention regulation applied to individually defined goals: a pilot study bridging theory, assessment, and treatment.

The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation

Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Abrams G, Castelli H, Rossi A, McKim R, Hills N, D'Esposito M

Training of goal-directed attention regulation enhances control over neural processing for individuals with brain injury.

Brain : a journal of neurology

Chen AJ, Novakovic-Agopian T, Nycum TJ, Song S, Turner GR, Hills NK, Rome S, Abrams GM, D'Esposito M

Functional reintegration of prefrontal neural networks for enhancing recovery after brain injury.

The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation

Chen AJ, Abrams GM, D'Esposito M

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 coll

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 coll

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.