James Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Work Titles
UCLA Associate Professor, Neurology
M.D., National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 1987
Ph.D., University of Rochester in Neuroscience
UCLA School of Medicine, 2003
1995 - 1996 Swedish Convenant Hospital
1996 - 1999 University of Chicago
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2005
2003 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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WLAVA MC, Department of Neurology (MC 127)
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90073


A selected list of publications:

JWY Chen, RL Ruff, R Eavey, CG Wasterlain   Posttraumatic Epilepsy and Treatment, VA SOTA Conference for Traumatic Brain Injury, Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, , 2009; .
C G Wasterlain, L Tekchandani, H Liu, A M Mazarati, K W Thompson, L Suchomelova, JWY Chen, and J Niquet, Geffen   Tachykinins and Epilepsy, Book Chapter, Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research, , 2009; .
Mendez Mario F, Chen James W Y   Epilepsy partialis continua with visual allesthesia Journal of neurology, 2009; 256(6): 1009-11.
Abusleme Isaac E, Chen James W Y   Alternative cerebral generators and circuitry pathways in alpha coma revealed by independent component analysis Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 2009; 120(4): 686-94.
Wasterlain Claude G, Chen James W Y   Mechanistic and pharmacologic aspects of status epilepticus and its treatment with new antiepileptic drugs Epilepsia, 2008; 49 Suppl 9(3): 63-73.
Chen JWY, Naylor DE, Wasterlain CG   Advances in the pathophysiology of status epilepticus, ISSE Proceedings special issue, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica: 115 (Suppl. 186) 7-15, , 2007; .
JWY Chen, CG Wasterlain   STATUS EPILEPTICUS: recent advances in pathophysiology and management. Lancet Neurology: Mar;5(3):246-56, , 2006; .
Chen James W Y, Wasterlain Claude G   Status epilepticus: pathophysiology and management in adults Lancet neurology, 2006; 5(3): 246-56.
Nemoto Masahito, Sheth Sameer, Guiou Michael, Pouratian Nader, Chen James W Y, Toga Arthur W   Functional signal- and paradigm-dependent linear relationships between synaptic activity and hemodynamic responses in rat somatosensory cortex The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2004; 24(15): 3850-61.
Ba Alyssa M, Guiou Michael, Pouratian Nader, Muthialu Arpitha, Rex David E, Cannestra Andrew F, Chen James W Y, Toga Arthur W   Multiwavelength optical intrinsic signal imaging of cortical spreading depression Journal of neurophysiology, 2002; 88(5): 2726-35.
O’Farrell AM, Rex DE, Arpitha Muthialu, Pouratian N, Wong Gk, Cannestra AF, Chen JWY, Toga AW   Characterization of Optical Intrinsic Signals and Blood Volume during Cortical Spreading Depression. NeuroReport:11(10):2121-2126, , 2000; .
Chen JWY, Eatock RA   A major potassium conductance in type I hair cells from rat semicircular canals: Characterization and modulation by nitric oxide. J Neurophysiol: 84: 139-151, , 2000; .
Chen JWY, O’Farrell AM, Toga WA   Optical intrinsic signal imaging in a rodent seizure model. Neurology: 55(2): 312-315, , 2000; .

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