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Joseph Chen, MD,PhD

About Dr. Chen

Joseph Cheng-Thai Chen is Chief of Neurosurgery at Kern Medical and Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Chen graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received his M.D.-Ph.D. at NYU. He trained in neurosurgery at the USC-affiliated hospitals. He then worked in the Southern California Kaiser Permanente system establishing one of the highest-volume stereotactic radiosurgery programs. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at USC. At Kern Medical, he is Chief of Neurosurgery and leads the efforts in acute care neurosurgery, neurotrauma, neuro-oncology and brain tumors, and neurosurgical pain management. He is also an expert in endoscopic neurosurgery. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has been an invited speaker at both domestic and international neurosurgical forums.

Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a member of the Western Neurosurgical Society. Dr. Chen is a Director of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Affiliations, Societies and Memberships California Association of Neurological Surgeons, Western Neurosurgical Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, International Brain Research Organization, Society for Neuroscience
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Medical School
  • New York University
  • Internship
  • University of Southern California Medical Center
  • Residency
  • University of Southern California Medical Center
  • Fellowship
  • New York University, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience