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Thomas Chen, MD, Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, CA, Keck Hospital of USC


Neurosurgery Los Angeles, CA

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Professor, neurosurgery and pathology Director USC Brain and Spine Tumor Center

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Education & Training

  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated HospitalsResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1996 - 1997
  • University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1988 - 1995
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine
    University of California (San Francisco) School of MedicineClass of 1988
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignB.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1984

Certifications & Licensure

  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 1996 - 1997
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1989 - 2023
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 1974 - Present
  • ND State Medical License
    ND State Medical License Active through 2002
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2010-2014
  • Top Doctors:LA Area Castle Connolly, 2013
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly, 2010-2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Neuro-oncology: Update on therapeutic options  
    Bruce J, Chen TC, Fults D (eds), Neurosurgical Focus, 1/1/2015
  • Convection Enhanced Delivery of Bevacizumab Prolongs Survival of Glioma-bearing Animals Compared to Systemic Delivery  
    Wang W, Sivakumar W, Torres S, Jhaveri N, Vaikari WP, Gong A, Howard A, Golden EB, Louie SG, Schonthal AH, Hofman FM, Chen TC, Focus, 1/1/2015
  • Quinoline-based antimalarial drugs: a novel class of autophagy inhibitors  
    Golden EB, Cho HY, Hofman FM, Louie SB, Schonthal AH, Chen TC, Focus, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Metronomic biofeedback pump and the vision of local delivery
    Chen TC, Case Western Reserve, 1/30/2015
  • NEO212: A novel temozolomide-perillyl alcohol conjugate exhibits superior activity against temozolomide resistant gliomas and intracranial triple negative breast cance...
    Chen TC, Asilomar, 1/22/2014
  • C2 fracture/odontoid
    Chen TC, AO Spine, Davos, Switzerland, 1/14/2014
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  • Management of Malignant Gliomas 
    Tsingtao, China - 1/29/2011
  • Immunotherapy for Malignant Gliomas: Potential Collaborations 
    Luzhou, China - 1/27/2011
  • Malignant Gliomas: Potential Future Treatments 
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  • The Choroid Plexus and Cerebrospinal Fluid: Emerging Roles in CNS Development, Maintenance, and Disease Progression 
    Neman J, Chen T (ed)
  • Use of noscapine for temozolomide resistant malignant gliomas 

  • Deuterated POH and its derivatives for increasing stability 

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Press Mentions

  • Good Samaritan Hospital, USC Keck School of Medicine Affiliate for Neurosurgical Care
    Good Samaritan Hospital, USC Keck School of Medicine Affiliate for Neurosurgical CareFebruary 12th, 2016

Grant Support

  • A novel brachytherapy agent for GBMNIH2013–2015

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Hospital Affiliations