Jefferson Chen MD PhD

Director of Neurotrauma chen
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
2801 N. Gantenbein
Portland, OR  97227

Director of Neurosurgical Research
Legacy Research Institute
1225 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR  97232


  • BS/MS, Chemistry
    The California Institute of Technology
    Pasadena, CA
  • MD/PhD
    The Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, MD

Post Graduate Education

  • Internship in General Surgery
    UC San Diego
  • Residency, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Residency, Neurological Surgery
    UC San Diego
  • Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery
    UC San Diego
  • Fellowship, Neurovascular/Skull Base
    The Barrow Neurological Institute
    Phoenix, AZ

Professional Affiliations
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Heart Association, Stroke Council
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • International NeuroTrauma Society
  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
  • Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the AANS/CNS
  • Joint Section of Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the AANS/CNS
  • Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS/CNS
  • NeuroCritical Care Society
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Research Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • Sigma Xi, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Tau Beta Pi

Research Interests
  • Molecular mechanisms of brain injury
  • Gliomas
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Autophagocytosis and lysomes in brain tumors and brain injury
  • Coma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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