Dr. Chen received undergraduate education at the Johns Hopkins University. His medical and graduate studies were completed at New York University where he obtained his MD and PhD. His residency training in neurosurgery was fulfilled at the University of Southern California.
He has a wide ranging practice with expertise in cranial microsurgery, trigeminal neuralgia, neuromodulation, stereotactic radiosurgery, neuroendoscopy, pituitary surgery, spine and neurotrauma.
He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a Director of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is an author of over 40 peer reviewed publications and has lectured both nationally and internationally on a diverse range of neurosurgical topics.
He serves as head of the neurosurgery service at Kern Medical, Bakersfield, California. He is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at USC Keck School of Medicine.
Charles Liu, PhD, MD, FAANS
Dr. Charles Liu is an affiliate of VNNC.
He is Professor at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering. He has academic affiliations with the California Institute of Technology and University of California, Irvine. He is Director of the USC Neurorestoration Center.
He obtained his Bachelors of Science at the University of Michigan and went on to obtain a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Rice University. He attended Yale University School of Medicine and then went on to complete residency training in neurosurgery at the University of Southern California. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is a member of numerous professional societies around the world including the Neurosurgical Society of America, the Society of University Neurosurgeons and the Biomedical Engineering Society.
Dr. Liu's clinical interests and expertise encompass a broad range of the neurosurgical practice and include cerebrovascular disease, skull base surgery, neurotrauma, epilepsy and restorative techniques including brain machine interface, non-invasive neuromodulation and stem cell therapies.
He is the recipient of multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Rudolph Schulte Foundation and others. He has authored more than 100 scientific publications.
Jonathan Russin, MD
Dr. Russin is an affiliate of VNNC.
He is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Russin is a graduate of Drew University and completed medical studies at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed residency in neurological surgery at the University of Southern California. He completed advanced fellowship training under Dr. Robert Spetzler at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Russin is an accomplished microsurgeon. His primary interest is in cerebrovascular disease and skull base microsurgery. He has particular expertise in surgery of complex cerebrovascular lesions including aneurysms, cerebrovascular occlusive disease and arteriovenous malformations. He has additional concentration in epilepsy surgery. He is responsible for an active research program studying the biological basis of epilepsy.
Brian Lee, MD, PhD
Dr. Lee is an affiliate of VNNC.
He is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Lee is an undergraduate and medical school alumnus of the University of Southern California. He completed a PhD in cortical neurophysiology at the California Institute of Technology under Dr. Richard Andersen. Dr. Lee completed residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Southern California. He completed advanced fellowship training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the University of California at San Francisco under Dr. Phil Starr.
Dr. Lee's interests are in surgical management of movement disorders, pain, epilepsy and neuroaugmentive procedures including brain machine interface. He has an active research program investigating use of brain machine interfaces for control of cyber-physical systems.