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Wei-Chung Chen, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Fellow)
1520 SAN PABLO Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


National Institute of Mental Health: NIH/NIMH Sponsored NRSA T32 Fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health, 2009

American College of Physicians: ACP National Medical Students Abstract Competition Finalist , 2009

American Heart Association: American Heart Assoc. Western States Affiliate Medical Student Research Award, 2008

National Institute of Aging: National Institute of Aging Medical Student Training in Aging Research Award, 2008

Yale University: Yale Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Summer Fellowship Award, 2006

Duke University: Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honor Society, 2005

Duke University: Graduation with Distinction Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, 2005

Duke University: Duke University Dean’s List with Distinction, 2004-2005

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Howard Hughes Fellowships For Neuorsciences , 2004

Duke University: Duke University Giorgio Ciompi Music Scholarships, 2004

Duke University: Duke University Larry and Violet H. Turner Music Scholarships, 2003

Duke University: Duke University Undergraduate Research Support Program, 2002-2003

City of Hope: City of Hope Beckman Research Institute Research Program, 2001-2002

National Merit Scholarship Corporation: National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholar, 2001

State of California: California Governor’s Scholar, 2001


Adenocarcinoma Arising From the Tip of the J-Pouch With Medically Refractory Crohn's Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jun; 14(6):A25-A26. View in: PubMed

Incarcerated, retroflexed endoscope associated with a paraesophageal hernia. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 May; 83(5):1028-9. View in: PubMed

Endoscopic management of mucosal lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016; 10(4):481-95. View in: PubMed

Localized gastric amyloidosis mimicking a submucosal tumor-like gastric cancer. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jul; 82(1):175-7. View in: PubMed

Splenic abscess: a rare adverse event of a benign penetrating gastric ulcer. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jul; 82(1):174-5. View in: PubMed

Double balloon enteroscopy is a safe and effective procedure in removing entrapped foreign objects in the small bowel for up to 3 months. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 May; 25(5):392-5. View in: PubMed

Probiotics, prebiotics & synbiotics in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: opening up a new therapeutic horizon! Indian J Med Res. 2014 Nov; 140(5):582-4. View in: PubMed

Paraneoplastic optic neuropathy and retinopathy associated with colon adenocarcinoma. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct; 48(5):e116-20. View in: PubMed

Commentary: irritable bowel syndrome and the CDAI--misleading activity by straw men. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 May; 37(10):1020-1. View in: PubMed

Endoscopic clip tamponade of bleeding: a novel adjunct technique for endoscopic mucosal resection. Endoscopy. 2013; 45 Suppl 2 UCTN:E104-5. View in: PubMed

Prolonged endoscopic loop ligation for removal of gastrointestinal tumors. Endoscopy. 2013; 45 Suppl 2 UCTN:E69-70. View in: PubMed

A case gf IVC filter thrombosis. J Throeb Thrombolysis. 2012 Oct; 34(3)2404-5. View in: PubMed

A case of IVC filter thrombosis. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2012 Oct; 34(3):404-5. View in: PubMed

A Rare Case of Gastric Fundic Gland Adenocarcinoma (Chief Cell Predominant Type). J Gastrointest Cancer. 2012 Sep; 43 Suppl 1:S262-5. View in: PubMed

Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm: a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in a post liver transplant patient. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2012 Jun; 21(2):125. View in: PubMed

A rare case of amatoxin poisoning in the state of Texas. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2012 May; 6(2):350-7. View in: PubMed

The intestinal microbiome and the leaky gut as therapeutic targets in alcoholic liver disease. Front Physiol. 2012; 3:402. View in: PubMed

Elevated natriuretic peptide levels and cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults. Am J Med. 2011 Jul; 124(7):670. e1-8. View in: PubMed

Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation with additional linear ablation results in an increased incidence of left atrial flutter compared with segmental pulmonary vein isolation as an initial approach to ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2010 Jun; 3(3):243-8. View in: PubMed

Biomarkers in heart failure. Heart. 2010 Feb; 96(4):314-20. View in: PubMed

Five-year outcomes after segmental pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Aug 01; 104(3):366-72. View in: PubMed

Diagnosis and management of typical atrial flutter. Cardiol Clin. 2009 Feb; 27(1):55-67, viii. View in: PubMed

Maternal exposure of rats to nicotine via infusion during gestation produces neurobehavioral deficits and elevated expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein in the cerebellum and CA1 subfield in the offspring at puberty. Toxicology. 2005 May 05; 209(3):245-61. View in: PubMed

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