Division of Neuro-Oncology

Neuro-oncology is the study of cancer and how it affects the nervous system, and neuro-oncologists care for patients with primary brain tumors, cancer metastatic to the nervous system, neurologic complications of cancer therapy and neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes.

Zhi-jian Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Zhi-jian Chen, M.D., Ph.D. [View Image]Divisions: Adult Neurology, Neuro-Oncology

Department: Department of Neurology

Phone: 804-828-2564

Fax: 804-828-5406

Email: zhi-jian.chen@vcuhealth.org

Graduate Education


Post Graduate Education

  • tumor biology, Neurosurgery/VCU
  • 2010-2011: Internal Medicine, intern-VCUHS
  • 2011-2014: Adult Neurology, resident-VCUHS
  • 2014-2015: Neuro-oncology, fellow-CLEVELAND CLINIC


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015

Research Expertise

  • Direct CNS infusion of therapeutic agents: in vitro and in vivo studies. Proliferation and apoptosis in the malignant brain tumor. Gene therapy in the treatment of malignant brain tumor. Expression of neurotrophic factors' genes in traumatic brain injury.

Keywords & Interest Areas

  • Surgery
  • neurosurgery
  • neuro-oncology
  • glioma
  • antisense oligonucleotide

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology American Society of Clinical Oncology Society for Neuro-oncology

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