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Shih-Shan Lang Chen, MD
Shih-Shan Lang Chen
Attending Neurosurgeon

Dr. Chen's research focuses on traumatic brain injury (TBI), multimodal neuromonitoring, and neurovascular disorders. She is interested in non-invasive forms of neuromonitoring thus leading to research efforts identifying reliable non-invasive methods for detecting intracranial hypertension in multiple disease processes including TBI and craniosynostosis.

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Bio

Dr. Chen is an attending neurosurgeon at CHOP. Her research endeavors are centered in traumatic brain injury (TBI), multimodal neuromonitoring, and neurovascular disorders. She generates data in pediatric traumatic TBI outcomes and treatments based upon clinical data and CHOP’s TBI database and biobanking.

Dr. Chen is interested in non-invasive forms of neuromonitoring thus leading to research efforts identifying reliable non-invasive methods for detecting intracranial hypertension in multiple disease processes including TBI and craniosynostosis.

As director of Vascular Neurosurgery, where she heads the neurovascular biobanking, she aims to identifying genetic and protein markers of vascular disorders.

Education and Training

BS, University Of Florida (Neurobiological Sciences), 2002

MD, University Of Florida College Of Medicine, 2007

Internship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (General Surgery)

Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Neurosurgery (Chief Resident)

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Neurosurgery)

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neurosurgeon

Associate Director, Trauma Center

Director of Vascular Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Professional Memberships

American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, 2020-

International Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group

Consensus statement expert panel, 2020-

American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2019-

American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, 2019-

American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, 2008-

Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2008-

Professional Awards

Top Abstract, Near Infrared Spectroscopy Monitoring in Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons 46th Annual Meeting, 2023

AANS/CNS Peds section meeting Evidence Based Medicine Best Paper, "Invasive Brain Tissue Oxygen and Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Monitoring versus ICP-only Monitoring in Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury," 2022

Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2014

Fellowship grant CP Angle Endoscopic, Microvascular Decompression, Karl Storz, 2013

Enfolded Fellowship in endoscopic skull base neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Society for Neuro-Oncology Award for Excellence in Pediatric Translational Research, 2012

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Preuss Award for Basic Science Tumor Research, 2012

Pan Philadelphia Basic Science Research Award, 2011

Medical Student Surgery Ambrose Pace Scholarship, 2007

Junior Alpha Omega Alpha, 2006

College of Medicine Alumni Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2006

Academic Perfection Award, College of Medicine, 2004-2006

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