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Professor Wei-Ta Chen MD, PhD

Staff neurologist, Department of Neurology

Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
Director, Taiwan Headache Society

Wei-Ta Chen is a headache specialist in Taipei Veterans General Hospital and an associate professor in School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr Chen completed neurology residency training and passed the board exam in 2001. He has long been interested in exploring the mechanism of neurological diseases by MEG (magnetoencephalography) and functional neuroimaging. After a series of MEG studies in migraine pathophysiology, Dr Chen received PhD degree from the Institute of Neuroscience of National Yang-Ming University, then moved to Boston for a two-year research appointment from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In recent years, Dr Chen has published some important papers regarding the mechanism of chronic migraine in prestigious medical journals including Brain, Pain, and Cephalalgia. His current interest is to combine functional neuroimaging with MEG to disentangle the pathomechanism and neuroplasticity of chronic pain disorders including migraine, tension-type headache and fibromyalgia.

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