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Dr. John Chen, MD


Neurology | Male

Elite Neurology of Orange County 13420 Newport Ave Ste E, Tustin, CA 92780 Get Directions
(714) 202-0218

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eNOC's founding member is John W. Chen, M.D. He is a board certified Adult Neurologist who has been a stalwart...Read more

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Patient Reviews (5)
Santa Ana, CA |
I've been experiencing chronic daily headaches for the past 8 years. After an MRI showed nothing and a few prescription options didn't work, he gave up on me. He told me that nothing was wrong and to be thankful that I'm not autistic like his son. I stopped looking for treatment for a few years after that. Headaches got worse and only recently I found someone who suggested SPECT and EEG scans. Results: I have mild brain trauma from football. I highly recommend searching for other options.
in Orange, CA |
Dr. Chen is an amazing doctor. Attentive, helpful, and incredibly caring. His office staff is literally the worst. They're reasonably nice in person, but the way they handle themselves with scheduling, billing, filing paperwork, anything reflects an impressive level of incompetence. Dr. Chen is definitely worth wading through the quagmire of incompetence that is his office staff. Fair warning.
in Irvine, CA |
I owe my life to Dr. Chen. I can't thank him enough for staying the course and supporting my family in assisting them in making the most difficult decisions that resulted in my new lease on life. This all occurred in the E-R at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. Appreciatively yours, Gary Shapiro
in Santa. Ana |
Went for a scheduled appointment I received great service and courteous assistance.Dr Chen has great staff very knowledgeable when it came to my medical information.Very highly recommended.Thank You
in Orange, CA |
The office staff is incompetent and rude. Dr.Chen has changed his accepted insurance. I spoke to his office the morning of my appointment to verify insurance. They said all was fine. When I got there I was told that they no longer accepted my insurance and I would have to pay the full amount. Dr. Chen says he will be right back and never returns to the exam room - this has happened 2 times. I leave feeling that my questions have not been addressed
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Dr. Chen says...

eNOC's founding member is John W. Chen, M.D. He is a board certified Adult Neurologist who has been a stalwart in the Orange County community since 1998. He completed the accelerated INTEFLEX Medical School program at the University of Michigan in 1993. He completed his Neurology residency and Neuromuscular/ Electrophysiology Fellowship at UCLA-Westwood in 1998. Since completion of training, he began his private Neurology practice in Tustin. He continues to be dedicated to his community, and has been honored with numerous awards, including Physician of the Year at Western Medical Center, Santa Ana. He is currently the Vice Chair of Internal Medicine at that facility as well as shares acute STROKE and Orange County EMS NSE (Neurosurgical Emergency) call coverage.

Dr. Chen is a graduate of The University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency and subspeciality training at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. His medical interests include neuromuscular and neuropathic disorders with electrodiagnostic testing, epilepsy with VNS programing, Parkinson's Disease including DBS programming, headache with chemodenervation (BOTOX), blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and spasticity with chemodenervation (BOTOX).

His personal interests include running, mountain biking and spending time with his wife and two children.

Dr. Chen's Care Philosophy

I personally believe in providing the most compassionate care possible.

Dr. Chen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Oakland University William Beaumont School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA Medical Center-Westwood, Ronald Reagan

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCLA Electromyography and Neuromuscular Diseases

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Michigan Inteflex

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Neurophysiology

Procedures Performed

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Botox® Injection
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Management of VNS Devices for the Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Stroke Prevention