Robert A. Chong, MD, PhD

Robert Chong, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology





Neuro-Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2022


California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 2017


MD/PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2016
AB, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2007


Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2020

Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2020

Contact Information

Scientific Interests

Dr. Chong's primary interest is in the diagnosis and treatment of primary brain tumors, particularly glioblastoma. His background training is in molecular biology and biochemistry, and most recently tumor immunology/cancer cell signaling. Towards that end, he has a basic science interest in the development of EGFR signaling inhibitors. Dr. Chong's clinical practice also focuses on the development and implementation of novel therapeutics in human clinical trials (phase I, II, and III). The patient population includes low grade brain tumors, high grade brain tumors, as well as select tumor suppressor syndromes. These therapies include various treatment options including chemotherapy, immunotherapies, small molecule inhibitors, and various other emerging treatments.

Highlighted Publications

Ethan A Wetzel, Matthew J Farrell, Blaine SC Eldred, Vicki Liu, Ishan Saha, Serendipity Zapanta Rinonos, Terry Prins, Tie Li, Minsong Cao, John Hegde, Tania Kaprealian, Negar Khanlou, Linda M Liau, Phioanh Leia Nghiemphu, Timothy Francis Cloughesy, Robert A Chong, Benjamin M Ellingson, Albert LaiRetrospective examination of pseudoprogression in IDH mutant gliomas. Neuro-Oncology Advances 2023.

Liu, Vicki; Wetzel, Ethan A; Eldred, Blaine SC; Zapanta Rinonos, Serendipity; Prins, Terry J; Khanlou, Negar; Liau, Linda M; Chong, Robert; Nghiemphu, Phioanh L; Cloughesy, Timothy F; A single-institution retrospective analysis of pathologically determined malignant transformation in IDH mutant glioma patients. Neuro-Oncology Advances, 2023.

Wu, Kenneth; Ching, Kevin; Chong, Robert AChong; Pan, Zhen-Qiang; A new FRET-based platform to track substrate ubiquitination by fluorescence. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2021.

Hovsepian, Dominic A; Galati, Alexandra; Chong, Robert A; Mazumder, Rajarshi; DeGiorgio, Christopher M; Mishra, Shri; Yim, Catherine; MELAS: Monitoring treatment with magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica 2019.

Hovsepian, Dominic; Galati, Alexandra; Chong, Robert; Mazumder, Rajarshi; Yim, Catherine; Mishra, Shrikant; DeGiorgio, Christopher; Clinicoradiological Improvement in MELAS after L-Arginine Therapy (P1. 315) 2018.