Jason  Chiang, MD, PhD

Jason Chiang, MD, PhD

Interventional Radiology
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About

Dr. Chiang received his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. After college, he was awarded a Fulbright Grant to conduct research in Hannover, Germany. He then entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he obtained his MD and PhD (in Biomedical Engineering) degree, with a certificate in Clinical Investigations. He did his internship at Gundersen Hospital Systems in Lacrosse, WI, and returned to Los Angeles to complete his diagnostic and interventional radiology residency training. After residency, he accepted an interventional radiology faculty position at UCLA.

His clinical focus is on the diagnostic imaging and treatment of solid tumors with minimally-invasive techniques. He divides his time between vascular/interventional procedures and cross-sectional interventional procedures, with a focus on interventional oncology, vascular disease and liver interventions. He also runs an active NIH-funded translational research laboratory focused on bringing the latest cutting edge technology to his clinical patient population. 

Languages

English

Education

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 2022

Internship

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, 2017

Degrees

University of Wisconsin - Madison, MD, 2016
University of Wisconsin - Madison, PhD, 2014

Recognitions

  • Philips/RSNA Fellow Research Grant, 2021
  • Magna Cum Laude Educational Exhibit Award at RSNA, 2017
  • JVIR Editor’s Award for Distinguished Laboratory Study, 2017
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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Trans-thoracic microwave ablation
Radioembolization of tumors
Microwave ablation of tumors
Transarterial chemoembolization
Fiducial marker placement
Chemotherapy embolization of tumor

Research

Interests

Dr. Chiang's research interest is in using basic biomedical engineering/imaging principles to bridge the gap between bench top research and exceptional clinical care. His group has longstanding collaborations with multiple departments within the UCLA School of Engineering and the UCLA School of Medicine. Current research projects include:

  • Minimally-invasive device engineering and instrumentation 
  • Computer modeling of energy interactions with tumor tissue
  • MR-guided optimization of locoregional therapy
  • Phantom, ex-vivo, and in-vivo tumor model validation

 

Recognitions

  • Philips/RSNA Fellow Research Grant, 2021
  • Magna Cum Laude Educational Exhibit Award at RSNA, 2017
  • JVIR Editor’s Award for Distinguished Laboratory Study, 2017
  • Dr. B.K.&Tomina Lovell Memorial Scholarship, 2016
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award, 2012
  • Fulbright Grant, 2007