Chih-Ping Chung, MD PHD, MD PHD
National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Dr. Chung received her MD in China Medical College, Taiwan and PHD in National Yang Ming University, Taiwan. Now she is an attending physician in Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital. Her clinical practices are mainly focused on cerebrovascular diseases such as cerebral venous insufficiency and cerebral small vessel disease, and professional specialty is cerebrovascular Doppler ultrasonography.
As an Assistant Professor of National Yang Ming University, Her research interests are (i) to explore the mechanism of cerebral microcirculatory pathologies in age and chronic kidney disease-related cerebral insults (vascular dementia), and (ii) to uncover the influences of cerebral venous insufficiency on cerebral circulation and its role in certain neurological diseases. To achieve these goals, several studies have been conducted which are highlighted as followed:
Identified the profiles of jugular venous reflux and its clinical significances
She used color-coded Doppler ultrasonography and MRI to reveal the hemodynamic patterns of jugular venous reflux in normal population, and patients of transient global amnesia, transient monocular blindness, migraine and age-related white matter changes (Neurology 2006 and 2007, Ultrasound in Medicines & Biology 2007a, 2007b, and 2010, Stroke 2007, Annals of Neurology 2008 and 2010).
Provided evidences that jugular venous reflux could influence cerebral circulation
Using transcranial Doppler and optic fundus scope, she provided evidences to support that jugular venous reflux could influence the cerebral blood flow and the diameter of cerebral small vessels (Cerebrovascular Diseases 2010b).
Established an animal model of jugular venous reflux
Attending physician, Section of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans