John W. Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
Co-Director, Institute for Innovation in Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital


  • 1992 – 1997: Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1995 – 1999: M.D., University of Illinois
  • 1999 – 2000: Medicine Intern, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2000 – 2004: Clinical Resident in Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2004 – 2005: Clinical Fellow in Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Supported by:

The NIH, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and industry.


Translational research in molecular imaging to study, detect, and track inflammation in neurological and neurovascular diseases such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, glioma, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Notable contributions to science:

  • Molecular imaging agents (MRI, PET, fluorescent) targeting myeloperoxidase, a highly oxidative enzyme overexpressed in inflammatory conditions
  • Preclinical evaluations to understand the effects of modulating myeloperoxidase activity to improve stroke, glioma, and multiple sclerosis


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