Professor & Chairman, Department of Neurology & Institute of Neurology Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Shengdi Chen is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and the Institute of Neurology at the Ruijin Hospital affiliated to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in Shanghai, China. His main interests are in the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Mr Chen graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in 1978, and received his M.D. & Ph.D. degrees in Neurology in 1978 and 1991, respectively. He was trained in lab research (1995-1996) and worked in clinical practice (2001) as postdoc, visiting scholar and visiting professor at the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA.
Since 1978, he has worked at the Department of Neurology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He has held university appointments as Chief-neurologist and Full Professor since 1994 and as Chairman of the Department of Neurology since 1997.
He is currently Vice-Director of the Chinese Society of Neurology, Chinese Medical Association (CMA); Vice-Director of Chinese Society for Neuroscience, Director of Chinese Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Society; Past-Director of Shanghai Society of Neurology & Vice-Director of Shanghai Society of Geriatrics, CMA; and member of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) research committee on Parkinsonism and related disorders.
Mr Chen has published 450 papers and reviews (including more than 110 SCI papers) and received 24 awards in the Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease studies as well as 41 grant supports.