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Alice S. Chen-Plotkin, MD

Alice S. Chen-Plotkin, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Neurology

Dr. Chen-Plotkin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease

Description of Clinical Expertise

Movement disorders

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Pennsylvania Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Neurology Science Committee (Clinical Research Subcommitee), National American Academy of Neurology, National Israel Science Foundation, International Michael J. Fox Foundation, International Michael J. Fox Foundation, International National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Program, National National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Program, Michael J. Fox Foundation joint Biospecimen Request Access Committee, International NIH, National NIH, National Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, National Rhodes Scholarship, International Society for Neuroscience, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chen-Plotkin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

The over-arching goal of our research is to better understand the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease in order to intervene in these disease processes. Our general approach is to use unbiased genomic- or proteomic-scale screens to generate leads, which are then followed mechanistically in relevant systems. The rationale behind using genomic/proteomic-scale screens of genetic variation, mRNA expression, microRNA expression, or protein expression is that (1) they avoid bias generated by one’s preconceptions of what may be key disease genes or proteins and (2) they can give one a more global picture of pathophysiology, a picture that encompasses what is happening to an organism as a whole, or at least an organism’s genome/proteome as a whole, as these diseases progress. To conduct the type of research outlined here, we employ a combination of bench and computational methods.

We are part of the Neurology Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The lab is located in the Johnson Pavilion.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
150 Johnson Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 573-7193
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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