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George Chang Chien

D.O.
(United States)

George Chang Chien

D.O.
(United States)

Biography
Biography

George Chang Chien
D.O.


•Trained in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the #1 Ranked Rehabilitation Hospital in the United States since 1991

BIOGRAPHY


George Chang Chien, D.O. specializes in musculoskeletal medicine and comprehensive pain management. He was trained in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at theRehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the #1 Ranked Rehabilitation Hospital in the United States since 1991. After completion of his Physiatry training, he completed fellowship training in comprehensive pain medicine at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Anesthesiology Institute.
Dr. Chang Chien has authored over 50 manuscripts on the treatment of pain and musculoskeletal conditions and has been a collaborator on multiple multi-center drug studies. His current research involves the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and hip pain.
His professional ultrasound teaching experience in musculoskeletal and interventional pain management includes: ultrasound course Director at the Cleveland Clinic, Regenerative Medicine Course Director for American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Apex Biologix, and the Society for Pain Practice Management.
Dr. Chang Chien specializes in non-surgical orthopedic care. He practices regenerative medicine with expertise in platelet rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspiration for stem cells (BMAC), and adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC).
He is currently the Medical Director for Pain Management at Ventura County Medical Center and the Director for the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Southern California University. He serves in the editorial board for Pain Physician medical journal and is the section editor for Regenerative Medicine.

Transforaminal Versus Interlaminar Approaches to Epidural Steroid Injections: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain

Transforaminal Versus Interlaminar Approaches to Epidural Steroid Injections: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain George C. Chang Chien, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Zack McCormick, Samuel K. Chu, Andrea M. Trescot, Kenneth D. Candido Pain Physician: 17:E509-E524 Date Published: Jul 1,2014

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Alternate Intraspinal Targets for Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Systematic Review.

Chang Chien GC1,2, Mekhail N3.
Neuromodulation. 2017 Feb 3. doi: 10.1111/ner.12568.

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Digital Subtraction Angiography Use During Epidural Steroid Injections Does Not Reliably Distinguish Artery from Vein.

Nagpal AS, Chang-Chien GC, Benfield JA1, Candido KD, Rana MV, Eckmann M.
Pain Physician. 2016 May;19(4):255-66.

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Ultrasound Guidance for Technically Challenging Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Refill: Three Cases and Procedure Description.

Maneyapanda MB1, Chang Chien GC, Mattie R, Amorapanth P, Reger C, McCormick ZL.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Sep;95(9):692-7. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000495.

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Ultrasonography Leads to Accurate Diagnosis and Management of Painful Acromioclavicular Joint Cyst.

Chang Chien GC1, Best CS2, Clay BS3, Candido KD4.
Pain Pract. 2015 Sep;15(7):E72-5. doi: 10.1111/papr.12316. Epub 2015 May 27.

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Cervical spinal cord stimulation treatment of deafferentation pain from brachial plexus avulsion injury complicated by complex regional pain syndrome.

Chang Chien GC1, Candido KD, Saeed K, Knezevic NN.
A A Case Rep. 2014 Aug 1;3(3):29-34. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000041.

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Long-term intrathecal baclofen: outcomes after more than 10 years of treatment.

Mathur SN1, Chu SK2, McCormick Z3, Chang Chien GC4, Marciniak CM5.
PM R. 2014 Jun;6(6):506-513.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.12.005. Epub 2013 Dec 17.

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Acute pain control challenges with buprenorphine/naloxone therapy in a patient with compartment syndrome secondary to McArdle’s disease: a case report and review.

McCormick Z1, Chu SK, Chang-Chien GC, Joseph P.
Pain Med. 2013 Aug;14(8):1187-91. doi: 10.1111/pme.12135. Epub 2013 May 3.

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Is Kratom the New ‘Legal High’ on the Block?: The Case of an Emerging Opioid Receptor Agonist with Substance Abuse Potential.

Related Articles Is Kratom the New ‘Legal High’ on the Block?: The Case of an Emerging Opioid Receptor Agonist with Substance Abuse Potential. Pain Physician. 2017 Jan-Feb;20(1):E195-E198 Authors: Chang-Chien GC, Odonkor CA, Amorapanth P Abstract Kratom is an unscheduled opioid receptor agonist that comes in the form of dietary supplements currently being abused by chronic
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Regenerative Medicine Roundtable

Aaron Kenneth Colodney, George C. Chang Chien, and Mills Rich of Biorich Medical talk cutting edge medicine.

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