Undergraduate education

John Hopkins University, BS, 2007

Years in MSTP



Biomedical engineering, 2014


Chris Brace, PhD

Thesis title

Design and Optimization of Microwave Tumor Ablation Devices and Techniques


Radiology, University of California – Los Angeles, School of Medicine, 2017-

Current position

Resident, Department of Radiology, University of California-Los Angeles, School of Medicine

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Mirski MA, Ziai WC, Chiang J, Hinich M, Sherman D. Anticonvulsant serotonergic and deep brain stimulation in anterior thalamus. Seizure. 2009 Jan;18(1):64-70. PMID: 18667339.

Hamani C, Hodaie M, Chiang J, del Campo M, Andrade DM, Sherman D, Mirski M, Mello LE, Lozano AM. Deep brain stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus: effects of electrical stimulation on pilocarpine-induced seizures and status epilepticus. Epilepsy Res. 2008 Feb;78(2-3):117-23. PMID: 18083005.

PhD publications

Francica G, Meloni MF, Riccardi L, de Sio I, Terracciano F, Caturelli E, Iadevaia MD, Amoruso A, Roselli P, Chiang J, Scaglione M, Pompili M. Ablation treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors under contrast-enhanced ultrasound guidance in field practice of interventional ultrasound centers. A multicenter study. Eur J Radiol. 2018 Aug;105:96-101. PMID: 30017305.

Francica G, Meloni MF, de Sio I, Terracciano F, Caturelli E, Riccardi L, Roselli P, Iadevaia MD, Scaglione M, Lenna G, Chiang J, Pompili M. Biopsy of Liver Target Lesions under Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Guidance - A Multi-Center Study. Ultraschall Med. 2018 Aug;39(4):448-453. PMID: 29232723; PMCID: PMC6405338.

Meloni MF, Chiang J, Laeseke PF, Dietrich CF, Sannino A, Solbiati M, Nocerino E, Brace CL, Lee FT Jr. Microwave ablation in primary and secondary liver tumours: technical and clinical approaches. Int J Hyperthermia. 2017 Feb;33(1):15-24. PMID: 27416729; PMCID: PMC5235993.

Chiang J, Cristescu M, Lee MH, Moreland A, Hinshaw JL, Lee FT, Brace CL. Effects of Microwave Ablation on Arterial and Venous Vasculature after Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Radiology. 2016 Nov;281(2):617-624.  PMID: 27257951; PMCID: PMC5084967.

Bedoya M, del Rio AM, Chiang J, Brace CL. Microwave ablation energy delivery: influence of power pulsing on ablation results in an ex vivo and in vivo liver model. Med Phys. 2014 Dec;41(12):123301. PMID: 25471983; PMCID: PMC4240778.

Chiang J, Hynes K, Brace CL. Flow-dependent vascular heat transfer during microwave thermal ablation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:5582-5. PMID: 23367194; PMCID: PMC3563104.

Chiang J, Hynes KA, Bedoya M, Brace CL. A dual-slot microwave antenna for more spherical ablation zones: ex vivo and in vivo validation. Radiology. 2013 Aug;268(2):382-9. PMID:23579048; PMCID: PMC3721053.

Chiang J, Wang P, Brace CL. Computational modelling of microwave tumour ablations. Int J Hyperthermia. 2013 Jun;29(4):308-17. PMID: 23738698; PMCID: PMC3768158

Chiang J, Birla S, Bedoya M, Jones D, Subbiah J, Brace CL. Modeling and Validation of Microwave Ablations with Internal Vaporization. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2015 Feb;62(2):657-63. PMID: 25330481; PMCID: PMC4303487.

Chiang J, Willey BJ, Del Rio AM, Hinshaw JL, Lee FT, Brace CL. Predictors of Thrombosis in Hepatic Vasculature during Microwave Tumor Ablation of an In Vivo Porcine Model. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Dec;25(12):1965-1971.e2. PMID: 25255704; PMCID: PMC4253571.

Chiang J, Nickel K, Kimple RJ, Brace CL. Potential Mechanisms of Vascular Thrombosis after Microwave Ablation in an in Vivo Liver. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Jul;28(7):1053-1058. PMID: 28456355; PMCID: PMC5483190.

Santambrogio R, Chiang J, Barabino M, Meloni FM, Bertolini E, Melchiorre F, Opocher E. Comparison of Laparoscopic Microwave to Radiofrequency Ablation of Small Hepatocellular Carcinoma (≤3 cm). Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;24(1):257-263. PMID: 27581608; PMCID: PMC5827943.