Alex F. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Veterans Health Foundation

Alex F. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Investigator Research Interests


  • Director, VA Vascular Surgery Research, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

What are the 3 most important questions that define your research program?

  1. Angiogenesis in refractory wounds of diabetes
  2. Redox regulation of endothelial cell function
  3. Vascular aging

What are five key words that best describe your areas of interest?

  1. Endothelial cell
  2. Oxidative stress
  3. Vascular injury
  4. Diabetes
  5. Vascular aging

What are up to 5 technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?

  1. Wound healing model in mice
  2. Hindlimb ischemia model in mice
  3. Restenosis model in mice
  4. MicroRNA regulation in vascular cells
  5. Transgene and gene knockout mice