Doris Suyu Chen, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Doris Suyu Chen, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

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Cognitive Neuroscience

Behavioral Neuroscience



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

UC Davis Medical Group - Midtown Family Medicine
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Phone: 916-734-5846

UC Davis Alzheimer's Center/VA Center

East Bay Alzheimer's Disease Clinic
100 North Wiget Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Clinic Phone: 925-357-6515

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My vision is to provide patient-centered, comprehensive, and compassionate care for individuals with neurodegenerative disease from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Chen is a Cognitive Behavioral Neurologist who specializes in seeing patients with memory, thinking, and personality changes.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Chen leads the clinical drug trials unit at the UC Davis Health's Alzheimer's Disease Center. She has interest in both disease modifying therapies and symptomatic therapies for Alzheimer disease and related dementias. Within clinical trials, she is also interested in understanding ways to increased accessibility and inclusion of participants from under represented groups.



Undergraduate School

B.A., Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2009

Medical School

M.D., University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno NV 2015


Internal Medicine, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2015-2016


Neurology, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2016-2019


Behavioral Neurology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2019-2022

Saunders V, Chen D, Ng KL, Zhang L. Hyperglycemic Induced Chorea-Ballismus Responsive to Valbenazine: a Video Case Report and Review of the Literature. Neurology. 2019 Apr 9;92(15 Supplement):P4.7-008.

Walia S, Chen D, Sodhi S, Black H. Early Mobilization in the ICU: Assessing a Standardized Early Mobility Protocol on Neurological Patients. Neurology. 2018 Apr;90(15 Supplement):P4.323.

Memel M, Chen D, Kramer J. Frontotemporal Dementia. Brown GG, King TZ, Haaland KY, Crosson B (Eds). APA Handbook of Neuropsychology: Vol. 1. Neurobehavioral Disorders and Conditions, American Psychological Association. 2023 Mar.

Yee AH, Ng KL, Park K, Duffy A, Chen D, Simkins T. Pharmacotherapy for Neurologic Conditions, Drugs for Management of Cognitive Disorders. Advanced Pharmacology for Prescribers, Springer Publishing Company. 2022:188-192.