Board of Directors
Dr. Thomas Chen
Dr. Chen is a physician, a board certified neurosurgeon and the Director of Surgical Neuro-Oncology at USC. He is highly recognized for his skills as a neurosurgeon, and he is also a tenured- Professor of Neurosurgery and Pathology at USC. Dr. Chen graduated summa cum laude in 3 years from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also received Bronze Tablet honors (top 3% of undergraduate students) and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society. He then attended the University of California, San Francisco, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Afterward, he underwent neurosurgery training at USC. In order to prepare for his career in neuro-oncology, Dr. Chen also obtained a PhD degree in pathobiology. His thesis was on the role of immunotherapy in malignant brain tumors. He is also a fellowship-trained spine surgeon and one of a few surgical neuro-oncologists in the country who specialize in spine cancer surgery. Currently, Dr. Chen maintains a busy clinical practice in both surgical neuro-oncology and spine surgery. He heads a research laboratory focused on glioma biology. Dr. Chen has published extensively on glioma biology and neurosurgery. He is on the editorial board for The Spine Journal and is on the review board for Neurosurgery and Journal of Neurosurgery. He is on numerous national neurosurgery committees.
MD, PhD, CEO, CSO
Dr. Alan Chaing
Dr. Chiang graduated from Kaohsiung Medical College in Taiwan and spent years in Berlin where he earned a PhD degree in neuro-oncology at Free University of Berlin, Germany and also received neurosurgical training at Klinikum Steglitz, FU Berlin. Afterward, he joined the Department of Neurosurgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital as an attending physician until the present. Dr. Chiang also spent three years at National Taiwan University and earned his EMBA degree.
Dr. Chiang is active in clinical neurosurgical practice and has interests in brain tumor operation and minimal invasive spine surgery. His major research fields are in molecular biology of brain tumor, esp. in WOX and SHH genes and in biomechanical studies on spine surgery. He has published several articles majorly on brain tumors and spine surgery. He is a peer reviewer of several international journals and a primary reviewer for research proposals of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He is an international member of American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and North American Spine Society (NASS) and a fellow of International College of Surgery (FICS).
MD, PhD, EMBA, FICS
Dr. Clovis da Fonseca
Dr. Clovis is a physician; board certified neurosurgeon, and tenured Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuro-Oncology at Fluminense Federal University. Dr. Fonseca also has a PhD degree in clinical oncology. Currently, he maintains a busy clinical practice in both surgical neuro-oncology and research in biology of gliomas. He heads a research laboratory focused on glioma biology and development of clinical trials. Dr. Fonseca has published extensively on glioma biology and is the inventor of our proposed new approach for delivery of drugs for malignant gliomas. He is on numerous national neurosurgery committees.
MD, Ph.D, Director
Mr. James F. Walters, also known as Jim, MBA, CPA, serves as the Chief Operating Officer at NeOnc Technologies, Inc. He serves as Partner in Walters & Skylar, LLP. He has extensive experience in the planning, design, installation and review of financial management information systems. Mr. Walters began his business career in 1976 as an Accountant at Kellogg & Andelson and was its Partner since 1980 and Managing Partner since 1984. In addition to managing Kellogg & Andelson, he has assisted its clients with the preparation for their initial public offerings, as well as with their acquisition and consolidation strategies. Until 2016, Mr. Walters was Chairman of the Board and responsible for the Overall Management of Kellogg & Andelson Accountancy Corp. In addition, Mr. Walters has consulted with many middle-sized companies in several different industries. Mr. Walters has founded, owned and managed companies in Commercial Photography, Corporate Events, Auto Repair and Concrete Molding industries. Mr. Walters serves as a Director of NeOnc Technologies, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.
MBA, CPA, COO
Mr. Walters is a hands-on senior executive with over 25 years experience in finance, accounting and operations of small to medium size companies in a wide range of industries. Since 2001, Patrick has been the President of the Group1, LLC, an advisory firm specializing in small to medium size companies in need of infrastructure and financial restructuring. Patrick usually assumes the Chief Operating Officer or Chief Financial Officer position of these companies and creates disciplined professional management systems to support the success of the company. From 2005-2007, Patrick was Executive Vice President Finance and Operations for a Shamrock Holdings portfolio company in the luxury magazine publishing business with a national network of 12 city luxury magazines and 13 other publications. During this period, he was instrumental in creating the financial structure that increased the valuation of the company from $54 million to $235 million through the sale of the company to an investor group. His other client assignments have included reorganizing the family operations of a Forbes 400 company; structuring an Internet radio stations sales department; setting the business strategy for an Internet global youth portal; reorganizing the infrastructure of an entertainment company; setting up a business lending operation at a financial institution; setting up the reporting structure of a production company; and keeping a global trade association from closing down due to lack of controls over cash and expenditures. Patrick was employed by Sony Pictures Inc. from 1984 to 2000, holding senior executive positions. His last title was Senior Vice President, Operations, Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures Inc. Patrick started his business career at Deloitte and Touche in Los Angeles and earned his Certified Public Accounting license while in their employ. He is a graduate from California State University Northridge with a B.A. degree in Economics with a minor in Accounting.
Dr. Matthew Lin
Matthew Lin, M.D. founded the Pacific Orthopaedic Medical Center and co-founded the Pacific Independent Physician Association in 1987. Matthew also formed the AHMC Cancer Center in Monterey Park in 2011 to provide early diagnosis and treatment for patients with cancer. As an expert in the field of orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Matthew Lin was the Chief of Staff at Garfield Medical Center (GMC) (1987 and 1990), Chief of Surgery at GMC (1988), and Chairman of Credentialing Committee at Alhambra Hospital (1994). He served on the Board of Directors for Garfield Medical Center and Alhambra Hospital. Matthew joined AHMC Healthcare Incorporated as Vice-Chair of the Governing Board. AHMC owns and operates 7 hospitals including Garfield Medical Center, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, and Anaheim Regional Medical Center.