Jihong Chen
Associate Professor, Medicine

Areas of interest

Neurogastroenterology and motility including neurogenic and myogenic controls of gastrointestinal motility. Non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal dysmotility.

Clinical interest

Treatment of refractory gastrointestinal dysmotility, including constipation and fecal incontinence.

Early diagnosis and effective management of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction and upper GI dysmotility.

Autonomic nervous system control of GI motility.


1. Patients with refractory gastrointestinal motility disorders.

2. Gastrointestinal motility technical and theoretical consultation.

3. Interpretation of complicated gastrointestinal motility tests.

4. Breath hydrogen test interpretation.

Ongoing research

1. Low-level laser therapy for constipation and fecal incontinence.

2. Biomarkers of GI dysmotility in High-resolution colonic and anorectal manometry

3. Neurogenic and myogenic control of gastrointestinal motility

4. Autonomic function assessment and monitoring

4. Non-invasive neuromodulation for refractory GI dysmotility.

5. Breath hydrogen and methane testing: pathophysiology of intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and intestinal methanogen overgrowth (IMO).
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