Contact InformationVeterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System
150 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
VA Boston Healthcare System, VISN 1 #523
Kun Yan, MD, PhD
Dr. Yan is the acting Medical Director for the Polytrauma Network Site at VA Boston Healthcare System. She is the acting chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service and the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.
She has practiced as a staff physician in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnositc Medicine since 1996. Dr. Yan obtained her MD degree from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and received her PhD degree in Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Yan is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) provides inpatient and outpatient services to veterans at three campuses and five freestanding clinics. Veterans are evaluated for TBI through our outpatient polytrauma network site. Post-acute polytrauma patients can be managed in our Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.
DVBIC Boston’s primary purpose is to conduct research in the areas of TBI assessment, treatment and functional outcomes. The physical medicine and rehabilitation service offers a range of rehabilitative services for our veterans with TBI including audiology, optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychology, case management, driver training, aqua therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, vocational therapy and pain management.
The mission of DVBIC Boston is largely to conduct research in the area of military acquired TBI. DVBIC Boston is deeply integrated in the TBI research community at VABHS through close partnering with the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service’s TBI Center of Excellence, the National Center for PTSD, and the Memory Disorders Research Center. The quality of our scientific inquiry and our productivity greatly benefit from these collaborations.
VABHS is known for its strong research programs in PTSD, cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. We are conducting research in the areas of cognitive and emotional functioning, and post-deployment and community reintegration. We welcome research collaborations with other military, civilian and VA sites that are interested in studying the impact of co-occurring psychiatric conditions and mTBI on cognitive and functional performance.