Eugene Chung, MD FACC
Dr. Chung is an invasive cardiologist and a nationally recognized heart failure specialist. He is the Director of Heart Failure for both the Ohio Heart & Vascular Center and The Christ Hospital Lindner Center for Research and Education, and is Medical Director of Outcomes for The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center.
He was born in South Korea and came to the United States when he was 11 years old. After his family settled in the New England area, he was accepted at Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, one of the most prestigious prep schools in the United States. After Andover, Dr. Chung attended Yale for his undergraduate degree, graduated from medical school at the University of Massachusetts and subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York and University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He then remained at University of Massachusetts for his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases, followed by additional training in transplantation at Columbia University. In June of 2000, he joined Ohio Heart & Vascular Center.
Dr. Chung is a general cardiologist, but specializes in heart failure and advanced heart failure treatments. Dr. Chung is excited about the future of heart failure treatment and the technologies that are being tested and are now in development. As a clinical researcher, most of his own research revolves around strategies and methods to improve patient care. This spans new technologies, new ways of delivering health care, and improving protocols that are implemented in hospitals.
“The concept of treating heart failure has evolved dramatically in the last 20-25 years. Heart failure used to be a death sentence, worse than most cancers, but now we have many tools to take care of such patients. These days, I now look at heart failure a little bit like diabetes. It’s a chronic disease you can treat–never cure, but treated effectively–and people can have long, fruitful lives.”
Yale UniversityMedical Degree
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolResidency
University of Massachusetts
Mount Sinai Medical Center , New York City