Dr. Chung received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Riverside, where he graduated cum laude, and obtained his MD and MS in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Chung has won numerous awards, including the AACAP General Psychiatry Resident Travel Grant Award, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Research Award, and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Director’s Award. He is currently a Health Sciences Clinical Instructor and an associate physician in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF.
In the RRTP, Dr. Chung identified John Rubenstein as his mentor in a project designed to characterize behavioral impairments in patients with tuberous sclerosis. He was interested in determining if infantile spasms were associated with the development of autism, which may shed light on potential etiologies and interventions. As part of this work, he received specialized training in usage of the Autistic Diagnostic Interview-revised. He also applied for additional funding from the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.
Dr. Chung has published two articles and co-authored one teaching aid to date.