Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D. is a clinical and molecular geneticist and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and director of clinical genetics at Columbia University. She received her B.A. in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and her Ph.D. in genetics from The Rockefeller University.
Dr. Chung directs NIH-funded research programs in human genetics of pulmonary hypertension, autism, and birth defects, including congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart disease. She is a national leader in the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics. She leads the Precision Medicine Resource in the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University.
Dr. Chung has authored more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and 75 reviews and chapters in medical texts. She was the recipient of the Medical Achievement Award from Bonei Olam, the New York Academy of Medicine Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science, and the Rare Impact Award from the National Organization for Rare Disorders and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Physicians. Dr. Chung enjoys the challenges of genetics as a rapidly changing field of medicine and strives to facilitate the integration of genetic medicine into all areas of health care in a medically, scientifically, and ethically sound, accessible, and cost-effective manner.