Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Emory's IMVC.org Cardiologist
Dr. Chung is a cardiologist who has established since 2001 a highly unique private cardiology practice
in Atlanta, Georgia that successfully combines the latest innovations including proprietary
electronic medical records (EMR) software, high tech cardiac testing equipment,
the latest advances in cardiac medicine, and a strong virtual presence on the Web
with a compassionate approach toward providing cardiac care. A 1986
of GA Tech, he has completed both a cardiology
fellowship in Emory University's
Division of Cardiology and a clinical research fellowship in the Division of Hypertension.
A 1993 graduate of Emory's MD/PhD
Program (a.k.a. MSTP), his research interests are in hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
For his PhD dissertation research in human genetics, Dr. Chung worked with
Dr. Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., discoverer of the first human disease caused by a genetic
defect in mitochondria, and initiator of the "Eve hypothesis".
Upon also receiving his MD degree in 1994, he affirmed the Hippocratic Oath along with his
fellow medical school graduates.
Dr. Chung sees medicine as a calling and serving as a physician a privilege.
For his clinical research in essential hypertension in 1997 as an
American Society of Hypertension (ASH)
Research Fellow, Dr. Chung worked with Dr. W. Dallas Hall, M.D. who was at the time director of Emory's Division of Hypertension.
Board-certified in internal medicine in 1997 and cardiology in 2002, Dr. Chung sees patients in a private
practice cardiology clinic
setting and is also actively involved in cardiovascular disease research.
He has received research grants from the American Society of Hypertension, the Joseph T.
Thompson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He was also offered an overlapping
research grant award from the American Heart Association
to support his work in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Chung's CV was last
updated on 09/24/2012.
Instead of resting on scholarly laurels, his priority is to provide the highest quality
state-of-the-art cardiac care as a personal heart advocate for patients.
In his spare time since 1996, Dr. Chung
frequently participates in on-line discussions on
newsgroups to inform people on all matters of the heart. He also likes to go out with his beloved wife to
movies and play video arcade games. Their favorite movies include While You Were Sleeping and
The Net starring their favorite actress,
Sandra Bullock and A Walk in the Clouds starring their
favorite actor Keanu
They also have a few rambunctious birds,
two rescued from abandonment and injury in the wild as chicks and hand-fed until grown. There are two european starlings and one cockatiel. They all talk. These birds sleep during the night in cages custom built by Dr. Chung.
Baldy is the eldest bird and had internal injuries when rescued. Dr. Chung and his beloved wife stayed up several nights in a row
to nurse her back to health. Baldy makes a great imitation of the telephone ringing which has made guests answer the phone
on more than one occasion. Then he will laugh. If there are no guests, Baldy will feign answering the phone himself and
then will proceed to talk to himself. Cassie also has an extensive speech repertoire but uses it primarily to get Baldy in trouble.
Then there is Earl, a
pearl cockatiel, who also talks. The starlings like to bathe in the bathtub. Earl prefers to be misted.
When it is around bathing time, they will take turns as their names are called one by one to fly to Dr. Chung so that he can lower them
into the bathtub to splash around.
Dr. Chung's Personal Favorites:
- Person - Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Who is LORD, Savior, and GOD.
- Woman - His beloved wife, who is also the mom of their dear daughter.
- Book - The Bible
- PDA - Handspring Visor (a B-day gift from his sister).
- Color - Red or Blue preferably on the American Flag
- Aerobic Exercise - Swimming
- Sport - Basketball
- Movie Personality - both Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves preferably in the same movie.
- Board Game - Chess
- Another Book - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
- Hobby - usenet
- Software - Canvas and FileMaker Pro
- Animal - Birds
Dr. Chung occasionally works on updating the information cards of
the Emory-Affiliated Hospitals. As the URL of HeartMDPhD.com is at the top of each of these cards, this is the place
to reach many Web-Surfing Atlanta Physicians! If you want your Web Site considered as a listed link in these pages,
just email him.
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