11/19/2018
Wendy Chung, MD, PhD Wins Award
For Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Sciences

Congratulations to Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD who received the New York Academy of Medicine Medal for distinguished contributions in biomedical sciences. Dr. Chung is a clinical and molecular geneticist and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Columbia Irving Medical Center. Her expertise in obesity and diabetes has made her a frequent collaborator at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.

Dr. Chung directs NIH funded research programs in the human genetics of many common medical problems including congenital heart disease, autism, pulmonary hypertension and breast cancer. A world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases as well, Dr. Chung has identified more than 41 new genes for human diseases. She also leads the Precision Medicine Resource at Columbia.

She has authored over 300 peer reviewed papers and 50 reviews and chapters in medical texts. Dr. Chung is renowned for her teaching and mentoring and received Columbia University’s highest teaching award, the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.  A world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases, Dr. Chung has also identified more than 41 new genes for human diseases. 

To read more about Dr. Chung and her work, click here.