Physicians

dr-eugene-chung-md-faccEugene Chung, MD FACC

Background
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 and Vascular Center and The Christ Hospital Lindner Center for Research and Education.

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 educated at Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, after which he attended Yale for his undergraduate degree. He graduated from medical school at the University of Massachusetts subsequently completing 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 and Vascular Center to establish the Heart Failure Program.

As a specialist in advanced heart failure, Dr. Chung is excited about the future of the arena and the technologies that are being tested. 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. Information technology and outcomes research are also areas of interest for Dr. Chung.

“The concept of treating heart failure has evolved dramatically since the 1990’s. Heart failure used to be a death sentence; worse than most cancers, but now we have many tools to taker 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 treat effectively–and people can have long, fruitful lives.”

Dr. Chung and his wife, Kim Miller, an internal medicine physician at McGrath Health Center of Xavier University, met in medical school. They have two children, Rachel at Columbia University and Benjamin at Seven Hills Upper School.

Education
Undergraduate:
Yale University

Medical Degree:
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Residency:
University of Massachusetts
Mount Sinai Medical Center , New York City
Internal Medicine

Fellowship:
University of Massachusetts
Cardiovascular Diseases
Served as Chief Fellow for one year

Medical Training:
Heart Transplant
Columbia University
New York, NY

Board Certifications:
Cardiology
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
Echocardiography

Subspecialties:
Advanced Heart Failure

Office Locations / Hospitals
Green Township
The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center
5885 Harrison Avenue, Suite 1900.
Cincinnati, OH 45248
Phone: 513-206-1800

Margaret Mary Community Hospital – The Hansen Center
24 Six Pine Ranch Road
Batesville, IN 47006
Phone: 812-933-5110

Mt. Auburn
2123 Auburn Avenue
Suite 137
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: 513-206-1180

Good Samaritan Hospital

The Christ Hospital