Retinal Specialist Joins University of Rochester Ophthalmology Faculty

September 05, 2002

Mina Chung, M.D., has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Chung was an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California. She also served on the retina service of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and as resident supervisor as well as associate chief of service at Los Angeles County Medical Center.

Her research activities include inherited retinal diseases and genetic factors contributing to age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. She will also be working with the Institute of Optics and the Center for Visual Sciences to develop new technology for retinal imaging.

Dr. Chung earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed a residency at University of Southern California/Doheny Eye Institute, and a retina-vitreous fellowship at the University of Iowa. Chung was recruited by Steven Feldon, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology, with whom she worked at the Doheny Eye Institute.

The addition of Chung to the University of Rochester faculty, Feldon says, will further strengthen the department's plans to create a Top 10 eye institute during the next decade.

"Dr. Chung fulfills a long-standing need for a world-class, full-time vitreoretinal surgeon at the University of Rochester with a strong interest in translating basic discoveries in retinal imaging and disease into better diagnosis and treatment of patients with macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy," says Feldon.

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