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Flaum Eye Institute / Mina Chung

Mina Chung, MD - Caring Clinician, Educator & Researcher

Make a Gift to the Chung Endowed Professorship Here

An Expert and Compassionate Clinician

Dr. Chung delivered compassionate care to thousands of patients. From babies who received sight giving surgery to those in their twilight years struggling to preserve their vision, she dedicated her whole heart to their relief. Patients and their families looked forward to seeing her. Despite a busy clinical schedule, she always made enough time to give each person in her care her focused attention, expertise and wisdom.    

An Educator of Extraordinary Talent 

Dr. Chung was an advisor to countless numbers of residents, researchers and colleagues throughout the world. Calm, insightful and tireless in her pursuit of knowledge, she made those around her better clinicians, surgeons and scientists. As a teacher she set a sterling example for residents, fellows, medical students, support staff and her peers to follow. Her standards were among the highest and she lived up to them daily.

Searching for Cures to Blindness 

Dr. Chung had a rare talent for translating clinical presentations of eye disease into research questions. This curiosity resulted in dozens of publications, helping to advance our understanding of eye disease. She had a particular interest in inherited retinal diseases and genetic factors contributing to age-related macular degeneration. As part of the University’s Advanced Retinal Imaging Alliance (ARIA), she specialized in developing optics technologies to study early cellular changes in macular diseases.

About Dr. Mina Chung 

Dr. Chung was a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles, in 1998. She then completed a fellowship in vitreo-retinal disease at the University of Iowa Carter School of Medicine. She then served as chief resident at Los Angeles County Hospital / University of Southern California from 2000 to 2002 where she focused on training of residents and pediatric retinal care and surgery.She was Vice Chair of Women in Retina and member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

We have established an endowed fund, The Dr. Mina M. Chung Fund, and we would be honored if you would like to make a gift here:

Dr. Mina M. Chung Professorship