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Chin-Lin Ching, M.D.

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 341-6776

Office: (585) 341-0888

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Geriatrics & Aging, Medicine, Palliative Care


Professional Background

Dr. Ching graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Health and Society and English Literature. Early admission to the University of Rochester School of Medicine meant that she could spend her senior year studying English Literature in Bath and Oxford, England. Her interests in Medical Humanities led naturally to Palliative Care and Ethics after Internal Medicine Residency. She became Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2012, currently practices Palliative Care full time on the Inpatient Palliative Care service at Highland Hospital, and became Medical Director for the group in 2018.



MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center


Rochester Business Journal 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award in the Physician Category
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal
Location: Rochester, NY

Faculty Scholar Award in Geriatric Medicine
Sponsor: Donald W. Reynolds Foundation


Journal Articles

Herington, J; Dees, R; Shaw, MH; Shand, J; Chiafery, M; D'Angio, C; Ching, CL. "The Ethics of Implementing Emergency Resource Allocation Protocols". Journal of Clinical Ethics.