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Luke O. Cheung, M.D.

Geriatrics & Aging, Medicine

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-9555

Fax: (585) 473-3516

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Biography

Professional Background

INSTITUTIONAL/ DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

Schedule Co-ordinator, Emergency Department Observation Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital (July 2009 to present)

Member/Restructuring Team of the Emergency Department Observation Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital (May 2009 to December 2009)

Director of Chest Pain Unit at Rochester General Hospital Emergency Department (September 1, 2005 to April 22, 2007)

Member of the Quality Assurance Committee at Rochester General Hospital Emergency Department (July 2005 to April 22, 2007)

Member of the Chest Pain Improvement Committee at Rochester General Hospital (July 2005 to April 22, 2007)

Quality Assurance (Data Collection, Formulation, Analysis, Quarterly Report, Feedback, Problems Identification & Solutions Implementation): Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction at Rochester General Emergency Department (July 1994 to April 22, 2007)

Quality Assurance, Acute Coronary Syndromes at Rochester General Hospital Emergency Department (July 2000 to April 22, 2007)

Quality Assurance (Data Collection, Formulation, Analysis, Quarterly Report, Feedback, Problems Identification & Solutions Implementation) Primary Angioplasty for Acute STE Myocardial Infarction at Rochester General Hospital Emergency Department (Jan '03 to April 22, '07)

Quality Assurance (Data Collection, Formulation, Analysis, Quarterly Report, Feedback, Problems Identification & Solutions Implementation): Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke at Rochester General Hospital Emergency Department (January 2002 to April 22, 2007)

Stroke Coalition Team Active Member & Organizer Rochester General Hospital (July 2003 to April 22, 2007)

Co-Medical Director Chest Pain Accreditation Committee Rochester General Hospital (October 2004 to April 22, 2007)

Hospital Consortium of Greater Rochester, PFQ Thrombolytic Therapy Team: Member (July 1994 to its conclusion sometime in 1999)

The Education Committee for the Department of Medicine, Rochester General Hospital (February 1995 to July 1997)

Chest Pain Clinic Organization Committee: Member (July 1993 to July 1994)

Quality Assurance Committee, Rochester General Hospital: Member (July '92 to June '93)

Research

CURRENT AND PAST RESEARCH INTERESTS
Geriatric Emergency Care:
(i) Functional assessment of elderly patients in ED
(ii) Altered disease presentations in the elderlies
(iii) Use of medications in the elderlies- polypharmacy, altered physiological & pharmacological response to medications & drug interactions-e.g. the use of Fibrinolytic vs. the emergency use of PTCA in the elderlies, the use of antithrombotic therapy (non-fractionated heparin versus low molecular weight heparin) & the use of antiplatelet therapy (GPIIA/IIIB Inhibitor) for Acute Coronary Syndromes in the age groups 75 or older.
(iv) Use of fibrinolytics in the treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Elderlies- Viability rather than age.

Thrombolytic Therapy in the city of greater Rochester
(i) How to improve Door to Drug time in giving thrombolytic in the emergency department?
(ii) How to improve Door to Balloon time with primary angioplasty?

The efficacy and safety of Outpatient versus OBS stress testing for low risk chest pain patients

Risk stratification of CHF patients who are candidates for OBS, and its efficacy and safety versus traditional inpatient management

Treatment of cellulitis in OBS, use of Vancomycin for 2 days and discharge home on Clindamycin + Bactrim or Doxycycline versus Clindamycin + Bactrim or Doxycycline during OBS and discharge home with the same reigmen

The use of Decadron for acute radiculopathic pain versus epidural versus placebo

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1977
B.A. | St. Olaf College
Double Major in Biology and Chemistry

1982
M.D. | Univeristy of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1985 - 12/31/1985
Fellowship in Pulmonary at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1985
Residency in Internal Medicine at Rochester General Hospital

07/01/1985 - 12/31/1985
Fellowship in Pulmonary at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

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Awards

2010 - 2011
Patient & Family Center Care Award-99% tile Rank on Patient Satisfaction Score
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center Leadership honors
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York

1995 - Present
Fellow, American College of Physician
Sponsor: American College of Physicians

1977
Departmental Honor, 1977- Biology Department, St. Olaf College, Minnesota.
Sponsor: St. Olaf College, Department of Biology
Location: Northfield, Minnesota

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