Mina M. Chung, M.D.

Mina M. Chung, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 659
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-3937
Fax: (585) 276-1189

Research Bio

Dr. Chung's research interests include inherited retinal diseases and genetic factors contributing to age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Chung has an adjunct faculty appointment as a member of the University of Rochester Center for Visual Sciences and participates in teaching a graduate-level course in the Department of Optics. In collaboration with CVS, she is developing new adaptive optics technology for retinal imaging to study early cellular changes in macular diseases. She was awarded a research grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to study patients with macular diseases using adaptive optics imaging technology and multifocal electroretinography, a clinical test of the retinal photoreceptors.

National Clinical Trials include VEGF trap treatment for age related macular degeneration and Age related eye disease study 2. Retina research trials also include Adaptive Optics Imaging of Inherited Macular Diseases.

Awards & Honors (National)

Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2008

Awards & Honors (Local)

Doheny Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching 2001
Doheny Professional Association resident research award 1998
Nicholas Giarman prize for honors medical school thesis 1994
American Medical Women's Association, Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation for scholastic achievement 1994

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 15 available »

2015 Oct
Song H, Rossi EA, Latchney L, Bessette A, Stone E, Hunter JJ, Williams DR, Chung M. "Cone and rod loss in Stargardt disease revealed by adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy." JAMA ophthalmology. 2015 Oct; 133(10):1198-203.
2014 Sep
Song H, Latchney L, Williams D, Chung M. "Fluorescence adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope for detection of reduced cones and hypoautofluorescent spots in fundus albipunctatus." JAMA ophthalmology. 2014 Sep; 132(9):1099-104.
Venkateswaran N, Yeaney G, Chung M, Hindman HB. "Recurrent nontuberculous mycobacterial endophthalmitis: a diagnostic conundrum." Clinical ophthalmology. 2014 8:837-42. Epub 2014 May 02.
Rossi EA, Rangel-Fonseca P, Parkins K, Fischer W, Latchney LR, Folwell MA, Williams DR, Dubra A, Chung MM. "In vivo imaging of retinal pigment epithelium cells in age related macular degeneration." Biomedical optics express. 2013 4(11):2527-39. Epub 2013 Oct 18.
2012 Apr
Ramchandran RS, Diloreto DA, Chung MM, Kleinman DM, Plotnik RP, Graman P, Aquavella JV. "Infectious endophthalmitis in adult eyes receiving Boston type I keratoprosthesis." Ophthalmology. 2012 Apr; 119(4):674-81. Epub 2012 Jan 23.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Center for Visual Science A&S (RC)


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


M.D. | Medicine | Yale University School of Medicine1994
B.S. | Biology | Yale University1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at University of Iowa College of Medicine09/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Ophthalmology at USC University Hospital07/01/1995 - 6/30/1998
Internship in Ophthalmology at Greenwich Hospital07/01/1994 - 6/30/1995