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. 9 available »

2007 May
Baraas, R., Carroll, J., Gunther, K., Chung, M., Williams, D., Foster, D., Neitz, M. "Adaptive Optics Retinal Imaging Reveals S-Cone Dystrophy in Tritan Color-Vision Deficiency, Vol. 24, No. 5, May 2007, pg. 1438-1447." Journal of the Optical Society of America A. 2007; 24(5): 1438-1447.
King J, Chung M, DiLoreto DA. "A 9 year-old girl with herpes simplex virus type 2 acute retinal necrosis treated with intravitreal foscarnet." Ocular immunology and inflammation. 2007 15(5):395-8.
2006 Apr
Wu Z, Uzcategui N, Chung M, Song J, Lim JI. "Group B streptococcal endogenous endophthalmitis in a neonate." Retina. 2006 Apr; 26(4):472-3.
Wolfing, J.I., Chung, M., Carroll, J., Roorda, A., Williams, D.R.,. "High-Resolution Retinal Imaging of Cone-Rod Dystrophy". Ophthalmology. 2006; 113: 1014-1019.
Chung MM, Oh KT, Streb LM, Kimura AE, Stone EM. "Visual outcome following subretinal hemorrhage in Best disease." Retina. 2001 21(6):575-80.

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