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Mina Millicent Chung, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 273-3937

Office: (585) 273-3937

Fax: (585) 276-1189

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Mina Chung, MD, is a retinal specialist who joined the University of Rochester Eye Institute faculty in 2002. Dr. Chung was recruited from the faculty of the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California, where she provided retina care at the Los Angeles County Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Dr. Chung provides medical and surgical care to those suffering from a variety of retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, genetic retinal diseases, ocular trauma and other conditions relating to the back of the eye. In addition she is key member of the Flaum Eye Institute's pediatric artificial corneal transplant team, providing diagnostic and surgical support for these complex procedures. A patient and caring practitioner, Dr. Chung provides thoughtful and thorough examinations and treatments to those under her care.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chung is a busy and productive clinician / scientist. Working with collaborators at the University of Rochester's Center for Visual Science and the National Institutes for health, she is helping to unravel some of the most complex mysteries affecting retinal health. As such, many of her patients get to participate in important clinical research at the forefront of diagnosing and treating retinal disease at the earliest stages.


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.



  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


B.S. | Yale University

M.D. | Yale University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

7/1/1995 - 6/30/1998
Residency in Ophthalmology at USC University Hospital

7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995
Internship in Ophthalmology at Greenwich Hospital

09/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at University of Iowa College of Medicine

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2005 - 2008
Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

Doheny Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching

Doheny Professional Association resident research award

Nicholas Giarman prize for honors medical school thesis

American Medical Women's Association, Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation for scholastic achievement

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Journal Articles

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 0; 133(10):1198-203.

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 0; 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.