Wendy Kay Chung, MD

Wendy Kay Chung, MD Specialties: Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)

Wendy Kay Chung, MD
Specialties: Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)
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CUIMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
Floor 7, Suite 718
New York, NY 10032
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About Wendy Kay Chung, MD

Dr. Wendy Chung is an ABMG board-certified clinical and molecular geneticist with 20 years of experience in human genetic research of monogenic and complex traits including diseases such as breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, inherited arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, obesity, diabetes, congenital diaphragmatic hernias, and autism. She has extensive experience mapping and cloning genes in humans, and describing the clinical characteristics and natural history of novel genetic conditions and characterizing the spectrum of disease, and developing tailored care and treatments for rare genetic diseases. Dr. Chung directs NIH funded research programs in human genetics of birth defects including congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital heart disease, esophageal atresia, autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy, obesity, diabetes, and breast cancer. She leads the Precision Medicine Resource in the Irving Institute at Columbia University. She has authored over 300 peer-reviewed papers and 50 reviews and chapters in medical texts. She was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award, the Medical Achievement Award from Bonei Olam, the New York Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science, and the Rare Impact Award from the National Organization of Rare Disorders. Dr. Chung is renowned for her teaching and mentoring and received Columbia University's highest teaching award, the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. She led the pilot newborn screening study of spinal muscular atrophy in NY which helped lead to the nationwide adoption of this test in newborns. She was the original plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that overturned the ability to patent genes and served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Genetic Testing. Dr. Chung enjoys the challenges of genetics as a rapidly changing field of medicine and strives to facilitate the integration of genetic medicine into all areas of health care in a medically, scientifically, and ethically sound, accessible, and cost-effective manner. She received her B.A. in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and her Ph.D. from Rockefeller University in genetics.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Arrhythmia

  • Autism

  • Birth Defects

  • Breast Cancer

  • Cancer Genetics

  • Cardiomyopathy

  • Cleft Palate With Cleft Lip

  • Clinical Genetics

  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

  • Congenital Heart Disease

  • Developmental Disorder

  • Diabetes

  • ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics

  • Genetic Counseling

  • Genomic Medicine Integration

  • Inborn Metabolism Disorder

  • Inherited Arrhythmias

  • Neurogenetics

  • Obesity

  • Pancreas Cancer

  • Pancreatic Cancer

  • Pediatric Genetics Specialist

  • Pediatric Seizures

  • Precision Medicine

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Rare Cancer Syndromes

  • Seizures

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  • Undiagnosed genetic disorders


  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)
  • Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish