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ABOUT ME

Nationally recognized fertility expert

Since starting her practice in 2005, Dr. Chung has gained national recognition as an expert in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, serving on numerous advisory panels and board of directors committees for national organizations including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM),the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS) and the Livestrong Foundation. She is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  With over 15 years of experience, she is committed to providing the very best care to help her patients achieve healthy babies. For this, she has received many awards including America’s Top Doctors, Southern California Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine’s Top Doctors and Exceptional Women in Medicine Awards.  It is her goal to guide her patients through their fertility journey with a warm, personal and detail-oriented approach, providing individualized treatment plans based on what would work best for each unique individual or couple.

Dr. Chung completed her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, focusing on the most advanced aspects of infertility care.  She simultaneously earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology conducting research on optimizing outcomes of in vitro fertilization and fertility preservation in cancer patients.  Serving as Associate Professor at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine for many years, she taught Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility to generations of students and trainees. While at USC, she founded and directed the Fertility Preservation and Egg Freezing Program and is currently internationally renowned for her expertise in fertility care for women diagnosed with cancer.  In 2019, she decided to move her practice to California Fertility Partners to focus on her greatest passion, which is to take care of her patients. She is excited to join this accomplished group of physicians and to share with her patients the benefits of CFP’s state of the art IVF laboratory. Renovated in 2016, CFP’s lab incorporates the most advanced technologies to optimize conditions for embryo growth and maximize success rates for her patients.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

Dr. Chung completed her B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University, M.D. from Ohio State University, and M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.
She completed her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University, and subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (Reproductive – Endocrinology), 2008

  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (Obstetrics and Gynecology), 2006

PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Chung has authored numerous scientific articles. Some of her most important papers include:

  • Emergency IVF versus ovarian tissue cryopreservation: decision making in fertility preservation for female cancer patients

  •  A comparison of live birth rates and perinatal outcomes between cryopreserved oocytes and cryopreserved embryos

  • Perinatal outcomes after natural conception versus in vitro fertilization (IVF) in gestational surrogates:  A model to evaluate IVF treatment versus maternal effects

  • Risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes in pregnancies resulting from assisted reproductive technology

  • Evaluating the role of exogenous LH in poor responders undergoing in vitro fertilization with GnRH antagonists

AWARDS

  • Los Angeles Magazine Super Doctors 2018-2019

  • Exceptional Women in Medicine 2019

  • Southern California Top Doctors 2019

  • Pasadena Top Docs 2011-2018

  • Prize Poster at PCRS 2010, "Perinatal outcomes in pregnancies achieved through gestational surrogacy: Investigating the influence of treatment versus host effects on ART outcomes."

  • Reproductive Endocrine Prize paper at PCRS 2008, “Is microdose GnRH agonist in the absence of exogenous gonadotropins sufficient to induce multiple follicle development?”

  • Appointment to NIH Reproductive Epidemiology Training Grant (T32), 2004

  • Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society’s Prize Scientific Paper, 2003, 2005

  • Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, 2000

  • Samuel J. Roessler Research Scholarship, 1995

  • Scholar Athlete All American in Field Hockey, 1993

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS

National

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

  • Vice Chair, Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group May 20, 2008 – October 19, 2009

  • Chair, Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group October 25, 2010 – Present

  • Member, Postgraduate Program Committee October 23, 2014 – October 21, 2015

  • Co-Chair, Postgraduate Program Committee October 22, 2015 – October 19, 2016

  • Chair, Pre-Congress Program Committee October 20, 2016 – November 2, 2017


Pacific Coast Reproductive Society

  • Member, Faculty Presentation Review Committee, 2011

  • Member, Board of Directors, 2013 – 2016

  • Member, Abstract Review Committee, 2013 – 2015

  • Member, Awards Committee, 2013 – 2015

  • Chair, CME Planning Committee, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020


Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


Local

Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California

  • Program Committee, Chair of Gyn Program, 2015 – 2016