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.
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.
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (Reproductive – Endocrinology), 2008
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (Obstetrics and Gynecology), 2006
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
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
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
Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California
Program Committee, Chair of Gyn Program, 2015 – 2016