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Nutritional and Metabolic Doctoral Training Faculty

Wendy K. ChungWendy K. Chung, M.D., Ph.D.

Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Tel: (212) 851-5313
Fax: (212) 851-5306



Cornell University, B.A., 1990
Rockefeller University, Ph.D., 1996
Cornell University, M.D., 1998

Research Interests

Dr. Chung is a Herbert Irving Associate Professor of pediatrics in medicine whose research relates to the molecular genetics of obesity and diabetes in rodents and humans, the genetic basis of congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, long QT Syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, endocrinopathies, congenital diaphragmatic hernias, cleft lip/cleft palate, seizures, mental retardation, inherited metabolic conditions and breast and pancreatic cancer susceptibility. She is the director of the Pediatric Heart Network Genetic Core, the Pediatric Neuromuscular Network Molecular Core, the New York Obesity Center Molecular Genetics Core and the Diabetes and Endocrine Research Center Molecular Genetics Core. She is also director of the Clinical Genetics Program, Clinical Cancer Genetics program, the director of the fellowship program in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, and supervises medical education in human genetics for Columbia University Medical School.

Recent Publications - Pubmed

Chung W, Winder TL, Leduc CA, Simpson LL, Millar WS, Dungan J, Ginsberg N, Plaga S, Moore SA, Chung WK. Founder Fukutin mutation causes Walker-Warburg syndrome in four Ashkenazi Jewish families. Prenat Diagn. 2009 Mar 5

 Lee TM, Addonizio LJ, Barshop BA, Chung WK. Unusual presentation of propionic acidaemia as isolated cardiomyopathy. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2009 Feb 24

Yoon HJ, Chin HJ, Na KY, Chae DW, Kim S, Jeon US, Chung WK, Lee HH, Yang J, Kim S, Kwon YJ, Kim HC, Park SB, Kim HY, Lee TW; Progressive REnal disease and Medical Informatics and gEnomics Research (PREMIER) members. Association of angiotensin II type 2 receptor gene A1818T polymorphism with progression of immunoglobulin A nephropathy in Korean patients. J Korean Med Sci. 2009 Jan;24 Suppl:S38-43

 Chung WK, Shin M, Jaramillo TC, Leibel RL, LeDuc CA, Fischer SG, Tzilianos E, Gheith AA, Lewis AS, Chetkovich DM. Absence epilepsy in apathetic, a spontaneous mutant mouse lacking the h channel subunit, HCN2. Neurobiol Dis. 2009 Mar;33(3):499-508


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