Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D. teaches and directs the clinical genetics program at Columbia University. She is a clinical and molecular geneticist who performs human genetic research. Her current research focuses on the genetics of many types of diseases including breast cancer, birth defects, heart disease, autism, rare and undiagnosed disorders.
Dr. Chung is a member of the Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy and has won many awards for teaching including the Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, American Medical Women’s Association Mentor Award, and Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. She was also the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award, the Medical Achievement Award from Bonei Olam, and a career development award from Doris Duke.
She was the original plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that overturned the ability to patent genes and is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research and the Genomics & Society Working Group.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Director of Clinical Genetics Program at Columbia University
Areas of Expertise: Human Genetics, Medical Genetics
Location: New York City, NY
Heard on TED Talks: Autism – What We Know (And What We Don’t Know Yet)
Added July 2015