- Author:Maggie Kolb
Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, directs the clinical genetics program at Columbia University and performs human genetic research. She is an associate professor of pediatrics and medicine. She received her MD from Cornell University Medical College, and a PhD from The Rockefeller University in genetics. Dr. Chung directs NIH funded research programs in human genetics of obesity, breast cancer, pulmonary hypertension, and birth defects including congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart disease. She leads the Simons VIP study characterizing genetic forms of autism and tests novel treatments for autism in clinical trials. She received the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award, Bonei Olam’s Medical Achievement Award, and a career development award from Doris Duke.