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Clinical Associate of Medicine

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Ben Chung, MD specializes in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices (VADs) and mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Chung's clinical focus is expanding the reach of the University of Chicago heart failure team to underserved populations in the greater Chicagoland area, northwest Indiana and downstate Illinois. He believes that compassionate cardiology care and access to advanced heart failure should be available to all people regardless of geographic region.

His research focus is in the improvement of outcomes following heart transplant and VAD. He has been published in Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Circulation Heart Failure and Journal of Cardiac Failure.

Medical Education

  • Jefferson Medical College

Internship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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UChicago Medicine at Community Hospital - Munster

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Ingalls Outpatient Center - Harvey

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UChicago Medicine at Prairie Heart Institute

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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Transplant Cardiology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean