Eugene H Chung was born in Lansing, Michigan, and graduated from East Lansing High School. After attending Harvard College, he earned an MSc at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and his MD at Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia). He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in both Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. While on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) from 2008-2017, his practice encompassed the entire range of EP procedures with a focus on complex ablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. He performed the first epicardial catheter ablation at UNC.
Dr. Chung was also UNC’s first Team Cardiologist, building on his long-standing interest in arrhythmias in athletes. His clinical research has centered on ECG assessment of athletes and the Brugada ECG pattern. Over the years, Dr. Chung’s sports cardiology practice expanded to the cardiovascular care of recreational and competitive athletes of all ages. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Sports and Exercise Leadership Council and the Editorial Team Lead for the Sports and Exercise Section on acc.org.
Dr. Chung is joining Michigan Medicine to direct the expansion of the cardiac electrophysiology service in West Michigan and to start the Michigan Medicine Sports Cardiology Clinic.