Kevin C. Chung, M.D., M.S.
Charles B. G. de Nancrede Professor of Surgery
Professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, University of Michigan Medical School
Associate Director of Global REACH, University of Michigan Medical School
2130 Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0340
Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS, the Charles B. G. De Nancrede (Chair of the Department of Surgery at University of Michigan, 1847-1921) Professor of Surgery received his health services research training as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar from the University of Michigan. He obtained his general surgery training from the University of Texas in San Antonio, his plastic surgery training from the University of Michigan and his hand surgery training from the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore.
Dr. Chung is currently a Director for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He serves as the treasurer/secretary for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is the past Vice-President for Research for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is the President-Elect for the Plastic Surgery Foundation. He serves as a member of the Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee and has been a Council member for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is Chairman of the AO North America Hand Education committee in charge of the hand surgery educational programs for the US and Canada. He has published over 320 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 200 book chapters, and 14 textbooks. He is a National Institutes of Health funded researcher who is the principal investigator of an R01 grant for a multicenter clinical study on the rheumatoid hand that has received a competitive renewal and another R01 grant on a 21 center clinical trial for the treatment of distal radius fracture in the elderly. He has also received a K24 Midcareer Investigator Grant in Patient-Oriented Research, a R34 Clinical Trial Planning grant and a R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award from the National Institutes of Health. He is the first recipient of the Weiland Medal from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand to honor a hand surgeon whose research work advances the specialty, and he is the 2011 Researcher of the Year for the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. In 2008, Dr. Chung received the Dean's award from the University of Michigan Medical School for Clinical and Health Services Research that is bestowed on a faculty member for outstanding research accomplishments. Dr. Chung is the Deputy Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery and is the Outcomes Section Editor for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Chung is a hand and upper extremity surgeon who performs a wide variety of reconstructive procedures in the fields of rheumatoid arthritis, congenital hand problems, spinal cord injuries, nerve injuries, and complex fractures. Dr. Chung serves as an Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs for the Medical School, and an Associate Director for Global REACH where he facilitates the global health program for the institution. He is the Director for the University of Michigan hand fellowship program.
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