Augustine Chung, MD
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Augustine Chung, MD

  • Pulmonology|
  • Critical Care Medicine
Average rating: 4.9
| 131 ratings
 
Pulmonology | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 365, Los Angeles, CA 90095

About

Dr. Augustine Chung was born and raised in Los Angeles, before going away for his undergraduate studies, public health school, medical school, and residency training. He returned to Los Angeles to embark on his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UCLA, which he completed in 2017 and went on to remain as faculty.

Dr. Chung sees patients with a wide variety of pulmonary conditions, including but not limited to interstial lung disease, sarcoidosis, asthma, emphysema, pulmonary nodules, and pneumonia. His research focus is in Interstitial Lung Disease, and he has been a practitioner in the multidisciplinary UCLA Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic since 2014, He sees patients in the UCLA Burbank and Westwood locations.

He is currently the Pulmonary Director of the Connective Tissue Disease-Interstitial Lung Disease (CTD-ILD) Clinic and the Associate Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic. He lectures in the medical school and teaches trainees at UCLA on the topic of Interstitial Lung Disease, which is his area of research and expertise.

Languages

English

Education

Fellowship

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2017

Residency

Internal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2013

Internship

Internal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2011

Degree

MD, Case Western Reserve Univ School of Medicine, 2010

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Research

Publications

  1. Bellocchi C, Chung A, Volkmann ER, Predicting the progression of very early systemic sclerosis: current insights, Open Access Rheumatol. 2022 Sept 15; 14:171-186.
  2. Oh S, Ronaghi R, He T, Oberg C, Channick C, Susanto I, Carroll M, Weigt S, Sayah D, Dolinay T, Chung A,  Belperio J, The safety profile of a protocolized transbronchial cryobiopsy program utilizing a 2.4 mm cryoprobe for interstitial lung disease. Respir Med. 2022 Jun 6; 200:106913.
  3. Chung A, English J, Volkmann E, Interstitial Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis: Lessons Learned from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology. 2019 Apr 12; 5, p127–146
  4. Chung A, May Wilgus ML, Fishbein G, Joseph P Lynch 3rd, Pulmonary and Bronchiolar Involvement in Sjogren's Syndrome, Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Apr;40(2):235-254. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688448. Epub 2019 May 28.
  5. Volkmann ER, Chung A, Tashkin D, Managing systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease in the modern treatment era, J Scleroderma Rltd Disorders. 2017 May-Aug; 2:69-134.
  6. Volkmann ER, Chung A, Saggar R, Belperio JA, Lynch JP 3rd. Pulmonary Hypertension Complicating Connective Tissue Disease. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Oct;38(5):619-635. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1606203. Epub 2017 Oct 15.
  7. Ma KC, Chung A, Aronson KI, Krishnan JK, Barjaktarevic IZ, Berlin DA, Schenck EJ. Bronchoscopic intubation is an effective airway strategy in critically ill patients. J Crit Care. 2017 Apr;38:92-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.10.022. Epub 2016 Nov 4.
  8. Chung A, Fishman M, Dasenbrook EC, Loparo KA, Dick TE, Jacono FJ. Isoflurane and ketamine anesthesia have different effects on ventilatory pattern variability in rats. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2013 Feb 1;185(3):659-64. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2012.12.001. Epub 2012 Dec 14.
  9. Harvey BG, Strulovici-Barel Y, Vincent TL, Mezey JG, Raviram R, Gordon C, Salit J, Tilley AE, Chung A, Sanders A, Crystal RG. High correlation of the response of upper and lower lobe small airway epithelium to smoking. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 9;8(9):e72669.
  10. Chung A, Goel A. Images in clinical medicine. De Garengeot's hernia. N Engl J Med. 2009 Sep 10;361(11):e18.

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Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare

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Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2023, 2024