Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

Wendy Chung is the Chair of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She is a clinical geneticist specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research extends to the genetic basis of seizures, intellectual disabilities, autism, inherited metabolic conditions, rare disorders and several other diseases including obesity, diabetes, cardiomyopathies, and congenital heart disease. She is the lead PI of large programs in autism genetic research including Simons VIP and SPARK.

Dr Chung, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award, the Medical Achievement Award from Bonei Olam, and the New York Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science. Dr. Chung is renowned for her teaching and mentoring. She is a member of the Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy and has won many awards for teaching including the Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, American Medical Women’s Association Mentor Award, and Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Dr Chung received her B.A. in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in genetics.