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Lee S. Chung, MD

Languages spoken: English, Chinese
  • Dr. Chung is a stroke neurologist, having completed fellowship in vascular neurology after completion of a neurology residency, both at the University of Utah. He has faculty appointments at both the University of Utah Hospital and at the Salt Lake City VA, with clinical, education, and research activities at both facilities. His vision is that expert stroke care will be available to all patients regardless of region or background, and his mission is to reduce current disparities in care by leveraging tools such as telemedicine and medical education. He is primarily interested in delivery of expert neurovascular care through optimization of stroke care systems, telemedicine implementation, and stroke education of medical students and community providers.

    His clinical duties include inpatient and outpatient neurologic care at the University of Utah Hospital and the Salt Lake City VA. He has helped develop several telemedicine networks to provide emergent teleneurological consultations to patients with acute stroke (telestroke), and serves as consultant and liaison to partner hospitals in the UT-ID-WY-NV-CO region, and nationally with the VA National Telestroke Program.

    He serves as the neurology clerkship co-director and helps design and administer the neurology clerkship with the School of Medicine. He has developed the stroke education lectures to MS3 and neurology residents, and also teach the neurological exam and clinical localization skills to the MS3 class. He as also co-developed Stroke Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a collaborative tele-mentorship program to empower community providers to deliver optimal stroke care, with a reach beyond the intermountain region. He also developed the VA National Stroke Project ECHO which is delivered to nation-wide VA stroke thought leaders who exchange quality improvement strategies and best practices. He is the medical director of the annual Utah Stroke Symposium which brings together multi-disciplinary providers from the intermountain region with national speakers. He directs education both within the stroke division and lectures at other allied health schools at the University. He serves as a site principle investigator for internal and external acute stroke trials at the University of Utah and VA Sale Lake City, including an interdepartmental study of spreading depolarizations in brain injury

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Neurology - Primary
    Academic Divisions
  • Dr. Chung is a stroke neurologist, having completed fellowship in vascular neurology after completion of a neurology residency, both at the University of Utah. He has faculty appointments at both the University of Utah Hospital and at the Salt Lake City VA, with clinical, education, and research activities at both facilities. His vision is that expert stroke care will be available to all patients regardless of region or background, and his mission is to reduce current disparities in care by leveraging tools such as telemedicine and medical education. He is primarily interested in delivery of expert neurovascular care through optimization of stroke care systems, telemedicine implementation, and stroke education of medical students and community providers.

    His clinical duties include inpatient and outpatient neurologic care at the University of Utah Hospital and the Salt Lake City VA. He has helped develop several telemedicine networks to provide emergent teleneurological consultations to patients with acute stroke (telestroke), and serves as consultant and liaison to partner hospitals in the UT-ID-WY-NV-CO region, and nationally with the VA National Telestroke Program.

    He serves as the neurology clerkship co-director and helps design and administer the neurology clerkship with the School of Medicine. He has developed the stroke education lectures to MS3 and neurology residents, and also teach the neurological exam and clinical localization skills to the MS3 class. He as also co-developed Stroke Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a collaborative tele-mentorship program to empower community providers to deliver optimal stroke care, with a reach beyond the intermountain region. He also developed the VA National Stroke Project ECHO which is delivered to nation-wide VA stroke thought leaders who exchange quality improvement strategies and best practices. He is the medical director of the annual Utah Stroke Symposium which brings together multi-disciplinary providers from the intermountain region with national speakers. He directs education both within the stroke division and lectures at other allied health schools at the University. He serves as a site principle investigator for internal and external acute stroke trials at the University of Utah and VA Sale Lake City, including an interdepartmental study of spreading depolarizations in brain injury

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Neurology -Primary
    Academic Divisions

    Education history

    Fellowship Vascular Neurology - University of Utah Fellow
    Adult Neurology - University of Utah Chief Resident
    Residency Adult Neurology - University of Utah Resident
    Internal Medicine - University of Utah Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine M.D.
    Psychology - Harvard University B.A.