Wendy Chung
Published July 29, 2015
Updated April 21, 2021

Dr. Wendy Chung is a clinical and molecular geneticist and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University. Her work is in human genetic research, looking at diseases such as breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, inherited arrhythmias, obesity, diabetes and autism, among others. She develops tailored care and treatments for rare genetic diseases.

Among her achievements is leading the pilot newborn screening study of spinal muscular atrophy in New York that helped lead to nationwide adoption of the test. She was the original plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that overturned the ability to patent genes.

She sees patients at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Expertise: Human genetics, genetic medicine, medical ethics, genetic counseling, undiagnosed genetic disorders, cancer, birth defects, breast cancer, autism, rare cancers, pediatrics, obesity, genetic testing, precision medicine

Location: New York, N.Y.

Email: wkc15@columbia.edu

Phone: 212-851-5313 (lab)

Heard on TED Talks: Autism – What We Know (And What We Don’t Know Yet)

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