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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Cantonese, English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ablation of Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • BIV ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • ICD Implants
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Heart Blocks
  • Heart Rhythm Problems
  • Premature Ventricular Complexes
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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Biography

About Roy Chung, MD

Roy Chung, MD, is a specialist in heart rhythm disorders in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon.

Specialty Interests: Implantation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), ablation of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, Wolff Parkinson White syndrome and supraventricular tachycardia

Number of Patients Treated: Physicians in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing performed approximately 4,000 electrophysiology procedures in 2015. Dr. Chung has performed more than 300 pacemaker and ICD implantations, 140 supraventricular tachycardia/ ventricular tachycardia ablations, 160 atrial fibrillation ablations in the past two years.

Success Rates: Electrophysiology treatment at Cleveland Clinic for patients with ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal rapid heart rhythm originating in the heart’s lower chambers) completely eliminates the arrhythmia in nearly 80 percent of patients and eliminates at least one arrhythmia in 15 percent of patients with multiple arrhythmias.

Cleveland Clinic’s complication rate for pacemaker and ICD implantation is 0.87. This compares with an all-hospital 90th percentile complication rate of 1.1, according to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry® ICD Registry™.

You can view detailed information about the number of patients and outcomes for patients treated by specialists in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.

Education and Training: Dr. Chung earned his medical degree from University College Cork, Ireland. He completed an internship and residency at Cork University Hospital system.  After relocating to the United States, Dr. Chung completed an internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University (Metrohealth), Cleveland, and spent two years on the staff of MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland. He joined the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine as associate staff in 2009 and then completed his subspecialty training with fellowships in cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Fla., and cardiac electrophysiology at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. He was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2016.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Chung has co-authored scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and several textbook chapters about electrophysiology. He also has presented at national meetings of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

About Dr. Chung: “I consider it a privilege to serve patients by managing their complicated heart rhythm disorders.  Such conditions can be frustrating to patients and doctors.  We commit ourselves to excellence and offer various options that we customize for each individual.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Chung enjoys spending time with his family and biking.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2009

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2016

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Cardiovascular Disease
Weston, FL USA
2014

Residency - Case Western Reserve Univ. School o
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

Medical Education - National University of Ireland, University College Cork
MD
Cork,
2002

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Interests

Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular tachycardia, Pulmonary Vein Isolation, Pacemaker and ICD implantation.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/18/2022, Dr. Chung has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

127 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Doctor, nurses and staff treated me like I was the only one they had to treat, and gave me their full attention and comforting assurance They would take good care of me.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr Chung is a very courteous and kind physician. Fortunately, I did not need his services. But I am glad I had a chance to meet him.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Overweight/ high BMI patients potentially statistically lower the success rate of the practice and I felt this doctor was discouraging me from continuing with him. That's how I felt.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Dr. Chung took the time to explain my options related to my care. He addressed any concerns put forth by my husband and me.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr. Chung was wonderful, both very professional and caring. I was very scared and he calmed my anxiety.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Love Dr Chung because he is personable and can really relate to his patient.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr Chung and team are exceptional. Every single contact person related to my care has an impact on my healing and I am grateful for Dr Chung and the level of professionalism and compassion that I receive every time.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr Chung and team are exceptional

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr Roy Chung is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

I have been very very please with the care provided by Dr Chung and his team from my initial visit, two cardioversions (Nov 2021 and Dec 2021), ablation procedure (Jan 2022) and 3 follow-up appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

I have complete confidence in dr chung

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Chung is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Very good experience with Dr Chung.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr. Chung is an Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Always a good experience with doctor Chung

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Dr CHung is by far the best doctor I have ever had. I recommend him to anyone who needs that type of care. He is on a different level period

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Excellent explanation on everything Dr. Chung is completing on my health.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr. Chung was very nice, knowledgeable and so much better than my previous cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr. Chung was great. He listened to me with my concerns. He put my concerns at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr Chung has been outstanding when treating my afib. He's very knowledgeable and cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Great service and friendly staff and doctor

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Anita and Dr Chung we're great.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Always great experience, Dr. Chung takes time to answer all questions. He is direct however he has my best interest in mind.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr Chung is the best doctor that I have ever had

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

The nurse who assisted me was friendly and thorough. Dr. Chung is a great doctor!!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Outstanding and incredibly thorough, insightful physician. I appreciate and highly recommend Dr. Chung.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

I have absolute confidence in Dr. Chung. After 50 years in healthcare, I don't impress easily, but he is genuinely one of the most exceptional providers I have interacted with over many decades.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Chung and his staff are the best! Had a device check and pacemaker review. All procedures were explained as results detailed.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Chung did answer my questions and was very friendly but I did feel a little rushed

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Chung is an excellent Doctor. He is a good listener and takes into account my view points on the medical conditions I experience. He is an understanding person, and professional.

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