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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
  • Biventricular (BIV) ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • 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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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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Cardiovascular Disease
Weston, FL

Residency - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH United States

Medical Education - National University of Ireland, University College Cork


  • 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 3/26/2024, Dr. Chung has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

169 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

My first appointment was canceled by the doctor due to scheduling conflicts. My notification was by voicemail with advice to call back for a new date, which ended up being over a month from my first date. I contacted my referring doctor, who intervened and got my appointment moved up. What a hassle.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Chung was very knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

When I asked to be rescheduled, Dr. Chung came in. Our visit was rushed. I agreed to schedule an ablation. But. I felt I had to apologize for being upset about him being so late for our appointment--very awkward. Now I will expect him to be late

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Chung is very professional, kindhearted and a passionate doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

It took several months to see Dr. Chung. Way too long in my opinion.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr. Chung was excellent

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Cheung was easy to talk and presented information in an easily understandable way.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr Chung and staff are outstanding in knowledge compassion and care.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Chung is an excellent physician who's care and oversight I greatly appreciate.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

I would not hesitate to highly recommend Dr. Chung

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

What do these questions have to do with Dr. Choung?

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Chung is very thoughtful in discussing my health issues and a plan for my care.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr Chung is a very caring, personable and concerned doctor.!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Chung has given me a new lease on life. I am very fortunate to have him as my Electrophysiologist.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr.Chung took a very personal interest in my care!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I felt extremely comfortable with Dr. Roy's office visits. He listened to to my every question and answers were clear and complete . When I was concerned about something, he would explain it back to me, which I accepted. I would highly recommend him. Thank y You Dr. Roy

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Chung was easily accessible and my questions were promptly handled by his office. I had several tests done in one day, including an appointment with Dr. Chung, his office ensured there was little down time between appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Chung and all of his nurse practitioners and staff are simply the best at what they do.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr Chung was very caring and took time to discuss my options and answer questions.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Roy Chung is outstanding. He took the time to explain all aspects of my procedure to me and my wife. We both left extremely confident in the care that I would receive at CC.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Chung is the BEST !!!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Excellent. To Dr Chung & his support staff!!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Chung is very "patient oriented." Answered to all of my fears & "what if's".

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr Chung always listens to my needs and had a plan to address it. He is awesome

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

I continue to be impressed with Dr Chung and CC

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Chung spends time,listens well and provides understanding.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Love Dr chung

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Chung is exceptional.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Cannot speak more highly of Dr Chung. The care provided me literally changed my life.

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