Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location 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 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 School - National University of Ireland, University College Cork
MD
Cork,
2002

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • 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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As of 7/10/2017, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

57 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

2 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2017

Dr. Roy Chang was awesome!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017

Dr. Chung is very good at explaining procedures and makes understanding what is wrong easy. I always feel confident that I am getting the best care possible from him.

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