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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 4/1/2020, 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

118 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Chung is very nice and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

The doctor was very informative and an easy person with whom to converse about my particular medical problem. He made me feel right at home.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Doctor visit was very informative. I finally understood the problem I was experiencing and what the solution would be. Finally in touch with the right doctor that is going to help me return to normal.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr.Chung acted immediately to an adverse rhythm discovered from the transmission from my Pacemaker. He was able to schedule surgery to change my Pacemaker to an ICD the following Monday. Such immediate action to schedule a surgery on short notice is unheard of in my opinion.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr Chung is kind, caring , compassionate, and extremely capable and professional. He studied my case and worked hard for my healing. I am so happy with the results of his healing touch on me; my now regular heartbeat is so nice and comfortable. I will forever be a loyal patient. When I thanked him for treating me so special, he replied that is how every patient is treated. Dr Roy Chung is a real asset to The Cleveland Clinic. He is the best in my opinion. I feel so good now!! Thank you Dr. Chung and Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

That was the most obvious difference between Dr Chung and Cleveland Clinic nurses and staff - they really cared for me and communicated that spirit of caring to me. It is an intangible attitude , but so comforting and obvious since I have been treated extensively at other institutions. Dr Chung was especially caring and committed to making me well. To be treated like that is so reassuring and builds such confidence. So happy for a successful outcome! Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Hope I don't need more treatments, but if I do, Dr Chung and CCwill be my first choice!

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr. Chung is personable and takes the time to know you as a person and patient. I never feel rushed when speaking with him.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Chung is excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

love the Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Great staff experience, both reception and triage. Dr. Chung very personable and encouraging!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

First interaction with Dr. Chung; I was very impressed and encouraged.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Chung is an excellent teacher and always gives me tasks to do for the next appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Chung always responds in a timely manner

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

I would Highly recommend Dr. Chung. He has always cared for me in a way that shows he cares about my health and my future wellness.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

I already recommented Dr Chung=

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

great doctor and great complete answer to my questions

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr Chung was very good listener, great communication, great care

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr Chung & the nurse communication was awesome

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr Chung was great kind friendly

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Always an excellent experience with Dr. Chung!He treats you as a person and really cares about your wellbeing. I'm thankful to have him as a provider.

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