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Heiwon Chung, MD Chief, Section of Surgical Oncology
Surgery - General Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Heiwon Chung
Languages

English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

Experience
  • Education

    Medical Training
    University of Sao Paulo
    MD - Doctor of Medicine
    1989

  • Medical Training

    Resident - 1992
    Surgical
    Nassau County Medical Center

    Resident - 1993
    Surgical
    Nassau County Medical Center

    Fellowship - 1994
    Burn
    Nassau County Medical Center

    Fellowship - 1997
    Burn
    New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
    New York, NY

    Resident - 1998
    General Surgery
    Lehigh Valley Hospital
    Allentown, PA

    Resident - 1999
    General Surgery
    Abington Memorial Hospital
    Abington, PA

    Resident - 2000
    General Surgery
    Abington Memorial Hospital
    Abington, PA

    Resident - 2001
    General Surgery
    Abington Memorial Hospital
    Abington, PA

  • Certifications

    American Board of Surgery - Surgery

Personal
  • Philosophy of Care

    The healing process requires trust, knowledge and hope. I try to create a feeling of trust, give patients the knowledge they need to understand their own condition, and of course, develop a plan that gives them hope. I treat my patients as if they are a member of my family or a close friend. I committed myself to that when I first thought of becoming a doctor. I know what it means. My dear aunt and grandmother both had breast cancer. I know how it affected my own family. Treating a patient like a member of the family means empowering my patients with understandable information and formulating a treatment plan that makes sense to them. I share my perspective with my patients, try to eliminate the unknown and help them to see the light after passing through darkness

  • Why I Entered Medicine

    I was conflicted between my passion for classical music as a concert pianist and for the art of medicine as an intellectual. I came to a conclusion that I could combine both arts and make a compassionate career with the product of my hands - the art of Surgery.

  • Community & Charity Involvement

    I am committed to church activities, medical missions and mentorship. I am actively engaged in women's program. "Show your chapeau" is one of fund raiser musical events to benefit Breast Cancer patients.

  • Personal Interests

    My interests are classical piano, church organ and oil painting. I am also fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and Korean.