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Heiwon Chung, MD Surgery - General Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Heiwon Chung, MD
Languages

English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

Experience
  • Education

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

  • Training

    Resident 1991
    General Surgery
    Nassau County Medical Center

    Resident 1992
    General Surgery
    Nassau County Medical Center

    Fellowship 1993
    Burn
    Nassau County Medical Center

    Fellowship 1996
    Burn
    New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
    New York, NY

    Resident 1997
    General Surgery
    Lehigh Valley Hospital
    Allentown, PA

    Resident 1998
    General Surgery
    Abington Memorial Hospital
    Abington, PA

    Resident 1999
    General Surgery
    Abington Memorial Hospital
    Abington, PA

    Resident 2000
    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.