Richard Chung, M.D.
Medical Director, Pediatrics
Dr. Chung is the Director of Adolescent Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He received his A.B. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Harvard University and his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Chung then trained in pediatrics and internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center and adolescent and young adult medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston prior to returning to Duke to direct the Adolescent Medicine Program. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Duke Center for Eating Disorders. Dr. Chung is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Chung’s clinical and research interests center on preventive and chronic disease care of adolescents and young adults. He has experience in engaging primary care clinicians in systematically improving adolescent preventive care measures and currently works with the Duke primary care practices in that regard. Further, Dr. Chung has research and clinical experience in understanding ways to improve adolescent health through behavioral change, particularly in the context of chronic illness. As part of these efforts, he helps lead efforts at Duke to improve transitional care for adolescents with special health care needs. Finally, Dr. Chung oversees the medical care of patients within the Duke Center for Eating Disorders and supports research efforts within the Center.