Dr. Ki Young Chung Named Chair of Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Board of Directors

Written on February 5, 2021

Dr. Chung is a medical oncologist treating adult cancer patients, who joined our CCP Board two years ago. He received his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins University Program in Internal Medicine in Baltimore, MD and fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY and joined the faculty at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University Medical School as assistant professor of medicine.  

In 2009, Dr. Chung was awarded the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Fellowship Teacher of the Year. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and currently serves multiple positions including Principle Investigator of the Prisma Health NCI Community Oncology Research Program(NCORP), co-Director of the Institute for Translational Oncology Research(ITOR) and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina Greenville School of Medicine, Clemson University of School of Health Research and Medical University of South Carolina-Charleston.  

  In his spare time, Dr. Chung spends time with his wife Rachel(veterinarian) and children, Hudson(13 y.o.) and Sylvia(8 y.o.) as much as possible.  He swims, gardens, and assists with farming and fostering rescue dogs. In accepting his election to chair the CCP Board, Dr. Chung commented “I am honored, but only wish I can fulfill and expand the mission of the Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas.  The children and their families need a champion for circumstances that are beyond their control.  I will do my best to be this champion to support this critical mission.” Listen to Dr. Chung speak about CCP’s mission here.

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