Physicians

Christian Y. Chung, M.D., FACG

Dr. Christian Y. Chung pursued his career in medicine by enrolling and completing an accelerated six-year B.S./M.D. program at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 and received his M.D. degree in 1984. He completed three years of Internal Medicine residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York between 1984 and 1987. Dr. Chung completed two years of subspecialty training in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at New York Medical College in 1989. He received Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in 1987 and 1989 respectively.

Dr. Chung joined our practice in July 1989 and has been on active staff at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center since that time. He has served in various committees at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Chung is skilled in all areas of gastrointestinal endoscopy including upper endoscopy; colonoscopy; small bowel video capsule endoscopy; and ERCP. During his GI fellowship, Dr. Chung received special training in Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for treatment of esophageal cancers and Barrett's Esophagus. Dr. Chung introduced Flexible Endoscopic Swallowing Study to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in 2000 and was instrumental in training the staff speech language pathologists to perform the procedure for evaluation of swallowing in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia. His areas of interest include Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, swallowing disorders, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Helicobacter Pylori infection, Celiac Sprue, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and colorectal cancer screening.

He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and an active member of the North Carolina Medical Society and American Gastroenterological Association.