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Jonathan Hero Chung, MD

Jonathan H. Chung, MD is Vice Chair of Quality and Section Chief of Cardiopulmonary Imaging at the University of Chicago. Dr. Chung analyzes and interprets chest radiographs and CT scans for thoracic diseases. He also has an expertise in interstitial lung disease, occupational lung disease, nontuberculous mycobacterial pneumonia and diseases of the large and small airways.



Through his research, Dr. Chung is studying how imaging can play a more significant role in patients with chronic lung diseases, specifically, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, occupational lung disease and nontuberculous mycobacterial pneumonia. He has authored over 160 peer-reviewed articles that have been published in scientific journals and five books that focus on chest diagnostics. His quality work has mainly leveraged the synergy of technology and quality improvement to enhance patient safety, optimize radiologist workflows, support ease of practice, and augment diagnostic accuracy and efficiency.



In addition to his clinical work and research efforts, Dr. Chung also dedicates himself to educating medical students, residents and fellows, performing numerous one-on-one teaching sessions and mentoring younger physicians. His devotion to education has been recognized several times, including when he received the Radiological Society of North America Honored Educator Award in 2013 and the Marc Tetalman Award in 2016.

ACR PET/CT Course
Reston, VA

2011

Philips Faculty Development Program
Boston, MA
- Association of University Radiologists
2011

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
- Fellow, Cardiopulmonary Imaging
2010

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
- Resident, Department of Radiology
2009

Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, CA
- Transitional Year Intern
2005

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Doctor of Medicine - Radiology
2004

Union College
Schenectady, NY
Bachelor of Arts - Economics / Biology Interdepartmental
2000

Radiologic Classification of Black Lung: Time for a New Gold Standard?
Lynch DA, Chung JH, Kanne JP, Meyer CA. Radiologic Classification of Black Lung: Time for a New Gold Standard? Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Apr; 19(4):701-702.
PMID: 35030054

The Pan-Tumor Landscape of Targetable Kinase Fusions in Circulating Tumor DNA.
Lee JK, Hazar-Rethinam M, Decker B, Gjoerup O, Madison RW, Lieber DS, Chung JH, Schrock AB, Creeden J, Venstrom J, Alexander B, Oxnard GR. The Pan-Tumor Landscape of Targetable Kinase Fusions in Circulating Tumor DNA. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 02 15; 28(4):728-737.
PMID: 34753780

A Fully Automated Deep Learning Pipeline for Multi-Vertebral Level Quantification and Characterization of Muscle and Adipose Tissue on Chest CT Scans.
Bridge CP, Best TD, Wrobel MM, Marquardt JP, Magudia K, Javidan C, Chung JH, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Andriole KP, Fintelmann FJ. A Fully Automated Deep Learning Pipeline for Multi-Vertebral Level Quantification and Characterization of Muscle and Adipose Tissue on Chest CT Scans. Radiol Artif Intell. 2022 Jan; 4(1):e210080.
PMID: 35146434

High-titer rheumatoid factor seropositivity predicts mediastinal lymphadenopathy and mortality in rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease.
Tyker A, Ventura IB, Lee CT, Strykowski R, Garcia N, Guzy R, Jablonski R, Vij R, Strek ME, Chung JH, Adegunsoye A. High-titer rheumatoid factor seropositivity predicts mediastinal lymphadenopathy and mortality in rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease. Sci Rep. 2021 11 24; 11(1):22821.
PMID: 34819525

The Pan-Tumor Landscape of Targetable Kinase Fusions in Circulating Tumor DNA.
Lee JK, Hazar-Rethinam M, Decker B, Gjoerup O, Madison RW, Lieber DS, Chung JH, Schrock AB, Creeden J, Venstrom J, Alexander B, Oxnard GR. The Pan-Tumor Landscape of Targetable Kinase Fusions in Circulating Tumor DNA. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Nov 09.
PMID: 34753780

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Diffuse Lung Disease.
ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Diffuse Lung Disease. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 11; 18(11S):S320-S329.
PMID: 34794591

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Nontraumatic Chest Wall Pain.
ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Nontraumatic Chest Wall Pain. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 11; 18(11S):S394-S405.
PMID: 34794596

Correction to: Vessel-related structures predict UIP pathology in those with a non-IPF pattern on CT.
Chung JH, Adegunsoye A, Oldham JM, Vij R, Husain A, Montner SM, Karwoski RA, Bartholmai BJ, Strek ME. Correction to: Vessel-related structures predict UIP pathology in those with a non-IPF pattern on CT. Eur Radiol. 2021 Nov; 31(11):8825.
PMID: 33974150

The Role of Surgical Lung Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease: Perspective from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
Hariri LP, Roden AC, Chung JH, Danoff SK, Gomez Manjarres DC, Hartwig M, Kheir F, King C, Kreider M, Lynch DA, Mooney J, Muniappan A, Myers JL, Paoletti L, Raj R, Safdar Z, Suliman S, Thavarajah K, Lederer DJ, Rudell FL, Bianchi P, Shea BS, Ley B. The Role of Surgical Lung Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease: Perspective from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 10; 18(10):1601-1609.
PMID: 34004127

Computed Tomography Findings Suggestive of Connective Tissue Disease in the Setting of Usual Interstitial Pneumonia.
Chung JH, Montner SM, Thirkateh P, Cannon B, Barnett SD, Nathan SD. Computed Tomography Findings Suggestive of Connective Tissue Disease in the Setting of Usual Interstitial Pneumonia. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2021 Sep 17.
PMID: 34538808

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Certificate of Merit
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2018

Certificate of Merit
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2018

Certificate of Merit
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2018

Invited for Radiographics
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2017

Marc Tetalman Award
Radiology Department, University of Chicago
2016

Editor’s Recognition Award for Distinction in Reviewing
Journal of Thoracic Imaging
2015

Certificate of Merit
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2014

Editor’s Recognition Award (with Special Distinction)
Radiology
2014

Editor’s Recognition Award for Distinction in Reviewing
Journal of Thoracic Imaging
2014

RSNA Honored Educator Award
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2013

Certificate of Merit
Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR)
2012

Certificate of Merit
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2012

Excellence in Design Award
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2011

Invited for publication in Radiographics
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2011

Cum Laude for excellence in content
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2011

Editor’s Recognition Award for Distinction in Reviewing
Journal of Thoracic Imaging
2011

Herbert M. Stauffer Award for Best Education Paper for outstanding manuscript published
Association of University Radiologists (AUR)
2010

Gold Award for best educational exhibit at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
2010

Certificate of Merit for educational exhibit at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
2010

Certificate of Merit for educational exhibit at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
2010

Certificate of Merit for excellence in content
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2010

Cum Laude for excellence in content
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2010

Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2009

Certificate of Merit for excellence in content
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2009

Certificate of Merit for excellence in content
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2009

First place, Case of the Day competition
Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR)
2008

Finalist, Siemens Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Award
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)
2008

Certificate of Merit for excellence in content
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2008

Cardiothoracic Radiology Resident of the Year
University of Washington
2006

Missouri State Medical Association Award
Washington University School of Medicine
2004

Alpha Omega Alpha
Washington University School of Medicine
2004

Phi Beta Kappa
Union College
2000

Summa Cum Laude
Union College
2000

Class Valedictorian
Union College
2000