Karine Chung, MD – CV

Karine Chung, MD, MSCE – Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION:

High School
Western Reserve Academy
Hudson, Ohio
1986 – 1990

University
Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
1990 – 1994

Medical School
Ohio State University School of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio
Doctor of Medicine
1994 – 1998

Graduate School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
2003 – 2005

Internship
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
1998 – 1999

Residency
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
1999 – 2002

Fellowship
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2002 – 2005

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Undergraduate

  • June 1993 Hughes Grant for Research in Life Sciences
  • Fall 1993 Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

Medical School

  • June 1995 Samuel J. Roessler Research Scholarship
  • May 1997 Honors performance in Urology
  • June 1997 Honors performance in High-Risk Obstetrics
  • August 1997 Honors performance in Pediatric Medicine
  • June 1998 Medical Student Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency

  • June 2000 Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award

Fellowship

  • October 2002 Wyeth-Ayerst Fellow Reporter Program, American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • May 2003 Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society’s Prize Scientific Paper
  • July 2003 Recipient of funds through Clinical Research Curriculum Award (K30)
  • July 2004 Appointment to NIH Reproductive Epidemiology Training Grant (T32)
  • June 2005 Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society’s Prize Scientific Paper

Faculty

  • April 2008 Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Reproductive Endocrine Research Award

LISCENSURES:

California #A90490
Expiration date: 12/31/18

DEA #FC2594136
Expiration date: 08/31/17

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc., Diplomate, 12/8/06 Recertified 2009-present

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc., Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Diplomate, 4/9/08 Recertified 2009-present

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Academic Appointments

Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 07/01/05 – 07/31/06

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 08/1/06 – 9/30/16

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 10/01/16 – Present

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teach medical students, interns, residents and fellows in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinic, patient care conferences, statistics conferences and in surgery
  • Journal Clubs for medical students, residents and fellows in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinic
  • Teach medical students, interns and residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology and statistics conferences
  • Lecture to year II medical students – Reproduction System course
  • Faculty advisor to medical students and residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Interview and rank applicants for residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Interview and rank applicants for fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Faculty meetings for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Faculty meetings for the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee of the Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Healthcare Network

Professional Service

  • Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Healthcare Network
  • Good Samaritan Hospital

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

National

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    • Vice Chair, Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group
      • May 20, 2008 – October 19, 2009
    • Chair, Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group
      • October 25, 2010 – Present
    • Member, Postgraduate Program Committee
      • October 23, 2014 – October 21, 2015
    • Co-Chair, Postgraduate Program Committee
      • October 22, 2015 – October 19, 2016
    • Chair, Postgraduate Program Committee
      • October 20, 2016 – November 2, 2017
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
    • Member, Faculty Presentation Review Committee, 2011
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2013-2016
    • Member, Abstract Review Committee, 2013 – 2015
    • Member, Awards Committee, 2013 – 2015
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Local

  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California
    • Program Committee, Chair of Gyn Program, 2015 – 2016

CONSULTANTSHIPS:

National and International

  • Ad hoc reviewer for the American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ad hoc reviewer for European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Fertility and Sterility
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Women’s Health
  • Ad hoc Reproductive BioMedicine Online
  • Ad hoc Human Reproduction
  • Livestrong Fertility Advisory Committee (since March 1, 2012)
  • Ferring Fertility Preservation Advisory Committee (since December, 2012)

Research Activities:

Major Areas of Research Interest

  • Epidemiology and statistics in cancer and reproductive medicine
  • Oocyte cryopreservation
  • Fertility preservation in cancer patients
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Perinatal outcomes after in vitro fertilization

Research in Progress

  • Prospective study of effect of high levels of endogenous estradiol on normal breast tissue (in egg donors)
  • Prospective study of effect of high dose progestins on normal breast tissue
  • Prospective study of oocyte cryopreservation for female patients with and without cancer
  • Prospective study of ovarian tissue cryopreservation for female patients with cancer
  • Perinatal outcomes in pregnancies resulting from in vitro fertilization and gestational surrogacy
  • Prospective study of aromatase inhibitors for treatment of endometrial hyperplasia
  • Prospective cohort study analysis of predictors of future fertility in female cancer patients
  • Serum bank and clinical database for assessment of markers and predictors for ectopic pregnancy

RESEARCH GRANTS:

  1. Title: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Open-Label, Parallel Group Study of a Vaginal Micronized Progesterone Tablet (Endometrin®) Compared to Crinone 8% Vaginal Gel in Female Patients Undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Protocol 2004-02 Endometrin IVF
    Sponsor: Ferring Pharmaceuticals
    Period: September 13, 2005 to June, 2006
    % Time Effort: 10%
    Amount: $160,712.51
    This large randomized study compared the efficacy of two different vaginal progesterone agents for luteal supplementation in the setting of in vitro fertilization.
  2. Title: A Phase II, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter, dose finding, comparative study for the evaluation of the aromatase inhibitor Anastrozole (multiple-dose) versus clomiphene citrate in stimulating follicular growth and ovulation in infertile women with ovulatory dysfunction
    Sponsor: EMD Serono, Inc. (formerly Serono, Inc.)
    Period: March 24, 2005 to March 26, 2008. (Please note: John K. Jain, M.D., was the principal investigator. However, he left the University on December 31, 2006. I took over as principal investigator as of January 1, 2007).
    Principal Investigator: Karine Chung, M.D., M.S.C.E.
    % Time Effort: 10%
    Amount: $180,000
    The goal of this large randomized study was to compare the efficacy of two different ovulation induction agents in stimulating ovarian follicle growth.
  3. Title: Systematic evaluation of women at risk for ectopic pregnancy
    Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania (Sub-contract of NIH RO1 grant [2-RO1-HD-036455-06A1])
    Period: June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2010
    Principal Investigator: Karine Chung, M.D., M.S.C.E. (Please note: John K. Jain, M.D., was the principal investigator. However, he left the University on December 31, 2006. I took over as principal investigator as of January 1, 2007).
    % Time Effort: 10%
    Amount: $190,710
    The goal of this project is to identify risk factors for ectopic pregnancy and evaluate the utility of novel biomarkers in women at risk for ectopic pregnancy.
  4. Title: Investigating fertility in female cancer survivors
    Sponsor: University of Southern California, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Period: June 1, 2008 to August 1, 2010
    Principal Investigator: Karine Chung, M.D., M.S.C.E.
    % Time Effort: 10%
    Amount: $20,250.00
    The aim of this project is to further our understanding of the relationship between cancer and reproduction by conducting clinical studies applying innovative methods to prevent cancer and improve the quality of life in cancer survivors.
  5. Title: Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network (UNC Clinical Site)
    Sponsor: NIH-Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Period: September 20, 2013 – present
    Subcontract Principal Investigator: Karine Chung, M.D., M.S.C.E.
    % Time Effort: 10%
    Amount: $19,153.00
    The purpose of the Reproductive Medicine Network is to conduct clinical studies to investigate problems in reproductive medicine including female and male infertility, gynecologic and male reproductive system diseases and disorders that impact fertility, problems in andrology and endocrinology affecting reproduction.
  6. Title: Ovarian reserve and inflammatory markers in the presence of intrauterine systems
    Sponsor: University of Southern California, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Period: November 24, 2014 – June 30, 2015
    Principal Investigator: Karine Chung, M.D., M.S.C.E.
    % Time Effort: 10%
    Amount: $1,470.00
    To determine if serum levels of anti-Müllerian hormone change significantly before and after treatment with the levonorgesterol intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), Copper intrauterine device (CuT) users or other non-hormonal contraceptives (controls).