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Boston Children's Hospital: Wendy Chung

Wendy Chung has been appointed as chief of the department of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital. She will also become a professor at Harvard Medical School and president of Children's Hospital Pediatric Associates. Chung joins Boston Children's from Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, where she was chief of the division of clinical genetics in the department of pediatrics, as well as associate director for education at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, medical director for the Columbia genetic counseling graduate program, and precision medicine resource leader at the Irving Institute. In addition, she was a professor of pediatrics and medicine and led a laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center. Chung also currently serves as director of clinical research at the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. She holds a BA in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, an MD from Cornell University Medical College, and a PhD in genetics from Rockefeller University.