Biography

Dr. Chung earned his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), where he remained as a faculty member of the Leukemia Service for six years before joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018. His clinical interests include the myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia, as well as clonal hematopoiesis. His laboratory is focused on understanding and targeting disease stem cells in hematologic malignancies.

Education

Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine (2006)
Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital (2009), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2012), Medical Oncology

Research Interest

  • Actue Myeloid Leukemia
  • Clonal Hematopoiesis
  • Hematopoiesis
  • Leukemia Stem Cells
  • The Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Publications

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Oncogenic TRK fusions are amenable to inhibition in hematologic malignancies.
Taylor J, Pavlick D, Yoshimi A, Marcelus C, Chung SS, Hechtman JF, Benayed R, Cocco E, Durham BH, Bitner L, Inoue D, Chung YR, Mullaney K, Watts JM, Diamond EL, Albacker LA, Mughal TI, Ebata K, Tuch BB, Ku N, Scaltriti M, Roshal M, Arcila M, Ali S, Hyman DM, Park JH, Abdel-Wahab O J. Clin. Invest. 2018 Aug 128 9 3819-3825
CD99 is a therapeutic target on disease stem cells in myeloid malignancies.
Chung SS, Eng WS, Hu W, Khalaj M, Garrett-Bakelman FE, Tavakkoli M, Levine RL, Carroll M, Klimek VM, Melnick AM, Park CY Sci Transl Med 2017 01 9 374
Distinct evolution and dynamics of epigenetic and genetic heterogeneity in acute myeloid leukemia.
Li S, Garrett-Bakelman FE, Chung SS, Sanders MA, Hricik T, Rapaport F, Patel J, Dillon R, Vijay P, Brown AL, Perl AE, Cannon J, Bullinger L, Luger S, Becker M, Lewis ID, To LB, Delwel R, Löwenberg B, Döhner H, Döhner K, Guzman ML, Hassane DC, Roboz GJ, Grimwade D, Valk PJ, D'Andrea RJ, Carroll M, Park CY, Neuberg D, Levine R, Melnick AM, Mason CE Nat. Med. 2016 07 22 7 792-9
CD34-Selected Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants Conditioned with Myeloablative Regimens and Antithymocyte Globulin for Advanced Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Limited Graft-versus-Host Disease without Increased Relapse.
Tamari R, Chung SS, Papadopoulos EB, Jakubowski AA, Hilden P, Devlin SM, Goldberg JD, Perales MA, Ponce DM, Sauter CS, Maloy MA, Herman DY, Klimek V, Young JW, O'Reilly RJ, Giralt SA, Castro-Malaspina H Biol. Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Dec 21 12 2106-2114
Targeting Mutant BRAF in Relapsed or Refractory Hairy-Cell Leukemia.
Tiacci E, Park JH, De Carolis L, Chung SS, Broccoli A, Scott S, Zaja F, Devlin S, Pulsoni A, Chung YR, Cimminiello M, Kim E, Rossi D, Stone RM, Motta G, Saven A, Varettoni M, Altman JK, Anastasia A, Grever MR, Ambrosetti A, Rai KR, Fraticelli V, Lacouture ME, Carella AM, Levine RL, Leoni P, Rambaldi A, Falzetti F, Ascani S, Capponi M, Martelli MP, Park CY, Pileri SA, Rosen N, Foà R, Berger MF, Zinzani PL, Abdel-Wahab O, Falini B, Tallman MS N. Engl. J. Med. 2015 Oct 373 18 1733-47
miR-29a maintains mouse hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal by regulating Dnmt3a.
Hu W, Dooley J, Chung SS, Chandramohan D, Cimmino L, Mukherjee S, Mason CE, de Strooper B, Liston A, Park CY Blood 2015 Apr 125 14 2206-16
Hematopoietic stem cell origin of BRAFV600E mutations in hairy cell leukemia.
Chung SS, Kim E, Park JH, Chung YR, Lito P, Teruya-Feldstein J, Hu W, Beguelin W, Monette S, Duy C, Rampal R, Telis L, Patel M, Kim MK, Huberman K, Bouvier N, Berger MF, Melnick AM, Rosen N, Tallman MS, Park CY, Abdel-Wahab O Sci Transl Med 2014 May 6 238 238ra71
Efficacy and toxicity management of 19-28z CAR T cell therapy in B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Davila ML, Riviere I, Wang X, Bartido S, Park J, Curran K, Chung SS, Stefanski J, Borquez-Ojeda O, Olszewska M, Qu J, Wasielewska T, He Q, Fink M, Shinglot H, Youssif M, Satter M, Wang Y, Hosey J, Quintanilla H, Halton E, Bernal Y, Bouhassira DC, Arcila ME, Gonen M, Roboz GJ, Maslak P, Douer D, Frattini MG, Giralt S, Sadelain M, Brentjens R Sci Transl Med 2014 Feb 6 224 224ra25
Mutational analysis of therapy-related myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myelogenous leukemia.
Shih AH, Chung SS, Dolezal EK, Zhang SJ, Abdel-Wahab OI, Park CY, Nimer SD, Levine RL, Klimek VM Haematologica 2013 Jun 98 6 908-12
Cardiac transplantation followed by dose-intensive melphalan and autologous stem-cell transplantation for light chain amyloidosis and heart failure.
Dey BR, Chung SS, Spitzer TR, Zheng H, Macgillivray TE, Seldin DC, McAfee S, Ballen K, Attar E, Wang T, Shin J, Newton-Cheh C, Moore S, Sanchorawala V, Skinner M, Madsen JC, Semigran MJ Transplantation 2010 Oct 90 8 905-11

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Award in Myelodysplastic Syndrome Research
    Dresner Foundation (2017)
  • Paul Sherlock Housestaff Teaching Award
    MSKCC Department of Medicine (2017)
  • Fellow Scholar Award in Basic/Translational Research
    American Socity of Hematology (2015)
  • Postdoctoral Research Award
    Bone Marrow Failure Research Program, Department of Defense (2013)
  • Young Investigator Award
    American Socity of Clinical Oncology (2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Hematology (2009)