Jordan's Syndrome Research Team


Dr. Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

Columbia University
Overall Study Principal Investigator


Cornell University, B.A., 1990
Rockefeller University, Ph.D., 1996
Cornell University, M.D., 1998

Research Interests

Dr. Chung is a Herbert Irving Associate Professor of pediatrics in medicine whose research relates to the molecular genetics of obesity and diabetes in rodents and humans, the genetic basis of congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, long QT Syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, endocrinopathies, congenital diaphragmatic hernias, cleft lip/cleft palate, seizures, mental retardation, inherited metabolic conditions and breast and pancreatic cancer susceptibility.

She is the director of the Pediatric Heart Network Genetic Core, the Pediatric Neuromuscular Network Molecular Core, the New York Obesity Center Molecular Genetics Core and the Diabetes and Endocrine Research Center Molecular Genetics Core. She is also director of the Clinical Genetics Program, Clinical Cancer Genetics program, the director of the fellowship program in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, and supervises medical education in human genetics for Columbia University Medical School. Visit Wendy's Columbia University page here.

Meet Dr. Chung