Karine Chung

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Karine Chung, MD

Areas of treatment:

Egg Freezing
Fertility for Same Sex Couples
Fertility Preservation in Women with Cancer
Infertility
IVF

Specialties:

  • Infertility
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department:

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages:

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Karine Chung, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Practicing location:

  • Other Locations

About this doctor:

Dr. Karine Chung joined USC Fertility in 2005 after completing her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania.  While at UPenn she focused on the most advanced aspects of infertility diagnosis and treatment.  During this fellowship, Dr. Chung simultaneously earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology, conducting research on outcomes of in vitro fertilization.  Dr. Chung also holds the title of Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, where she teaches and mentors trainees in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility.  She is founder and director of USC’s Fertility Preservation Program and is also principal investigator of a number of clinical research projects, including egg freezing, novel methods for IVF stimulation, and outcomes of gestational surrogacy.  It is Dr. Chungs’s goal to connect with her patients and help make their experience with fertility treatment a warm, personal and successful one.

Philosophy of Care:
With over 10 years of experience, I am committed to providing the very best care to help my patients have healthy babies. It my goal to guide my patients through their fertility journey with a warm, personal and detail-oriented approach, providing individualized treatment plans based on what would work best for each unique individual or couple.

Education:

MS in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005
MD, Ohio State University, 1998
BA in Psychology, Wesleyan University, 1994

Internships:

New York University School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1998-1999

Residencies:

New York University School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1999-2000

Fellowships:

University of Pennsylvania 2002 - 2005

Certifications:

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc., Diplomate, 2006-present
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc., Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Diplomate, 2008-present

Professional society memberships:

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Past-Chair of Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group, CME Committee)
The Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (Board of Directors)

Awards:

Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, 2000
Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society’s Prize Scientific Paper, 2003
Recipient of funds through Clinical Research Curriculum Award (K30), 2003
Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society’s Prize Scientific Paper, 2005
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Reproductive Endocrine Research Award, 2008
Patient’s Choice Award 2008
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Outstanding Poster Award, 2009
America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2011
Pasadena Magazine, Top Doctors 2013, 2014