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Chinhak Chun, MD

Consultant

BACKGROUND

  • Over 30 years of experience in health care

  • Speaks fluent Korean and English

Currently, Dr. Chinhak Chun serves as Chief of Infectious diseases at Metro-West Medical Center, Framingham/Natick, Massachusetts. Dr. Chun chairs the Infection Control Committee and leads the prevention and control of infections program including the surveillance and policy implementation on the management of health care associated infections including multidrug-resistant organisms, central line-associated bloodstream infection and antibiotic stewardship.

Dr. Chun has been a president of the medical staff, chair of departments of medicine, and pharmacy and therapeutics committee. He is a physician champion in patient-centered care, patient experience, and a number of lean projects at his hospital. In addition, he is currently a physician leader of the Sharps Committee, which oversees all aspects of injuries to the health care workers due to unsafe medical equipment, and he authors a blog on patient safety. 

EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

  • Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, MetroWest Medical Center, Natick and Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

  • Chairman, Infection Control Committee, MetroWest, Medical Center, Natick and Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

  • Past Chief of Medicine, Leonard Morse Hospital, Natick, Massachusetts, USA

  • Past President of Medical Staff and Chief of Medicine, WalthamWeston Hospital, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS OR CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Infectious Disease, Diplomat

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomat

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

  • Infectious Disease Society of America

  • Joint Commission Certified Yellow Belt

PAST ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA

  • Lecturer in Epidemiology, Department of Bacteriology and Health Services, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, USA

  • Instructor in Epidemiology, Physician's Assistant School, USPHS Hospital, Staten, Island, NY, USA

EDUCATION

  • Doctorate of Medicine, Yonsei University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

  • Premedical College, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

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