Dr. Christine Chung
Diagnostic & Musculoskeletal Radiologist
University of California • San Diego
Dr. Christine Chung is a board-certified Diagnostic and Musculoskeletal Radiologist with over 18 years of clinical experience and the director of the MSK MRI research lab within the University of California, San Diego. She has completed extensive work in research involving musculoskeletal tissue characterization using MRI, and application of the findings to clinical settings. The overall goal of her research is to utilize novel and quantitative MR approaches to diagnose and understand diseases and pathology of musculoskeletal tissues, such as cartilage, disc, meniscus, tendons, ligaments, bone, and nerves. As PI or co-Investigator on several VA, university, and NIH-funded projects, Dr. Chung has laid the groundwork for novel Ultrashort Time-to-Echo imaging of musculoskeletal tissues, applying her expertise in human anatomy and clinical MRI with a team of physicists and bioengineers under her direction. Together, Dr. Chung and the MSK MRI lab has completed foundational studies that enable quantitative and objective assessment of cartilage-bone interfaces of joints in the musculoskeletal system, namely, the knee and temporomandibular joint.
Her success as a physician scientist has been recognized by the international community. She was appointed as the program chair of the ISMRM annual meeting program committee, a fellow of the ISMRM, and the program chair for the musculoskeletal scientific program.
Dr. Chung is also recognized as an international expert in MSK education. She has served as the program chair for the prestigious international skeletal society. She has been the recipient of many teaching awards from all levels of trainees.