EDUCATION

July 1997-present: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Resident, Department of Pathology
Sept 1992-Dec 1996: Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, Resident, Chief Resident, and Clinical Fellow, Department of Pathology
Sept 1989-May 1992: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Neurobiology, Anatomy, and Cell Sciences,
Ph.D. received in August 1992
Sept 1977-May 1984: National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, Republic of China,
M.D. received in May 1984


HONORS AND AWARDS

Aug 1990 - Aug 1992Research Assistantship
Department of Neurobiology, Anatomy and Cell Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sept 1989 - May 1990Teaching Fellowship
School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Sept 1989 - Aug 1989Graduate Assistantship
Department of Neurobiology, Anatomy and Cell Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Sept 1988 - Aug 1991Academic Honors Scholarship for Basic Medical Science Research
Education Ministry of R.O.C. government


MEMBERSHIPS

Member, the Society for Neuroscience, since 1989.
Resident Member, American Medical Association, since 1997.
Resident Member, Pennsylvania Medical Society, since 1997.
Junior Member, College of American Pathologists, since 1997.
Resident Member, American Society for Clinical Pathology, since 1998.


CERTIFICATIONS

1998 USMLE Step III (December)
1996 USMLE Step I (August) and USMLE Step II (October)
1996 Anatomical Pathology Board Certified, Health Administration, Taiwan R.O.C. (October)
1986 Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS) Certified (Certificate number 0-404-410-3), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, U.S.A.
1985 Qualified, Highest Civil Medical Service Examination, Taiwan R.O.C.
1984 Medical Board Certified, National Physician License Examination, Taiwan R.O.C.


PUBLICATIONS

Wu, C.W., Li, F.Y., Chi, W.W., CHUNG, W.W., Liu, T.Y., Liu, W.Y., and P‘eng, F.K., (1998) Hepatocyte growth factor and Met/HGF receptors in patients with gastric adenocarcinoma. Oncology Reports 5:817-822.
Wu, C.W., CHUNG, W.W., Chi, W.W., Kau, H.L., Lui, W.Y., P‘eng, F.K. and Wang, S.R., (1996) Immunohistochemical study of arginase in cancer of stomach. Virchows Archiv 428:325-331.
Miller, P.D., CHUNG, W.W., Lagenaur, C.F., and DeKosky, S.T., ( Jan 15, 1993) Regional distribution of neural cell adhesion molecule (N- CAM) and L1 in human and rodent hippocampus. Journal of Comparative Neurology 327:341-349.
CHUNG, W.W., Lagenaur, C.F., Yan, Y.M., and Lund, J.S., (Dec 8, 1991) Developmental expression of neural cell adhesion molecules in the neocortex and olfactory bulb of the mouse. Journal of Comparative Neurology 314:290-305.
CHUNG, W.W., (1992) The Roles of Cell Adhesion Molecules in Brain Development [Ph.D.]. Department of Neurobiology, Anatomy, and Cell Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh.
Lund, J.S., Holbach, S.M., and CHUNG, W.W., (1991) Postnatal development of thalamic recipient neurons in the monkey striate cortex: II. Influence of afferent driving on spine acquisition and dendritic growth of layer 4C spiny stellate neurons. Journal of Comparative Neurology 309:129-140.


ABSTRACTS

CHUNG, W.W., Effect of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) and laminin on the differentiation of Neuro-2A cells.Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 20:1050. (1994).
Miller, P.J., CHUNG, W.W., Lagenaur, C.F., and DeKosky, S.T., Regional distribution of neural cell adhesion molecules (NCAMs) in rodent hippocampus. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 17:743 (1991).
CHUNG,W.W., Lund, J.S., Lagenaur, C.F., Effect of different adhesion molecules as substrates for outgrowth of MAP2 and neurofilament positive processes from cultured cortical neurons. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 17: 208 (1991).
Yan, Y.M., CHUNG, W.W., and Lagenaur, C.F., Developmental and cell-specific changes in N-CAM epitopes. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 17:573 (1991).
CHUNG, W.W., Lagenaur, C.F., and Lund, J.S., Distribution of adhesion and cell surface molecules in developing mouse neocortex. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 16:178 (1990).


DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS

CHUNG W.W., Lee, R. A 35 year old woman with a history of arthralgia and myalgia. Surgical Pathology Case of the Month, May 1998
Wang, J, CHUNG, W.W., Fernandes, S., and Pasculle, W.A., A 68 year old woman with bilateral back pain and fever. Clinical Pathology Case of the Month, February 1999
CHUNG, W.W., Pasculle, W.A., A 75 year old man with oligoarthritis and localized swellings. Clinical Pathology Case of the Month, March 1999


RESEARCH INTERESTS

The biological relevance of cell adhesion molecules in neocortical development-both in vivo and in vitro studies.
Growth, differentiation, and cell death in tumor cells of the nervous system.
Etiology and pathogenesis of neuro-degenerative diseases.
Oncogenesis of cancers of gastrointestinal tract.
Therapeutic effects of Chinese herbs on liver cancer.
Effects of focusing high-energy gamma-irradiation on neurologic neoplasia.


TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Neuropathology
Gross Anatomy
Cancer Biology


Updated March 1999