Kevin K Chung


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine, Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Burn critical care
Organ support
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United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1995
Georgetown School of Medicine, Washington DC, 1999


Retired Army Colonel (Dr.) Kevin Chung is professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, and professor of Surgery, at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Chung is a 1995 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a 1999 graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. After finishing residency in internal medicine at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia and fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Chung was assigned to the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) in San Antonio, Texas, where he served in the capacity of Medical Director of the Burn Intensive Care Unit, Task Area Manager of Clinical Trials, and the Director of Research for 12 years. He also previously served as Chief of the Department of Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Dr. Chung deployed as the Chief, Intensive Care Unit, for the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq 2008, and as Director, Joint Combat Casualty Research Team in Bagram, Afghanistan 2012. Most recently, he served as the Critical Care Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for a 6 year term as well as the 2nd Vice President of the American Burn Association. In his career, Dr. Chung has authored over 270 scientific papers, reviews, editorials, and book chapters, has been an invited speaker for over 150 lectures internationally, and has been regularly featured on top rated medical podcasts. Among his military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star, 6 Meritorious Service Medals, and the Combat Action Badge. Dr. Chung’s research interests include combat casualty care, burns, critical care, COVID-19, and organ support.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Chief, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX

Critical Care Consultant to the Surgeon General

2nd Vice-President, American Burn Association

Gold Headed Cane Recipient, San Antonio Unformed Services Health Education Consortium

The Surgeon General “A” Proficiency Designator

The Army American College of Physicians COL William Crosby Superiority in Research Award

The Army Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award

Rising Star Award, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

Deployed as Chief, Intensive Care Unit, 86th CSH in Baghdad, Iraq 2008

Deployed as Director, Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, Bagram, Afghanistan 2012

Representative Bibliography

Stewart IJ, Sosnov JA, Howard JT, Chung KK. Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Injured Combat Veterans: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Am J Kidney Dis 2016;68:564-570.

Clemens MS, Stewart IJ, Sosnov JA, Howard JT, Belenkiy SM, Sine CR, Henderson JL, Buel AR, Batchinsky AI, Cancio LC, Chung KK. Reciprocal Risk of Acute Kidney Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Critically Ill Burn Patients. Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct;44(10):e915-22.

Stewart I, Sosnov J, Howard J, Orman J, Fang R, Morrow B, Zonies D, Bollinger M, Tuman C, Freedman B, Chung KK. Retrospective Analysis of Long Term Outcomes After Combat Injury: A Hidden Cost of War. Circulation 2015 Dec;132(22):2126-2133.

Rowan M, Cancio LC, Elster EA, Burmeister DM, Rose LF, Natesan S, Chan RK, Christy RJ, Chung KK. Burn Wound Healing and Treatment: Review and Advancements. Crit Care 2015 Jun;19:243.

Chung KK, Stewart I, Gisler C, Simmons J, Aden J, Tilley M, Cotant C, White C, Wolf S, Renz E. The Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) Criteria Applied in Burns. J Burn Care Res 2012;33:532-538.

Chung KK, Salinas J, Renz E, Alvarado R, King B, Barillo D, Cancio L, Wolf S, Blackbourne L. Simple Derivation of the Initial Fluid Rate for the Resuscitation of Severely Burned Adult Combat Casualties: In Silico Validation of the Rule of Ten. J Trauma 2010;69:S49-S54.

Chung KK, Wolf S, Renz E, Allan P, Aden J, Merrill G, Shelhammer M, King B, White C, Bell D, Schwacha M, Wanek S, Wade C, Holcomb J, Blackbourne L, Cancio L. High Frequency Percussive Ventilation and Low Tidal Volume Ventilation in Burns: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Crit Care Med 2010;38:1970-1977.

Chung KK, Lundy J, Matson J, Renz E, White C, King B, Barillo D, Jones J, Cancio L, Blackbourne L, Wolf S. Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration in Severely Burned Patients with Acute Kidney Injury: A Cohort Study. Crit Care 2009;13:R62.

Chung KK, Perkins R, Oliver J. Renal Replacement Therapy in Support of Combat Operations. Critical Care Medicine 2008;36(7):S365-S369.

Shorr A, Chung KK, Waterman P, Jackson W, Kollef M. Fluconazole Prophylaxis in Critically Ill Surgical Patients: A Meta-analysis. Critical Care Medicine 2005;33(9);1928-35.