Department of Radiology
As a cardiothoracic radiologist, Jonathan Hero Chung’s main research interests include interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic infection, and proton pulmonary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He is currently collaborating with the University’s pulmonary medicine team to study the value of computed tomography (CT) chest findings as biomarkers in pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. He is specifically interested in evaluating the synergy of CT and genetic data in those types of patients. He also studies proton MRI of the lungs as a radiation-free imaging alternative to CT.
He is the author or co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications and is a co-author of three books. He is the section editor of a series in the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, “Signs in Cardiopulmonary Imaging.” He received the 2014 Editor’s Recognition Award with Special Distinction from Radiology, as well as the 2013 Honored Educator Award from the Radiological Society of North America.
A native Chicagoan, Chung earned his MD from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his residency in radiology at the University of Washington, as well as a fellowship in cardiopulmonary imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Most recently, he was affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Imaging at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado.