Kevin K Chung


Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
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


COL Kevin K. Chung is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Georgetown University School of Medicine. After finishing a residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Chung was assigned to the US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) where he has served in the capacity of Medical Director of the Burn Intensive Care Unit, Task Area Manager of Clinical Trials in Burns and Trauma, and the Director of Research for the USAISR over the last 12 years. He is currently the Chair, Department of Medicine, at USU.

COL Chung holds academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as Professor of Medicine and Professor of Surgery. In his career, COL Chung has authored over 200 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals, authored 17 book chapters, and has been an invited speaker for over 120 lectures internationally.

His research interests include critical care, organ failure, and sepsis.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

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


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.