Dai Chung, M.D.

Dai Chung, M.D.

  • Helen J. and Robert S. Strauss and Diana K. and Richard C. Strauss Chair in Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery - Pediatric


Dai H. Chung, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Surgery and specializes in pediatric surgery.

Dr. Chung earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, where he also completed an internship and a residency in surgery. He received advanced training through a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, as well as through research fellowships with the National Institutes of Health at Shriners Burns Hospital and the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery in pediatric surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Chung is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Surgery. He currently serves as President of the Society of University Surgeons Foundation and Director of the American Board of Surgery. He is Chairman of the American Board of Surgery’s Maintenance of Certification Examination Committee and is on the editorial board of several publications, including JAMA Surgery, Children, and Cancer Research Frontiers. In addition, he is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Pediatric Trauma Society, and the Society of Clinical Surgery, among many other organizations.

Dr. Chung has published more than 130 academic articles and contributed to dozens of books. He is also a sought-after speaker and has delivered scores of presentations around the world.

In 2017, he earned the Society of University Surgeons Travel Award to travel to the Surgical Research Society of South Africa.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - Brandeis University (2017-2019)
  • Research Fellowship - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1998-1999), T3
  • Fellowship - Children's Hospital Medical Center (1994-1996), Pediatric Surgery
  • Residency - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1988-1994), Surgery
  • Research Fellowship - Shriners Hospital for Children - Galveston (1990-1992), T3
  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1984-1988)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2021
Books & Publications