Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
University of Chicago, School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, US
Dr Roderick Tung is a widely renowned cardiologist and specialist in cardiac electrophysiology with over 20 years of experience in medicine.
His passion for cardiology grew from undergoing an ablation procedure to correct a cardiac arrhythmia in his early 20s.
Dr Tung is affiliated with The University Of Chicago Medical Center and has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles and participated in 8 clinical trials in the past 15 years. In particular, he has co-authored 101 articles and participated in 1 clinical trial in the study of ventricular tachycardia (VT).
Cardiology is Dr Tung’s main specialty, whilst his two subspecialties are general cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He is an expert in the management of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), with a particular focus on advanced therapies for atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. He specialises in arrhythmia management through catheter ablation — a procedure that targets and cauterises abnormal tissue to eliminate heart rhythm irregularities.