Kathryn A. Chung M.D.

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Associate Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

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4.8 out of 5 (160 Ratings, 65 Comments)


  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Fellowship:

    • Movement disorders, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2004
  • Certifications:

    • Internal medicine, 1998


Dr. Chung earned her medical degree from the University of Alberta. She is board certified in internal medicine (1998) and neurology (2003). She received her training in movement disorders from OHSU.

She joined the OHSU movement disorders faculty in 2004. She is currently an associate professor of neurology with the OHSU Parkinson Center and the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the Portland VAMC.

Her research interests are focused primarily on Parkinson's disease. Her special interests are the understanding and treatment of dyskinesia, gait and balance abnormailities, neuroprotective strategies, and the study of biomarkers in Parkinson's disease.

Dr. Chung is an expert clinician for all movement disorders and Tourettes syndrome.

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (160 Ratings, 65 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Excellent overall.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Dr. Chung is always pleasant, answers my questions, and does a great job.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Dr. Chung is very professional and takes the time to understand my condition and give recommendations.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    I find Dr. Chung extremely informative, very attentive, very careful. He answered all of our questions and he's a superb neurologist.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    Appointment carried out on time. I'm confident that this provider can perform the services that I require.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Dr. Chung was very thorough and patient during my recent visit. Unlike many specialist I have seen throughout my medical journey, Dr. Chung was never rushed and spent as much time as I needed. She is extremely knowledgeable about the field of Parkinson's and the state-of-the-art research areas. Additionally, in our conversations she is always kind and empathetic.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Dr. Chung is an excellent Neurologist. She thinks outside the box and is a great listener. We see Dr. Chung twice a year and we work as a team in fighting Parkinson's Disease.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Very helpful, informed, engaging and compassionate.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Dr. Chung was very professional and thorough. She listened well and was very responsive to our questions and concerns. She was on time, and we did not feel that she was watching the clock.

  • May 31, 2019

    She's very good.

  • May 28, 2019

    Dr. Chung listen to all my questions and responded appropriately. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. She gave me the information I can readily use.

  • May 22, 2019

    Dr. Chung was just a wonderful excellent doctor and she helped me and she did a wonderful job and I'm very impressed with her and I'm excited to see her again. She's wonderful.

  • May 22, 2019

    She was amazing and very attentive! She made sure to read the notes thoroughly and was very gentle, kind and compassionate. Please give her this feedback:-)

  • May 22, 2019

    Dr Chung makes you feel at ease and is a pleasure to work with.

  • May 20, 2019

    She never makes us feel rushed. She takes time to explain the disease of PSP

  • May 11, 2019

    Kathy Chung is awesome. She really cares. She shows the love of her patients and right through them. She'll give you the time she needs to give to you. She's not rushed. She's not a pool....pill pusher. She is really interested in her patients and we're generally interested in her. Give her a 10 plus, plus, plus.....any number you want.

  • May 10, 2019

    I've been going to Dr. Chunk for several years and she always been there for me and very kind and considerate. I pick my doctors very carefully and the top of the list is interaction skills and Dr. Chung is very personable.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Chung is very awesome. She is always very helpful, very cheery, and answers all of my questions. Thank you.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Chung is about the best person I've ever met in my whole life. She's very compassionate and helpful and she honestly, helped me heal from my issues. I'm very, very grateful to her. Thank her again for me. Thank you so much.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    ‘She always remains present, aware And interested. She listens And provides good feedback. She is the best neurologist I’ve ever worked with.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    We (myself and my Husband) found Dr. Chung to be a very good listener. Dr. Chung was friendly, professional and very approachable. It was clear that Dr. Chung had review my medical history and was prepared for this initial intake conference. The fact that she reserved 2 hours for our "new patient" meeting was appreciated. Dr. Chung took the time to do a complete evaluation and made a real effort to get to know me. Dr. Chung provided me valuable input and recommendations. She very much wants to empower her patients to participate as part of the "medical team".

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Doctor Chung is always willing to give us the necessary time to ask questions and explain solutions for the challenges that PD can cause.My wife and I are very grateful with the treatment and knowledge that Dr Chungs has to offer.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Kathy Chung is a beautiful person who provides you with the needs and care and the love that you need. She reaches out to you and make sure that your answers are provided to your questions. I highly recommend her as a physician and as a person.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Cathy has a wonderful personality. She is very knowledgeable very easy to talk to and communicate with which is important and she always has a wonderful answers and is able to put up with a client like me so I give her a 10

  • Mar 22, 2019

    It was a good experience. I was very satisfied.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Dr Chung is excellent, knowledgeable, empathetic and a great listener. Her MA Adam was very kind and empathetic as well, and very thorough all in all from reception to check out a great all around experience.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Extremely confidant..offering a total quality valuation of all relevant issues. Great meeting with generous opportunity for questions and feedback. Truly the cream of the crop..By far a true professional!

  • Feb 26, 2019

    Dedicated professional, always takes her job seriously and takes the time to listen to my problems.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    All was great

  • Feb 20, 2019

    Very professional, knowledgeable and spends time with you to understand your situation and give advice.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Hi, my name is [Name] and I think that Dr. Kathy Chung is the absolute most wonderful. A person that they have in the clinic she was too extreme to help out your patient comes in on time if you have to you or make arrangements to do it at lunch. So if you go the extra mile, thank you very much. So she's a hundred percent.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Professional; listens well; thorough

  • Feb 07, 2019

    A bright,caring experienced doctor with great people skills who listens well and gives information in an easy to understand fashion.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    My husband [Name] thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Chung. She spends time. She's so she answers. Everyone is his questions as well as mine and both him, and I could not be happier that test he was able to get in to see her. She said, she's pretty wonderful. Thank you.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Dr. Chung is wonderful. She helps me feel so hopeful that my quality of life is getting better every day! The Botox treatment is uncomfortable but so worth it. Thank you again for taking me on as a patient.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    I have a lot of faith in the doctor.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Dr. Chung is always very, very pleasant, very helpful, answers all of my questions and really is an awesome doctor. Thank you.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    She was very considerate, knowledgeable, interested in my responses to her questions. She gave me actions I could take for the issues I shared with her. She was very competent and concerned about my well being.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Kathryn Chung is very patient oriented, a great listener, and she always provides us enough time to have the issues that we need resolved regarding my wife's Parkinson's disease.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    This Dr. Chung is very very personable takes a lot of time to get to know me. Pays very close attention and also very knowledgeable about what he does. He is exceptionally she's the best health care person I have ever had. Thank you.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Dr. Chung is a terrific doctor who listens and responds to patient concerns. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has a neurologic or movement disorder.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    She reaaly knows Parkinson's.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Dr. Chung is very open and friendly. Shows a lot of caring and compassion.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Dr. Chung has been very good for me. She's kind and caring doctor who listens to you and tries to understand what you're going through. I've been with her now for probably 13 years, and I find her to be very acceptable as a caregiver. Thank you.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Kathy Chung is the best!

  • Oct 25, 2018

    Communicates and listens well. Very kindly fit me into her schedule.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    She was very informative. Very cautious on her recommendations. Easy totalk to.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    I met with my neurologist Doctor Catherine Chung for my 6 month check up.It's always good to see her, she has been a big encouragement to my wife and I and very attentive to detail. She is a great Doctor.

  • Aug 31, 2018

    I can't recommend Dr Chung highly enough. I was in a state of crisis and she spent an extraordinary amount of time with me and my partner, explaining different treatment options, the disease process, what to expect, etc. She explains complex issues in an understandable way, and she has a caring and generous nature.

  • Aug 30, 2018

    The whole experience was excellent.