Kathryn A. Chung M.D.

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Associate Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (119 Ratings, 48 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

4.9 out of 5 (119 Ratings, 48 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

  • 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.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    My provider is very well trained in what she is doing and I appreciate all that she has done for me over the years and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    Professional, thorough, friendly, and takes the time to insure the patient fully understands the medical condition and related instructions.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    She listens, summarizes, asks ?s, and clarifies to be sure she understands and problem solves my concerns. Sphere is always interested and helpful.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    You should my interest in my situation, listened very carefully, appreciated her help. She was wonderful, just very kind and compassionate. I appreciate it very much.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Dr Chung is truly a care giving physician. She listens without distraction and observes acutely. She never talks down to me or discounts my input because of my disease.

  • Aug 02, 2018

    Cathy is a wonderful physician.  She's generous with her time, makes sure that all my questions are answered, she shows good insight into the process of Parkinson's and how best to treat it. I have a lot of trust working with Cathy and I am very grateful for all that she does and represents, in terms of the OHSU Movement Disorder Clinic. I'm very fortunate to have her as my care provider.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    Well she spent more time with me today than the other two neurologists that I seen did in two or three visits with them. She was more thorough and you could tell that she was concerned. I, I won't see probably anybody else but her, I, I am well satisfied with what she done and said and, and there's really nothing else I can say other than I would highly recommend her to anybody. Thank you for calling.

  • Jul 25, 2018

    Dr. Chung always takes time to help me deal with my PD. Questi9ns. She never rushes me. I consider myself lucky to have her on my Health Care Team.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    Dr. Chung is always pleasant, very helpful and explains everything to me. She is very good. Thank you.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    Dr. Chung and her associates, including [Name] are so caring and informative. Really reaching out to us, making us comfortable, yet so clear and direct. Always supportive for us. Always seeking ways to make [Name] life more productive as he continues to live with [Redacted] Changing medication regimen when appropriate.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    Factual, to the point, knowledgeable. Doctor Chung has my confidence.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Dr. Chung's service is excellent, she's very patient, she's thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and just I can't say enough about her, she's a wonderful doctor. I'm finished. That's it.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    I respect Dr. Kathryn Chung for her medical knowledge about Parkinson's. I also appreciate attentiveness to specific needs which she discovered during that appointment. She took additional time over the following days helping me deal that specific condition. She is empathetic.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    Dr Chung was very and took a long time discussing my PD & pain issues

  • Jul 10, 2018

    Dr. Chung is an excellent physician. I feel very fortunate to have her in my corner! Visit went well in all aspects.