Dai H. Chung, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President of Surgical Services & Surgeon-in-Chief
Dai Chung, MD, serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Children’s Health and UT Southwestern Joint Pediatric Enterprise (JPE), as well as the Senior Vice President of Surgical Services, and Surgeon-in-Chief. Dr. Chung is a highly acclaimed pediatric surgeon who is widely recognized as an accomplished clinical investigator and educator with renowned expertise in pediatric surgical oncology, neonatal surgery, ECMO, and burns.
In his role as CMO of the JPE, Dr. Chung's responsibilities include strengthening clinical operations and fostering stronger partnerships across the joint pediatric enterprise and throughout the North Texas community. He works with leaders at Children's Health and across the UT Southwestern Medical Group practice to develop and execute strategies across all pediatric operations to improve the overall quality, cost, and efficiency of care for the growing North Texas pediatric population.
Most recently, Dr. Chung was the professor and chair of the department of pediatric surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was also the director of the center of excellence in neuroblastoma research and the program director of pediatric surgery residency. He was also the medical director of the pediatric trauma program and program director at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Also, Dr. Chung is an elected member of a dozen national professional organizations, including the Southern Surgical Association, the American Surgical Association, and the Texas Surgical Society.
Dr. Chung graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.