Dr. William Chung is an associate professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He also holds a position of associate professor at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Chung graduated with a bachelors of arts in English as well as his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University. He subsequently completed his medical degree and certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from Temple University. He joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2003 upon completion of his training.
Dr. Chung's clinical interests include all temporomandibular joint (TMJ) related procedures, reconstruction of maxillofacial trauma, treatment of benign maxillofacial pathology, and ambulatory anesthesia. His National Institutes of Health (NIH) supported research project revolves around the replacement of the TMJ cartilage using a xenograft, for which his research team also received the Wallace Coulter Foundation Award in translational research in medicine.
Dr. Chung currently serves on the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Committee on Anesthesia (CAN) as well as the Parameters of Care Subcommittee on Trauma. He also is a member of both the American and European Societies of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons.