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Haniee Chung, M.D.

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4.7out of 5
178 Ratings
  • Vice Director of Global Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Languages: English, Korean


Anorectal Disorders, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon Cancer, Colon Surgery, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery, Endoscopy, Fecal Incontinence, Fistulas, Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally-invasive Colorectal Cancer Surgeries, Rectal Cancer, Rectal Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) more

Research Interests

Global Health; Improving Access to Surgical Care in Underserved Areas more

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Sibley Memorial Hospital

Appointment Phone: 202-895-1440
5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map

Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

Appointment Phone: 240-762-5130
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Johns Hopkins Surgery - Sibley

5215 Loughboro Road NW
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Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-895-1440 | Fax: 410-367-2247


Haniee Chung, M.D., is an assistant professor of surgery and vice director of global surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as a colorectal surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chung also practices at Suburban Hospital. 

Dr. Chung is one of a few surgeons in the D.C. metropolitan area to perform the transanal-Total Mesorectal Excision (ta-TME) for surgically treating rectal cancer. Dr. Chung is partnering with Sibley's Dr. Martin Paul for this dual-approach, minimally-invasive technique that uses an abdominal approach via laparoscopy and a pelvic/transanal approach through a transanal minimally-invasive surgery platform. Ta-TME allows for ease of access to otherwise difficult to define surgical planes in the pelvis, and increased efficiency and accuracy of identifying the cancer and performing an oncologically sound operation.

Dr. Chung's expertise is in colorectal surgery, and her clinical focus includes colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and benign anorectal disorders, such as hemorrhoids, perirectal fistulas, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence and performing endoscopies for screening colonoscopies and polypectomies. She also has expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic procedures, as well as stoma sparing procedures such as ileal pouch anal anastomosis and transanal techniques.

Dr. Chung earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed a residency and research fellowship in general surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, where she was named the Walter F. Ballinger II Administrative Chief Resident. She also completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Chung is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, where she serves on the Global Affairs Committee.

Dr. Chung was awarded the American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Committee Scholarship in 2016. She has also received the Department of Surgery Medical Student Teaching Award and was a finalist for the Jameson L. Chassin, M.D., Award for Professionalism in General Surgery.

Dr. Chung's research interest focuses on global health and improving access to surgical care in underserved areas. She has completed service trips with the Surgical Outreach for the Americas to Dominican Republic and El Salvador. Dr. Chung has contributed to numerous publications, book chapters and presentations. more


  • Vice Director of Global Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery - Ravitch Colorectal Division
  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital



  • MD; Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010)


  • General Surgery; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (2013)
  • General Surgery; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (2016)


  • Colorectal Surgery; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal) (2019)
  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Ning Y, Riggins RB, Mulla JE, Chung H, Zwart A, Clarke R. "IFNgamma restores breast cancer sensitivity to fulvestrant by regulating STAT1, IFN regulatory factor 1, NF-kappaB, BCL2 family members, and signaling to caspase-dependent apoptosis." Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2010 May; 9(5): 1274-85. PMID: 20457620

Amin S, Chung H, Jah R. "Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: MRI imaging findings." Abdominal Imaging. 2011 Aug; 36(4):407-14. PMID: 21079951

Chung H, Chapman WC. "Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: how far have we come and what is the future?" Hepatic Oncology. 2014;1(3):309-321. 

Chung H, Chapman WC. "Liver transplantation for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors." Advances in Surgery, Volume 48. Philadelphia:Elsevier, 2014. 

Chapman WC, Klintmalm G, Hemming A, Vachharajani N, Majella Doyle MB, DeMatteo R, Zaydfudim V, Chung H, Cavaness K, Goldstein R, Zendajas I, Melstrom LG, Nagorney D, Jarnagin W. "Surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in North America: Can hepatic resection still be justified?" Journal of American College of Surgeons. 2015 Apr;220(4):628-37. PMID: 25728142

Activities & Honors


  • Leadership and Advocacy Committee Scholarship, American College of Surgeons, 2016
  • Jameson L Chassin MD, FACS Award for Professionalism in General Surgery- Finalist, 2015


  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons


  • American College of Surgeons


  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

    Global Affairs Committee

Professional Activities

  • Surgeon, Surgical Outreach for the Americas, 2015 - 2015
  • Surgeon, Surgical Outreach for the Americas, 2016 - 2016

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Podcast: Kimmel in DC with Dr. Ashwani Rajput - Colorectal Cancer Surgery (March 24, 2021)

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