David Chong, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Director, Critical Care Services
Associate Program Director, Medicine Housestaff Training Program

Bio

Dr. David H. Chong is the Medical Director for all Critical Care Services at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine, he did all his post-graduate training at Columbia University. After spending some time at NYU-Bellevue as the director of the critical care program, he was recruited back to Columbia to be NYPH’s first Hospital Director of Critical Care Services. He also chairs the Inter-ICU Committee, and co-chairs the Regional GNYHA Critical Care Leadership Network.

He is passionate about Outstanding Patient Care, especially as it relates to Quality and Safety in and out of the ICU. His current focus has been on reducing line infections and ventilator associated pneumonias at NYPH. He also Co-chair the STOP Sepsis Collaborative, a 55 hospital ED/ICU QI project to improve care for the severe sepsis/septic shock patients in the NY Metro area.

His other passion is for education. He attends in the MICU and on the Critical Care/Ventilator Management Consult Service often during the year and has received several teaching awards at Columbia and NYU. He is also an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is involved in teaching and educating the staff, nurses, medical students as well as patients. His is committed to ensure that we always put our patients first, and to always provide the best Critical Care anywhere.

Education and Training

Undergraduate:
Biomedical Science BS, The City College of New York, The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Sciences, 1990
Medical School:
State University of New York, Buffalo Medical School, 1992
Internship:
Internal Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, 1992-1993
Residency:
Internal Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, 1993-1995
Fellowship(s):
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, 1995-1998

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Presidential Citation, for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • 2010 Presidential Citation, for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • 2007 Teacher of the Year Award, Bellevue Hospital, Residency Program Teaching Award for excellence in clinical teaching
  • 2005 Outstanding Teacher Award. Mountainside Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program Teaching Award presented by the senior residents
  • 2000 Residency Teaching Attending Award. In recognition of extraordinary educational efforts on behalf of the residency-training program in Internal Medicine (1994-1999)
  • 1999 Attending of the Year (Medical House Staff Award: Excellence in Clinical Teaching)
  • 1998 Fellow of the Year (Medical House Staff Award: Excellence in Clinical Teaching)
  • 1995 Doctors of the World, Kosovo in the Former Yugoslavia
  • 1992 Mission Assistance Program (MAP) International's Reader's Digest Fellowship

Clinical

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Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • General Pulmonary Medicine
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care Nutrition
  • Quaility Improvement
  • Sepsis/Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock
  • ECMO
  • Percutaneous Trachesotomy
  • Critical Care Ultrasound
  • Pleural Diseases and Pigtail Chest Tubes
  • Rapid Response Teams

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 1996, 2006
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 1997, 2007
  • Critical Care Medicine Diplomate, 1998, 2008

Research

Research Interests

  • Simulation
  • Residency, Fellowship, and NP/PA Education
  • Infection Control
  • Critical Care Outcomes
  • Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
  • Regionalization of critical care
  • Collaborative Model for Quality Improvement
  • Critical Care Ultrasound
  • NP/PA Critical Care Outcomes
  • Critical Care Endocrinology
  • Mechanical Ventilation

Funding

Project: "Development of an Electrical Impedance Tomography System for Monitoring Lung Recruitment" Co-investigator in Collaboration with GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY
Funded by the NIH April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015, $3.8 million dollars

Selected Publications

  1. Ashley Im, Patrick Archdeacon, David Chong. Chapter on the Nutritional of Needs of the Elderly in text: Aging Heart disease and Its Management: Facts and Controversies, Humana Press Totowa New Jersey, November 2002 pp.29-43
  2. David H. Chong MD and Alexander Sy MD. Chapter 10; Expanding NP and PA Practice in the ICU and Beyond: Integrating Nurse Practioners and Physician Assistants into the ICU, Society of Critical Care Medicine Press., January 2012 pp. 116-124
  3. Reduction In Hospital-Wide Mortality Following Implementation Of A Rapid Response Team Program. Jeremy R. Beitler, Douglas B. Bails, Kelli Hurdle, and Nate Link, David H. Chong November 15, 2011 Critical Care 2011, 15:R269
  4. Early Detection and Treatment of Severe Sepsis in the Emergency Department: Identifying Barriers to Implementation of a Protocol-Based Approach, Burney M, Underwood J, McEvoy S, Nelson G, Dzierba A, Kauari V, Chong D. J Emerg Nurs. 2011 Nov 11
  5. Allocation of Ventilators in an Influenza Pandemic: Planning Document, NYS Workgroup on Ventilator Allocation in an Influenza Pandemic. Released to the public by NYS on September 7th, 2007
  6. The impact of neck length on the safety of percutaneous and surgical tracheotomy –a prospective, randomized study. Abtin Tabaee MD; Elvin Geng MD; Jerry Lin MD; Stylianos Kakoullis, MD; Brian McDonald MD; Hector Rodriguez MD; David Chong MD .. Laryngoscope 2005 Sep;115(9):1685-90.
  7. S. aureus Nasal Colonization in Critically Ill Patients: Results of an Intensive Screening Protocol. A Keene, M Lee, KA Finnerty, D Nicolls, B Quagliarello, P Vavagiakis, MA Chiasson, J Abraham, DH Chong, FD Lowy Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol July 2005; 26:622-628
  8. Reverse CPR: a pilot study of CPR in the prone position. Sean P. Mazer, Myron Weisfeldt, Diane Bai, Carol Cardinale, Rohit Arora, Cecilia Ma, Robert R. Sciacca, David Chong, LeRoy E. Rabbani. Resuscitation 2003; 57:279-285
  9. Influenza A (H1N1) Causing Severe Adult Croup And Complicated By Bacterial Tracheitis. Jaime Hook and David Chong. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., May 2011; 183: A2755. Poster Presentation at the ATS International Conference in Denver, CO
  10. Reduction In Hospital-Wide Mortality Following Implementation Of A Rapid Response Team Program Jeremy R. Beitler, David H. Chong, Douglas B. Bails, Kelli Hurdle, and Nate Link Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., May 2010; 181: A5102. Slide Presentation at the ATS International Conference in New Orleans

*Please see CV for complete list of publications