Esther H. Chung, MD, will join the Stanford University Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship program in August 2022. She is a graduate of Harvard College, where she concentrated and received highest honors in the field of Neurobiology. It was there she first ventured into the world of innovative startups as a founding member of SPOUTS of Water, Ltd., building the first self-sustainable local ceramic filter factory in Uganda. Following this, she obtained her medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 2018, where she completed her sub-internship in REI at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and found her niche in the field of infertility. She completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology residency training at Duke University and has since returned to California to join the team at Stanford Fertility.
During her residency training, Dr. Chung served as an Administrative Chief Resident for Wellness and was recognized for her Excellence in Teaching of medical and PA students. She was awarded the Hammond Research Day Award for her scientific research and has been published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fertility & Sterility, JARG, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, AJOG, among others. She has presented several orals and posters at the ASRM Scientific Congress and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. She also received The Suheil & Lisa Muasher Award for Excellence in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
Alongside her medical training, Dr. Chung serves on the Advisory Board as a consultant for a fertility health care startup based in Boston, MA with the goal of delivering virtual comprehensive fertility testing at home. She has a strong, long-standing interest in increasing access to fertility services and infertility treatment in the United States and hopes to continue to work with FemTech fertility-focused startups to achieve this goal. Her other REI-related interests lie in oncofertility and fertility preservation, machine-learning/big data, cost-effectiveness research, and patient education via social media.
I am beyond grateful and excited to join the team at Stanford Fertility. The field of REI is young, full of innovation, and growing quickly--there is no better place to train than at the heart of Silicon Valley at a leading center for excellence for reproductive healthcare and research. The kindness, diversity, open-mindedness, and expertise of the team of providers at Stanford set the groundwork for the delivery of compassionate, high quality care for the patients we serve in the Bay area.