David H. Chong, MD

Critical Care Medicine (Board Certified)
Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Pulmonary Disease Medicine (Board Certified)

Biography

Dr. David H. Chong is the Medical Director for all Critical Care Services at 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 NewYork-Presbyterian'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.

Dr. Chong 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.

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]

CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]

Local 1199

MagnaCare

Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]

POMCO

UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]

Education

State University of New York at Buffalo

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Locations

Milstein Hospital Building

177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

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