Jackie “Jack” Chuong, MD, assistant medical professor of inner drugs (digestive illnesses), handed away immediately on Might 18. He was 70 years previous.
Chuong was a beloved colleague and a revered member of the Digestive Illnesses Part of the Inner Medication Division of the Yale Faculty of Medication (YSM). He was born in 1950 and raised in New York to Chinese language and Japanese immigrant mother and father. Chuong attended New York Public Colleges and Columbia College, then went to Cornell Medical School at Cornell College, the place he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He determined to enter inner drugs and accomplished his internship and residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Middle. His deep curiosity in medical analysis and epidemiology led him to be chosen as one of many few Robert Wooden Johnson medical investigators beneath the tutelage of Dr Alvan Feinstein at YSM. He accomplished his scholarship at Yale in order that he may greatest pursue his analysis pursuits in gastroenterology.
His analysis pursuits grew, however he discovered that he preferred educating and medical work extra. He was capable of proceed this work, becoming a member of YSM college in 1985 concurrently he joined a medical follow in Branford. He has taught and imbued medical college students, residents and gastroenterology fellows along with his love of the topic and affected person care. He was deeply dedicated to the VA West Haven and served in medical service there for a number of weeks a yr for over 20 years, along with his medical follow. He acquired the Vincent A. DeLuca, MD, Digestive Illness Fellowship Instructing Award in 2004. Chuong was extraordinarily lively with the Crohn’s and Colitis Basis of America, Connecticut Chapter, and led affected person training seminars from 1990 to 2015.
Chuong shall be remembered by her colleagues because the epitome of grace and humanity, type and mild. He nonetheless had a smile on his face and a willingness to talk. On this time of COVID-19 and clinician exhaustion, Chuong knew methods to steadiness his life, with lengthy walks along with his spouse and canine Emma, taking part in golf, watching the New York Yankees and going to Tanglewood and on the Goodspeed Opera Home. He shall be sadly missed by his colleagues, college students, pals and sufferers.
He’s survived by his spouse, Bertie (Roberta Lee Bockeloh) Chuong, DNP, RN, of Guilford, Conn .; her mom, Might Chuong of Flushing, NY; his brother, Robert Chuong, MD, DMD, and his spouse, Elaine Chuong, DMD, of Largo, Florida; and her sister Tai Might (Mary) Lee, BA, and her husband, Lo Ming Lee of Bayside, NY; and her sister Rose Pritchard, MA, and her husband Robert of Holmdel, NJ; and sister Sweet Eng (predeceased) and brother-in-law Vincent Eng; and a number of other nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces.