Michael Chung, MD, MPH
Affiliate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Affiliate Professor
Department of Global Health
Chair and Professor, Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya
Executive Director, TREE (Treatment, Research, and Expert Education)

Faculty Information


Dr. Chung hasĀ been engaged in HIV research in Kenya for over 15 years and am based in Nairobi, Kenya where he is currently Chair and Professor of the Department of Medicine at Aga Khan University East Africa (AKU), Executive Director of the Treatment, Research, and Expert Education (TREE) program, and an Affiliate Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2004, he co-founded the Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases, one of the largest single-site HIV treatment centers in Kenya, and has led many CDC and NIH-funded efforts to improve the care and treatment of HIV-infected individuals and to disseminate HIV knowledge through research training and online education. He leads the Treatment, Research, and Expert Education (TREE) program, which has substantial experience implementing randomized clinical trials that have examined the utility and cost-effectiveness of novel laboratory tests and therapies in an HIV-infected population. These include examining the use of an oligonucleotide ligation assay (OLA) to detect pre-treatment HIV drug resistance to guide antiretroviral therapy (ART) and comparing cryotherapy and loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) to treat pre-cancerous cervical lesions among HIV-infected women. Most recently, Dr. Chung has been involved in examining the mechanisms and risk factors of chronic lung disease among HIV-infected adolescents.

Education & Training: 
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
MPH, International Health
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA
Infectious Diseases Fellowship
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Internal Medicine Internship & Residency
Harvard University
Boston, MA
Center for AIDS Research International Infrastructure Award
Velji Global Health Project of the Year, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Center for AIDS Research New Investigator Award
Young Scientist Travel Grant Award, XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona