Dr. Dal Chun, MD

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Dr. Dal Chun, MD
The path to Dr. Chun's diverse and distinguished career started as an undergraduate at Brown University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. It led him to the New Jersey Medical School, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree with highest honors, was presented with several prestigious awards and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He received his Ophthalmology Residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center—where he was selected Chief Resident—before completing his fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at the Tufts-New England Eye Center in Boston. In keeping with his commitment to the care of American soldiers and their family members, Dr. Chun returned to Walter Reed where he was Chief of Retina Service and spent six years as a vitreoretinal surgeon, while also serving as an Ophthalmic Consultant to The White House, before joining The Retina Group of Washington. Dr. Chun is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md., an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and a committee member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Clinical Education Division. While at Walter Reed, Dr. Chun pioneered the use of the ophthalmic endoscope in the U.S. Military and was honored with the prestigious Rhett Buckler Award for his presentation on Endoscopic Vitrectomy at the 2009 ASRS Retina Congress. He has served as the Primary and Associate Investigator on a variety of clinical research studies, several of which explored the causes of proliferative vitreoretinopathy and the outcomes of combat-related ocular trauma. He also has contributed a number of articles to peer-reviewed publications and compiled an impressive list of professional presentations that document Dr. Chun's contributions to the field of retinal and macular diseases.

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Dr. Chun's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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The path to Dr. Chun's diverse and distinguished career started as an undergraduate at Brown University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. It led him to the New Jersey Medical School, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree with highest honors, was presented with several prestigious awards and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He received his Ophthalmology Residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center—where he was selected Chief Resident—before completing his fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at the Tufts-New England Eye Center in Boston. In keeping with his commitment to the care of American soldiers and their family members, Dr. Chun returned to Walter Reed where he was Chief of Retina Service and spent six years as a vitreoretinal surgeon, while also serving as an Ophthalmic Consultant to The White House, before joining The Retina Group of Washington.

Dr. Chun is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md., an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and a committee member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Clinical Education Division.

While at Walter Reed, Dr. Chun pioneered the use of the ophthalmic endoscope in the U.S. Military and was honored with the prestigious Rhett Buckler Award for his presentation on Endoscopic Vitrectomy at the 2009 ASRS Retina Congress. He has served as the Primary and Associate Investigator on a variety of clinical research studies, several of which explored the causes of proliferative vitreoretinopathy and the outcomes of combat-related ocular trauma. He also has contributed a number of articles to peer-reviewed publications and compiled an impressive list of professional presentations that document Dr. Chun's contributions to the field of retinal and macular diseases.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Newark

    Graduated in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Walter Reed Army Med
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tufts Med Center
  • Undergraduate School
    Brown Un

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery