Dr. Russell Ching, MD

Dr. Russell Ching, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o
(7)

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Dr. Russell Ching, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery and cardiology.

Russell E. Ching MD

2340 Clay St Ste 537

San Francisco, CA 94115
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ching performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 94% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Ching's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • La Co Usc MD Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • La Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Pacific Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ching has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ching does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ching and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Ching's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ching to family and friends
7 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Ching's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Ching has been my trusted cardiologist in Pasadena for over 20 years. I never would have changed physicians but for his move to San Francisco. Dr. Ching is a brilliant clinician, listens carefully to concerns, takes time to answer questions, and responds to messages promptly. His advanced...more
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I've been a patient of Dr.Ching for many years. He is a trust worthy doctor and expert in his field. If you have to place our life in someone's hands, he's your cardiologist hands down!
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He performed my stent placement when I had a heart attack, from which I have essentially fully recovered. Smart, competent, great to work with.
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Dr. Russell Ching has been cardiologist for several years. He is the best! I have been dissatisfied with four previous cardiologists, until I found Dr. Ching. He is easy to talk to, he listens and responds appropriately. He is very smart and experienced. His advice is always right on the money. He...more
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