Dr. Russell Ching, MD

Dr. Russell Ching, MD

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

Accepting new patients

Dr. Russell Ching, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1979 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery and cardiology.

Russell E. Ching MD

2340 Clay St Ste 537

San Francisco, CA 94115
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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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

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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

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

St. Mary's Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Ching is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Ching's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
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  • 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)

in Palm Springs, CA
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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in San Francisco, CA
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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in San Francisco, CA
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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in Oakland, CA
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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