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Roderick Tung, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Roderick Tung, MD, is an internationally renowned cardiologist and specialist in cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Tung is an expert in the management of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), with a particular focus on advanced therapies for atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. He specializes in arrhythmia management through catheter ablation -- a procedure that targets and cauterizes abnormal tissue to eliminate heart rhythm irregularities. Dr. Tung is also one of a few electrophysiologists in the world who routinely performs epicardial mapping and ablation.

In addition to Dr. Tung's clinical work, he is dedicated to researching and investigating new and innovative ways to treat and manage arrhythmias. He currently serves as the principal investigator for several prospective randomized ventricular tachycardia ablation clinical trials focusing on the role of robotic navigation, high-density multielectrode mapping, and early intervention to improve patient survival. Dr. Tung's work has been published in numerous respected, peer-reviewed journals, including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm, Circulation: Arrhythmia Electrophysiology and Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

Dr. Tung gives lectures nationally and internationally to speak on his research and specialty interests, including advances in catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia and non-arrhythmic ablation for treating cardiovascular disease.

Practice Locations

University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

150 E. Huron Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Medical School

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA


Heart Rhythm Society
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-0455

Office Fax

(773) 702-4666

Office Postal Address

Roderick Tung, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6080
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Tung

Dr. Tung was recently featured on Rivet News Radio, where he talked about heart health and American Heart Month. Learn More.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Tung's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.