T. Philip Chung, MD, FACS, FASCRS

General & Colorectal Surgeon

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Director, Colorectal Cancer Surgery, CPMC

Site Director, Northern California Colorectal Collaborative

T. Philip Chung, MD is a general and colorectal surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF. He is also Site Director of the Northern California Colorectal Collaborative and Director of Colorectal Cancer Surgery at CPMC. Dr. Chung earned his MD from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He then completed his general surgery residency and  colon and rectal fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Chung has extensive expertise in the screening and treatment of benign and malignant colorectal disease and a broad range of gastrointestinal conditions. As an academically trained surgeon, Dr. Chung is highly skilled in laparoscopic surgery and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Chung is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal surgeons, a member of  numerous professional organizations, and the author of  numerous peer-reviewed articles in the field.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery


  • Stanford University, BS,  Biology
  • Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago - MD


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, General Surgery


  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Anorectal Disease
  • Benign and Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Colon Cancer
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Endoscopy/Colonoscopy/Cancer Screening
  • Gall Bladder Disease
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Pelvic floor disorders and incontinence
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Chinese Hospital
  • Davies Medical Center
  • Presidio Surgery Center
  • San Francisco Endoscopy Center
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Hospital

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Northern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,  Secretary/Treasurer
  • San Francisco Surgical Society, Member

Foreign Languages Spoken

  • Korean (limited)
  • Spanish (limited)