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Russell Ching



Dr. Russell Ching is a cardiologist who strives to advocate for his patients within the health care system. Endeavoring to bring compassion into a technology-oriented setting, he practices a style of care based on trust.

Ching earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and a cardiology fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center. He practiced cardiology in Southern California for 30 years before joining UCSF in 2013.

Ching has a strong interest in global health care and has participated in medical missions in developing countries. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology.

  • Education

    Rosalind Franklin University, MD, 1979

  • Residencies

    LAC-USC Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1982

  • Fellowships

    California Pacific Medical Center, Cardiology, 1984

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    356 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 26, 2023
    Dr. Ching is a wonderful Cardiologist as he is very thorough and explains exactly what my issue(s) are and he is very helpful to provide health options that would only improve my health eg: diet alternatives (foods that are less fatty less sugar etc.). I appreciate Dr. Ching In that he answers all of my questions/ concerns related to my cardiac issue(s). I am very pleased with the medication he prescribed and it is working well for me.
    Jan 22, 2023
    Dr.Ching clearly reviewed results from wearing cardiovascular monitor. He answered questions and concerns fully and encouraged my contact with him In the event of any future concerns I may have.
    Jan 14, 2023
    A very fine doctor.
    Jan 06, 2023
    Very amazing Doctor. Listens and gives detailed explanations of everything as far as my health care is concerned.
    Jan 01, 2023
    Dr. Ching is very professional and kind Will recommend him
    Dec 08, 2022
    Nov 19, 2022
    Very good experience.
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr. Ching was so helpful in explaining my symptoms to me and explaining clearly how I could deal with them.
    Nov 06, 2022
    Given information given prior through my chart about test results it is unclear to me why was this appointment was necessary at all!
    Nov 03, 2022
    Dr. Ching is amazing. He spent so much time with me. He genuinely cares. He provided clear and knowledgeable feedback while still listening to my concerns. I feel that I am in the best care possible with Dr. Ching.
    Oct 31, 2022
    Did not understand that my taxes went from 0 to with a net income about one quarter the average ca income.This caused me to be hospitalized for afib.
    Oct 31, 2022
    Dr. Ching is an excellent cardiologist. He is thorough and genuinely cares about my cardiac issue. He fully explained my heart issue andAddressed all of my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Ching to all of my family members and friends.
    Oct 27, 2022
    Dr Russel Eugene Ching was fantastic a real class act and gave me confidence in his abilities.
    Oct 22, 2022
    Dr. Ching is terrific. He knows me and my "concerns". He takes plenty of time listening and offering his advice regarding my care.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Great team of caregivers. That's why I come balck
    Oct 03, 2022
    Provider always listens and allows enough time to satisfy patient's needs.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Dr. Ching is very good
    Sep 02, 2022
    All is really at the +-side!Wow
    Sep 01, 2022
    I am grateful that the doctor shared advice with me about health and exercise. It was very encouraging and I immediately re-join the gym and started a class and swimming. I feel so much better already. It was very helpful to get that advice. Thank you
    Aug 14, 2022
    Dr Ching is one of the best doctors I've ever come across. Compassionate empathetic understood my concerns/questions quickly and gave me a full answer with everything I needed to feel reassured about my heart.
    Jul 24, 2022
    Wonderful experience
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr. Russell Ching it's very easy to talk to you and listens to all of your questions.
    Apr 06, 2022
    Dr. Ching and I have an excellent relationship. I am very comfortable with discussing my concerns with him. Good listener. He takes time going over my test results.
    Apr 01, 2022
    Dr. Ching is so kind
    Mar 01, 2022
    Jan 29, 2022
    My experience with Dr Russell Ching is always great!
    Jan 28, 2022
    I can't say enough good things about Dr. Ching. He is outstanding on all the above respects.
    Jan 06, 2022
    Very polite and professional in all aspects
    Dec 08, 2021
    He is a wonderful Doctor! The best of the best.
    Oct 08, 2021
    Oct 02, 2021
    Dr. Ching is very good about soliciting any feedback from me. He knows my cardiac history and acts according.
    Sep 20, 2021
    Dr Ching is a great provider
    Sep 18, 2021
    One of my best care visits with a physician
    Aug 25, 2021
    With this provider all experiences are good because he's interested he listens he answers your questions plainly and he treats you like a person.
    Aug 21, 2021
    Explicit explanation about how to use nitroglycerin tablets in event of unrelenting severe chest pain.
    Aug 05, 2021
    Super provider of care with extremely comfortable conversational style balanced with solid medical advice.
    Jul 08, 2021
    .I would definitely recommend Dr. Russell chain to my family and friends he is very professional.I can trust his doctor
    Jun 26, 2021
    I had a good experience with him.
    Jun 04, 2021
    Would like more detail & exploration of non-medical options - dietary changes exercise & conditioning.
    Jun 02, 2021
    A patient respectful and receptive provider who can answer my questions and remains proactive about my concerns. Respectful when I don't understand the first time.
    May 30, 2021
    Very professional care
    May 28, 2021
    This was a very good and helpful visit.
    May 05, 2021
    Doctor is professional and listen to me carefully.
    May 03, 2021
    I know that he has my best interest at heart. Could not be more grateful to have him for my doctor.
    Apr 30, 2021
    Dr Ching is always clear friendly thoughtful attentive and re-assuring

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