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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
    365 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 20, 2023
    Dr. Ching is amazing. He listens well he is supportive he understands the patient's needs. I so much appreciate his perspective and his advice and care. He is simply the best. Thank you Dr. Ching!
    Sep 21, 2023
    The doctor is very kind thoughtful and knowledgeable. I really appreciate him and the whole team at UCSF for their collaboration. It means a lot to me. UCSF provides the best care in the Bay Area. Thank you.
    Sep 21, 2023
    I really liked Dr. Ching and he was very thoughtful and thorough.
    Sep 16, 2023
    Excellent physician and listener! My only (humorous) hesitation in recommending him might be that I do not want him to have so many patients that I would not be able to get in again to see him myself. ;-)
    Sep 16, 2023
    Dr. Ching was very knowledgeable attentive and engaging. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all questions.
    Sep 12, 2023
    Provider was very thorough and provided answers to my satisfaction
    Sep 04, 2023
    I'm sure I got one of the best Doctor's! That makes me very happy!
    Aug 30, 2023
    Professional and courteous.
    Aug 27, 2023
    Dr. Ching provides the highest quality care and he is very thorough in that he answers all of my questions/ concerns.
    Aug 26, 2023
    Dr Ching is an excellent doctor.
    Jul 29, 2023
    Dr Ching is a very good doctor
    Jul 14, 2023
    Dr Ching was very thorough and explained everything well
    Jul 13, 2023
    My experience with Dr. Ching was excellent. He was very thorough and asking many questions. He gave great suggestions to use in everyday life to feel better and be healthier. I learned some new things. What I appreciated most he made me feel relaxed and not rushed. I would 100% recommend Dr. Ching and the UCSF team.
    Jul 09, 2023
    Dr. Ching s one of the most detailed and helpful Doctors I have encountered at UCSF. He is clear proactive and caring..
    Jul 06, 2023
    Very impressed and deeply appreciated the professionalism.
    Jul 02, 2023
    Dr. Ching has been my cardiologist for close to 2 decades. He is a great Dr and a fantastic human being.
    Jun 25, 2023
    Dr Ching is an excellent cardiologist very helpful and informative.
    Jun 16, 2023
    A very good overall office visit
    Jun 10, 2023
    Dr Ching was great! He listened caret asked appropriate questions and answered my questions thoughtfully.
    Jun 08, 2023
    Dr Ching is one of the best
    Jun 05, 2023
    Dr. Russell Ching was a pleasure to be engaged with regarding my cardiology issues. He felt human (humor and engaging) as we interacted. Best of all he gave me the time needed to fully discuss and go over my medical/heart concerns.
    Jun 03, 2023
    Dr. Ching was excellent
    May 23, 2023
    This visit was not the stress test that I was expecting it to be. That was disappointing. The visit itself being more of an "in-take" visit was god though. The doctor was very helpful and helped with both questions and information that I needed to start down a path of treatment.
    May 18, 2023
    I have referred the excellent Dr. Ching to 2 others. The lead time for new patients is a problem for my friends both of whom had to go to ER for heart-related symptoms.Get more doctors so you have more availability.
    May 18, 2023
    Felt that Dr. Ching took time and listened to my concerns.
    May 12, 2023
    Dr. Ching is a gem and a Renaissance man. Very knowledgeable and a good listener.
    May 08, 2023
    Fabulous. I have never worked with a physician whom I felt understands me as much. This was great. Great rapport.
    Apr 29, 2023
    Dr. Ching has been taking care of me for years. He is terrific. If I need him he and/or Heather(NP) they get back to me promptly.Dr. Ching is very patient and a great cardiologist.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Overall always excellent!!!
    Apr 15, 2023
    It is always a good experience because this care provider has the time and kindness to talk to you explain clearly and listen to you. Always a good experience because this care provider takes the time to explain listen to you offer suggestion.and makes you feel like a person.
    Apr 13, 2023
    Very excellent!
    Apr 11, 2023
    Once again he is the best.
    Apr 07, 2023
    Important visit and the best care anyone could ask for!
    Apr 07, 2023
    Both Dr Ching and his Fellow that saw me before I saw Dr. Ching were wonderful . I knew I was being treated by the best specialists in the country!
    Apr 07, 2023
    Dr Ching is a great listener
    Mar 18, 2023
    I was impressed with the quality of this visit
    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

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