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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
    324 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    323 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    322 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    315 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    320 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    319 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    320 Ratings

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