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NextGen Discovery Series – June 25, 2024

Long COVID and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

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Speaker: Tae Hwan Chung, M.D., Director, Johns Hopkins Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Program, Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024, noon-1 p.m.

Location: Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building, Atkins Family Seminar Room

*Zoom option available

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Description

POTS is a common blood circulation disorder affecting between one and three million Americans, about 80% of them female. Symptoms include lightheadedness (occasionally with fainting), difficulty thinking and concentrating (brain fog), fatigue, intolerance of exercise, headache, blurry vision, palpitations, tremor and nausea. Dr. Chung will provide a brief history of POTS, its diagnosis and treatment, and updates in research. He will also focus on its relation to long COVID syndrome, the increasing incidence of POTS since the COVID pandemic began, and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for researchers to study immune mechanisms of POTS, which was not possible prior to the pandemic.

 

About the Speaker

Tae Chung, M.D. portraitDr. Tae Hwan Chung is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include neuromuscular disorders and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

With combined training in neuromuscular medicine and in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Chung is uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of services, including diagnosis of various neuromuscular conditions, electrodiagnostic procedures, neuromuscular pathology, immune treatments and rehabilitative treatments. Clinically, Dr. Chung is particularly interested in rehabilitative treatments and therapeutic exercise of various neuromuscular diseases, especially myositis and other forms of muscle diseases. Dr. Chung runs a multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinic under the Myositis Clinic with the Johns Hopkins neuromuscular rehabilitation team, which he helped develop with physical, occupational and speech therapists, who are dedicated to helping patients with rare neuromuscular diseases. For his research, he investigates the effects of aging on the neuromuscular system in collaboration with his mentors in geriatric medicine and neurology.

Dr. Chung was recently awarded with K08 grant from National Institute of Aging (NIA) for his research work on aging neuromuscular system and metabolic changes.

Dr. Chung earned his M.D. from the Catholic University of Korea. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins and performed a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at Johns Hopkins.

 

About the Discovery Series

The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts. 

For questions about this event or any others in the Discovery Series, please reach out to Veronica Lemme at lemmev@health.missouri.edu.