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Roderick Tung

Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, AZ, US

Biography

Dr Roderick Tung, MD, is a widely renowned cardiologist and specialist in cardiac electrophysiology with over 20 years of experience in medicine.7, 8 As a child, Dr Tung wanted to be an artist, dentist and conductor.4 Whilst his career followed a different route, besides his known medical work, he is also the CEO and fashion designer of TUNG, a self-titled brand of men’s luxury shirts.4 Dr Tung believes that his eye for detail as a cardiologist is what’s also helped him perfect his fashion designs.11

A speaker of fluent English, Mandarin and Spanish, Dr Tung is the son of Chinese immigrants who came to the United States for graduate school.3 He was always good at science and math and developed an interest in medicine after his father went through successful cancer treatment in the early '80s. His passion for cardiology grew from undergoing an ablation procedure to correct a cardiac arrhythmia in his early 20s.