Ellen Chuang, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I have over 18 years of medical experience. I earned my undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and then attended medical school at the University of Chicago. I trained in internal medicine at the University of Iowa, and completed my fellowship in hematology and oncology at Indiana University. I joined the faculty of the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City in 1999 as a researcher, educator, and practicing oncologist. In 2014, I joined Hawaii Permanente Medical Group and moved to the beautiful island of Maui. I'm excited to be part of a physician group that believes in excellence in patient care, and I feel privileged to be part of the Maui community and to care for the people living here.
About my practice
I enjoy both the science and art of medicine, and I particularly love working with cancer patients. I am a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Gynecological Oncology Group, and the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group. I am also active in SHARE, a support group for patients with breast and ovarian cancer. I have published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including a paper on breast cancer in Asians, which appeared in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, and a paper on returning to work after breast cancer treatment, which was published in the Journal of Community Health. I have presented papers on similar topics at the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. My research also includes a study of heart failure as a complication of cancer therapy. To stay up-to-date in my field, I attend national conferences and read oncology journals. It’s a pleasure to work among the excellent physicians who make up the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. Their dedication to delivering high quality, personalized care to patients is truly an inspiration. A diagnosis of cancer is often the most difficult thing a person must deal with in life. My goal is to listen to whatever my patients have to say and strive to support them throughout their illness.
How I thrive
To stay fit and to reduce stress, I practice yoga. I am an avid reader, I enjoy music and theater, and I take great pleasure in walking my dog. Being out in nature is also healing for me. My favorite outdoor activities include hiking, biking, and bird watching.