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Maureen Chung, MD, PhD

Medical Director Breast Care Program

4.9 out of 5 (193 Ratings)


Breast Health / Surgery / Surgical Oncology

About Maureen Chung

Dr. Maureen Chung, a renowned surgical oncologist specializing in diseases of the breast, is the Medical Director of the Breast Care Program.

She earned her undergraduate degree with distinction, as well as her medical and master’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She completed a general surgery residency at McGill University, where she served as Administrative Chief Resident. She earned a doctorate in Pathobiology from Brown University, Providence and completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Brown Medical School.

Dr. Chung is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of several societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Chung’s clinical interests include the impact of screening mammography and contemporary surgical treatment of breast cancer. She believes that patient education, disease prevention and evidence based treatments are equally important and that care should be personalized for each patient.


Maureen practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Breast Center

300B Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-1021

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Southcoast Physicians Group Breast Center

235 Hanover St Third Floor
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-1021

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (51)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • I have been met with so much compassion and respect during this difficult time in my life.

  • Everything they would courteous kind and respectful and very knowledgeable

  • The staff at the [Name] Street location were wonderful everybody was so accommodating and informative and friendly

  • Everything was impeccable

  • Dr Chung made me feel at ease and answered all my questions

  • Everyone was very courteous and helpful. The provider was excellent in explaining what she was going to do.

  • My experience was not only informative but it was like I have known them all my life..sooo friendly..and kind..

  • Dr. Chung is caring, professional, takes the time to listen to your concerns. Always professional in the past 5yrs I've been a patient. Although, at my last appointment I've been released from her care, she made sure to tell me should I have any concerns going forward do not hesitate to contact her office. Thank you again Dr. Chung!!

  • Made sure that I got a good appointment and it was on time

  • Always feel comfortable and get great care from Dr Chung and her staff

  • Dr. Chung is the best doctor I've ever seen and I would recommend her to all my family and friends. Thank you.

  • Had a mammogram the nurse that took care of me was very nice and didn't hurt and was very understanding with my lack of hearing (I'm hearing impaired) and Dr. Chung was very very nice as always.

  • Everything was really good

  • Everything was excellent. Was able to get a mammo and ultrasound on same day as appointment. Very convenient. Providers demonstrated genuine care and concern.

  • Dr. Chung was excellent. She explained everything very well was very caring and thorough. I would give her a 10 for sure as a doctor. The team who did my biopsy including the radiologist and all the technicians who were in the room while I had my biopsy were absolutely excellent also very caring thoughtful gentle and thorough also. Again I would give them all a 10. Great service. Perfectu00A0

  • Receptionist & mammogram technician were excellent...however, Dr Chung was very abrupt & impersonal! The breast exam was very thorough as I would have expected...maybe she was having a difficult day. I know she is very knowledgeable. She is difficult to understand. I get the masks, but she speaks too quickly & with little patience when asked to repeat. Rapport between doctor & patient can go a long way.I found that missing with this appointment. Again, receptions & mammogram technician wereexcellent...thank you for allowing me to express my concerns.

  • Felt very comfortable. Great staff and Drs.

  • Well, I stayed in the office for awful long time and you know to be seen by the doctor, but otherwise, she's very good and very helpful, but it was like 30 minutes was sitting there in the waiting for the doctor to come in. So that's only thing that I have bad about it.

  • Although there was some confusion about what was being done today once clarified everything went very well. Staff kind and knowledgeable and welcomed my many questions as clearly at this point. Clearly explained next steps. Facility is very clean and comfortable.Dr Chung explaining everything clearly and knowledgeably and did not rush. She allowed my daughter to take part in the visit via phone speaker.I am satisfied that at this point!

  • On the first visit I had my appointment marked done and sat for a long time (1hr) before I asked why the holdup was. They apologized and I proceeded with my mammogram. On the 2nd visit I found out how thin the walls were while waiting for results when another patient complained about me to the technician. That was embarrassing. Wish the walls were thicker or the technician had said something about other patients being able to hear them.

  • Everyone was very helpful and explained every they were going to do before they did it. There personality was also great where I felt relaxed and not frighten at all

  • Dr Maureen Chung and her staff are phenomenal and I feel blessed that I am in their able care.

  • I love Dr. Chung. She's very thorough. She answered all my questions and she explains everything very well. If I don't understand she explains it again. Love her.

  • Do not change anything! Great staff, loved my doctor!

  • Very happy with my timely appointment after diagnosis Dr Chung was very caring & took lots of time to explain diagnosis & procedures. The staff moved quickly to get all upcoming appointments scheduled quickly even with the holidays

  • Very informative and caring ..

  • Very professional and supportive. Always listens and answers any questions or concerns. Very approachable.

  • I was treated in a timely manner, with care and friendliness. It was a great visit.

  • Maureen Chung is an excellent surgeon/doctor. I am completely at ease with her and would highly recommend her (and I have) to anyone needing this type of care.

  • Dr Chung came super prepared for my appointment and was able to confirm that I indeed did have the same gene as my mother who had breast cancer. [Name] her NP last year told me otherwise so this year I made appointment with the physician and all my questions and concerns were answered and she was prepared fully with all my information readily available. I was very appreciative of this.

  • My appointment was on time, and the Doctor was on time too.

  • Everyone is polite, helpful and patient.

  • Very responsive and open with information. Quick referrals. Thorough explanation of options.

  • When I had breast cancer everybody in Doctor Chung's office, actually everybody in the whole South Coast system that I had to deal with, which was many people, right down to the receptionists, I could not have asked for nicer, more caring people.

  • All staff members were very nice and courtesy. They showed concern for well being.

  • Dr. Chung is amazing. The front office staff and scheduling department were less than that. I was called at 1pm the day of a scheduled appointment with Dr. Chung because they realized that the office did not make an appointment for a mammogram before my meeting with Dr. Chung. When I was working and not able to hear the message to come in early, they appeared upset when I arrived for the originally scheduled time.

  • Excellent visit. All were very helpful & professional.

  • Everyone was very nice during the biopsy,especially [Name]

  • I am so delighted that I have chosen Dr. Maureen Chung. Help me through my breast cancer. She is so knowledgeable. She was so personable. She explained everything to me and my husband. I cannot say enough kind words for her. She was awesome. Okay. Thank you.

  • Dr. Chung along with her entire staff were fabulous!Everyone was knowledgeable, well informed and courteous. I couldn't have asked for a better visit especially at this time.

  • Everyone along the way was very kind and informative.

  • Everyone from the receptionist and the super sweet and comforting women ( who I can't remember their names) to the radiologist were amazing. Thank you for being so kind and caring.

  • Went for a biopsy

  • Was treated with respect, on time and everything was explained to me well.

  • Dr. Chung gave me excellent service. She answered all my questions and she was she made sure I was comfortable with everything. I would really recommend her highly to everyone. Thank you.

  • Very good service. The doctors and assistants are very friendly and exemplary professionals. What I think they need to improve is the conversation about the cost of the visits, because in my case it came a little late. I only learned that I would have to pay for consultations after several of them.

  • Very friendly people that seem to genuinely care about you

  • Great experience. Prior knowledge of what was going to happen during the biopsy helped a lot.The medical team worked very well together. I'd give them an A+. Very positive considering the nature of the procedure,that is looking for cancer.Keep up the excellent work from the front desk to Dr.Chung and the Surgical team.Very mindful of the patient.

  • I received very thoughtful and compassionate care. It meant so much as I was very anxious. Wonderful people!!!

  • Very informative

  • Great care. Made me feel comfortable. Always checking om me! Asking if I had any questions that they could answer.GREAT experience!!!

  • Dr Chung was wonderful, explained everything to me and daughter so we would understand listened to our questions and spent time with us. Did not feel rushed. The staff for the biopsy were wonderful including the radiologist. They explained all that was being done. Made me feel relaxed were very concerned about how I was doing. I would rate them all excellent wish I could remember their names. They were wonderful including the girls that work behind the desk. It is a wonderful place. Thank you Dr Chung for a wonderful service for woman.

  • Everyone in this office has been kind, friendly and helpful. Because of this team my cancer was caught early and my recovery was speedy.

  • Excellent care from competent professionals who were also sensitive to my responses and needs.I am moving next week and am hopeful that I will find similar care in the state of Maine.

  • Dr. Chung has always made me feel comfortable and she is very knowledgeable with any of my concerns that I have. The staff is always extremely nice and helpful. I’m Truly thankful for them since I’ve been a patient of Dr. Chung 4 years now since my breast cancer and I would’ve not chosen anyone else. I’m very thankful for Dr . Chung and her staff.

  • Dr Chung was attentive, thorough and knowledgable. It was an overall pleasant experience

  • Everyone was kind and caring.

  • Everyone was polite, knowledgeable and caring

  • I’ve always been treated with respect and dignity. The Dr. and staff have a great repore with their patient. All were very compassionate, caring people.

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