Melanie Chong, MD
Specialties: Allergy & Immunology
Medical School: Doctor of Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada
Residency: Internal Medicine, Stony Brook Medical School, Winthrop Univ. Hospital, NY
Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology, Stony Brook Medical School, Winthrop Univ. Hospital, NY
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Allergy & Immunology
Specialty Interests: Chronic Urticaria, Eczema and Eosinophilia
Dr. Chong diagnoses and treats the following conditions in patients: Urticaria (hives), Eczema, Angioedema (swelling episodes), Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (i.e. common variable immunodeficiency), Allergic rhinitis (hay fever), Sinusitis, Asthma - Mast Cell Disorders, Eosinophilia, Aspirin-exacerbated Respiratory Disease, Drug allergy, Food allergy, Venom allergy, Contact Dermatitis.
About Dr. Chong: Dr. Chong grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia where she completed her Biochemistry degree at the University of British Columbia. She attended medical school on the island of Grenada. Thereafter, she completed her internal medicine residency and allergy, immunology fellowship in Long Island, New York. Although she loved the excitement of New York City, it could never beat her love of the Pacific Northwest. She moved to Seattle in the summer of 2016 and is happy to be back in the northwest.
Philosophy of Patient Care: Dr. Chong strives to provide care that is centered on her patients. She believes that patient care involves cooperation from not only patients but also their families and other physicians involved in their care. She also values the importance of treating her patients with respect, dignity and autonomy.
Personal Interests: Dr. Chong likes to hike, run and bake for her family and friends.