SeungWoo Jung, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM


Dr. SeungWoo Jung is an assistant professor of cardiology. His clinical and research interests lie in investigating the mechanism of heart failure and developing its therapeutic intervention.

Dr. Jung received his DVM and MS degrees from Seoul National University College of Veterinary Medicine in South Korea. Following graduation, he pursued clinical training in cardiology as a cardiology fellow at Cornell University. This training on the importance and value of translational cardiology motivated him to pursue a Ph.D. in physiological genomics at Cornell, studying genetic and molecular mechanism in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Jung completed his cardiology residency at the University of California, Davis, and became a board-certified veterinary cardiologist by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 

Select Publications

  1. Jesty SA*, Jung SW*, Gunn TM, Moïse NS. Cardiomyocyte calcium cycling in a naturally occurring German Shepherd Dog model of inherited ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. J Vet Cardiol. 2013;15(1):5-14
  2. Jung SW, Jandrey KE. Hyperkalemia secondary to renal hypoperfusion in a dog with third degree atrioventricular block. J Vet Emergency and Critical Care. 2012;22(4):483-487
  3. Jung SW, Orvalho J, Griffiths LG. Aortopulmonary window characterized with two- and three-dimensional echocardiogram in a dog. J Vet Cardiol. 2012;14(2): 371-375
  4. Jung SW, Kittleson MD. The Effect of Atenolol on NT-proBNP and Troponin in Asymptomatic Cats with Severe Left Ventricular Hypertrophy because of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Pilot Study. J Vet Intern Med. 2011;25:1044-1049.
  5. Jung SW, Griffiths LG. Atrial fibrillation with right bundle branch block. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011;238(10):1258-60.
  6. Jung SW, Silvius D, Nolan KA, Borchert GL, Millet YH, Phang JM, Gunn TM. Developmental cardiac hypertrophy in a mouse model of prolidase deficiency. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2011;91(4):204-17.
  7. Friedenberg SG, Zhu L, Zhang Z, Foels WB, Schweitzer PA, Wang W, Fisher PJ, Dykes NL, Corey E, Vernier-Singer M, Jung SW, Sheng X, Hunter LS, McDonough SP, Lust G, Bliss SP, Krotscheck U, Gunn TM, Todhunter RJ.Evaluation of a fibrillin 2 gene haplotype associated with hip dysplasia and incipient osteoarthritis in dogs. Am J Vet Res. 2011;72(4):530-40.
  8. Zhu L, Zhang Z, Friedenberg S, Jung SW, Phavaphutanon J, Vernier-Singer M, Corey E, Mateescu R, Dykes N, Sandler J, Acland G, Lust G, Todhunter R. The long (and winding) road to gene discovery for canine hip dysplasia. Veterinary Journal. 2009;181(2):97-110.
  9. Cota CD, Liu RR, Sumberac TM, Jung SW, Vencato D, Millet YH, Gunn TM. Genetic and phenotypic studies of the dark-like mutant mouse. Genesis. 2008;46(10):562-573.
  10. Hackett SR, Jung SW, Kirkness E, Cruickshank J, Vikstrom KL, Moïse NS, Gunn TM. Identification and characterization of canine microsatellite markers in cardiac genes. Animal Genetics. 2007;38(1): 89-91.
  11. Moïse NS, Pariaut R, Gelzer AR, Kraus M, Jung SW. Cardioversion with lidocaine of vagally associated atrial fibrillation in two dogs. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. 2005;7(2):143-148.
  12. Jung SW, Youn HY. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Clinics. 2002;19(4): 429-432.
  13. Jung SW, Youn HY. Malignant Metastatic Plasma Cell Tumor in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Clinics. 2002; 19(4): 443-446.

Clinical Interests

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Interventional Cardiology

Research Interests

  • Genetic and Molecular Mechanism of Heart Failure
  • Genomic Regulatory Network in Myxomatous Mitral Valve Degeneration
  • Cell and Gene therapy for Heart Failure

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • International Society for Heart Research