came to the United States from Korea as a young man in 1980. He joined his brother in California's Napa
Valley where he worked as a landscaper. Here he developed a deep appreciation of nature and gardening.
Later, he left the West Coast and made his way east to attend college. He attended school at U.C. Davis
the Medical College of Virginia
. He did his undergraduate work in Communications and Chemistry. He met his wife
Yesook, at MCV, where she was a Registered Nurse. Yesook worked while helping her husband to succeed in Dental
School and start his practice. Yesook juggled working, supporting her husband and 3 boys. Eventually she left her
career in nursing to help Dr. Chung manage his practice. She is often seen in the reception area greeting patients and
friends. To this day, Yesook still cooks and hand delivers her husband a nutritious and fresh lunch of rice and
fresh vegetables, often from the garden.
John Chung is truly a self-made man who came to this country with big goals and dreams. He accomplished those
dreams through hard work and the support of his wife and family.