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Fongchung Tung, M.D.

February 1, 1915 — April 23, 2005

FongChung Tung, M.D. of Little Falls NJ died on April 23, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson. Dr. Tung received his M.D. from St. John's Medical School, Shanghai, China in 1941. On December 25, 1941 he arrived in San Francisco and began his residency at Lake County Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Waukegan, Illinois. He received a US Government Scholarship to study at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Master of Surgery in 1945. Subsequently, he became Chief Resident at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia until 1947. In 1947 Dr. Tung returned to China where for 40 years he pursued an illustrious medical career and earned international recognition. Dr. Tung was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery of the Shanghai Second Medical University. A pioneer in the development of surgery in China, he awarded the highest honor possible by the Ministry of Health. He was a trailblazer in vascular surgery and transplantation of blood vessels in China. Thirty one of his works and treatises on medical science has been published. As a social activist, he attended various international symposiums and conferences on medical science and obtained millions of dollars of contributions in medical equipment for China, enabling China to broaden and enrich her knowledge. He was accepted by the International College of Surgeons as a permanent honorary fellow the first such honor ever given to a Chinese surgeon. Dr. tung was a member of the Sixth Sessino of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a board member of the Chinese Medical Association, and a permanent member of the Board of Shanghai Red Cross Society. He was also vice chairman of the Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association, the designated physician of Pan Am and the United Airlines and the medical advisor to the Shanghai Hilton International Hotel. He returned to the US in 1987 where he lived in Little Falls until his death. Dr. Tung is survived by his beloved wife Julia Li, M.D., his loving son Nicholas Naiguang Dong, and his cherished daughter Naiming Dong all of Little Falls. Friends will be received Saturday 11am - 2pm at the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home 7 Two Bridges Rd. Fairfield. Services and cremation are private. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, NJ Affiliate Memorials Program, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

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