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Timothy Cheung, DPM, PhD

Hospital Resident

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Timothy Cheung, DPM, PhD


Dr. Timothy Cheung completed his DPM and PhD in Cell Biology & Anatomy at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. He conducted his research with Dr. Hongkyun Kim where he identified and dissected the complex degradation mechanism of the ubiquitous Big Potassium (BK) channel. Tim's work revealed the elegant coordination of Endoplasmic Reticulum-Associated Degradation (ERAD) and proteasome level regulation in BK channel degradation. Moreover, he successfully restored BK channel levels by utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technology, other genetic manipulation systems, and pharmaceutical inhibition. His work provides a strong foundation for the pathomechanisms of diseases, including peripheral neuropathy, and provide optimistic results on their reversibility. His research interests include diabetic foot infections, osteomyelitis, limb salvage & preservation, peripheral neuropathy, surgical biomechanics, and various techniques and technologies in podiatric/foot & ankle surgery.

Education & Training

  • DPM
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (2022)
  • PhD
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Anatomy & Cell Biology (2020)
  • MS
    Boston University, Human Physiology (2015)
  • BS
    Quinnipiac University, Health Science Studies (2014)