Dr. Cheung was born and raised in Orange County, California and is 4th
generation Asian American. She did her undergraduate work at UCLA where
she received a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and was awarded Magna
Cum Laude honors. She went on to pursue a Masters in Public Health in
Health Education and Health Policy at UCLA, where she was also awarded
the distinction of Highest Honors. She completed her medical school training
at UC San Diego School of Medicine in 2004, and completed her residency
training at White Memorial Medical Center/Loma Linda University in Los
Angeles where she was Chief Resident in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Cheung returned to her UCLA roots and was accepted into the Endocrinology
Fellowship program at UCLA, where she completed an additional two years
of subspecialty training. In fellowship, she had the opportunity to work
with world class endocrinologists and participate in the care of patients
in all aspects of endocrinology, including diabetes, thyroid disease,
and pituitary. During fellowship, she presented posters and abstracts
at the Endo Society Annual Meeting and the American College of Physicians
conference. She has published articles and case reports on diabetes and
After fellowship, Dr. Cheung joined a successful endocrinology private
practice in Torrance, CA and later became the owner of the practice, where
she continued to be dedicated to providing quality care to her patients.
She joined UCLA Health in 2012, and is now one of the endocrinologists
at the UCLA South Bay Endocrine, Thyroid and Diabetes Center. Her practice
is general endocrinology including diabetes and thyroid disease. Her area
of interest is thyroid cancer, and she performs ultrasounds and ultrasound-guided
fine needle aspirations of thyroid nodules in the clinic on a daily basis
to evaluate thyroid nodules for malignancy.
She is an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
(AACE), and has been on the planning committee for the California Chapter
conference for the last few years bringing leading endocrinologists and
endocrine surgeons together to share their expertise with community endocrinologists.
She is the proud mother to twin boys. During her free time, she likes to
cook gourmet meals for her family and friends. She speaks fluent Cantonese
Chinese and medical Spanish.