Ed Chung, MD, is COO of Black Mesa. He has degrees in biology and chemical engineering from MIT and an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine. His career path has taken him through roles in clinical leadership, the healthcare C-suite, and the startup space, working to build new product and service lines, fight worker burnout, and bring data to bear in both medicine and biology. In addition to his work at Black Mesa, Dr. Chung remains active as a pediatric hospitalist and is also a medical officer for the MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. He continues to work to improve people’s health and well-being at both the individual and macro levels.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the essential importance of biomanufacturing capabilities—extending to the geopolitical level—as well as the fragility of many supply chains and processes.