Cindy Cheung earned her medical degree at The University of Queensland School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia. She completed her clinical rotations within the Ochsner Medical Health Care System in Louisiana. Prior to that she attended Columbia University and Brown University where she completed a Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program and earned a B.A. in Psychology, respectively. She has experience working in medical communications as an Account Executive on both medical and public affairs teams in a variety of therapeutic areas including respiratory, infectious disease, obesity, and gastroenterology.

Q. What has been the highlight of your communications career so far?
A. Getting to build relationships with clients, and being able to act as the liaison on an account.

Q. What is the best piece of comms advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Never be afraid to speak up when you need help.

Q. Which media source do you trust most?
A. I like watching the local news. The reporters seem more sincere and they show baby pictures when a member of their crew has a newborn.

Q. What company/brand would you most like to work on?
A. There isn’t one specific brand but I am passionate about patient education and advocacy.

Q. Which communicator do you most admire? (Past or present)
A. I grew up watching Tom Brokaw on the Nightly News with my father every night.

Q. What is your top comms tip?
A. Ask questions. It’s the only way you will learn anything

Q. The best thing about working in comms is…
A. That I get to use my medical knowledge in a creative and collaborative way.

Q. If I wasn’t in comms I would…
A. Probably be doing something with children and the arts.

Q. Tell us something that very few people know about you.
A. I am obscenely good at Wheel of Fortune. People also always seem to be surprised when I tell them how many pitbulls I have had over the years.

Q. When I’m not working I like to…
A. Play the piano, bake, and play with other people’s dogs (my NYC apartment does not allow pets).