Andrew J. Hung

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology Associate Residency Program Director Director, Robotic Simulation & Education

Areas of treatment:

Kidney Surgery:
Robotic and laparoscopic radical and partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer
Virtually scarless kidney surgery
Robotic pyeloplasty for UPJ obstruction
Ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for kidney stones
Prostate Surgery:
Robotic nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy for cancer
Robotic simple prostatectomy for enlarged prostate and BPH
Bladder Surgery:
Robotic radical cystectomy
Completely intracorporeal neobladder and ileal conduit bladder surgery
General Urology:
Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH – “enlarged prostate”)
Treatment of urinary frequency / overactive bladder
Ureteroscopy / laser lithotripsy for kidney stones


  • Urology


  • Department of Urology


  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

Andrew J. Hung, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Associate Residency Program Director
Director, Robotic Simulation & Education

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Downtown Los Angeles
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Andrew Hung, MD, an expert in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for cancer and benign diseases of the kidney, bladder and prostate, joins the University of Southern California’s Institute of Urology. After completing his undergraduate studies with honors at Yale University, Dr. Hung received his Doctor of Medicine from Cornell University. He completed his urology residency at USC and received further fellowship training in advanced laparoscopy and robotics under Inderbir Gill, MD, the world-renown pioneer in minimally invasive urologic surgeries.

Dr. Hung, certified by the American Board of Urology, has developed a keen interest in robotic surgical simulation and training and has become a recognized leader in the validation and development of innovative surgical simulation technologies. To train the next generation of urologic surgeons, he has developed the first-ever procedure-specific simulation for robotic surgery. Dr. Hung is also the principal investigator of several studies at USC that explore and assess novel methods of teaching robotic surgery.

Dr. Hung is the first author of papers in leading urologic journals on surgical simulation and image-guided therapies for urologic diseases. He is a regular peer-reviewer for leading urologic journals and has presented his work at international and national meetings. He has received distinct honors including the invitation to present his research in telementoring in robotic surgery at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting Plenary Session.

Philosophy of care:
While most patients come to specialists like urologists for specific medical conditions, I try my best to treat the whole patient rather a singular urologic problem. And while I am a fellowship-trained robotic surgeon, not all urologic conditions require surgery; many can be treated successfully with lifestyle or behavior modifications or medical therapy.


Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Doctor of Medicine, 2007


LAC+USC Medical Center, General Surgery, 2007-2008


LAC+USC Medical Center, Urology, 2008-2013


University of Southern California, Robotics & Advanced Laparoscopy, 2013-2014


American Board of Urology

Professional society memberships:

American Urological Association
Western Section – American Urological Association
American Medical Association


Outstanding Contribution to Resident Teaching Award – USC Urology, 2014
AUA 2014 “Best Abstract” - “ConnectTM – A Pilot Study for the Remote Proctoring of Robotic Surgery.” – American Urological Association, 2014
Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award – Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2013
Department Top Score on annual urology resident in-service exam, 2012
Western Section AUA Resident Award, 2011
Dr. Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Prize, Cornell University, 2007