Gene Y. Sung

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Areas of treatment:

Critical Care Neurology and Stroke
Cerebral Reperfusion
Intracranial Pressure


  • Neurology


  • Department of Neurology


  • English
  • German
  • Korean

Gene Y. Sung, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Sung is chief of the Division of Stroke and Neurocritical Care and is a recognized leader in both fields of stroke and neurocritical care. He was a founding member of both the international Neurocritical Care Society (and its current vice-President) and the Western States Stroke Consortium (and its current President). He is also a founder of the journal Neurocritical Care and its current associate editor. Furthermore, he has had leadership roles in many national organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, American Stroke Association and the National Stroke Association and has published and reviewed articles for many journals and has been an invited lecturer in conference throughout the world.

Dr. Sung’s research interests include stroke outcomes, critical care management of stroke, intracranial pressure, cerebral reperfusion, and hypothermia. He is the principal investigator for several investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored translation research projects and he recently received funding to examine outcomes in telemedicine delivery of stroke care.


Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1990
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, 1997


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1990 - 1991


Georgetown University, Neurology, 1991-1992
University of Maryland Medical System, Neurology, 1992-1994


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurocritical Care, 1994 - 1996

Professional society memberships:

Neurocritical Care Society, founding member and Vice-President
Western States Stroke Consortium, founding member and President
American Academy of Neurology
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Stroke Association