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Sharon A. Chung


Director, Vasculitis Clinic
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Dr. Sharon Chung, a rheumatologist, is director of the UCSF Vasculitis Clinic. She specializes in autoimmune diseases, particularly systemic vasculitides, a group of rare autoimmune disorders that affect multiple organ systems and involve blood vessel inflammation.

In her research, Chung studies genetic factors associated with the development and progression of vasculitis and other autoimmune diseases.

Chung earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed a fellowship in rheumatology and earned a master of advanced study degree in clinical research at UCSF.

Before coming to work at UCSF, Chung gained expertise caring for patients at the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research at Cleveland Clinic.

Chung received the American College of Rheumatology’s Distinguished Fellow Award in 2007.

  • Education

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2001

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2004

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Rheumatology, 2007

  • Board Certifications

    Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

There is more to treating a patient than prescribing medication. I also aim to provide reassurance, support and hope.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    75 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 16, 2023
    Dr. Chung is a wonderful physician!
    Jun 13, 2023
    Dr Chung provides excellent support and info and is exceptional communicator and caring.
    Apr 25, 2023
    Dr. Chung is awesome!
    Apr 18, 2023
    Superb care provider. The best.
    Apr 11, 2023
    Dr. Sharon Chung is great!
    Mar 21, 2023
    Dr Chung is a wonderful provider
    Mar 03, 2023
    Dr. Chung is a wonderful caring physician.
    Feb 15, 2023
    Dr Chung clearly explained to me what the plan was to evaluate what was causing my pain.
    Jan 05, 2023
    Sharon Chung is wonderful and has taken great care of me for over a decade. I can't imagine dealing with this disease without her.
    Nov 08, 2022
    Dr. Chung is a wonderful doctor!
    Oct 05, 2022
    I enjoy the conversations with Dr. Chung insightful and positive.
    Jun 04, 2022
    Sharon Chung is the Best!
    Jan 25, 2022
    Dr. Chung is very professional caring about my health and knows my medical issues.
    Jan 04, 2022
    I have a very positive relationship with my Doctor.
    Nov 23, 2021
    She is always caring and thorough with my questions or concerns. Always asks me if she answered all of my questions etc.
    Nov 07, 2021
    Dr. Chung is a wonderful provider.