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Sharon A. Chung


Director, Vasculitis Clinic
Seeker of beautiful vistas and delectable tastes

About me

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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