Sharon Chung, MD, MS

Rheumatologist and director of the Vasculitis Clinic

Dr. Sharon Chung, a rheumatologist and director of the Vasculitis Clinic, specializes in autoimmune diseases and a wide spectrum of systemic vasculitides. Chung developed an interest in vasculitis during her medical training and gained expertise caring for patients with these conditions at the Center for Vasculitis at the Cleveland Clinic. In her research, she studies genes and genetic factors associated with the development and progression of vasculitis and other autoimmune diseases.

Chung completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University and an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed a rheumatology fellowship and earned a master's degree in clinical research at UCSF, and was awarded the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award in 2007. She is an associate professor of medicine in the UCSF Division of Rheumatology.


Vasculitis Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-1673
Fax: (415) 353-2530

Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Sharon Chung


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2001


Johns Hopkins Hospital 2004


UCSF Medical Center, Rheumatology 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. van Zyl LT, Chung SA, Shahid A, Shapiro CM. L-Tryptophan As Treatment for Pediatric Non-Rapid Eye Movement Parasomnia. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2018 May 09.
  2. Mandal J, Chung SA. Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Nov; 43(4):503-518.
  3. Cabrera M, Benavides AM, Hallaji NAE, Chung SA, Shapiro CM, Trope GE, Buys YM. Risk of obstructive sleep apnea in open-angle glaucoma versus controls using the STOP-Bang questionnaire. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb; 53(1):76-80.

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