Yao Sun, MD, PhD

Neonatologist and perinatologist

Dr. Yao Sun, a neonatologist and perinatologist, is medical director of the William H. Tooley Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. His expertise includes medical informatics, a field that combines medicine and computer science, which he uses to keep the intensive care nursery on the cutting edge. Sun came to UCSF from Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, where he was director of neonatology.

Sun is a professor of clinical pediatrics in the UCSF Division of Neonatology. He earned medical degree at UCLA and a doctorate in computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatology at Children's Hospital Boston.


Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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UCLA School of Medicine 1989


Children's Hospital of Boston 1992


Children's Hospital of Boston 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Cohen J, Van Marter LJ, Sun Y, Allred E, Leviton A, Kohane IS. Perturbation of gene expression of the chromatin remodeling pathway in premature newborns at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Genome Biol. 2007; 8(10):R210.
  2. Liu H, Kho AT, Kohane IS, Sun Y. Predicting survival within the lung cancer histopathological hierarchy using a multi-scale genomic model of development. PLoS Med. 2006 Jul; 3(7):e232.
  3. Sun JY, Sun Y. A system for automated lexical mapping. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 May-Jun; 13(3):334-43.

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