Dr. Hung is a surgeon scientist who specializes in robotic surgery for diseases of the kidney and prostate. His research interests include the development of artificial intelligence methods to improve surgeon skills assessment and training.
Dr. Hung received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Yale University, and he completed his medical education at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University with honors in research. Dr. Hung completed his urology residency at the University of Southern California, and he stayed at USC for a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotics. After spending 9 years on faculty at USC and attaining tenure, he joins the Department of Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in July 2023 as Vice Chair for Academic Development.
Dr. Hung is internationally recognized as a leader in the development of innovative surgical simulation and assessment technologies. Supported by both industry grants and the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Hung has also become a leading innovator in the development of automated performance metrics for robotic surgery. His collaboration with data scientists at USC and Caltech has harnessed deep learning algorithms to better predict robotic surgical outcomes and automate surgeon skills assessment.