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Yao Sun


  • Professor, Pediatrics
  • Chief, Division of Neonatology


Dr. Yao Sun is medical director of the William H. Tooley Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF Children's Hospital. He uses his expertise in medical informatics, a field at the juncture of medicine and computer science, to keep the intensive care nursery on the cutting edge of patient diagnoses and treatments.

Sun is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics in the UCSF Division of Neonatology. He received his medical degree from UCLA, received a doctorate in computer science from MIT, and completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatology at Children's Hospital Boston

Education & Training

  • University of California, San Francisco, CA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
  • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine


  • 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. PubMed
  • 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. PubMed
  • Sun JY, Sun Y. A system for automated lexical mapping. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 May-Jun; 13(3):334-43. PubMed
  • Sun Y. Methods for automated concept mapping between medical databases. J Biomed Inform. 2004 Jun; 37(3):162-78. PubMed
  • van Wingerde FJ, Sun Y, Harary O, Mandl KD, Salem-Schatz S, Homer CJ, Kohane IS. Linking multiple heterogeneous data sources to practice guidelines. Proc AMIA Symp. 1998; 391-5. PubMed
  • Sun Y, Kohane IS, Stark AR. Computer-assisted adjustment of inspired oxygen concentration improves control of oxygen saturation in newborn infants requiring mechanical ventilation. J Pediatr. 1997 Nov; 131(5):754-6. PubMed
  • Sun Y, Kohane I, Stark AR. Fuzzy logic assisted control of inspired oxygen in ventilated newborn infants. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1994; 757-61. PubMed
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