Derek Sun, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address513 Parnassus Avenue, MSB, #261C
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of California, San Francisco2019Hideyo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award
    University of California, San Francisco2022Hideyo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award
    University of California, San Francisco2022Henry J. Kaiser Award Finalist for Excellence in Teaching
    University of California, San Francisco2023Henry J. Kaiser Award Finalist for Excellence in Teaching

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    Derek Sun, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging subspecialty at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sun received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, in 2008. In 2009, he completed a one-year internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In 2013, Dr. Sun completed a four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency, serving as chief resident in 2012-2013 at Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This was followed by an Abdominal Imaging fellowship at UCSF, completed in 2014. In August 2014, Dr. Sun accepted the Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging section at UCSF. In 2017, Dr. Sun accepted the Associate Fellowship Director position for the Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound Fellowship at UCSF and in 2020, accepted the Fellowship Director and Director of Clinical Operations positions for Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound. Dr. Sun is a strong advocate for intersectionality and equity in medicine for patients and healthcare workers.

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    1. How to choose an abdominal imaging fellowship. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 12; 46(12):5454-5461. Sun DC, Lee JH. PMID: 34160661; PMCID: PMC8220430.
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    2. Bowel Wall Visualization Using MR Enterography in Relationship to Bowel Lumen Contents and Patient Demographics. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 09; 54(3):728-736. Zhang TT, Chang WC, Wang ZJ, Sun DC, Ohliger MA, Yeh BM. PMID: 33665942.
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    3. Imaging in Gender Affirmation Surgery. Curr Urol Rep. 2021 Jan 30; 22(2):14. Hassan O, Sun D, Jha P. PMID: 33515366; PMCID: PMC7847456.
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    4. Boba sign: a novel sign for floating balls within a mature cystic teratoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 09; 45(9):2931-2933. Chang AY, Sun DC, Ohliger MA, Abuzahriyeh T, Choi HH. PMID: 32656580.
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    5. Acute diverticulitis: Key features for guiding clinical management. Eur J Radiol. 2020 Jul; 128:109026. Sugi MD, Sun DC, Menias CO, Prabhu V, Choi HH. PMID: 32422553.
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    6. Updated guidelines for intravenous contrast use for CT and MRI. Emerg Radiol. 2020 Apr; 27(2):115-126. Huynh K, Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA, Sun DS, Kolli KP, Zagoria RJ. PMID: 31925592.
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    7. Association between misty mesentery with baseline or new diagnosis of cancer: a matched cohort study. Clin Imaging. 2018 Jul - Aug; 50:57-61. Marcus SG, Candia S, Kohli MD, Mongan J, Zagoria RJ, Behr SC, Sun D, Westphalen AC. PMID: 29276962.
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    8. Pelvic Beam-Hardening Artifacts in Dual-Energy CT Image Reconstructions: Occurrence and Impact on Image Quality. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jan; 208(1):114-123. Winklhofer S, Lambert JW, Sun Y, Wang ZJ, Sun DS, Yeh BM. PMID: 27786561.
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    9. Granulomatous mastitis: changing clinical and imaging features with image-guided biopsy correlation. Eur Radiol. 2014 Oct; 24(10):2404-11. Handa P, Leibman AJ, Sun D, Abadi M, Goldberg A. PMID: 24962828.
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