Gene Yong Sung
Dr. Sung is the director of the division of Neurocritical Care and Stroke at the University of Southern California (USC). He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and was trained at the University of Maryland and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. At Johns Hopkins, he received his first faculty appointment and also completed a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology.
He is a founding member and past-president of the international Neurocritical Care Society (with members from over 50 different countries). He also helped start two other professional societies: the Western States Stroke Consortium and the L.A. Stroke Society and has had leadership positions at the American Heart Association, the National Stroke Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology. Currently, he is in the leadership council of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
He has had numerous papers and chapters published in a variety of journals and books and was the Associate Editor for the journal Neurocritical Care and has also been a reviewer for over 15 other journals. He has also been an invited consultant for the NIH and the FDA.
His current research interests are in the areas of measuring and changing outcomes of stroke and TBI with neurocritical care, hypothermia, intracranial pressure and cerebral reperfusion. He is also now leading an effort to standardize the determination of brain death throughout the world.