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Thomas Yang Sun
Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other
Fellow in Medicine
Resident in Medicine
BioDr. Sun is a chief fellow and third-year fellow in Hematology & Oncology at Stanford.
He graduated summa cum laude with honors in philosophy from Columbia University, and received his medical degree from Yale University. He spent an additional year while in medical school in the basic science laboratory of Dr. Valentina Greco investigating the tumor microenvironment as a potential target for antitumor therapy.
In residency and fellowship at Stanford, he led clinical research to help advance the treatment of aggressive lung cancers including small-cell lung cancer and other high grade neuroendocrine tumors. He has published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Science and The Journal of Thoracic Oncology, among others. He is currently a co-investigator in an investigator-initiated phase 1 trial in small cell lung cancer.
He will be joining the Pleasanton hematology/oncology practice in Aug 2023. He is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
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Vivien Kon-Ea Sun
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
BioVivien Sun is a pediatric hospitalist and Clinical Assistant Professor within Stanford’s Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She practices at Stanford Healthcare-Valleycare and California Pacific Medical Center. Vivien’s interests include medical education, professional development, and caring for the underserved.
Vivien graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Chemistry with a language citation in Mandarin. She went on to receive an MPhil in Public Health from Cambridge University and an MD from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her pediatrics residency at UCSF with the Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) program. Upon completion of residency, she served as Chief Resident of pediatrics at UCSF-Mission Bay.
Yang Sun, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe are interested in the role of inositol phosphatases in eye development and disease, using both animal models and human disease tissue. We are a translational laboratory seeking to understand the basic function of proteins as well as developing therapeutic strategies for clinical trials.
Professor of Urology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe focus on understanding the molecular mechanism of transcription factors that govern the transformation of normal cells to a neoplastic state. We are especially interested in nuclear hormone action and its interactions with other signaling pathways in tumor development and progression.