Dr Sharon Hung is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician who practices at the Stanford Internal Medicine Clinic in Santa Clara.

She received her MD degree at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Prior to working at Stanford, she was on faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine where she oversaw the outpatient residency education curriculum, created educational resources for providers regarding managing hypertension and high cholesterol in the elderly, and gave a Grand Rounds lecture on medication safety in the geriatric population.

Currently, her clinical interests include both preventative medicine as well as managing chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis and fatty liver disease.
She is the Director of Women’s Health for the Primary Care and Population Health department. Under this role, she offers group patient visits for counseling on osteoporosis and creates educational resources for primary care providers on various women’s health topics including breast cancer screening and birth control management. She enjoys working with and teaching Stanford’s internal medicine residents and often gives lectures with topics ranging from management of high cholesterol to evaluation of liver disease.

She is conversational in Spanish and Mandarin.

Clinical Focus

  • Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Medical School (2011)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, Public Health (2007)

All Publications

  • Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Managing Hypertension in Older Adults Hung, S. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education. 2016
  • Elder Care: A Resource of Interprofessional Providers: Statin Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Older Adults. Hung, S. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education. 2016
  • Minocycline-induced acute eosinophilic pneumonia: A case report and review of the literature. Respiratory medicine case reports Hung, S. W. 2015; 15: 110-114


    Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) can be a challenging diagnosis and is often initially misdiagnosed as one of the more common pneumonia syndromes such as acute respiratory distress syndrome. Early bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is critical in distinguishing the diagnosis to initiate proper management. The etiology of AEP is unknown, though many drugs have been implicated, including minocycline. Minocycline is commonly used for pneumonia, acute bronchitis, urinary tract infections, and acne and is likely the cause of AEP in our patient. There are 26 case reports of minocycline-induced AEP. In most cases, outcomes were favorable and symptoms rapidly resolved upon discontinuation of minocycline, with 11 cases employing steroids, one case twelve hours of CPAP and another 5 days of intubation. None resulted in mortality. Although it is difficult to evaluate without further studies, steroids should be recommended for minocycline-induced AEP, especially for those with severe or persistent symptoms.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.rmcr.2015.05.013

    View details for PubMedID 26236618