Dr. Sung is a highly esteemed, fellowship-trained interventional pulmonologist and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

He is the senior associate chief of the Stanford Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. He founded the interventional pulmonology and bronchoscopy for Stanford Medicine in 2013. With Stanford University School of Medicine, he is a clinical associate professor of medicine – pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Sung delivers care at Stanford Medicine sites in both Palo Alto, Emeryville and Livermore. He is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the chest and lungs, including complex airway diseases.

Patients praise the quality of his care and excellent listening skills. They highlight his ability to answer questions and to explain medical conditions and treatment options clearly and compassionately.

To advance the field of pulmonology, Dr. Sung is conducting research in airways diseases. He is a principal investigator of a study of variables in computed tomography imaging used to support diagnostic and treatment approaches. He previously served as the site principal investigator for lung volume reduction procedure for COPD.

Dr. Sung has co-authored articles published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Clinical Lung Cancer, Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Chest, and elsewhere. Topics have included innovations in therapy for pneumonitis and robotic surgical treatment of lung tumors.

He has written chapters for books such as Principles and Practice of Interventional Pulmonology, Examination of the Larynx through the Bronchoscope, and Airway Anatomy for the Bronchoscopist.

Dr. Sung has made presentations to the American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians, and American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. Topics have included lung cancer staging in the era of personalized medicine.

Dr. Sung has earned recognition from the College of Chest Physicians. The Stanford Leadership Program has recognized his achievements. From the Stanford University Bio-X program, he received a grant to study ultrasound-guided lung biopsy procedures. The Bio-X program fosters interdisciplinary collaboration among biomedical and life science researchers, clinicians, engineers, physicists, and computational scientists.

He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians, and American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. He has volunteered his time and expertise to deliver health care services to those in need. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagins honored Dr. Sung for providing care to victims of Hurricane Katrina..

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease (2019)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine (2019)
  • Fellowship: Tulane University Hospital and Clinics (2005) LA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship (2005) CA
  • Residency: Kaiser Permanente at Santa Clara (2002) CA
  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center/Harvard (2006) MA
  • Medical Education: New York Medical College Registrar (1999) NY


Specializing In

  • Lung Nodules
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule (SPN)

Practice Locations

Chest Clinic in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Room A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-7061

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ValleyCare Physicians Associates at 1133 E. Stanley Blvd, Suite 207 Livermore, CA
Livermore, CA

1133 E. Stanley Blvd, Suite 207

Livermore , CA 94550

(925) 454-6390

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Chest Clinic in Emeryville Emeryville, CA
Emeryville, CA

5800 Hollis Street

Emeryville , CA 94608

(510) 806-2100

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Interventional Pulmonology Program in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Room A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-7061

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Alliance Medical Group in San Pablo San Pablo, CA
San Pablo, CA

100A San Pablo Towne Center

San Pablo , CA 94806

(510) 237-2802

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Lung Nodule Surveillance and Cancer Detection Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Room A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-7061

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Dr Sung did an awesome job explaining and giving plan for my health
He explained everything and was very helpful.
I appreciate Dr Sung and his knowledge!
Detailed and caring
Smart, thorough, articulate.
I appreciated how complete he was, and how he made sure I understood what he was saying.
Very patient, took time to explain everything. Outstanding physician.
Dr. Sun is a very good Doctor with his communication skill and profession knowledge he can make me understand my medical condition and issues nicely.
Excellent experience. Doctor spent time reviewing results, thoroughly explaining things and answering questions.
Dr. Sung is very caring and professional.
Excellent check-in. Limited wait time. Terrific service by Dr. Sung!
I am grateful for his expertise, his ability to see many steps at the same time, and his understanding.
Dr. Sung is very knowledgeable and also very detail. He is very patient with and care about his patient. He takes time to explain and answer all questions.
Very informative and I understand how he explains my results.
Thank you for helping me.
Very thorough and pleasant.
He is a great communicator. He takes time to listen to you and is not dismissive to your comments or questions.
Dr Sung has followed me for two years when suggested by a CT scan. He is thorough, and conservative in a “let’s watch this†vs more testing. His explanations are well thought outlet and expressed. And was confident in a decision that I didn’t need to see him any longer, but the door is open should I need him. Overall an excellent experience from a superior physician. I’m grateful.
Dr. Sung is a wonderful doctor. He's very through, answers all questions and is respectful and kind. What I like about Dr. Sung, is his approach is like teaching, he explains what the scans show and what they mean, very informative. I received good news, which I'm very grateful for.
explain my condition very clearly.
Very clear, very helpful, very reassuring, very approachable and open to questions.
The doctor was on time, easy garage parking, clear directions to doctors office
Very efficient
professional, caring, personable, knowledgeable
An excellent physician
Thorough, knowledgeable and articulate. Great doctor.
Dr Sung is always focused on my questions and finds a way to deliver clear explanations and discuss ways forward with care.
The pulmonary team is awesome! Kind, efficient and so thoughtful to help me squeeze in a little early to make my flight!
knowledgable and friendly
Is this was the first time that I met Dr.Sung and he was very professional and very personable. He explained everything to me so I could understand it. The information he gave me along with the explanation of everything was so appreciated. Thank you Dr. Sung. Sincerely, Elizabeth M Viberg
Dr. Sung was incredibly knowledgeable and really helped me understand my situation. He took time to answer my questions and discussed my options with great authority. He was very kind and I feel very lucky to have him as my doctor.
Impressively knowledgeable, detailed, thoughtful and reassuring. By far the most informative appointment I have ever had with any physician either on screen or in person.
Dr. Sung is knowledgeable and very clear in explaining things.
Excellent Visuals, total understanding of options and pros and cons. I cannot speak more highly of my office visit.
He was one of the best Dr. I have seen!
Great care
Very thorough, informative and kind
Dr. Sung was very patient and considerate, in addition to his excellent professisonal skills.
He is very professional, clear and competent
Excellent doctor.
He is a very unusual dr. He is very smart as well as being compassionate. This combination is rare
The best care provider
Dr Sung is an excellent doctor who really listens to me.
Dr. Sung is the best!!
Dr.Sung I believe really cares GOR his patients well Being . He’s is easy to talk to as well and understandable .. I love my care team you guys and girls are the Greatest . Thank You for all You do. RJLR
We only waited for a few minutes for Dr Sung. He was very thorough in explaining my chest X-ray and ultrasound. And was very detailed in what I should do next for fluid draining.
He has excellent patient-communication skills. He very clearly laid out the potential reasons for my condition and the next steps, including risk/ reward analysis of the various options. I would highly recommend him.
Dr Sung seems awesome. Looking forward to partnering with him on my care. He specifically did a great job at understanding my level of understanding and meeting me there. I felt respected and heard
Excellent doctor.
Dr. Sung was patient, thorough and clear in his explanation.
Dr. Sung is thorough and quick to give me peace of mind. He's conservative in treatment and I'm grateful for his willingness to answer all my questions is easy terms.
His explanation’s were very clear.
Very helpful visit
Dr. Sung was on time, even a little early, for my appointment which was a nice surprise. He appeared to have a good understanding of my medical information and history as well as having a plan for my future care. He explained things in a way that were easy to understand and answered all my questions.
I explained all in my previous note. All went very well
My husband and I really appreciate the time Dr Sung spent going over my CT scans and answering questions. I now have a better understanding of my post-op anatomy and how it affects my breathing, and ability to handle respiratory secretions. He listened to my concerns and offered treatment options. I was very satisfied with this appointment and would highly recommend Dr. Sung to anyone in need of a pulmonary specialist.
Dr Sung is great. He's very friendly. He explained things very clearly and made sure that we understood. Highly recommended.
He is a superb doctor
Dr. Sung is a great doctor. I’m 71 and have had many — but none better.
He is really considerate and a good listener. Gives reassurance and asks relevant questions
Dr. Sung is a very professional and caring doctor. His discussion, either in person or via video, is clear and concise and allows me to ask questions and have input. He is very considerate and gives me great confidence in his care. I'm lucky to have him as my doctor
Services, expertise and communications were excellent
excellent , compassionate, highly prepared physician
I feel like Dr.Sung was very knowledgeable and friendly. He put me at ease immediately and I felt confident about the outcome of the appointment.
He was very helpful and easy to understand the medical results he was sharing with me. I felt like he really took to time to describe the results in detail and I really appreciate that.
He explained to me in detail and in understandable words (for those medical issues) to me.
Very thorough
Dr Sung explained things to me very well, answered my questions, and did not make me feel rushed at all. I felt like he actually cared about me as a person. I really appreciate that!
He was courteous, and very helpful
Very professional, patient and sincere
Dr. Sung is superb--knowledgeable, professional, exceedingly competent. He possesses high-end interpersonal and communication skills that convey respect, careful listening, and clear explanations. A very patient-centered physician. I left the video visit with a clear plan that made sense. It is beyond reassuring to meet with a physician of his caliber and years in the profession with such a genuinely positive and collaborative approach. Highly satisfied!
Dr Sung is very thorough. He listens and follows up. I am very pleased he is my doctor!
Very knowledgable and curious
Dr. Arthur Sung is amazing! In every aspect. He's kind, caring, understanding and patient. He has referred me to his colleagues to get involved in my care. An amazing Doctor and man. Thank you Dr. Sung! God bless you and stay safe.
Dr Sung, thank you.
Well prepared, professional, and curteous
The doctor does an awesome job explaining and what the next step will be
I have been a patient of Dr. Sung going on 4 years. The care I have received has always exceeded my expectations, from the staff at the front desk to the exam room. The care is exceptional.
I had a very good appointment with Dr. Sung. He was patient and gave me time to ask questions.
Dr. Sung went over my scans with me and explained things in a many that was easy for me to understand. I am very pleased with the care I have received from Dr. Sung.
Has through understanding of my condition. Excellent doctor.
He is an exceptional doctor. He listens and explains information about my diagnosis in a way that is understandable to me. My interactions with him have always been helpful and contribute to my learning to live with a chronic illness
Doctor is : not only very good but also very nice , patient to customer
Very clear and thorough.
Many thanks for your very careful attention to my issue.
Dr Sung thoroughly explained all issues and answered all of my questions before recommending a follow up plan . His office notified me that he was running late so no problem with the call starting after the scheduled appointment time.
100% Dr. Sung is one of the finest doctors I have seen so far!
Dr & staff are friendly and listen to question you have and find a solution.😊
He was clear and wanted to know how much we knew about what was wrong with my body. Then showed us the PET scan. And explained🙂
Just a good visit!
Excellent visit, friendly and helpful
It is a true gift to be lucky enough to have Dr Sung as your doctor.
Caring, detailed and professional.
Dr. Sung was very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly and thoroughly. I felt he listened to my questions and concerns and addressed everything with care.
Excellent physician! He is thorough and takes his time to explain things. I never feel rushed.
His is through and concise
He was great! Knowledgeable, friendly, kind and very helpful. A+
This was my first encounter with Dr. Arthur Sung and I was very pleased with how he communicated with me over the video appt. He was willing and able to explain my medical info. better than I thought would be possible using the video. I look forward to my follow up appts and having his knowledge for my health care.
We feel that Dr Sung is an excellent doctor we have every confidence in him .
Very through and explains his thinking on how to solve an issue
Always a please to see/talk with Dr. Sung. Caring individual and compassionate.
Thank you. I appreciated his time and expertise. Very pleasant visit. From a retired physician
He is nicely talk me He Explain very nicely
Very good over all
He is a wonderful doctor.
Dr. A. Sung is an exceptional doctor. He's very knowledgeable, kind and patient.
The provider explained clearly all of issues that affected badly to my health. The provider also provided all of information clearly about my biopsy.
Dr. Sung is an expert, he listened, he showed me in simple language what my condition looked like.
Dr. Sung spent more than half hour with me. Very detail! Love him!
It was an excellent experience.
Dr. Sung was very good at explaining what he would be doing and answering any questions we had.
Dr. was excellent, explained everything and did thoracentesis that helped.
Dr. Sung was a perfect combination of professional and friendly. I left the appt. feeling warm and fuzzy about SHC.Thank you very much.
Absolutely one of the BEST dr's at Stanford. Patient, kind, knowledgeable, caring.
Very good.
Good service.
Dr. Sung was awesome. He listened and explained
Good. Thanks for the kind treatment.
Dr. Sung was very friendly, explained and answered all my questions.
DID NOT feel as though he was in a rush or too busy.
I really have had a great experience seeing Dr. Sung.
Dr. Sung was exceptionally thorough. He consulted w/other professional during our conference.
Dr Sung is really good, great listener and a great practitioner. Really enjoy his work!
Very informative and easy to understand.
Doctor was very knowledgeable and explained everything very clearly. Bedside manner was not great. He spoke easy to me instead of my father - who was the patient!
great patient and provider communication
Dr Sung is superb. He is knowledgeable, listens well, is good at explaining information and going over history and test results, is empathic and was helpful in facilitating care. I highly recommend him.
Dr Sung explained things very clearly and was a good listener
Dr. Sung is very caring and always patiently educates me on my health issues. I know that I can fully trust him with my health.
I am still waiting for someone to discuss the Cat scan results that were abnormal, with us.I called and left a message requesting feedback and never received a return call
I would recommend this doctor for any like ailment.
Dr Sung is an expert in his field, and genuinely cares about the best outcomes for his patients. He is thorough, and as a patient I feel great confidence when I see him.
Dr Sung Rocks. Always professional,informative.... this when the news may not be so great
Dr. Sung did a great job analyzing my complicated situation. My prior shortness of breath was rooted with my heart failure and airtic valve problem and my current shortness of breath is due to effects from chemo and radiation. I'm grateful to Dr Sung for providing a clear understanding of what's happening with my lungs and breathing and how what can be expected in the future. He is always the details how we can make the breathing easier. I'm grateful.
Dr. Sung was very patient and professional. He explained my CT scans in a clear and effective way. He also clearly recommended next steps, which I greatly appreciated. Very grateful for his expertise and care.
dr. sung is outstanding!
Dr. Sung was kind, personable, spoke directly to me, wonderful ability to explain any issue I didn't understand, allowed my input at all times, gave me great confidence that he would do everything to find a solution -
Dr Sung always takes the time to listen to my health concerns and answer all my questions.
Dr. Sung is excellent, knowledgeable, thoroughly so glad he has a practice in Emeryville.
Dr. Sung explained everything in detail about my condition - was the most informative doctor I ever had and did not hurry my visit.
Having any type of health issues and visiting a Dr is alwaulys stressful. Dr Sung takes the time and always discusss any health concerns I may have. I know that I am in good hands.
Real very good!
dr sung is always very thoughtful and clear in his communication. this time the combination of my asthma, arthritis and injured spine is combining painfully. he thought for a while and then suggested acupuncture which I am going to try. excellent visit. susan Maxwell
no bad experience
Dr. Sung is one of the most thorough doctors I have met. Excellent bedside manner. Thank you!
best in class care. could not ask nor find anyone better.
The provider can only do what the rules allow.
Doctor was fine, but sitting surrounded by irrelevant others totally destroys any doc/patient relationship.
she is always very good to me about my health
Was very pleased. Very friendly was willing to listen and answered all of our questions and explained everything. Very very pleased.
Dr. Sung has been very proactive in diagnosing my emphysema, and then doing a thoracentesis and diagnosing lung cancer. I have complete confidence in him.
I could not be more pleased with the care I received from Dr Sung. His explanations are exceptionally clear and thorough.
Dr.Arthur Sung is an excellent physician. I am very grateful to receive his care. He is genuinely kind, very communicative and well-mannered, and very knowledgeable. He excels in his people skills, ie, his ability to show concern and to explain the medical problem and the plan. I have great trust in his medical competence.
professional, kind and thorough.
Dr Sung is extremely gentle doing a procedure that has been very painful to me with other Doctors.
Dr Arthur Sung was excellent. appreciated how carefully he reviewed my scans and discussed options, taking my concerns and preferences into account
Dr. Sung spent the time necessary to help me understand the extent of my condition. I am confident he is the right dr. for me & my health issues.
If asked, I would be happy to speak about Dr. Sung's meeting with me, especially his willingness to explain very clearly the results of a scan and his obvious competence and knowledge about the issues involved.
Dr Sung was very thoughtful, caring and patient.
Dr. Sung is one of the finest physicians, not only at Stanford, but anywhere. He is extremely kind and caring, listens to our concerns, discusses test results/scans in detail, and involves the family in treatment decisions. He is truly exceptional. Thank you, Dr. Sung!
My doctors and care providers took special care to listen to my health concerns and provide explanations of the tests as well as the results. I am very happy that I am one of the lucky ones that lives close enough to be able to choose Stanford as my health care provider.
he took time to explain things and made us feel comfortable. he was very kind
confident and not overly aggressive approach
Dr. Sung does a great job.
Dr. Maeda was excellent. She was caring, thorough and attended to all my questions. I was very pleased!
Very personable... practical too -
Dr. Arthur Sung was excellent with his explanation. Very professional in helping us to get a referral to see the surgeon. He even offered to talk to us in our primary language.
Dr. Sung far exceeded my expectations. He was kind, took his time, and gave me hope about my condition!
the attention and service I received from Dr. Sung was exceptional.
Dr. Sung is friendly and speak Cantonese, so we can entirely understood what he explained to us.
Dr. Sung spent a great deal of time with me and thoroughly answered all my questions and addressed my concerns with genuine care.
Dr. Arthur Sung is wonderful. He explained everything in detail, showed me the scans, and had already looked at the information and scans before he entered the room. That way he could talk to me immediately about the results. Very impressive.
Dr. Sung was fantastic in all the above areas. He listened to our concerns, was understanding and compassionate. He took a great amount of time explaining to us current issue and what our next steps would be.
Dr Andrew Sung was compassionate !! excellent patient communication , did not rush me and took care that I understood the problem . I left office feeling I was fortunate to be at Stanford and to be under the care of this phycian!!!
Definitely would recommend a friend to this dr. he was wonderful. Great bedside manner.
Dr. Sung is one of the most knowledgeable, caring and compassionate physicians we have ever met. He spent over 30 minutes explaining the treatment plan, as well as the risks/benefits, and addressed all of our concerns. Dr. Sung is truly an excellent physician and receives our highest recommendation!
Dr. Sung took time to explain everything - including showing us pictures from CT scan and explaining.
Great Dr. unlike most patients I would have appreciated a more detailed definition using medical terminology of diagnosis or treatment.
Dr. Sung is very professional and kind. He took time to explain everything and answer my many questions. Thank you Dr. Sung.
Exceptional physician on all counts - concerned; informative & patient. Had plenty of time to discuss with me. Really impressed by Dr. Sung.
Satisfied with the visit and care provider in all respects
I cannot say ENOUGH about Dr. Sung! He not only sits me down and explains everything but he also makes me feel I am his only patient. He is so incredibly refreshing and appreciated.
Dr. Sung was very friendly. Explained everything very well and easy to understand. Great experience.
Dr. Sung was EXCEPTIONAL!!
Good news for me.
Medical advice was very good and information given was clear and concise.
My mother originally was opposed to any invasive procedure for her problem (pleural effusion with tumor in the lungs). She liked Dr. Sung and his explanation and is now willing to consider at least one therapeutic thoracentesis if she becomes symptomatic. The explanation of her current condition was clear. Mom seemed pleased to know that she did not need a procedure immediately but could be easily scheduled when needed.
Dr Arthur Sung was wonderful. He listened to my concerns, answered all my questions and really gave his sincere recommendations. he truly put my welfare first and was extremely knowledgable and caring. He is truly one of the finest doctors I have seen at Stanford.
Dr. Sung was very thorough & didn't rush me.
Great doc! Great staff!
Dr. Sung was very informative & seemed to genuinely care that I get the best care possible.
Dr. Sung was excellent!
This was exceptional health care, and it shows how poor other hospitals/clinics are in comparison. I am amazed how professional and compassionate the doctors, Nurse Practitioners and staff are.
The doctor showed much concern even visited during my recovery process really put me at ease before my surgery along w/his assistants.
Very good care.
Excellent doctor!
Doctor Sung and staff makes me feel very very comfortable.
Dr. Sung and Dr. Ramsey were fantastic!
A young dr. from Pakistan excellent - Dr. Arthur Sung extraordinary!!
Dr. Sung did a perfect job!
Dr. Sung & his staff could not have been more wonderful during our visits. He was so kind, informative & made me feel like I was his only patient.
Excellent care.

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