C. Kwang Sung, MD, MS

C. Kwang Sung, MD, MS

Otolaryngologist, Laryngologist

Bio:   Dr. Sung is a laryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery who specializes in voice, swallowing and airway disorders.

Dr. Sung graduated from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA with a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry with a minor in music. He earned a master’s of science degree in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center and obtained his MD in 2004.

He completed his internship in general surgery at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 2005. He continued at Mt. Sinai to finish his residency in otolaryngology – head & neck surgery in 2009. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in laryngology at Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary with Ramon A. Franco, Jr., MD in 2010.

In addition to his medical training, Dr. Sung worked extensively as a professional singer and actor for several years. He attended drama academy in New York City and performed in productions off-Broadway, in regional theaters, and in national and international tours. He has also performed with the Stanford University Symphonic Choir.

Dr. Sung joined the Stanford faculty in 2010 as Assistant Professor. He is also a staff physician at the Veteran’s Administration Palo Alto Health Care System.

His clinical interests include the care of professional voice users; phonomicrosurgery; treatment of vocal fold paralysis with laryngeal framework surgery and injection techniques; diagnosis and Botox treatment of spasmodic dysphonia; office-based laser surgery; treatment of recurrent laryngeal papilloma; treatment of essential laryngeal tremor; and treatment of laryngeal cancer.
4.8 out of 5
324 Patient Ratings
49 Patient Comments

Voice and Swallowing Center

General ENT Clinic

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (2010) MA
  • Residency: Mt Sinai School of Medicine (2009) NY
  • Internship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2005) NY
  • Medical Education: State University of New York (2004) NY
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2010)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2010)
  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Laryngology (2010)
  • Residency, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Otolaryngology (2009)
  • Internship, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, General Surgery (2005)
  • MD, State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center, Medicine (2004)
  • MS, University of Pennsylvania, Organic Chemistry (1992)
  • BS, Harvey Mudd College, Chemistry (1989)

Honors & Awards

  • J. Arthur Campbell Award for Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College (1989)
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon, University of Pennsylvania (1989)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania (1990)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2003)
  • Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Department of Otolaryngology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2004)
  • Magna Cum Laude, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2004)
  • Third Prize, Metropolitan New York Resident Research Day Symposium (2007)
  • Travel Award, Triological Society (2007, 2009)
  • First Prize Proffered Paper Session, New York Head and Neck Society (2008)

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Student Admissions Reviewer, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology Education Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (2011 - Present)
  • Home Study Course Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology Working Group, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (2011 - Present)
  • Course Director of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Otolaryngology (2011 - 2015)
  • Director of Otolaryngology Medical Student Clerkship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Otolaryngology (2011 - Present)
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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very professional & caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I like Dr. Sung from the first visit he was very kind and I think great bedside manner

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I have consulted with Dr Sung a number of times and he has always demonstrated what a wonderful, gentle, caring, and true health care professional he is! I have returned home each time feeling extremely happy and satisfied with my interaction with him and the treatment I received from him.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

All very good

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

he thought I was there for a procedure he performed at my last visit. Didn't read the chart. If he looked at me, he could see I was wearing a neck brace & thus didn't need to deaden my nose/throat

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Drs. seem to spend unlimited time with me - not over scheduled.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I have the utmost respect for the two Doctors who saw me and would highly recommend either of them to others.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Felt doctor was very intelligent and thorough. Didn't feel forced into having aprocedure.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

This care provider Dr. Sung is an excellent person, very honest - capable & friendly. I would like to recommend his to all my friends & families and relatives.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

The physician's staff and the physician were professional and courteous -

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Appt. - Dr. Edwards is great! Appt. - need foot appt. also. Dr. was great.

SHC Patient, May 2016

This was the fourth time I was seen by Dr Sung and his team of staff. I could not ask for any better treatment than what they provided me.

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4.8 out of 5
324 Patient Ratings
49 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very professional & caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I like Dr. Sung from the first visit he was very kind and I think great bedside manner

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I have consulted with Dr Sung a number of times and he has always demonstrated what a wonderful, gentle, caring, and true health care professional he is! I have returned home each time feeling extremely happy and satisfied with my interaction with him and the treatment I received from him.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

All very good

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

he thought I was there for a procedure he performed at my last visit. Didn't read the chart. If he looked at me, he could see I was wearing a neck brace & thus didn't need to deaden my nose/throat

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Drs. seem to spend unlimited time with me - not over scheduled.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I have the utmost respect for the two Doctors who saw me and would highly recommend either of them to others.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Felt doctor was very intelligent and thorough. Didn't feel forced into having aprocedure.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

This care provider Dr. Sung is an excellent person, very honest - capable & friendly. I would like to recommend his to all my friends & families and relatives.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

The physician's staff and the physician were professional and courteous -

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Appt. - Dr. Edwards is great! Appt. - need foot appt. also. Dr. was great.

SHC Patient, May 2016

This was the fourth time I was seen by Dr Sung and his team of staff. I could not ask for any better treatment than what they provided me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

My care provider always concern about my health care and about medicines.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

good

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Sung is the best! I love Dr. Sung - he was extremely nice and encouraging during my treatment. The entire ENT department is amazing! It's my favorite department @ Stanford! Doctors all the best! (Dr. Sung, Dr. Nayar, Dr. Anne - voice therapy).

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

The fellow and attending did a fantastic job of going over the results of my laryngoscopy with me.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Excellent staff & service.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

We were totally impressed with our first visit and will return in May for follow-up.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very good doctor!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Sung and his team of health care staff were professional to the true sense of the word! They did everything right! As a former health care worker myself over 48 years, I have only praises for Dr. Sung and his team for all the excellent patient care they have provided me during the three consultations I have had with him since last year.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Doctor Sung, Chih Kwang is very sympathetic, thorough and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Sung is an excellent physician. He took the time to explain things thoroughly and took care and concern about my voice problem. Also, when I had to have the procedure to look at my vocal cords, he took time to do the procedure and it was painless and not uncomfortable. I usually have difficulty with the procedure, but Dr. Sung is an expert! Much appreciated that he took the time. I highly recommend Dr. Sung to other people.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Sung is a great dr. but also a caring person, I have asthma, an he sent me to the lung dr. another reason the money it cost to travel to Stanford is worth it.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I would not hesitate to strongly recommend Dr. Sung and his staff to any other patient needing these services. I cannot think of one thing that could use improvement. My confidence and trust in the medical team was absolute.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Most outstanding! Has helped me beyond words!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Sung is a wonderful doctor. He understands my problems well and provides reassurance that he'll help me if they worsen.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent professional and people skills of Dr Sung.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I was very anxious about this appointment. Dr. Sung was patient and inspired confidence. I really appreciate his attitude and "bedside manner."

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I have received excellent care in this ENT clinic by all.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very impressed with Dr. Sungs patient side manner and apparent knowledge. A calming presence put me at ease over the accomplished procedure.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I would highly recommend Dr. SUNG

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Everyone including the support staff at the hospital were fantastic.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Sung was great! Very empathetic.

SHC Patient, May 2015

The staff of doctors were concerned for my issues.

SHC Patient, May 2015

would have liked some written info. of problem and summary of visit.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Sung and Dr. Nancy Jiong are great doctors. They were extremely friendly and concern about my health. I am very glad to have them as my primary doctors. Stanford should recognize them and award them for their good job.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Sung was very professional & compassionate. He listened attentively & gave exceptional care!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I get the best care with Dr. Sung and his associate Dr. Nancy J

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

They were very professional and really care about my health and concerns.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Sung is a very excellent doctor and so is his staff.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

The care provider is an excellent provider.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Although far away EVERYONE has been kind, competent & efficient. The very goods are accurate.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

The doctor was very explanatory while going through the laryngoscope procedure with me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I had a very good experience & Dr. Sung was very helpful.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Sung is amazing! He diagnosed & fixed a vocal problem that no on else could. I saw sing again!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Super treatment (A+). I was VERY HAPPY WITH DR. SUNG, CHIH-KWANG.