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Gene Yong Sung, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director of Neuro Critical Care
LAC+USC Medical Center Inpatient Chief
Neurology
GNH Clinic Tower A4E111 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 7381

Overview

Dr. Sung is chief of the Division of Stroke and Neurocritical Care and is a recognized leader in both fields of stroke and neurocritical care. He was a founding member of both the international Neurocritical Care Society (and its current vice-President) and the Western States Stroke Consortium (and its current President). He is also a founder of the journal Neurocritical Care and its current associate editor. Furthermore, he has had leadership roles in many national organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, American Stroke Association and the National Stroke Association and has published and reviewed articles for many journals and has been an invited lecturer in conference throughout the world.

Dr. Sung’s research interests include stroke outcomes, critical care management of stroke, intracranial pressure, cerebral reperfusion, and hypothermia. He is the principal investigator for several investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored translation research projects and he recently received funding to examine outcomes in telemedicine delivery of stroke care.

Publications

Outcomes of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (from the Los Angeles County Regional System). Am J Cardiol. 2017 Sep 01; 120(5):729-733. View in: PubMed

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AEDs after ICH: Preventing the prophylaxis. Neurology. 2017 Jan 03; 88(1):15-16. View in: PubMed

AEDs after ICH: Preventing the prophylaxis. Neurology. 2016 Nov 18. View in: PubMed

Incontinence and gait disturbance after intraventricular extension of intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurology. 2016 Mar 08; 86(10):905-11. View in: PubMed

Incontinence and gait disturbance after intraventricular extension of intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurology. 2016 Mar 8; 86(10):905-11. View in: PubMed

Therapeutic Hypothermia After Resuscitation From a Non-Shockable Rhythm Improves Outcomes in a Regionalized System of Cardiac Arrest Care. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Feb; 24(1):90-6. View in: PubMed

Prophylactic Antiepileptic Drug Use and Outcome in the Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Study. Stroke. 2015 Dec; 46(12):3532-5. View in: PubMed

Emergency Neurological Life Support: Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Dec; 23 Suppl 2:94-102. View in: PubMed

Emergency Neurological Life Support: Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Dec; 23 Suppl 2:S94-102. View in: PubMed

A Consensus-Based Interpretation of the Benchmark Evidence from South American Trials: Treatment of Intracranial Pressure Trial. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Nov 15; 32(22):1722-4. View in: PubMed

Emergent operation for isolated severe traumatic brain injury: Does time matter? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Emergent operation for isolated severe traumatic brain injury: Does time matter? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Nov; 79(5):838-42. View in: PubMed

Alternative clinical trial design in neurocritical care. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Jun; 22(3):378-84. View in: PubMed

Prehospital use of magnesium sulfate as neuroprotection in acute stroke. N Engl J Med. 2015 Feb 05; 372(6):528-36. View in: PubMed

Prehospital use of magnesium sulfate as neuroprotection in acute stroke. N Engl J Med. 2015 Feb 5; 372(6):528-36. View in: PubMed

Treatment and outcomes of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a regionalized system of care based on presence or absence of initial shockable cardiac arrest rhythm. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Oct 01; 114(7):968-71. View in: PubMed

Treatment and Outcomes of ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in a Regionalized System of Care Based on Presence or Absence of Initial Shockable Cardiac Arrest Rhythm. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Oct 1; 114(7):968-71. View in: PubMed

Survival and neurologic outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: results one year after regionalization of post-cardiac arrest care in a large metropolitan area. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Apr-Jun; 18(2):217-23. View in: PubMed

Methodology of the Field Administration of Stroke Therapy - Magnesium (FAST-MAG) phase 3 trial: Part 2 - prehospital study methods. Int J Stroke. 2014 Feb; 9(2):220-5. View in: PubMed

Methodology of the Field Administration of Stroke Therapy - Magnesium (FAST-MAG) phase 3 trial: Part 1 - rationale and general methods. Int J Stroke. 2014 Feb; 9(2):215-9. View in: PubMed

The Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ERICH) study protocol. Stroke. 2013 Oct; 44(10):e120-5. View in: PubMed

Emergency neurological life support: acute ischemic stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Sep; 17 Suppl 1:S29-36. View in: PubMed

Impact of systems of care and blood pressure management on stroke outcomes. Popul Health Manag. 2011 Dec; 14(6):267-75. View in: PubMed

Effect of time to reperfusion on clinical outcome of anterior circulation strokes treated with thrombectomy: pooled analysis of the MERCI and Multi MERCI trials. Stroke. 2011 Nov; 42(11):3144-9. View in: PubMed

Clinical practices, complications, and mortality in neurological patients with acute severe hypertension: the Studying the Treatment of Acute hyperTension registry. Crit Care Med. 2011 Oct; 39(10):2330-6. View in: PubMed

Local brain temperature reduction through intranasal cooling with the RhinoChill device: preliminary safety data in brain-injured patients. Stroke. 2011 Aug; 42(8):2164-9. View in: PubMed

Therapeutic hypothermia in acute ischemic stroke. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Jun; 30(6):E17. View in: PubMed

Metrics for measuring quality of care in comprehensive stroke centers: detailed follow-up to Brain Attack Coalition comprehensive stroke center recommendations: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2011 Mar; 42(3):849-77. View in: PubMed

The case for simplifying brain death criteria. Neurology. 2011 Jan 11; 76(2):113-4. View in: PubMed

Predictors of 90-day readmission among patients with acute severe hypertension. The cross-sectional observational Studying the Treatment of Acute hyperTension (STAT) study. Am Heart J. 2010 Sep; 160(3):521-527. e1. View in: PubMed

Predictors of good clinical outcomes, mortality, and successful revascularization in patients with acute ischemic stroke undergoing thrombectomy: pooled analysis of the Mechanical Embolus Removal in Cerebral Ischemia (MERCI) and Multi MERCI Trials. Stroke. 2009 Dec; 40(12):3777-83. View in: PubMed

Practice patterns, outcomes, and end-organ dysfunction for patients with acute severe hypertension: the Studying the Treatment of Acute hyperTension (STAT) registry. Am Heart J. 2009 Oct; 158(4):599-606. e1. View in: PubMed

A review of selective hypothermia in the management of traumatic brain injury. Neurosurg Focus. 2008 Oct; 25(4):E9. View in: PubMed

Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke: final results of the Multi MERCI trial. Stroke. 2008 Apr; 39(4):1205-12. View in: PubMed

Core curriculum and competencies for advanced training in neurological intensive care: United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties guidelines. Neurocrit Care. 2006; 5(2):159-65. View in: PubMed

Program requirements for fellowship training in neurological intensive care: United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties guidelines. Neurocrit Care. 2006; 5(2):166-71. View in: PubMed

Safety and efficacy of mechanical embolectomy in acute ischemic stroke: results of the MERCI trial. Stroke. 2005 Jul; 36(7):1432-8. View in: PubMed

A 70-year-old woman with poor grade subarachnoid hemorrhage complicated by carotid stenosis, cerebral vasospasm, and cerebral rebleed. Neurocrit Care. 2005; 3(2):183-8. View in: PubMed

The acute cerebrovascular event: surgical and other interventional therapies. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2003 Nov; 21(4):847-72. View in: PubMed

Central retinal artery occlusion associated with intranasal methamphetamine use. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2003 Jul-Aug; 12(4):207-8. View in: PubMed

Acute Treatment of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2002 Jul; 4(4):319-322. View in: PubMed

Prognostic significance of hypernatremia and hyponatremia among patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery. 2002 Apr; 50(4):749-55; discussion 755-6. View in: PubMed

Early false-negative diffusion-weighted imaging in brainstem infarction. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2002 Jan-Feb; 11(1):51-3. View in: PubMed

Outcomes of neurocritical care. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2001 Nov; 1(6):593-8. View in: PubMed

Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia associated with Marfan syndrome. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2000 Jul-Aug; 9(4):196-8. View in: PubMed

Early identification of patients at risk for symptomatic vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Crit Care Med. 2000 Apr; 28(4):984-90. View in: PubMed

Factors associated with aneurysm size in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage: effect of smoking and aneurysm location. Neurosurgery. 2000 Jan; 46(1):44-50. View in: PubMed

Prognostic value and determinants of ultraearly angiographic vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery. 1999 May; 44(5):967-73; discussion 973-4. View in: PubMed

Complex partial status epilepticus accompanied by serious morbidity and mortality. Neurology. 1995 Aug; 45(8):1499-504. View in: PubMed

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