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Andrew Hung, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
NOR 7416 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 3700


Dr. Hung is an expert in robotic, laparoscopic and traditional open surgery for diseases of the adrenal, kidney, ureter, bladder and prostate.

Dr. Hung received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Yale University, and completed his medical education at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University with honors in research. He completed his urology residency at the University of Southern California, and stayed at USC for a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotics under Inderbir Gill, a world-leader in minimally invasive urological surgery.

Dr. Hung is a recognized leader in the validation and development of innovative surgical simulation technologies. To train the next generation of urologic surgeons, he developed the first-ever procedure-specific simulation for robotic surgery. Dr. Hung has produced several first-author and senior-author papers in leading urologic journals on surgical simulation and image-guided therapies for urologic diseases. He is a regular peer-reviewer for leading urologic journals, including European Urology, Journal of Urology and the British Journal of Urology International. He has presented at several international and national meetings, and has received distinct honors, including speaking at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting Plenary Session and Town Hall meetings to present his work on robotic surgical simulation and mentoring.


Telementoring and Telesurgery for Minimally Invasive Surgery. J Urol. 2017 Jun 24. View in: PubMed

Proctors exploit three-dimensional ghost tools during clinical-like training scenarios: a preliminary study. World J Urol. 2017 Jun; 35(6):957-965. View in: PubMed

Structured learning for robotic surgery utilizing a proficiency score: a pilot study. World J Urol. 2017 Jan; 35(1):27-34. View in: PubMed

Beyond 2D telestration: an evaluation of novel proctoring tools for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. J Robot Surg. 2016 Jun; 10(2):103-9. View in: PubMed

Personalized 3D printed model of kidney and tumor anatomy: a useful tool for patient education. World J Urol. 2016 Mar; 34(3):337-45. View in: PubMed

Multi-Institutional Validation of Fundamental Inanimate Robotic Skills Tasks. J Urol. 2015 Dec; 194(6):1751-6. View in: PubMed

External validation of Global Evaluative Assessment of Robotic Skills (GEARS). Surg Endosc. 2015 Nov; 29(11):3261-6. View in: PubMed

Editorial Comment. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):1105. View in: PubMed

Robotic Level III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Initial Series. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):929-38. View in: PubMed

Robotic unclamped "minimal-margin" partial nephrectomy: ongoing refinement of the anatomic zero-ischemia concept. Eur Urol. 2015 Oct; 68(4):705-12. View in: PubMed

A novel interface for the telementoring of robotic surgery. BJU Int. 2015 Aug; 116(2):302-8. View in: PubMed

Development and Validation of a Novel Robotic Procedure Specific Simulation Platform: Partial Nephrectomy. J Urol. 2015 Aug; 194(2):520-6. View in: PubMed

Predictive value of magnetic resonance imaging determined tumor contact length for extracapsular extension of prostate cancer. J Urol. 2015 Feb; 193(2):466-72. View in: PubMed

Novel training methods for robotic surgery. Indian J Urol. 2014 Jul; 30(3):333-8. View in: PubMed

Face, content, construct and concurrent validity of dry laboratory exercises for robotic training using a global assessment tool. BJU Int. 2014 May; 113(5):836-42. View in: PubMed

Cryosurgery for clinical T3 prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2014 May; 113(5):684-5. View in: PubMed

Comparative assessment of three standardized robotic surgery training methods. BJU Int. 2013 Oct; 112(6):864-71. View in: PubMed

Image visibility of cancer to enhance targeting precision and spatial mapping biopsy for focal therapy of prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2013 Jun; 111(8):E354-64. View in: PubMed

Does eliminating global renal ischemia during partial nephrectomy improve functional outcomes? Curr Opin Urol. Does eliminating global renal ischemia during partial nephrectomy improve functional outcomes? Curr Opin Urol. 2013 Mar; 23(2):112-7. View in: PubMed

Response to Letter to the Editor. J Urol. 2013 Feb 19. View in: PubMed

"Trifecta" in partial nephrectomy. J Urol. 2013 Jan; 189(1):36-42. View in: PubMed

Validation of a novel robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy surgical training model. BJU Int. 2012 Sep; 110(6):870-4. View in: PubMed

Robotic transrectal ultrasonography during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. Eur Urol. 2012 Aug; 62(2):341-8. View in: PubMed

Focal cryotherapy for clinically unilateral, low-intermediate risk prostate cancer in 73 men with a median follow-up of 3. 7 years. Eur Urol. 2012 Jul; 62(1):55-63. View in: PubMed

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of virtual tumours in canine kidney using Global Positioning System-like technology. BJU Int. 2012 May; 109(9):1398-403. View in: PubMed

Concurrent and predictive validation of a novel robotic surgery simulator: a prospective, randomized study. J Urol. 2012 Feb; 187(2):630-7. View in: PubMed

Anatomic renal artery branch microdissection to facilitate zero-ischemia partial nephrectomy. Eur Urol. 2012 Jan; 61(1):67-74. View in: PubMed

Face, content and construct validity of a novel robotic surgery simulator. J Urol. 2011 Sep; 186(3):1019-24. View in: PubMed

Innovations in prostate biopsy strategies for active surveillance and focal therapy. Curr Opin Urol. 2011 Mar; 21(2):115-20. View in: PubMed

Negative influence of changing biopsy practice patterns on the predictive value of prostate-specific antigen for cancer detection on prostate biopsy. Cancer. 2008 Apr 15; 112(8):1718-25. View in: PubMed

Uniform testicular maturation arrest: a unique subset of men with nonobstructive azoospermia. J Urol. 2007 Aug; 178(2):608-12; discussion 612. View in: PubMed

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