Keck School Faculty

Andrew Hung, MD
Andrew Hung, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
NOR 7416 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
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. Supported by both industry and the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Hung has also become a leading innovator in the development of automated performance metrics for robotic surgery. His collaboration with data scientists has harness machine learning algorithms to better predict robotic surgical outcomes.

Dr. Hung has produced several first-author and senior-author papers on surgical assessment and training in leading journals, including the Journal of Urology and JAMA Surgery. He is a regular peer-reviewer for leading urologic journals. He currently serves as the first Consulting Editor on Artificial Intelligence for the British Journal of Urology International.

National Institutes of Health: K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, 2018-2021

Juxtaglomerular Cell Tumor With Atypical Pathological Features: Report of a Case and Review of Literature Int J Surg Pathol. 2020 Feb; 28(1):87-91. . View in PubMed

Artificial intelligence and neural networks in urology: current clinical applications Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2019 Dec 12. . View in PubMed

A better way to predict lymph node involvement using machine-learning? BJU Int. 2019 Dec; 124(6):901-902.. View in PubMed

Comparison of clinical outcomes and automated performance metrics in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy with and without trainee involvement World J Urol. 2019 Nov 14. . View in PubMed

Effect of surgeon experience and bony pelvic dimensions on surgical performance and patient outcomes in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy BJU Int. 2019 Nov; 124(5):828-835. . View in PubMed

A deep-learning model using automated performance metrics and clinical features to predict urinary continence recovery after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy BJU Int. 2019 Sep; 124(3):487-495. . View in PubMed

Using objective robotic automated performance metrics and task-evoked pupillary response to distinguish surgeon expertise World J Urol. 2019 Jul 25. . View in PubMed

Current status of artificial intelligence applications in urology and their potential to influence clinical practice BJU Int. 2019 Jun 20. . View in PubMed

Systematic review of augmented reality in urological interventions: the evidences of an impact on surgical outcomes are yet to come World J Urol. 2019 Mar 02. . View in PubMed

Utilising the Delphi Process to Develop a Proficiency-based Progression Train-the-trainer Course for Robotic Surgery Training Eur Urol. 2019 05; 75(5):775-785. . View in PubMed

Experts vs super-experts: differences in automated performance metrics and clinical outcomes for robot-assisted radical prostatectomy BJU Int. 2019 05; 123(5):861-868. . View in PubMed

Objective Assessment of Robotic Surgical Technical Skill: A Systematic Review J Urol. 2019 03; 201(3):461-469. . View in PubMed

Can machine-learning algorithms replace conventional statistics? BJU Int. 2019 01; 123(1):1.. View in PubMed

Crowdsourced versus expert evaluations of the vesico-urethral anastomosis in the robotic radical prostatectomy: is one superior at discriminating differences in automated performance metrics? J Robot Surg. 2018 Dec; 12(4):705-711.. View in PubMed

Use of Automated Performance Metrics to Measure Surgeon Performance during Robotic Vesicourethral Anastomosis and Methodical Development of a Training Tutorial J Urol. 2018 10; 200(4):895-902. . View in PubMed

The Importance of Technical and Non-technical Skills in Robotic Surgery Training Eur Urol Focus. 2018 09; 4(5):674-676. . View in PubMed

Utilizing Machine Learning and Automated Performance Metrics to Evaluate Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Performance and Predict Outcomes J Endourol. 2018 05; 32(5):438-444. . View in PubMed

Telementoring and Telesurgery for Minimally Invasive Procedures J Urol. 2018 02; 199(2):355-369. . View in PubMed

Development and Validation of Objective Performance Metrics for Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: A Pilot Study J Urol. 2018 01; 199(1):296-304. . View in PubMed

Automated Performance Metrics and Machine Learning Algorithms to Measure Surgeon Performance and Anticipate Clinical Outcomes in Robotic Surgery JAMA Surg. 2018 08 01; 153(8):770-771. . View in PubMed

Feasibility of expert and crowd-sourced review of intraoperative video for quality improvement of intracorporeal urinary diversion during robotic radical cystectomy Can Urol Assoc J. 2017 Oct; 11(10):331-336. . 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

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

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

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

A novel interface for the telementoring of robotic surgery BJU Int. 2015 Aug; 116(2):302-8. . 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. 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 37 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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