Yao Sun, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director of Neonatal Clinical Programs
University of California, San Francisco
533 Parnassus Ave, UC Hall U503
University of California, San Francisco, Box 0734
San Francisco, CA. 94143–0734
Phone: (415) 476-1036
- 1980–1984, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, A.B.
- 1985–1989, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, M.D.
- 1995–2002, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Computer Science, Ph.D.
- 1989–1990, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Department of Medicine, Pediatrics Internship
- 1990–1992, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Department of Medicine, Pediatrics Residency
- 1992–1995, Children's Hospital of Boston, Newborn Medicine Fellowship
- American Board of Pediatrics, 1992, renewed 2007
- American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1995, renewed 2003
â€¢ Harvard Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, Instructor, 1995-2004
â€¢ Kaiser Santa Clara, Director of Neonatology, 2004-2007
Dr. Yao Sun is medical director of the William H. Tooley Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF Children's Hospital. He uses his expertise in medical informatics, a field at the juncture of medicine and computer science, to keep the intensive care nursery on the cutting edge of patient diagnoses and treatments.
Sun is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics in the UCSF Division of Neonatology. He received his medical degree from UCLA, received a doctorate in computer science from MIT, and completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatology at Children's Hospital Boston.
The Connected Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) embodies a set of technologies and functions that will provide access to neonatal data and information in a manner that serves all the “clients” associated with the ICN. These clients include: parents, research investigators, administrators, regulators, and both local and remote clinicians. Development of the following applications support the functionality of the Connected ICN:
- Interactive Web: a web-based information exchange vehicle to inform the public, provide secure/confidential access to parents and referring clinicians, and provide an infrastructure for web-based applications.
- Knowledge-based software tools: applications that utilize encoded medical knowledge to assist in clinical care. An example is a guideline reminder system that identifies and tracks patients that meet appropriate guideline criteria such as: screening tests, disease treatment protocols, and quality improvement or performance tracking projects.
- Data-driven applications: programs that monitor data generated within the ICN to trigger specified functions when the data matches pertinent criteria. These functions might include: research protocol alerts, automated generation of scoring metrics based on illness severity or nursing care requirements, and automated data collection for quality improvement organizations such as the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative.
- Telemedicine/Outreach: technologies and processes that enable UCSF neonatologists to act as consultants and educators to geographically distant facilities and clinicians. The target audience for these applications range from physicians at local UCSF referral hospitals to foreign hospitals with established ties to UCSF.
- Data Repository/Analytic Software: technology to store all the data generated for an ICN patient in a comprehensive and systematic fashion. â€œData miningâ€ software techniques can then be used to discover new relationships and generate new hypotheses for clinical care and further research.