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Sun, Peter P., MD

Peter Sun

MD

Neurosurgery

Medical Director, Neurosurgery

Director, Peacock Cerebral Palsy & Movement Disorders Center

Director, Spine Center

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Clinical Specialties

Brain cancer, brain tumors, endoscopic brain surgery, neuro-trauma, spinal abnormalities, cerebral palsy, dystonia, intra-cranial cysts, cervical instabilities, craniofacial anomaly, hydrocephalus, neuroectodermal tumors, medulloblastomas, minimally invasive neurosurgery, spasticity, baclofen pump, intrathecal baclofen, craniospinal traumatic injury

Certifications

Board Certification
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery, Surgery

Education

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY

Fellowship

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
(Pediatric Neurosurgery)

Fellowship

New York University Medical Center, NY
(Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics)

Residency

University of California, Davis Medical Center, CA (Neurosurgery)

Residency

Yale University,New Haven Medical Center, CT (Senior/Chief Resident,Neurosurgery)

Residency

New York University, NY
(Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery & Orthopedics)

Internship

University of California, Davis Medical Center, CA (Surgery)

Clinic Locations

My Work

About Me

Faculty Appointments:

  • 07/04-Current Residency Training Site Director (Children’s Hospital and Research
  • Center at Oakland), Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • 07/01-Current Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • 02/98-08/00 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

  • 1990 NIH National Research Fellowship Award
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 2002-Current “America’s Top Surgeons” Consumers Research Council
  • 2002-Current “Top Doctors” U.S. News and World Report
  • 2003-Current “Best Doctors” Boston, MA
  • 2012-Current “Super Doctors” Minneapolis, MN

Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), member
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), member
  • American Society of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Children’s Oncology Group Neurosurgery Committee
  • Study Coordinator, COG-9934: Systemic chemotherapy, Second look Surgery and Conformal Radiation for Infants with Medulloblastoma
  • Joint Pediatric Section CNS & AANS, member
  • Publication Committee of the AANS/CNS Joint section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery 2008-
  • Invited Reviewer: Pediatrics, Child’s Nervous System, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Journal of Neuro-oncology
  • International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, member
  • Western Neurosurgery Society, member