Keck Medicine of USC’s USC Institute of Urology has announced the addition of a top resident, Andrew J. Hung, MD, an expert in surgery for a variety of urological conditions and an innovator in surgical skills, to its urologic surgical team.
Hung, assistant professor of clinical urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, part of Keck Medicine of USC, began practicing July 1 at the Keck Medicine of USC – Pasadena and Keck Medicine of USC – Downtown Los Angeles satellite clinics. He also practices at Keck Hospital of USC and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, both part of Keck Medicine of USC.
He is also associate residency program director and director of Surgical Simulation and Education at the USC Institute of Urology.
After completing his urology residency at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Hung completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotics under Inderbir Gill, MD, a world leader in minimally invasive urological surgery.
Hung is an expert in robotic, laparoscopic and traditional open surgery for diseases of the adrenal, kidney, ureter, bladder and prostate. He 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.
He has written 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 2014 American Urological Association annual meeting to present his work on robotic surgical simulation and mentoring.