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Release Date: 05/20/2019

C. James Sung, MD, FCAP, has been appointed chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, executive chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Care New England, and vice chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Sung has served as interim chief since 2017.

“Dr. Sung has been an integral member of the leadership team of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for 20 years. For the past two years, he has led the entire department in an interim role, further stabilizing its operations, and modernizing and consolidating laboratory service across Care New England,” said James E. Fanale, MD, president and chief executive officer, Care New England. “We are very pleased that he has accepted this most important role as we continue our work to best serve the needs of our communities.”

“Dr. Sung has done a wonderful job expanding the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s national reputation for excellence in diagnostic pathology,” said Jonathan Kurtis, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Stanley M. Aronson Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. “We look forward to continued growth in the department under Dr. Sung’s leadership, including ongoing investments in research and academic medicine.”

Previously, Dr. Sung served as vice chief of pathology and director of clinical pathology at Women & Infants and director of clinical pathology and laboratory informatics at Care New England. He is a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School, program director of the Stuart C. Lauchlan and International Visiting Fellowships in Women’s Pathology at Women & Infants/Brown, faculty liaison for the Brown University-National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine Exchange Program, and division commissioner for Rhode Island and Connecticut for the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Commission on Laboratory Accreditation.

A graduate of Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, Dr. Sung completed an internship at National Taiwan University Hospital and a pathology residency at Brown University. He was the first Stuart C. Lauchlan Fellow in Developmental and Gynecologic Pathology under the tutelage of Drs. Don B. Singer and Stuart C. Lauchlan at Women & Infants/Brown. Board certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, Dr. Sung joined the staff at Women & Infants and Brown in 1990.

Dr. Sung has authored or co-authored more than 90 publications and book chapters. An award-winning educator, Dr. Sung lectures locally and internationally and has been recognized by medical students, residents and fellows through a number of awards including the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards, Calvin Oyer Teaching Award, and Outstanding Teacher Awards.

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About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the 9th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s first mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
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