Vivian Sung, MD, MPH is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Urogynecology Research at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed residency at Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and then a dual fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (FPMRS) and Epidemiology and Clinical Trials at Brown University.
Dr. Sung’s research focuses on patient-centered outcomes research and clinical trials. She has expertise in the development and implementation of patient-reported outcomes. She has been funded since 2009 and is currently the Principal Investigator for the Brown NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN). Currently she is leading a national multicenter trial comparing surgical versus combined surgical/behavioral therapy on improving patient-centered outcomes for mixed urinary incontinence (ESTEEM Trial). She has over 100 publications related to pelvic floor disorders.
Dr. Sung is Past President of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and has been directly involved in the development and/or expansion of several programs including the SGS Systematic Review Group, Fellow’s Pelvic Research Network, and Pelvic Anatomy Group and the AUGS Junior Faculty Research Network. She is an Assistant Editor of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. She serves as an oral board examiner for ABOG and is the current Chair of the ACOG Gynecologic Practice Subcommittee on Urogynecology.
Dr. Sung has a busy clinical and surgical practice in a large academic group and is involved in training medical students, residents, and fellows.