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David K. Kung, MD

David K. Kung, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center Assistant Professor of Radiology

Languages spoken:

  • Cantonese

Dr. Kung is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Artery Dissection
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Cavernous Malformation (Cavernoma)
  • Cerebral Angiogram
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cranial Base Surgery (Skull Base Surgery)
  • Intracranial Vascular Disease
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pipeline Embolization Device
  • Radiosurgery
  • Stroke Care
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cerebrovascular diseases

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurosurgery

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


American Association of Neurological Surgeons (Member), National Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Member), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kung is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Mechanisms of Cerebral Aneurysm Growth and Rupture

Selected Publications:

Bress A, Hurst R, Pukenas B, Smith M, Kung D.: Mechanical thrombectomy for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis employing a novel combination of Angiojet and Penumbra ACE aspiration catheters: the Triaxial Angiojet technique. J Clin Neurosci. 31 (196-8): 2016.

Miyamoto T, Kung DK, Kitazato KT, Yagi K, Shimada K, Tada Y, Korai M, Kurashiki Y, Kinouchi T, Kanematsu Y, Satomi J, Hashimoto T, Nagahiro S.: Site-specific elevation of interleukin-1β and matrix metalloproteinase-9 in the Willis circle by hemodynamic changes is associated with rupture in a novel rat cerebral aneurysm model. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2016 Oct 26. pii: 0271678X16675369. [Epub ahead of print] : 2016.

Buch VP, Madsen PJ, Vaughan KA, Koch PF, Kung DK, Ozturk AK.: Rotational vertebrobasilar insufficiency due to compression of a persistent first intersegmental vertebral artery variant: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Oct 7:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] : 2016.

Chalouhi N, Polifka A, Daou B, Kung D, Barros G, Tjoumakaris S, Gonzalez LF, Starke RM, Hasan D, Judy B, Rosenwasser RH, Jabbour P. : In-Pipeline Stenosis: Incidence, Predictors, and Clinical Outcomes Neurosurgery 77(6) (875-9): 2015 .

Chalouhi N, Daou B, Kung D, Zanaty M, Phillips JL, Tjoumakaris S, Starke RM, Hasan D, Polifka A, Salas S, Rosenwasser RH, Jabbour PM. : Fate of the Ophthalmic Artery After Treatment With the Pipeline Embolization Device. Neurosurgery 77(4) (581-4): 2015 .

Peña Silva RA, Mitchell IJ, Kung DK, Pewe LL, Granja MF, Harty JT, Faraci FM, Heistad DD, Hasan DM. : Paradoxical Increase in Mortality and Rupture of Intracranial Aneurysms in Microsomal Prostaglandin E2 Synthase Type 1-Deficient Mice: Attenuation by Aspirin. Neurosurgery 77(4) (613-20): 2015 .

Baker WB, Parthasarathy AB, Ko TS, Busch DR, Abramson K, Tzeng SY, Mesquita RC, Durduran T, Greenberg JH, Kung DK, Yodh AG. : Pressure modulation algorithm to separate cerebral hemodynamic signals from extracerebral artifacts. Neurophotonics. 2(3): (035004): 2015 .

Mouchtouris N, Jabbour PM, Starke RM, Hasan DM, Zanaty M, Theofanis T, Ding D, Tjoumakaris SI, Dumont AS, Ghobrial GM, Kung D, Rosenwasser RH, Chalouhi N: Biology of cerebral arteriovenous malformations with a focus on inflammation J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 35 (2): 167-175,2015.

Chalouhi N, Zanaty M, Whiting A, Yang S, Tjoumakaris S, Hasan D, Starke RM, Hann S, Hammer C, Kung D, Rosenwasser R, Jabbour P: Safety and efficacy of the Pipeline Embolization Device in 100 small intracranial aneurysms J Neurosurg : 1-5,2015.

Chalouhi N, Tjoumakaris S, Phillips JL, Starke RM, Hasan D, Wu C, Zanaty M, Kung D, Gonzalez LF, Rosenwasser R, Jabbour P: A Single Pipeline Embolization Device is Sufficient for Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 35 (8): 1562-1566,2014 .

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurosurgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3rd floor Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-3486
Fax: 215-349-5534
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)