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David K. Kung, MD

David K. Kung, MD Physician

Neurosurgical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Radiology Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Dr. Kung is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 2018

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)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Mechanisms of Cerebral Aneurysm Growth and Rupture

Selected Publications:

Kritikos M, Sharma N, Sedora-Roman N, Choudhri O, Pukenas B, Hurst R, Kung D.: Duplication of the vertebral artery: A series of four cases. Interv Neuroradiol. 24 (6): 596-600,2018.

Goel NJ, Mallela AN, Agarwal P, Abdullah KG, Choudhri OA, Kung DK, Lucas TH, Isaac Chen H.: Complications Predicting Perioperative Mortality in Patients Undergoing Elective Craniotomy: A Population-Based Study. World Neurosurg 118 : e195-e205,2018.

Goel NJ, Abdullah KG, Choudhri OA, Kung DK, Lucas TH, Chen HI.: The Effect of Underlying Liver Disease on Perioperative Outcomes Following Craniotomy for Tumor: An American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program Analysis. World Neurosurg 115:e85-e96 : 2018.

Kritikos ME, Sharma N, Sedora-Roman N, Pukenas BA, Hurst RW, Choudhri OA, Kung DK.: Complete spontaneous regression of cerebral arteriovenous malformation: A case report and review of the literature Clin Imaging 52 : 146-151,2018.

Cox M, Sedora-Román NI, Pukenas B, Kung D, Hurst R: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: an important non-aneurysmal cause of thunderclap headaches and subarachnoid hemorrhage Intern Emerg Med. 13 (1): 135-136.,2018.

Chitale R, Kung DK, Tjoumakaris S, Jabbour P, Rosenwasser RH:: Endovascular Management of intracranial Aneurysms Kumar et al [ed.] Neurocritical Care Management of the Neurosurgical Patient : 2018.

Morris J, Na YJ, Zhu H, Lee JH, Giang H, Ulyanova AV, Baltuch GH, Brem S, Chen HI, Kung DK, Lucas TH, O'Rourke DM, Wolf JA, Grady MS, Sul JY, Kim J, Eberwine J.: Pervasive within-Mitochondrion Single-Nucleotide Variant Heteroplasmy as Revealed by Single-Mitochondrion Sequencing. Cell Rep. 21 (10): 2706-2713,2017.

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. 37 (8): 2795-2805,2017.

Oselkin M, Sedora-Roman NI, Pukenas BA, Kung D, Hurst RW: Loading and elution characteristics of quadrasphere microspheres loaded with bevacizumab Ther Deliv. 8(9):747-751 : 2017.

Moyer M, Young B, Wilensky EM, Borst J, Pino W, Hart M, LoBreglio J, Zaleski D, Leonor I, Kung D, Smith M, Zager E, Grady MS, Kumar M: Implementation of an Early Mobility Pathway in Neurointensive Care Unit Patients With External Ventricular Devices. J Neurosci Nurs. 49 (2): 102-107,2017.

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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)