Benjamin C. Sun, MD, MPP

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Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Department of Emergency Medicine
Ground Ravdin, HUP
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6698
Fax: 215-662-3953
Education:
BA, scl (Biochemistry )
Harvard College, 1995.
MD, mcl (Division of Health Science and Technology)
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000.
MPP (Health Care Policy)
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2000.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Emergency medicine

Description of Research Expertise

Health services research, cost-effectiveness analysis, randomized trial design; causal inference in observational data; qualitative research methods; emergency cardiac conditions

Selected Publications

du Fay de Lavallaz J, Zimmermann T, Badertscher P, Sun BC, Mueller C: Performance of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society versus European Society of Cardiology Guideline Criteria for Hospital Admission of Patients with Syncope. Heart Rhythm 19(10): 1712-1722, Oct 2022 Notes: PMID: 35644354.

Zheng C, Sun BC, Wu YL, Ferencik M, Lee MS, Redberg RF, Kawatkar AA, Musigdilok VV, Sharp AL: Automated interpretation of stress echocardiography reports using natural language processing. European Heart Journal - Digital Health September 2022.

Zheng C, Sun BC, Wu YL, Ferencik M, Lee MS, Redberg RF, Kawatkar AA, Musigdilok VV, Sharp AL.: Automated Abstraction of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Reports Using Natural Language Processing. J Nucl Cardiol 29(3): 1178-1187, Jun 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s12350-020-02401-z. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33155169.

Sharp AL, Kawatkar AA, Baecker AS, Redberg RF, Lee, MS, Ferencik M, Wu YL, Shen E, Zheng C, Park S, Goodacre S, Thokala P, Sun BC: Does Hospital Admission/Observation for Chest Pain Improve Patient Outcomes After Emergency Department Evaluation for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome? J Gen Intern Med 37(4): 745-752, Mar 2022 Notes: PMID: 33987795; PMCID: PMC8904710.

Zimmermann T, du Fay de Lavallaz J, Walter JE, Strebel I, Nestelberger T, Joray L, Badertscher P, Flores D, Widmer V, Geigy N, Miro O, Salgado E, Christ M, Cullen L, Than M, Martin-Sanchez FJ, Di Somma S, Peacock WF, Keller D, Costabel JP, Wussler DN, Kawecki D, Lohrmann J, Gualandro DM, Kuehne M, Reichlin T, Sun BC, Mueller C, for the BASEL IX and SRS investigators: Development of an electrocardiogram-based risk calculator for a cardiac cause of syncope. Heart 107(22): 1796-1804, Nov 2021 Notes: PMID: 33504514.

Moumneh T, Sun BC, Baecker A, Park S, Redberg R, Ferencik M, Lee M-S, Douillet D, Roy P-M, Sharp AL: Identifying patients with low-risk of acute coronary syndrome without troponin testing: Validation of the HEAR score. Am J Med 134(4): 499-506, Apr 2021 Notes: PMID: 33127371.

Preciado SM, Sharp, AL, Sun BC, Baecker A, Wu YL, Lee MS, Shen E, Ferencik M, Natsui S, Kawatkar AA, Park SJ, Redberg RF: Evaluating SEx Disparities in the Emergency Department Management of Patients with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome. Ann Emerg Med 77(4): 416-424, Apr 2021 Notes: PMID 33358395; PMCID PMC8005458.

Wassie M, Lee MS, Sun BC, Wu YL, Baecker AS, Redberg RF, Ferencik F, Shen E, Musigdilok V, Sharp AL: Single versus serial measurements of cardiac troponin in the evaluation of emergency department patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction. JAMA Network Open 4(2): e2037930, Feb 2021 Notes: PMID: 33620444; PMCID: PMC7903256.

Natsui S, Sun BC, Shen E, Redberg RF, Ferencik M, Lee MS, Musigdilok V, Wu YL, Zheng C, Kawatkar AA, Sharp AL: Higher Emergency Physician Chest Pain Hospitalization Rates Do Not Lead to Improved Patient Outcomes. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 14(1): e006297, Jan 2021 Notes: PMID: 33430609; PMCID: PMC7855368.

Furlan L, Trombetta L, Casazza G, Dipaola F, Furlan R, Marta C, Numeroso F, PĂ©rez-Rodon J, Quinn JV, Reed MJ, Sheldon RS, Shen WK, Sun BC, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Ungar A, Costantino G, Solbiati M: Syncope Time Frames for Adverse Events after Emergency Department Presentation: An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. Medicina 57(1235), 2021.

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Last updated: 02/24/2023
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