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Dawn Sung, MD

Clinical Instructor

Dawn Sung, MD, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.  Her interests include cultural psychiatry, community psychiatry, systems of care, and education.

Dr. Sung received her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology from University of California at Berkeley.  She received her medical degree from the University of California at Davis School of Medicine, where she was awarded the Palthe Psychiatric Scholarship, Honors in Doctoring, and the Medical Student Research Fellowship.  She completed her general adult psychiatry residency at the NYU School of Medicine, during which time she co-founded the Association for Culture and Psychiatry, which focuses on improving diversity and minority mentorship as well as promoting knowledge of cultural, ethnic, and minority issues within psychiatry.   

Dr. Sung is a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and was the recipient of the APA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship for the past two years.  She is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She worked with the Nathan Kline Institute’s Center for Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health to conduct a clinical needs assessment for the Korean American community and is working on developing culturally adapted evidenced-based treatments.  She has contributed practice board exam questions for the book chapter “Psychiatric Measures in Assessment and Treatment” for the Study Guide and Self-Assessment Exam: Textbook of Psychiatry.