Faculty Profiles

Shiang-Cheng Kung, MD

533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117


After completing my Nephrology Fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in 2002, I joined the faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine until 2004 when I returned to Einstein as a Transplant Nephrologist. Subsequently I became the Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Einstein from 2009 - 2013. Briefly I was the Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Lahey Clinic 2014 - 2016. Since June 2016, I had joined the transplant program at UCSF. Since completion of my training I had dedicated my energy taking care of kidney and pancreas transplant patients. I have a special interest in clinical transplantation, transplant immunology, and transplant immunotherapy. In addition I am also interested in clinical teaching. During my tenure at Einstein, I had started a Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program in 2011.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA Nephrology Fellowship Division of Nephrology, DOM 2002
Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA Internal Medicine Residency Department of Medicine 2000
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa MBBCh Faculty of Health Sciences 1992

Recent Articles (8)

Yu TM, Chuang YW, Sun KT, Yu MC, Kung SC, Lee BK, Huang ST, Chen CH, Lin CL, Kao CH. Polycystic kidney disease is significantly associated with dementia risk. Neurology. 2017 Aug 30.

Ravimohan S, Tamuhla N, Kung SJ, Nfanyana K, Steenhoff AP, Gross R, Weissman D, Bisson GP. Matrix Metalloproteinases in Tuberculosis-Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome and Impaired Lung Function Among Advanced HIV/TB Co-infected Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy. EBioMedicine. 2016 Jan; 3:100-7.

Jawa P, Jain K, Allen R, Bradauskaite G, Kung SC. Trichodysplasia spinulosa. Kidney Int. 2014 Mar; 85(3):715.

Pontinen T, Melin A, Varadi G, Khanmoradi K, Chewaproug D, Kung SC, Zaki R, Ortiz J. Cutaneous metastasis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma after kidney transplant: a case report and review of the literature. Exp Clin Transplant. 2010 Dec; 8(4):273-6.

Kung SJ, Choudhary C, McGeady SJ, Cohn JR. Lack of cross-reactivity between 5-aminosalicylic acid-based drugs: a case report and review of the literature. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Sep; 97(3):284-7.

Sirken G, Kung SC, Raja R. Decreased erythropoietin requirements in maintenance hemodialysis patients with statin therapy. ASAIO J. 2003 Jul-Aug; 49(4):422-5.

Maraj S, Jacobs LE, Kung SC, Raja R, Krishnasamy P, Maraj R, Braitman LE, Kotler MN. Epidemiology and outcome of infective endocarditis in hemodialysis patients. Am J Med Sci. 2002 Nov; 324(5):254-60.

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