Derek Sun, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program
Assistant Clinical Professor


Derek Sun, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging subspecialty at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sun received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, in 2008. In 2009, he completed a one-year internship at the same institution. In 2013, Dr. Sun completed a four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency, serving as chief resident in 2012-2013 at Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This was followed by an Abdominal Imaging fellowship at UCSF, completed in 2014. In August 2014, Dr. Sun accepted the Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging section at UCSF. In 2017, Dr. Sun accepted the Associate Fellowship Director position for the Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound Fellowship at UCSF.

Honors and Awards

Hideyo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2019


Marcus SG, Candia S, Kohli MD, Mongan J, Zagoria RJ, Behr SC, Sun D, Westphalen AC. Association between misty mesentery with baseline or new diagnosis of cancer: a matched cohort study. Clin Imaging. 2018 Jul - Aug; 50:57-61.
Winklhofer S, Lambert JW, Sun Y, Wang ZJ, Sun DS, Yeh BM. Pelvic Beam-Hardening Artifacts in Dual-Energy CT Image Reconstructions: Occurrence and Impact on Image Quality. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jan; 208(1):114-123.
Handa P, Leibman AJ, Sun D, Abadi M, Goldberg A. Granulomatous mastitis: changing clinical and imaging features with image-guided biopsy correlation. Eur Radiol. 2014 Oct; 24(10):2404-11.