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Title
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery & Assistant Director of Research
Area of Study/Expertise
Epilepsy, Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery
Office Location
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 10 Plum St, 5th Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number
732.235.6333
Fax
732.235.7095
Email
hs925@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Hai Sun, MD, PhD

Research - RWJMS and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Associate Professor & Assistant Director of Research, Department of Neurosurgery
Epilepsy, Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery

 

Dr. Hai Sun received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and History from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, and an MD and PhD combined degree from Dartmouth College. His PhD was in Biomedical Engineering. After his training at Dartmouth, Dr. Sun completed a residency in Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, and a fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at University of Washington in Seattle, a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ and a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA.

Dr. Sun is currently an Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Research at the Department of Neurosurgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. He is a member of Rutgers Brain Health Institute and faculty member of the Rutgers Department of Neuroscience Graduate Program. He has served on faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA (2015-2019) and has helped establish the Ochsner LSU Regional Epilepsy Center and led the Center to its Level 4 accreditation by National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAECs). Besides epilepsy surgeries, Dr. Sun also performs surgeries to treat brain tumors, cerebrovascular lesions such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, and ischemic stroke.

His research interests are in the areas of brain computer interface, neuroimaging, brain functional and structural connectome, and pathophysiology of epilepsy. He is the co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 book chapters. Dr. Sun is a recipient of the Epilepsy Research Program Idea Development Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for the search of imaging biomarkers for the development of post-traumatic epilepsy.

 

Research Interests:

  • Functional and structural brain connectome
  • Neurobiology of epilepsy
  • Outcomes for neurosurgical treatments
  • Neuroimaging
  • Brain computer interface
  • Optogenetics and brain electrophysiology

 

Recent Publications:

 

Laboratory Website: www.haisunlab.com