Abby Sung, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (PEFA)

Abby is currently a 3rd year fellow. She completed medical school and residency at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Sung’s research/interest focuses on hospital epidemiology, mentored by Dr. Kwon, and the history of medicine. Highlights of her fellowship training so far include: presenting my medical plans in hyperbole and having my colleagues all understand me (and maybe correct them to euphemisms)

“I chose WUSM for fellowship training because of: the flexibility in career paths (very accommodating for people who don’t know what specific realm of ID they want to pursue), the abundant research opportunities, the awesome people, being able to walk to work, the giant hospital with its wide array of disease pathology and large referral radius.”

My favorite things to do in St. Louis are normal people things like eating, meandering around to the various free things that are available (like the zoo, I also really like the botanical gardens), and being beckoned by Forest Park to at least try to jog regularly. My actual hobby is Animal Crossing.

Dr. Sung plans on will be working with hospital epidemiology, outpatient infection prevention, occupational health, and medical education

Education
  • Bachelor’s History, Biology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2012)
  • MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2017)
  • Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2020)
Selected Publications
  1. KS Foong, Sung A, Burnham JP, et al. “Risk Factors Predicting Candida Infective Endocarditis in Patients with Candidemia.” Med Mycol. 2019 Oct 15. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myz104.
  2. Carlos Mejia-Chew, Sung A, Larson L, et al. “Treatment and mortality outcomes in patients with other extrapulmonary cryptococcal disease compared with central nervous system disease.” Mycoses. 2021 Feb;64(2):174-180. Doi: 10.1111/myc.13199. Epub 2020 Oct 28.
  3. ID Week 2021 Abstract Submission: SARS-CoV-2 Viral Viability Culture and Sequencing from Immunocompromised Patients with Persistently Positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR Results

Bibliography – Abby Sung