David A. Sun, M.D., Ph.D., joined Norton Neuroscience Institute after completing a neurosurgical residency and clinical fellowship in epilepsy and movement disorder neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, where he earned both his medical degree and a Ph.D. in basic science mechanisms of epilepsy.
Dr. Sun’s clinical practice focus is in the surgical management of epilepsy; brain, pituitary and spine tumors; endoscopic neurosurgery; hydrocephalus; and other cranial pathology. He works closely with Tarek Zakaria, M.D., epilepsy neurologist, leading Norton Healthcare’s comprehensive epilepsy program. Additionally, he offers care for brain tumors at Norton Brownsboro Hospital and works with Todd Shanks, M.D., functional neurosurgeon, to support Norton Neuroscience Institute’s deep brain stimulation program for movement disorders.
David A. Sun M.D., Ph.D. and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
WAVE Listens | David Sun, M.D., discusses brain tumors, their symptoms, possible causes and treatment options.
WAVE Listens | David A. Sun M.D., Ph.D. and Tarek M. Zakaria M.D. discuss Epilepsy
Alicia Barger has a new outlook on life. After years of struggling with seizures, she made the decision to have brain surgery in the hopes of living a life seizure free. Alicia is sharing her experience, to help educate others considering brain surgery for epilepsy. The following videos chronicle Alicia’s surgery, her post surgery experience waiting to pinpoint the location of her seizures and her life post-surgery – seizure free.
David A. Sun, M.D., Ph.D., with Norton Neuroscience Institute, shows us in this video how an awake brain tumor surgery is performed. The patient, Amber, wants to share her story after finding out a brain tumor was the cause of her seizures.