Benjamin Sun, MD, MPP


Benjamin “Ben” Sun is Perelman Professor, Chair of Emergency Medicine, and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, all at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a health services researcher and has served as the principal investigator on 15 grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and private foundations with total funding of $11 million. Dr. Sun leads a broad research portfolio on topics such as ED crowding, chest pain, syncope, and prescription opioids.

Dr. Sun earned his undergraduate degree, his master’s degree in Public Policy, and his medical degree from Harvard University. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, and he completed a fellowship in Health Services Research through the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. Prior to his current role, he served on faculty at UCLA and Oregon Health & Science University.