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Chen-Chih Sun M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Pathology
Secondary Appointments: Pediatrics
Location: UMMC, NBW-52
Phone: (410) 328-5555
Phone: (410) 328-5525
Fax: (410) 328-5508

Personal History:

• National Taiwan University, College of Science, 1963-1965
• National Taiwan University, School of Medicine, M.D., 1965-1970
• University of Illinois Medical Center, 1970-1971
• Internship (medical), Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA , 1971-1972
• Residency, Tufts-New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston, MA, 1972-1973
• Residency, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1973-1975
• Residency, Baltimore City Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1975-1977

Research Interests:

Surgical pathology, cytopathology, autopsy pathology, pediatric pathology, placental pathology


Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Sun, C C.J., Toker, C., & Elias, E.G.  Primary low grade adenocarcinoma occurring in the inguinal region.  Cancer, 44: 340 345, 1979.

Sun, C C.J., Tang, C K., & Hill, J.L.  Mesenteric lymphangioma:  A case report with transmission and scanning electron microscopic studies.  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med., 104: 316 318, 1980.

Sun, C C.J. & Zelman, H.  Multiple cutaneous leiomyomata. Mt. Sinai J. Med., 47: 40 44, 1980.

Sun, C C.J., Hall Craggs, M., & Adler, B.  Oat cell carcinoma of larynx.  Arch. Otolaryngol.

Sun, C C.J., Toker, C., & Breitenecker, R.  An ultrastructural study of so called angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma. Cancer, 49: 2103 2111, 1982.

Sun, C C.J., Kroll, M., & Miller, J.  Primary chondrosarcoma of lung.  Cancer, 50:1864 1866, 1982.

Haney,  P.J.M., Hill, J.L., Sun, C C.J., & Miller, D.  Zonal colonic aganglionosis.  Ped. Radiol., 12: 258 261, 1982.

Sun, C C.J., & Toker, C.  Sweat gland tumor with glandular and spindle cell features.  Arch. Dermatol.,  119: 330 335, 1983.

Schwartz, S., Meekins, J., Panny, S.R., Sun, C C.J., & Cohen, M.M.  Cebocephaly Holoprosencephaly in a newborn with a terminal 7 q deletion (46, xx, el (7) (pter q 32:).  Am. J. Med. Gene., 15: 141 144, 1983.

Dunne, M.G., Haney, P., & Sun, C C.J.  Sonographic features of bowel perforation and meconium peritonitis in utero.  Ped. Radiol., 13: 231 233, 1983.

Stone, N.N., Sun, C C.J., Brutscher, & Zein.  Granular cell tumor of penis.  J. Urology, 130: 575, 1983.

Sun, C C.J., Hill, J.L., & Combs, J.  Hemolytic uremic syndrome:  Initial presentation mimicking intestinal intussusception.  Pediatr Pathol, 1: 415 422, 1983.

Miller, D., Hill, J.L., Sun, C C.J., O'Brien, D.S., & Haller, J.A. Diagnosis and management of pyriform sinus fistulae in infants and young children.  J. Ped. Surg., 18: 377 381, 1983.

Sun, C C.J. & Smith, T.  Sudden infant death with congenital cytomegalic inclusion disease.  Am. J. Forensic Med. Pathol., 5: 65 67, 1984.

Sun, C C.J., Panny, S., Combs, J., & Gutberlett, R.L. Hydrops fetalis associated with Gaucher's disease.  Pathol. Res. Prac., 179: 101 104, 1984.

Haney, P.J., Bohman, M., & Sun, C C.J.  Radiographic findings in neonatal pneumonia.  AJR, 143: 23 26, 1984.

Robinson, W.L., Gellard, F.C., Haney, P.J., Sun, C C.J., Rao, K.C.U.G. & Johnson, G.S.  Craniosynostosis; a clinical, radiological and pathological evaluation of 50 cases.  Concepts Pediat. Neurosurg., 5: 118 125, 1985.

Caniano, D.A., Ormsbee, H., Polito, W., Sun, C-C.J., & Hill, J.L.  Total intestinal aganglionosis:  J. Ped. Surg., 20: 456 460, 1985.

Gellad, F.E., Haney, P.J., Sun, C C.J., Robinson, W.L., Kao, K.C., & Johnston, G.S.  Imaging modalities of craniosynostosis with a surgical and pathological correlation.  Ped. Radiology, 15: 285 290, 1985.

Sun, C C.J., Duara, & Shahnza.  Fatal adenovirus pneumonia in newborn infants.  Pediatr Pathol, 4: 247 264, 1985.

Applebaum, R.E., Caniano, D.A., Sun, C C., & Queral, L.A. Synchronous left subclavian and axillary artery aneurysms associated with melorrheosis.  Surgery, 99: 249 253, 1986.

Sun, C C.J., Raffel, L., Wright, L.L., & Mergner, W.J.  Immature renal tissue in the colonic wall of a patient with caudal regression syndrome.  Arch. Path. Lab. Med., 116: 653 655, 1986.

Caniano, D.A., Grace, G.T., Sun, C C.J., & Ormsbee, H.S.  Functional response to vasoactive intestinal polypeptide in piebald lethal mice.  J. Ped. Surg., 21: 1128 1132, 1986.

Rupp, M., Hafiz, M., Hoover, L., & Sun, C C.J.  Fine needle aspiration in the evaluation of testicular leukemic infiltrate.  Acta Cytologica, 31: 57, 1987.

Kolbe, A., Sun, C C.J., & Hill, J.L.  Unpredictability of capsulotomy in testicular torsion.  J. Ped. Surg., 22: 1105 1109, 1987.

Sun, C C.J., Hill, L.J., & Caniano, D.A.  Intestinal aganglionosis, a histologic and histochemical study.  Pediatr Pathol, 7: 421 435, 1987.

Ahsan, N., Sun, C C.J., & John, D.D. Acute ileotyphilitis as presenting manifestation of acute myelogenous leukemia.  Am. J. Clin. Path., 89: 407 409, 1988.

Hanukogln, A., Chalew, S.A., Sun, C-C.J., Dorfman, H.D., & Bright, R.W.  Diagnosis of surgically curable hypophosphatemic Rickets.  Clin Pediatr, 28: 321-325, 1989.

Hassinger, S., Schiffer, C., & Sun, C C.J. Acute myeloblastic leukemia with extensive erythrophagocytosis.  Am J Clin Pathol, 92: 696 700, 1989.

Cohen, M.M., Schwartz, S., Schwartz, M.F., Blitzer, M.G., Raffel, L.J., Mullins Keene, C.L., Sun, C C.J., & Blakemore, K.J. Antenatal detection of cystic hygroma by ultrasound.  Obs & Gyn Surgery (supplement), 44: 481 490, 1989.

Nuovo, M.A., Dorfman, H.D., Sun, C C.J., & Chalew, S.A. Tumor induced osteomalacia and Rickets.  Am J Surg Pathol, 13: 588 599, 1989.

Schwartz, S., Ashai, S., Mahoney, M.J., Meijboom, E.J., Schwartz, M.F., Sun, C C.J., & Cohen, M.M.  Prenatal detection of trisomy 9 mosaicism. Prenat Diagn, 9: 549-554, 1989.

Freidman, J., Karesh, J., Rodrigues, M., & Sun, C C.J.  Thyroid carcinoma metastatic to the medial rectus muscle.  J. Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 6: 122-125, 1990.

Sun, C C.J., Keene Mullin, C.L., & Nagey, D.  Intrauterine cytomegalovirus infection presented as fetal ascites.  Pediatr Pathol, 10: 641-646, 1990.

Stone, M.M., Beaver, B.L., Sun, C C.J., & Hill, J.L.  The nephroblastomatosis complex and its relationship to Wilms' tumor.  J Pediatr Surg, 25: 933-938, 1990.

Saller, D.N., Keene, C.L., Sun, C-C.J., & Schwartz, S.  The association of single umbilical artery with cytogenetically abnormal pregnancies.  Am J Obstet Gynecol,  163, 922-925, 1990.

Gonzales Crussi, F., Crawford, S., & Sun, C C.J. Intraabdominal desmoplastic small cell tumors with divergent differentiation: observation on three cases of childhood. Am J Surg Pathol, 14: 633-642, 1990.

Seidman, J.D., Beaver, B., Yale Loehr, A.J., & Sun, C C.J.  A rare cystic hepatic lesion in the neonate:  alimentary duplication and pseudocyst.  Am J Surg Pathol, 15: 655-698, 1991.

Fox, G.E., Resau, J., Van Wesep, R., & Sun, C-C.J.  The effect of formalin fixation on placental weight.  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med., 115: 726-728, 1991.

Johnston, S.J., Beaver, B.L., Sun, C C.J., Luddy, R.E., & Schwartz, A.D.  Inflammatory pseudotumor of the retroperitoneum.  Md Med J, 40: 787-790, Sept., 1991.

Hogge, W.A., Hogge, J.S., Schnatterly, P.T., & Sun, C-C.J.  Congenital nephrosis:  detection of index cases through maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MS-AFP) screening. Am. J. Obstet. Gyn., 167: 1330-1333, 1992.

Viscardi, R.M., Broderick, K., Sun, C-C.J., Yale-Loehr, A.J., Hessamfar, A., Taciak, V., Burke, K., Koeing, K.B., & Idell, S.  Disordered pathways of fibrin turnover in lung lavage of premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome.  Am Rev Respir Dis, 146: 492-499, 1992.

Sun, C-C.J., Jacot, J., & Brenner, J.I.  Sudden death in supravalvular stenosis, associated with fusion of coronary corp, dysplastic aortic and pulmonary vascular stenosis. Ped. Pathol, 12: 751-759, 1992.

Schwartz, S., Raffel, L.J., Sun, C-C.J., & Waters, E.  An unusual mosaic karyotype detected through prenatal diagnosis with duplication of 1q and 19p and associated teratoma development. Teratology,  46: 399-404, 1992.

Kershisnik, M.M., Knisely, A.S., Sun, C-C.J., Andrew, J.M., & Wittwer, C.T.  Cytomegalovirus Infection, Fetal Liver Disease, and Neonatal Hemochromatosis.  Hum Pathol, 23: 1075-1080, 1992.

Seidman, J.D., Borkowski, A. Aisner, S.C., & Sun, C-C.J. Rapid Growth of Pseudoangiomatous Hyperplasia of Mammary Stroma in Axillary Gynecomastia in an Immunosuppressed Patient.  Arch  Pathol Lab Med, 117: 736-738, 1993.

DeMille, P., Kaufman, L., Bourquin, P., & Sun, C-C.J.  Cytologic Diagnosis of Schistosoma hacmatobinn in routine cervicovaginal smear from infertile woman (Letter to editor), Diagn Cytopathol, 13: 181-182, 1995.

Sun, C-C.J., Doyle, D., & Ringel, R.  Pulmonary vein stenosis.  Hum Pathol, 26: 880-891, 1995.

Lurie, I.W., Magee, C.A., Sun, C-C.J., & Ferencz, C. Microgastria - limb reduction complex with congenital heart disease and twinning.  Clin Dysmorphol, 4:150-155, 1995.

DeMille, P., Weihing, R., & Sun, C-C.J.  Intraoperative diagnosis of osseous eosinophilic granuloma by touch preparation:  report of two cases with immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy.  Diagn Cytopathol, 14:68-71, 1996.

Krebs TL, Berg WA, Severson MJ, Magder LS, Goldberg PA, Campassi C, & Sun C-C J. Comparison of Large Core Biopsy Guns for Yield of Breast Tissue. Radiology 200:365-368, 1996.

Chalew, S.A., Lovchik, J., Brown, C., & Sun, C-C.J.  Hypophosphatemia induced in mice by transplantation of a tumor-derived cell line from a patient with oncogenic rickets.  J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab, 9:593-597, 1996

Choo-Kang, L.R., Sun, C-C. J., & Counts, D.R.  Cholestasis and hypoglycemia: Manifestation of congenital anterior hypopituitarism.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 81:2786-2789, 1996.

Cameron, E.W., Resnick, C.S., Light, P.D., & Sun, C-C.  Hemodialysis related amyloidosis of the sternoclavicular joint.  Skeletal Radiol, 26:428-430, 1997.

Berg, W.A., Krebs, T.L., Campass, C., Magder, L.S., & Sun, C-C. J. Evaluation of 14- and 11- gauge directional, vacuum-assisted biopsy probes and 14-gauge guns in a breast parenchymal model. Breast Imaging, 205:203-208, 1997.

Moriuchi, H., Sun, C-C.J., & Trucksis, M. Disseminated cutaneous zoster and asceptic meningitis in a previously healthy patient. J. Infect. (Sept.) 35(2): 183-185, 1997.

Viscardi, R.M., Lyon, N.H., Sun, C.-C.J., & Hasday, J.D. Inflammatory cytokine mRNAs in surgical specimens of necrotizing enterocolitis and normal newborn intestine. Ped Path Lab Med 17:547-559, 1997.

Lippert, J.A., White, C.S., Cameron, E.W., Sun, C-C.J., Liang, X., & Rubin, L.J.  Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis - An important differential diagnosis of primary pulmonary hypertension.   Am. J. Radiol, 13:49-51, 1998.

Tretter, A.E., Saunders, R.C., Meyers, C.M., Dungan, J.S., Grumbach, K., Sun, CC.J., Campbell, A.B., & Wulfsberg: Antenatal diagnosis of lethal skeletal dysplasias.  Am. J. Med. Genet.(Feb.) 75:518-522, 1988.

Liang, X., Ioffe, O.B., & Sun, C-C.J. Cloacal dysgenesis sequence- Observations in four patients including three fetuses of second trimester gestation.  Pediatr Dev Pathol, (July), 1:281-288, 1998.

Sun, C-C.J., Grumbach, K., DeCosta, D.T., Meyers, C.M., & Dungan, J.S. Correlation of prenatal ultrasound diagnosis and pathologic findings in fetal anomalies. Pediatr Dev Pathol, 2(2):131-42, 1999.

Lee, D.H., Cottrell, J.R., Sanders, R.C., Meyers, C.M., Wulfsberg, E.A., & Sun, C.C. OEIS complex (omphalocele-exstrophy-imperforate anus-spinal defects) in monozygotic twins. Am J Med Genet 84(1):29-33, 1999.

Viscardi, R.M. & Sun, CC.J. Placental multiplicity: Risk factor for IUGR and neonatal cranial ultrasound abnormality.  Early Hum Dev, (April), 62(1): 1-10, 2001.

Yamada, K., Zoarski, G.H., Rothman, M.I., Zagardo, M.T., Nishimura, T., & Sun, C-C.J.  A case of intracranial aspergilloma: hypointense signal on T2-weighted MR imaging corresponding to iron accumulation. Neuroradiology (July), 43(7):559-61, 2001.

Waldrop, C., Kathuria, S.S., Toresky, J.A., & Sun, C.J. Myoepithelioma metastatic to the orbit.  Am J Ophthalmol. (Oct), 132(4):594-6, 2001.

Toretsky, J.A., Zitomersky, N.L., Eslkenazi, A.E., Voigt, R.W., Strauch, E.D., Sun, CC.J., Huber, R., Meltzer, S.J., & Schlessinger, D. Glypican-3 expression in Wilms tumor and hepatoblastoma.  Am J Pediatr Hematol Oncol, (Nov) 23(8):496-9, 2001.

Yfantis, H., Nonaka, D., Castellani, R., Harman, C., & Sun, CCJ. Heterogeneity in fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS): Autopsy confirmation in three 20-21 week fetuses. Prenatal Diagnosis.
 (Jan), 22:42-47, 2002.

Nonaka, D. & Sun, C.-C.J. Pseudoallescheriasis.  Arch Path Lab Med (Feb),126:207-209, 2002.

Viscardi, R.M., Manimtim, W.M., Sun, C-C.J., Duffy, L., & Cassell, G.H. Lung Pathology in Premature Infants with Ureaplasma urealyticum Infection.  Pediatr Dev Pathol, 2002 March/April 5:141-150, 2002.

Fantry, L.E. & Sun C-C.J. Mycobacterium avium complex cholecystitis in an HIV infected woman. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. (May),16(5):201-4, 2002.

Sun C-C.J., Revell, V.O., Belli, A.J., & Viscardi, R.M. Discrepancy in pathologic diagnosis of placental lesions.  Arch Path Lab Med (June),126:706-709, 2002.

Xie, X.Y., Strauch, E., & Sun, C-C.J.  Choledochal cysts and multilocular cysts of pancreas. Hum  Pathol, (January) 34:99-101, 2003.

Ricalde, P., Ord, R.A., & Sun, C.C. Vanishing bone disease in a five year old: Report of a case and review of the literature. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg (Apr), 32(2):222-6, 2003.

Toretsky, J.A., Jenson, J., Sun, C-C., Eskenazi, A.E., Campbell, A., Hunger, S.P.,Caires, A., Frantz, C., Hill, J.L., & Stamberg, J.Translocation (11;15;19): a highly specific chromosome rearrangement associated with poorly differentiated thymic carcinoma in young patients. Am J Clin Oncol, (June), 26(3):300-306, 2003.

Armand, R., Brenner, D., & Sun, C-C. Pathologic quiz case: Fetal death at 32 weeks of gestation. Arch Path Lab Med, (July), 127:e317-318, 2003.

Üren, A., Merchant, M.S., Sun, C.J., Vitolo, M., Sun, Y., Tsokos, M., Illei, P.B., Ladanyi, M.,  Passaniti,  A., Mackall, C., & Toretsky, J.A. Beta-platelet derived growth factor receptor mediates motility and growth of Ewing’s sarcoma cells. Oncogene, (April), 22:2234-2242, 2003.

Sun, C.C., Alonsozana, G., Love, J.C., Li, L., & Straumanis, J.P. The value of autopsy in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. Hum Pathol, (May), 34:491-496, 2003.

Nonaka, D. & Sun, C.C.J. Congenial fibrosarcoma with metastasis in a fetus. Pediatr Dev Pathol, (March/April) 7: 187-191, 2004.

Viscardi, R.M., Muhumuza, C.K., Rodriguez, A., Fairchild, K.D., Sun, C.C.J, Gross, G.W., Campbell, A.B., Wilson, P.D., Hester, L., & Hasday, J.D. Inflammatory markers in intrauterine and fetal blood and CSF compartments are associated with adverse pulmonary and neurologic outcomes in preterm infants. Pediatr Res, (June), 55:1009-1017, 2004.

Munivenkatappa, R.B. & Sun, C.C.J. Pathologic quiz case: Renal mass in a 3 week-old infant. Arch Path Lab Med, (August), 128:929-930, 2004.

Rodrigues, M., Taylor, R.J., Sun, C.C., & Wolf, J.S. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the larynx in a 2-year-old male. ORL, (April), 67: 101-105, 2005

Alaish, S.M., Torres, M., Ferlito, M., Sun, C.C., & DeMaio, A. The severity of cholestatic injury is modulated by the genetic background. Shock, (Nov), 24: 412-416, 2005

Viscardi, R.M., Manimtim, W., He, R.J., Hasday, J.D., Sun, C.C.J., Joyce, B., & Pierce, R.A. Disordered pulmonary myofibroblast distribution and elastin expression in preterm infants with Ureaplsam urealyticum pneumonitis. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, (March/April), 9: 143-151, 2006 

Tavora, F., Gonzalez-Cuyar, L.F., Sun, C.C., Burke, A., Burke, A., & Zhao, X.F. Extra-oral plasmablastic lymphoma:  Report of a case and review of literature. Hum Pathol, (Sept.), 37(9): 1233-6, 2006

Alexiev, B.A., Lin, X., Brenner, D.S., & Sun, C.C. Meckel-Gruber Syndrome. Arch Pathol. Lab Med., (Aug), 130: 1236-1238, 2006

Manucha, V. & Sun, C.C. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the paranasal sinuses in a 57 year old woman with 1:16 translocation:  A case report. Int J Surg Pathol, , July 2006; 14:238-242.

Matsuo, K., Kooshesh, S., Dinc, M., Sun, C.C.J., Kimura, T., & Baschat, A.A. Late postpartum eclampsia:  Report of two cases managed by uterine curettage and review of the literature. Am J Perinatol, (April), 2007; 24:257-266.

Alexiev BA, Alaish SM, Sun CC: Testicular granulosa cell tumor in a newborn: case report and review of the literature (lnternational Journal of Surgical pathology July 2007 15:321-325)

Tavora F, Crowder C, Sun CC, Burke A. Discrepancies between clinical and autopsy diagnoses, a comparison of university, community, and private autopsy practices. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. IN PRESS.

Manucha V, Sun CC: Hepatic hemangioendothelioma – cytologic findings, differential diagnosis and review of literature. (in print in Acta Cytologica)