Ted Wun's main professional interests are medical education and clinical translational investigation. His primary areas of research have been in vascular complications of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the association of cancer and thrombosis. He and his colleagues demonstrated significant platelet and leukocyte activation in SCD and described the platelet-erythrocyte aggregates in these patients. He has participated in several multi-center therapeutic trials in SCD and is the former Chair of the Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In collaboration with other investigators at UC Davis and the California Cancer Registry, they are presently engaged in describing the epidemiology of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with a variety of cancers. This work has identified certain cancer types and predictive factors associated with a high risk of symptomatic VTE.
In his role as associate dean for research in the School of Medicine, Wun is responsible for expanding the breadth and depth of research at the health system, as well as implementing the health system's 2011-2016 Strategic Plan to increase high-impact, interdisciplinary research.
Chief of Hematology Oncology, VA Northern California Health Care System
Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Director, CTSC Clinical Services Core Program
Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
4501 X St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
B.S., Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1982
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Chief Resident, Torrance, California, 1987-1988
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, 1988-1989
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1989-1992
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, 2000
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, 2010
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 2001
American Federation of Medical Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
Association of Subspecialty Professors
International Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Southwest Oncology Group
Honors and Awards:
Award for Excellence in Education, UC Davis Health System, 2004
Postgraduate Medical: Fellow, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, 2000
Postgraduate Medical: National Blood Foundation Scholar, 1996
Postgraduate Medical: FIRST Award, NIH/NHLBI, 1995
Postgraduate Medical: Osler Institute Teaching Award, 1993
Postgraduate Medical: Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA, Medical Center, 1989
Undergraduate: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of N.Y., 1982
Undergraduate: Magna Cum Laude, 1982
Medical School: AOA, Theta of N.Y., 1982
Select Recent Publications:
Kravitz RL, Tancredi DJ, Grennan T, Kalauokalani D, Street RL Jr, Slee CK, Wun T, Oliver JW, Lorig K, Franks P. Cancer Health Empowerment for Living without Pain (Ca-HELP): effects of a tailored education and coaching intervention on pain and impairment. Pain. 2011 Jul;152(7):1572-82. Epub 2011 Mar 24.
Cheung AT, Miller JW, Craig SM, To PL, Lin X, Samarron SL, Chen PC, Zwerdling T, Wun T, Li CS, Green R. Comparison of real-time microvascular abnormalities in pediatric and adult sickle cell anemia patients. Am J Hematol. 2010 Nov;85(11):899-901.
Sandhu R, Pan CX, Wun T, Harvey D, Zhou H, White RH, Chew HK. The incidence of venous thromboembolism and its effect on survival among patients with primary bladder cancer. Cancer. 2010 Jun 1;116(11):2596-603.
Simon SI, Wun T. Mightier than the sickle cell. Blood. 2010 Sep 9;116(10):1633.
Tanabe P, Reddin C, Thornton VL, Todd KH, Wun T, Lyons JS. Emergency Department Sickle Cell Assessment of Needs and Strengths (ED-SCANS), a focus group and decision support tool development project. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Aug;17(8):848-58.
White RH, Murin S, Wun T, Danielsen B. Recurrent venous thromboembolism after surgery-provoked versus unprovoked thromboembolism. J Thromb Haemost. 2010 May;8(5):987-97. Epub 2010 Feb 9.
Wun, T., White, R.H. Epidemiology of cancer-related venous thromboembolism (2009) Best Practice and Research: Clinical Haematology, 22 (1), pp. 9-23. Cited 1 time.
Fancher TL, Wun T, Hotz CS, Henderson MC. Jumpstarting academic careers with a novel intern research rotation: the AIMS rotation. Am J Med. 2009 Nov;122(11):1061-6.
Kravitz RL, Tancredi DJ, Street RL Jr, Kalauokalani D, Grennan T, Wun T, Slee C, Evans Dean D, Lewis L, Saito N, Franks P. Cancer Health Empowerment for Livingwithout Pain (Ca-HELP): study design and rationale for a tailored education and coaching intervention to enhance care of cancer-related pain. BMC Cancer. 2009 Sep 9;9:319.
Asmuth D, Wun T, Mullen N, Garcia E, Chedin E, Whitney E, Gillis M, Anderson K, Tarantal A, Kenyon N, Curry FR, Berglund L. UC Davis CTSA: coming of age: integrated programs help put the spotlight on clinical and translational science. Clin Transl Sci. 2009 Apr;2(2):98-101.