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Theodore Wun, M.D., FACP View profile as PDF

Theodore  Wun

Clinical Interests

Ted Wun's clinical interests are malignant and non-malignant hematology and he maintains an active clinical practice. His primary areas of research have been in the pathophysiology and complications of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the epidemiology of venous thromboembolism with focus on cancer-associated thrombosis.

He and his colleagues demonstrated significant platelet and leukocyte activation in SCD and described 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.

He is presently co-PI on an NHLBI R21 determining the incidence of cancers in patients with SCD, and UC Davis PI for a HRSA funded SCD treatment demonstration project and the NHLBI funded SCD Implementation Consortium. Over the last decade he and colleagues at UC Davis have extensively described the epidemiology of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with a variety of cancers. This widely cited work has identified certain cancer types and predictive factors associated with a high risk of symptomatic VTE and informed large prophylactic trials. More recently he founded the Center for Oncology Hematology Outcomes Research and Training (COHORT) with the goal of using innovative and robust epidemiological methods and large datasets to determine outcomes in hematological and oncological diseases with a focus on long term complications and health  outcomes disparities.  

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 2017 Strategic Plan to increase innovative research. 


Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Director of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center
Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology


Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Hematology and Oncology


UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-5959
Phone: 800-800--362-5566

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Phone: 916-734-3772
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Albany Medical College, Albany NY 1984
B.S., Union College, Schenectady NY 1982


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 1984-1988


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 1984-1987
Chief Resident, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 1987-1988


City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte CA 1992
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 1988-1989
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1989-1992

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, 2010
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 2011

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
Association of Subspecialty Professors
Hemostasis Thrombosis Research Society
International Association of Innovation Professionals for Sickle Cell Adult Providers Network
International Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Southwest Oncology Group

Select Honors and Awards:

Eleventh Annual Tanaka Lecturer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 2009

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:

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