Mayo Clinic

Simon Kung, MD

Education

Simon Kung, M.D., works in the Mayo Clinic Depression Center. His research centers around treatment-resistant depression and quality of life in cancer patients and caregivers. He is also interested in computer applications to the clinical practice of psychiatry.

Depression can be difficult to treat, resulting in great disability to patients and their families. The goal of Dr. Kung and his colleagues is to translate clinical research into clinical care to improve patients' lives.

Focus areas:
Psychopharmacology
Pharmacogenetic testing (such as cytochrome P450 2D6 and 2C19, serotonin transporter gene)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
Psychotherapy techniques (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Quality of life in cancer patients and caregivers
Significance to patient care

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

EDUCATION:
Chief Resident - Psychiatry
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Resident - Psychiatry
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

MD
Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

MS - Computer Engineering
University of Southern California

BS - Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles