Chair Professors

Dr. Ruey-Jen Sung
宋瑞珍 博士 Position Chair Professor
Education Medical (M.D.), National Taiwan University, Taipei,  Taiwan
Interest Physiology of Heart and Circulation, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Personal Introduction

  1. Position: Chair Professor
  2. Education:
    1. 1961-1963 Pre-Medical: National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    2. 1963-1968  Medical (M.D.): National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    3. 1968-1969  Medical Officer, Marine Corps in Taiwan
    4. 1969-1970  Rotating Medical Internship, Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    5. 1970-1972  Medical Residency, University of Wisconsin Medical Center, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin
    6. 1972-1974  Cardiology Fellowship, University of Miami Medical Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
  3. Current Position: 2008/8~present Chair Professor, National Central University, Taiwan
  4. Current Position:2001~~present Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California


  1. Electrophysiology of the Heart
  2. Advanced Electrophysiology of the Heart


  • Electrophysiology of the Heart


Recent papers

  1. Hsu JT, Lin KH, Luqman N, Sung RJ, Kuo CT. Unusual features of an idiopathic ventricular tachycardia arising from the left ventricular outflow tract. Pacing Clin Electrophysiology. 28: 160-163, 2005
  2. Yeh YH, Lin KH, Luqman N, Sung RJ, Kuo CT. Pleomorphic ventricular tachycardia: an uncommon presentation in idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol., 28:343-345, 2005.
  3. Sung RJ, Lauer MR. Atrial fibrillation: Can we cure it if we can’t explain it? Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 16: 1-3, 2005.
  4. Wu SN, Chang HD, Sung RJ. Cocaine-induced inhibition of ATP-sensitive K+ channels in rat ventricular myocytes and in heart-derived H9c2 cells. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol, 98:510-517, 2006.
  5. Sung RJ, Lauer MR. Is electrode catheter ablation-induced phrenic nerve injury really a benign condition? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 17: 949-950, 2006.
  6. Sung RJ, Wu SN, Wu JS, Chang HD, Luo CH. Electrophysiological Mechanisms of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Relation to Andersen-Tawil Syndrome Under Conditions of Reduced IK1: A Simulation Study. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 291:H2597-2605, 2006.
  7. Luqman N, Sung RJ, Wang CL, Kuo CT. Myocardial ischemia and ventricular fibrillation: Pathophysiology and clinical implications. Int J Cardiol 2006 Dec 11 (Epub ahead of print).
  8. Wu SM, Wu AZ, Sung RJ. Identification of two types of ATP-sensitive K+ channels in rat ventricular myocytes. Life Sci 2007; 80:378-387.
  9. Wang YJ, Lin MW, Wu SN, Sung RJ. The activation by estrogen receptor agonists of the BKCa-channel in human cardiac fibroblast. Biochem Pharmacol. 73:1347-1357, 2007.
  10. Wang YJ, Chen BS, Lin MW, Lin AA, Peng H, Sung RJ, Wu SN. Time-Dependent Block of Ultrarapid-Delayed Rectifier Kt Currents by Aconitine, a Potent Cardiotoxin, in Heart-Derived H9c2 Myoblasts and in Neonatal Rat Ventricular Myocytes: Toxicological Sciences 2008; 106:454-463.
  11. Sung RJ, Wu YH, Lai NHJ, Teng CH, Luo CH, Tien H, Lo CP, Wu SN. Beta-adrenergic Modulation of Arrhythmogenesis and Identification of Potential Targeted Sites of Antiarrhythmic Therapy in Timothy (LQT8) Syndrome: A Theoretical Investigation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 298:H33-H44, 2010.


  1. 2009
    The Best Paper Award, CardioRhythm, Hong Kong
  2. 2007
    Chair, Scientific Committee,
    16th Asian-Pacific Congress of Cardiology
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
  3. 2000-2003
    Chair Professor
    National Chiao Tung University
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
  4. 1986
    Distinguished Physician’s Award
    Chinese American Physician’s Society
    Oakland, California
  5. 1974
    Martin H. Stein Memorial Award
    Cardiology Fellowship
    University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida
  6. 1970
    Holden Award
    Rotating Internship
    Bon Secours Hospital
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  7. 1968
    Intern of the Year Award
    National Taiwan University Hospital
    Taipei, Taiwan