Sung to head CNE’s pathology and laboratory department

DR. C. JAMES SUNG has been appointed executive chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Care New England. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND
DR. C. JAMES SUNG has been appointed executive chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Care New England. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

PROVIDENCE – Care New England has announced that its interim chief of pathology and laboratory medicine has been appointed head of the department.

Dr. C. James Sung, who served as interim chief since 2017, was promoted to chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Women & Infants Hospital, executive chief of pathology and laboratory medicine at Care New England and vice chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Sung is currently a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School, program director of the Stuart C. Lauchlan and International Visiting Fellowships in Women’s Pathology at Women & Infants and Brown, faculty liaison for the Brown University National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine Exchange Program and division commissioner for Rhode Island and Connecticut for the College of American Pathologists Commission on Laboratory Accreditation.

“Dr. Sung has been an integral member of the leadership team of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine for 20 years. For the past two years, he has led the entire department in an interim role, further stabilizing its operations and modernizing and consolidating laboratory service across Care New England,” CNE president and CEO Dr. James E. Fanale said. “We are very pleased that he has accepted this most important role as we continue our work to best serve the needs of our communities.”

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Sung, also an author and educator, lectures locally and internationally and has won a number of awards, including the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, Calvin Oyer Teaching Award and Outstanding Teacher Award.