Location

Rochester, Minnesota

Contact

Kung.Simon@mayo.edu

Summary

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.

Focus areas

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Pharmacogenetic testing (such as cytochrome P450 2D6 and 2C19, serotonin transporter gene)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Psychotherapy techniques (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Quality of life in cancer patients and caregivers

Significance to patient care

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.

Recent Publications

See my publications

Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Psychiatry

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education

  1. Resident - Psychiatry Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Chief Resident - Psychiatry Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MD Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. MS - Computer Engineering University of Southern California
  5. BS - Computer Science and Engineering University of California, Los Angeles
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