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Kenneth Hung, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Associate Fellowship Program Director, Digestive Diseases; Gastroenterology Elective Director - YNHH, Digestive Diseases

Contact Information

Kenneth Hung, MD, MS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    Department of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), P.O. Box 208019

    New Haven, CT 06520-8019

    United States



Dr. Kenneth Hung is an gastroenterologist at Yale New Haven Hospital specializing in gastrointestinal issues among hospitalized patients. He completed his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine as a Rice/Baylor Medical Scholar. He completed his residency training at the University of Colorado and his gastroenterology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center. During his fellowship training, he completed a master's degree in patient-oriented research methods within the department of biostatistics at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is interested in quality improvement, clinical education, and gastrointestinal bleeding, quality measures, and Helicobacter pylori.

He is proficient in upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and video capsule endoscopy and is active in national gastroenterology organizations.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center (2019)
  • MS
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Patient Oriented Research - Biostatistics (2019)
  • Resident
    University of Colorado (2016)
  • MD
    Baylor College of Medicine (2013)
  • BS
    Rice University, Biochemistry and Cell Biology (2009)
  • BA
    Rice University, Kinesiology - Sports Medicine Focus (2009)


  • Slowing the Flow: the Pathway to Manage Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    Hospitalist Grand Rounds Presentation on the approach to gastrointestinal bleeding 2022
    Yale New Haven Health System Hospitalist Grand Grounds

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Outstanding Reviewer Award - Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Journal American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy2024
Howard M. Spiro M.D. Digestive Diseases Fellowship Teaching AwardYale School of Medicine2022
Outstanding Poster PresenterAmerican College of Gastroenterology2021
Distinguished Poster First Place AwardNew York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy2019
Best Resident Research Publication (First Runner-Up)University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program2015
Do No Harm Project Quarterly Winner for Best High-Value Care Clinical VignetteAmerican College of Physicians, Colorado Chapter2014
Gold Humanism Honor Society2013
Gilbert L. Hermance Award in KinesiologyRice University Department of Kinesiology2009
Phi Beta Kappa2009

Professional Service

American Journal of GastroenterologyReviewer2024 - Present
Clinical Gastroenterology and HepatologyReviewer2023 - Present
Clinical and Translational GastroenterologyReviewer2023 - Present
American College of GastroenterologyAbstract Grader 2023 - Present
Gastrointestinal EndoscopyReviewer2023 - Present
American Gastroenterological AssociationModerated a session on measuring and communicating improvements in quality and safety in gastroenterology practice at the annual Digestive Diseases Week conference.2022 - Present
Gastro Hep AdvancesEditorial Board Member2022 - Present
Digestive Diseases and SciencesReviewer2021 - Present
Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal EndoscopyReviewer2021 - Present
American Gastroenterological AssociationI serve on the continuing medical education (CME) subcommittee of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), which entails reviewing educational programs for content validity, educational format, and bias.2021 - Present
American Gastroenterological AssociationI served on the committee that reviewed abstracts for the fellow-led quality improvement project session submitted to the annual national meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association (Digestive Disease Week).2020 - Present
American Gastroenterological AssociationI serve as a member on the AGA quality committee. We work to develop and test evidence-based quality measures and seek to increase awareness of the importance of quality in gastroenterology and hepatology. I am currently co-lead of the general gastroenterology/colorectal cancer workgroup.2020 - Present
American Gastroenterological AssociationI reviewed abstracts submitted to the annual national meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association (Digestive Disease Week) for the Stump the Professor session.2019 - 2020
American College of GastroenterologyMember2018 - Present
God's Love We DeliverI volunteer in the kitchen of God's Love We Deliver, a nonprofit organization that cooks and delivers healthy meals to people living with chronic medical conditions such as cancer, heart failure, and AIDS.2018 - Present
American Gastroenterological AssociationMember2017 - Present
American Society for Gastrointestinal EndoscopyMember2016 - Present

Departments & Organizations