November 17, 2022
We welcome Steve C. Sun, MD, as the new Chief Medical Officer for Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, effective January 2, 2023. Dr. Sun will oversee patient safety, quality, regulatory compliance, developing and implementing innovative clinical programs, and physician relations in this role. As a member of the facility’s Administrative Leadership Team, Dr. Sun will assist with network development and serve as a liaison between the hospital’s administration and medical staff.
Dr. Sun comes to the Southern Hills team from his hometown in Playa Del Rey, California. He earned his Undergraduate and Master's Degrees in Public Health from UCLA and studied medicine at the University of South Alabama and Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at Harbor-UCLA. He also has his Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees.
He began his career in academic medicine at UCLA, then at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He served in various progressive leadership roles and was a faculty member for the Anesthesiology Residency program. From 2014 to 2020, he served as the Founding Director of Perioperative Medicine for the Department of Anesthesiology and worked closely with the Cedars Sinai Spine Center of Excellence. Dr. Sun was recruited as an Executive Medical Director for Tenet Healthcare. Most recently, Dr. Sun served as Medical Director of Advisory Services for Dignity Health-St Mary’s Medical Center. In this position, he was responsible for providing clinical support and participating in utilization, quality, and care management programs for all clinical services while identifying opportunities for improvement and efficiency.
Dr. Sun is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is a martial arts enthusiast who studied Muay Thai, Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Dr. Sun, his wife, and their daughter are looking forward to relocating to Las Vegas. Dr. Sun started working in the hospital as an environmental services worker when he was 17. He also served as a patient transporter and as a nursing assistant.
Dr. Sun said about coming to Southern Hills, "I feel incredibly honored and privileged to serve as the CMO for Southern Hills Medical Center."