Dr. Peter Sun, MD

Dr. Peter Sun, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Peter Sun, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Oakland, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery.

744 52nd St # 5302

Oakland, CA 94609

Contact Information

(510) 428-3319

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Brain Disorders
more than 30% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

31  Conditions Treated

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

8  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Uc Davis Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Yale University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Chldrns Hosp U Penn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Ny U Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sun has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sun's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sun to family and friends
30 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Sun's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

My son was diagnosed with tethered cord. Dr. Sun performed the surgery and there was no complication after the surgery. My son is now an active and healthy toddler! I cannot express enough appreciation to Dr. Sun. He saved my son and my family! I truly recommend him because 1.Dr. Sun performs a...more
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caring, skilled surgeon, helpful and pleasant team.
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Dr Sun operated on my son Joel Zuniga in January 2014 when he was 2 years old. Joel was diagnosed with brain cancer known as ATRT and statistics say a 10% chance of survival. I'm happy to say Joel will be 6 in June and I truly believe Dr Sun was the beginning of his healing! Thank you to an...more
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Dr. Sun is an amazingly skilled surgeon who has a warm and caring demeanor with both his pediatric patients and their parents. His support staff was very helpful and attentive, and they were prompt and thorough with any questions or concerns we had. Dr. Sun has an outstanding reputation, and we...more
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Have kind and understanding. Will to sit with you to understand your child. I had my daughter brought in to the hospital from reno nv and he had to place a vp shunt in.
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