Steven Cheung, MD

Chair, Academic Senate

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Steven W. Cheung, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Cheung earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed all clinical and research training at UCSF. Dr. Cheung focuses his clinical practice in surgical treatment of skull base tumors.

Dr. Cheung has research interests in hearing loss, tinnitus and other sensory phantoms, laryngopharyngeal sensorimotor function, sensory rehabilitation, and neuroprostheses. Dr. Cheung’s research program has been funded by the NIH, Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Cheung is the recipient of the University of California Academic Council 2021 Mid-Career Leadership Award and the UCSF Department of Neurosurgery 2021 Diane D. Ralston, Ph.D. Teaching Award. Dr. Cheung is the elected Secretary-Treasurer (2021-2024) of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Defined by UC Regents Standing Order 105, the Academic Senate is an independent liaison body that serves to represent faculty concerns and interests to both campus administration and the UC Office of the President.

To learn more about his background and his vision for the Academic Senate, read the Academic Senate’s summer 2021 interview with Dr. Cheung.