Eric Sun

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and (by courtesy) of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health), Stanford University School of Medicine; Anesthesiologist, Stanford University Medical Center
Eric Sun


M.D., The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Ph.D., business economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Summary of Experience

Dr. Sun is an anesthesiologist and health economist with expertise in perioperative and pain medicine, population health, and public health policy. His research explores issues of health through clinical and economic lenses, and has examined topics such as the influence of drug and physician pricing on medical outcomes; physicians’ responses to payment program incentives; the economics of medical innovation, including the value of new technologies to patients and society; and methods for lowering the use of opioids in pain management. From 2019 to 2020, he served as a senior health economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Sun coauthored the book Health and Wealth Disparities in the United States, and cowrote the chapter “Do We Need the FDA? Improving the Regulation of Pharmaceutical Products” in Regulation vs. Litigation: Perspectives from Economics and Law. He has published articles in The American Journal of Managed Care, the Annals of Internal Medicine, Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Health Affairs, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, the Journal of Health Economics, and The New England Journal of Medicine, among other journals. He is an associate editor of Anesthesia and Analgesia and Anesthesiology. Dr. Sun’s committee memberships have included serving on the Committee on Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

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