Sandy S. Johng, MD

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Sandy S. Johng, MD, is a research fellow and an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


Pediatrics - University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


Neonatology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Research Fellow

Attending Neonatologist

Departments and Services




Wild KT, Hedrick HL, Ades AM, Fraga MV, Avitabile CM, Gebb JS, Oliver ER, Coletti K, Kesler EM, Van Hoose KT, Panitch HB, Johng S, Ebbert RP, Herkert LM, Hoffman C, Ruble D, Flohr S, Reynolds T, Duran M, Foster A, Isserman RS, Partridge EA, Rintoul NE. Update on Management and Outcomes of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Intensive Care Med. 2023 Nov 6:8850666231212874. doi: 10.1177/08850666231212874. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37933125.

Johng S, Licht DJ, Hedrick HL, Rintoul N, Linn RL, Gebb JS, Xiao R, Massey SL. Prenatal Brain Maturation is Delayed in Neonates with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr. 2024 Jan;264:113738. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113738. Epub 2023 Sep 16. PMID: 37722557.


Kim T, Hinton DJ, Johng S, Wang JB, Choi DS. Levo-tetrahydropalmatine decreases ethanol drinking and antagonizes dopamine D2 receptor-mediated signaling in the mouse dorsal striatum. Behavioural Brain Research. 2013, May; 244(n/a): 58-65.


Wu J, Lee MR, Kim T, Johng S, Rohrback S, Kang N, Choi DS. Regulation of ethanol-sensitive EAAT2 expression through adenosine A1 receptor in astrocytes. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2011, Mar; 406(1): 47-52.

Posters and Presentations


Johng S, Gribben V, Laves E. (2018). An Infant with Ulcerative Lesions of the Posterior Pharynx. Poster presented at: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference; Atlanta, GA.

Awards and Honors

2016, UCSF Pediatrics PGY-1 Teaching Award: Honorable Mention
2017, UCSF Pediatrics PGY-2 Teaching Award: Honorable Mention
2014, Most Innovative Project, University of Minnesota Medical School Quality Improvement Poster Session
2014, IMER Travel Award Scholarship, Narayana Health in Bangalore, India
2012-2013,University of Minnesota Medical School recruitment scholarship
2008-2012, Full scholarship for undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics