Shiang-Ju Kung, MBBCH

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Shiang-Ju Kung, MBBCH, is an attending physician with the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Asthma, Atopic dermatitis, Allergic rhinitis, IgE mediated food allergy, Hives, Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome, Drug allergy, Venom allergy
Locations: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley

Education and Training

Medical School

MBBCH - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


Internal Medicine and Surgery - Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


Internal Medicine-Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA


Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA

Board Certification

Allergy and Immunology – American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Shiang-Ju Kung, Loeto Mazhani, Andrew P Steenhoff. Allergy in Botswana. Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2013 Nov 26(4): 202-209.

Hayley Goldbach, Aileen Chang, Andrea Kyer, Dineo Ketshogileng, Lynne Taylor, Amit Chandra, Matthew Dasco, Shiang-Ju Kung, Taatske Rijken, Paul Fontelo, Ryan Littman-Quinn, Anne Seymour, Carrie Kovarik. Evaluation of generic medical information accessed via mobile phones at the point-of-care in resource-limited settings. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2013;0:1–6. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001276)

Posters and Presentations


Patlakwe T, Steenhoff AP, Chakalisa U, Sebina K, Kung SJ, Arscott-Mills T, Ho-Foster A, Amatti S, Chiba A, Mogotsi T, Chise M, Monokwane-Thupiso B, Makone I, Mazhani L. Introduction to and Initial Results of a Child Mortality Audit System To Improve Pediatric Care in Botswana. Poster at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 4-7, 2013 Washington DC. Abstract No. 1535.482

Thato M. Patlakwe, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Unoda A. Chakalisa, Kagiso Sebina, Shiang-Ju Kung, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Ari Ho-Foster, Sani Amati,  Ajay Chiba, Thabiso Mogotsi, Mamiki Chise, Baphaleng Monokwane-Thupiso, Ishmael Makone, Loeto Mazhani. Introduction of a child mortality audit system to improve paediatric care in Botswana: Initial results from PMH. (4th Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington D.C., USA, March 2013)

Invited Lectures

Kung S. IgE and immunodeficiency. ALLSA (Allergy society of South Africa) congress. June 2013. 

Kung S. Food Allergy. ALLSA congress. June 2013. 

Kung S. Food Allergy – clinical manifestations and dietary considerations. Botswana Allergy Symposium. June 2013. 

Kung S. Allergy in Botswana. Botswana Allergy Symposium. June 2013. 

Kung S. Unusual food allergens from Southern Africa. Albert Einstein Medical Center, Grand rounds. February 2013. 

Awards and Honors

2012, Merit award, Allergy Society of South Africa

2004, 1st place in Research Poster Competition, Albert Einstein Medical Center, USA

2004, Sydney Borowsky, M.D. comprehensive physician award, Albert Einstein Medical Center, USA

1993, 1994, Awarded medicine first decile (top 10% of class), University of the Witwatersrand

1992, University Council Merit Scholarship, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

1991, E J A Loerincz Scholarship for outstanding results, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2014, Clinical Respiratory Journal

2013, Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology