Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Author, Speaker and Coach
Dr. Yuan (Cathy) Hung, D.D.S, Dip. ABOMS
Dr. Yuan (Cathy) Hung was born and raised in Taipei, the Capitol City of Taiwan. She briefly lived in Singapore for two years and completed high school in Singapore prior to coming to the United States at 18 years of age. She graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Music. She then moved to New York City, attended four years of dental school and graduated from Columbia University with a D.D.S (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. After dental school she matched a four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, a Level-I trauma center affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Hung currently serves an Oral Surgery Attending Physician at Centrastate Medical Center, Freehold, New Jersey. She has been treating patients for twenty years.
Dr. Hung reads, speaks, and writes Mandarin Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified Chinese) fluently. She was a frequent published Chinese writer for magazines and newspapers in her earlier years. At her practice, she frequently does bilingual consultations in Mandarin Chinese and English, helping first and second generation Chinese immigrant families in the Greater Princeton area and more. Notably, Dr. Hung is the first bilingual Chinese female Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing in the State of New Jersey.
Dr. Hung is an author, speaker and coach on the subjects of diversity and inclusion. She writes for several professional journals and online blogs including American Dental Association’s New Dentist Now blog and Dental Practice Success column, Dentist’s Money Digest, and more. Her book “Pulling Wisdom: filling the gaps in cross-cultural communications for healthcare professionals is recently published and is currently used as a reference textbook for dental hygiene students. “Pulling Wisdom” was recently featured as best seller on the Forbes Books Authority Newsletter.
Dr. Hung is currently part of American Dental Association’s Institute for Diversity in Leadership program and is currently designing a resource handbook to encourage women to enter surgical field. She advocates women leadership and cultural competency for healthcare professionals. Listen to her podcast on ForbesBooksRadio, aired September 13, 2019. She is also an instructor for the Boost Camp of “Dental Nachos” community in the Greater Philadelphia area, teaching residents and new dentists about oral surgery. Dr. Hung has been recently appointed as part of New Jersey Dental Association’s Social Media Task Force and a member of the Executive Board of Middlesex Dental Society.
Dr. Hung is a classically-trained pianist and composer and works as an independent musician through CDbaby.com. She had released her first album “Watercolors” in December, 2013 and her second album “Bay Sound” in August 2014. Find her music on www.cdbaby.com/cd/cathyhung, as well as Amazon.com and iTunes, and her Facebook page “Cathy Hung’s Piano Music”.
Dr. Hung is married with two children and currently resides in Monroe Township. She enjoys traveling, reading, writing music and cooking. Both her two sons are honor students and are part of Honor Music Program of Westminster’s Music Conservatory in Princeton, New Jersey.
In January 2020, Dr. Hung was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award of “World’s Top 100 Doctors”, of Global Summit Institute, of doctors representing more than 70 countries, with her recent work on cultural competency and women leadership. She has been selected to be part of American Designer Rebecca Minkoff’s Female Founders Collective, a network for female entrepreneurs.
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- Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
- Diplomate of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Fellow of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Fellow of American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Founder of Morning Glory Women Dentists Network of New Jersey
- Lifetime Achievement Award of World’s Top 100 Doctors, Global Summit Institute
- American Dental Association, Institute for Diversity in Leadership, Class 2019-2020
- Speaker, author and coach in cultural competency for healthcare professionals
- Member of International Congress of Implantologists
- Member of American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists
- Member of ADA
- New Jersey Dental Association’s Social Media Task Force Member
- Middlesex Dental Society Executive Board member
- Member of New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Member of Rebecca Minkoff’s Female Founders Collective
- Member of Forbes Women Forum
Visit her website at http://www.drcathyhung.com to know more about her writing, speaking and coaching services.