Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric oncologist Andrew Kung

Andrew Kung, MD, PhD

Pediatric Oncologist

Titles

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology; Blood & Bone Marrow Transplantation; Pediatric Leukemias; Pediatric Blood Disorders

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About Me

Education

MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

Residencies

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Boston

Fellowships

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Children's Hospital Boston/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

I am a physician-scientist and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering. I oversee the clinical, research, and educational missions of the department. As a physician, I specialize in caring for patients using cancer genomics, precision medicine, and stem cell transplantation. In my research, I focus on identifying the causes of pediatric cancers and developing new treatments to benefit children and teens with cancer.

Cancer is a frightening diagnosis and is always devastating when it occurs in a young person. Because childhood cancers are rare, every child with cancer deserves to be treated in an academic medical center by a team with the experience and knowledge to ensure the best outcomes. It is my privilege to lead the dedicated faculty and staff of the Department of Pediatrics at MSK, which is one of the largest pediatric oncology programs in the world. Our approach takes advantage of the deep expertise of our clinical teams as well as our access to the latest scientific approaches. Our goal is not only to develop the best possible treatment plan for each patient’s individual disease but also to enhance the well-being of both the child and the child’s family. 

My research program seeks to bring cutting-edge technologies to the treatment of pediatric cancers. By comprehensively analyzing the DNA and RNA in cancer and normal cells, we can identify the exact changes that resulted in the development of cancer. We can use this information to better identify the molecular characteristics of the cancer and treat the disease. The knowledge gained in the course of caring for patients also helps drive discovery. My research is bidirectional — we take the latest scientific discoveries out of the laboratory to the patient, and in turn, the patient shows us the most important research to conduct in the lab.

As Chair, I am also responsible for advancing MSK’s mission to train the next generation of leaders in pediatric oncology as well as the physician-scientists who will develop the newest pioneering therapies. Graduates from our esteemed fellowship program work in hospitals and industry around the world, applying advanced knowledge and skills learned here. 

In all these pursuits, my primary focus is on the care and well-being of our young patients. It is a distinct honor and pleasure to work with colleagues who share this passion, and to work in an institution singularly focused on exceptional care for patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2016-2017)
  • New York's Top Doctors (2016-2017)
  • Eugene D. O'Kelly Award, American Cancer Society
  • Elected Member, Society for Pediatric Research
  • Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Kung’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.