Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric oncologist Andrew Kung

Andrew Kung, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist & Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • Blood & Bone Marrow Transplantation

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Chair, Department of Pediatrics
  • Lila Acheson Wallace Chair for Pediatric Research
Get To Know Me

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 and MSK Kids. I specialize in caring for my patients using cancer genomics (studying the genetic changes related to cancer), precision medicine (tailoring treatment to the biology of the disease), 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 these diseases.

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Cancer is a frightening diagnosis. It is especially 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 offer the most-advanced therapies. I feel privileged to lead the dedicated faculty and staff of MSK Kids, which is the largest pediatric oncology program in the United States. We combine the deep expertise of our care teams with the latest scientific approaches to develop the best care plans for our patients while enhancing their well-being. 

In my research, I use cutting-edge technologies to pinpoint the molecular roots of cancer and use that new information to improve pediatric cancer treatment. The knowledge we gain when we care for patients also helps drive discovery. My translational research is bidirectional. That means my team takes the latest scientific discoveries from the laboratory and applies them to the care of patients. In turn, how patients fare with their disease in response to treatment tells us what we need to explore 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 pioneer the therapies of the future. Graduates from our esteemed fellowship program take the advanced knowledge and skills that they learn here to hospitals and industries around the world, spreading MSK’s expertise far beyond our walls to help children everywhere.

In all of these pursuits, my primary focus has been and will always be the care and well-being of our young patients. I feel honored to collaborate with colleagues who share this passion. It is a pleasure to work in an institution so strongly focused on providing exceptional care for children with cancer and blood disorders.

My Role at MSK

A pediatric hematologist-oncologist is a doctor who treats cancers of the blood in children and adolescents. This doctor is a hematologist (HEE-muh-TAH-loh-jist) who diagnoses and treats blood disorders. They also are an oncologist (cancer doctor).

A bone marrow transplant specialist is a doctor with special training in bone marrow transplants.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • Blood & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

Residencies

  • Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Boston

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

Fellowships

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

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Don't see your carrier or plan? We can help you understand your coverage.

If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

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Contact and Location

Dr. Kung sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
New York, NY
1275 York Avenue New York NY 10065

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Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

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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.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Andrew Kung discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Covance Inc.
    Intellectual Property Rights
  • DarwinHealth Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)
  • Emendo Biotherapeutics
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Isabl Inc.
    Equity; Intellectual Property Rights
  • Karyopharm
    Professional Services and Activities

If you’re a patient at MSK and would like more information about your doctor’s external relationships, please talk with your doctor.

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This page and data include information for a specific MSK annual disclosure period (January 1, 2022 through disclosure submission in spring 2023). This data reflects interests that may or may not still exist. This data is updated annually.

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