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Max Sung

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Oncological Sciences
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  • Medical Oncology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Hematology


  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Hematology
    Montefiore Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Neoplastic Diseases
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    In the News

    Dr. Sung discusses pancreatic cancer in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
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Dr. Sung is currently conducting clinical trials of immunotherapy in patients with advanced colorectal and breast cancers using gene transfer therapy. He is also involved in clinical trials of suicide gene therapy and differentiation therapies for colorectal cancer, and anti-angiogenesis therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Dr. Sung actively participates in multi-modality treatment approaches (surgery/radiation/chemotherapy) to cancers of the liver, colon-rectum, carcinoid, pancreas, esophagus, stomach and anal cancers, and is also experienced in regional treatment modalities such as hepatic arterial chemotherapy/chemoembolization and intraperitoneal chemotherapy.


Sung MW, Yeh HC, Thung SN, Schwartz ME, Mandeli JP, Chen SH, Woo SL C. Intratumoral Adenovirus-Mediated Suicide Gene Therapy for Hepatic Metastases from Colorectal Adenocarcinoma: Results of a Phase I Clinical Trial. Mol Ther 2001; 4: 182.

Sung MW, Chen SH, Thung SN, Zhang DY, Huang TG, Mandeli JP, Woo SL C. Intratumoral Delivery of Adenovirus-Mediated Interleukin-12 Gene in Mice Bearing Metastatic Cancer in the Liver. Hum Gene Ther 2002; 13: 731.

Sung MW, Chen SH, Woo SL C. New Approaches to Gene Therapy for Cancer. In: DeVita VT, Hellman S, Rosenberg SA, editors. Progress in Oncology 2002. Sudbury, Massachusetts, Jones & Bartlett; 2002. pp36-53.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Sung did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

Insurance Information

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