Max W Sung

Max W Sung, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology


Hematology-Oncology, Cancer (Oncology)

Max Sung, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has been on the faculty at Mount Sinai since 1987.

Dr. Sung specializes in gastrointestinal cancers including liver, bile duct, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, colon/rectum, and anus cancers. His approach to cancer treatment is multi-disciplinary, and involves collaboration with other specialties such as surgery, interventional radiology, and radiation therapy.

Dr. Sung has held numerous leadership roles at Mount Sinai, including Medical Director of The Ruttenberg Treatment Center and Chair of the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee for cancer clinical trials.

Dr. Sung is involved in clinical cancer research and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on innovative and translational treatments.

Dr. Sung is fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), and has a working knowledge of German and French.


Medical Oncology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus


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, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Physicians who provide services at hospitals and facilities in the Mount Sinai Health System might not participate in the same health plans as those Mount Sinai hospitals and facilities (even if the physicians are employed or contracted by those hospitals or facilities).

Information regarding insurance participation and billing by this physician may be found on this page, and can also be obtained by contacting this provider directly. Because physicians insurance participation can change, the insurance information on this page may not always be up-to-date. Please contact this physician directly to obtain the most up-to-date insurance information.

Insurance and health plan networks that the various Mount Sinai Health System hospitals and facilities participate in can be found on the Mount Sinai Health System website.