Physician Profile

Sung Kim, MD
Radiation Oncologist

I have been at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey since 2006, after completing medical school and a radiation oncology residency at Yale. Prior to that I attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a submarine officer aboard the USS Asheville (SSN 758).

My passion is treating head &neck cancer, and improving the care of these patients is my career goal. To that end, I treat patients at both Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and at University Hospital in Newark. Treating head & neck cancer requires a team, and at both locations, we have a highly trained team of ENT surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists to optimize our patients’ care. We discuss our patients at head & neck tumor board, and constantly communicate with each other during treatment. To improve the care of future head & neck patients, I have written and am currently running two head & neck cancer trials, one designed to help personalize chemotherapy for patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation, and another designed to improve the care of advanced oral cavity cancer. 

Education is another passion of mine, and I have enjoyed teaching head and neck radiation courses to radiation oncologists and radiologists at RSNA (Radiological society of North America) for a number of years. Rutgers CINJ has the only radiation oncology residency program in New Jersey, and I have been fortunate enough to serve as the program director since 2008, helping to educate the next generation of radiation oncologists. 

My final role is as medical director of the radiation oncology department at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University hospital. Our department is committed to offering our patients the very best cancer care available, with a warm, human touch. 


Clinical Expertise 

Head and neck cancer, tonsil and other throat cancers, radiation oncology

Contact Information  

To schedule a new patient appointment in New Brunswick call 732-235-8515.

To schedule a new patient appointment at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital call 973-972-5108.
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

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