Anthony D Sung, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Box 3961 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-1000
Email address anthony.sung@duke.edu

I am dedicated to the treatment of hematologic malignancies through cellular therapies such as hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). My research focuses on strategies to reduce complications of HCT and ranges from preclinical studies using murine models of HCT to Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials. Areas of interest include the role of the microbiota (the trillions of bacteria living in and on our bodies), nutrition, and exercise in modulating HCT outcomes such as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and infections. In addition to advancing new pharmacological and cellular immunotherapies in support of these goals, we also are developing mobile health technologies (mHealth) to monitor patients at home, both as part of our innovative home transplant program as well as to improve follow up care of all our patients when they return home after transplant.

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Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Hematology Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2011 - 2014
  • Residency, Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2008 - 2011
  • M.D., Harvard University , 2008

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Publications

Giri, Vinay K., Kristin G. Kegerreis, Yi Ren, Lauren M. Bohannon, Erica Lobaugh-Jin, Julia A. Messina, Anita Matthews, et al. “Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing Reduces the Incidence of Bloodstream Infections in Adults Undergoing Inpatient Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.” Transplant Cell Ther 27, no. 3 (March 2021): 262.e1-262.e11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtct.2021.01.004.

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Maung, Ko K., Benny J. Chen, Ian Barak, Zhiguo Li, David A. Rizzieri, Cristina Gasparetto, Keith M. Sullivan, et al. “Phase I dose escalation study of naive T-cell depleted donor lymphocyte infusion following allogeneic stem cell transplantation.” Bone Marrow Transplant 56, no. 1 (January 2021): 137–43. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41409-020-0991-5.

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32624583
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Smith, Patrick, Jillian C. Thompson, Elena Perea, Brian Wasserman, Lauren Bohannon, Alessandro Racioppi, Taewoong Choi, et al. “Clinical and Neuroimaging Correlates of Post-Transplant Delirium.” Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 26, no. 12 (December 2020): 2323–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2020.09.016.

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Schluter, Jonas, Jonathan U. Peled, Bradford P. Taylor, Kate A. Markey, Melody Smith, Ying Taur, Rene Niehus, et al. “The gut microbiota is associated with immune cell dynamics in humans.” Nature 588, no. 7837 (December 2020): 303–7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2971-8.

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Tanaka, John S., Rebecca R. Young, Sarah M. Heston, Kirsten Jenkins, Lisa P. Spees, Anthony D. Sung, Kelly Corbet, et al. “Anaerobic Antibiotics and the Risk of Graft-versus-Host Disease after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.” Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 26, no. 11 (November 2020): 2053–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2020.07.011.

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Guo, Hao, Wei-Chun Chou, Yunjia Lai, Kaixin Liang, Jason W. Tam, W June Brickey, Liang Chen, et al. “Multi-omics analyses of radiation survivors identify radioprotective microbes and metabolites.” Science 370, no. 6516 (October 30, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aay9097.

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Sung, Anthony D., Richard C. Yen, Yiqun Jiao, Alyssa Bernanke, Deborah A. Lewis, Sara E. Miller, Zhiguo Li, et al. “Fibrinogen-Coated Albumin Nanospheres Prevent Thrombocytopenia-Related Bleeding.” Radiat Res 194, no. 2 (August 1, 2020): 162–72. https://doi.org/10.1667/RADE-20-00016.

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Sung, Anthony D., Krista R. Nichols, and Nelson J. Chao. “House calls for stem cell transplant patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Blood 136, no. 3 (July 16, 2020): 370–71. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood.2020006573.

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Markey, Kate A., Jonas Schluter, Antonio L. C. Gomes, Eric R. Littmann, Amanda J. Pickard, Bradford P. Taylor, Paul A. Giardina, et al. “The microbe-derived short-chain fatty acids butyrate and propionate are associated with protection from chronic GVHD.” Blood 136, no. 1 (July 2, 2020): 130–36. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood.2019003369.

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Sung, Anthony D., Shekeab Jauhari, Sharareh Siamakpour-Reihani, Arati V. Rao, Janet Staats, Cliburn Chan, Everett Meyer, et al. “Microtransplantation in older patients with AML: A pilot study of safety, efficacy and immunologic effects.” Am J Hematol 95, no. 6 (June 2020): 662–71. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajh.25781.

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