Anthony D Sung, MD

Associate 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
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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



Sung, Anthony D., Julia A. M. Sung, Kelly Corbet, Gloria Broadwater, Vera Hars, Ashley Zanter, Nelson J. Chao, and Mitchell E. Horwitz. “Surgical Mask Usage Reduces the Incidence of Parainfluenza Virus 3 in Recipients of Stem Cell Transplantation.” In Blood, Vol. 120. AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY, 2012.


Evans, Michael W., Anthony D. Sung, Ivana Gojo, Michael Tidwell, Jacqueline Greer, Mark Levis, Judith Karp, and Maria R. Baer. “Risk assessment in human immunodeficiency virus-associated acute myeloid leukemia.” Leuk Lymphoma 53, no. 4 (April 2012): 660–64.

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DeZern, Amy E., Anthony Sung, Sharon Kim, B Douglas Smith, Judith E. Karp, Steven D. Gore, Richard J. Jones, et al. “Role of allogeneic transplantation for FLT3/ITD acute myeloid leukemia: outcomes from 133 consecutive newly diagnosed patients from a single institution.” Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 17, no. 9 (September 2011): 1404–9.

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Sung, Anthony D., Molly E. Collins, Alexander K. Smith, Aimee M. Sanders, Mariah A. Quinn, Susan D. Block, and Robert M. Arnold. “Crying: experiences and attitudes of third-year medical students and interns.” Teach Learn Med 21, no. 3 (July 2009): 180–87.

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Sung, Anthony D., Megan E. Anderson, David Zurakowski, Francis J. Hornicek, and Mark C. Gebhardt. “Unicameral bone cyst: a retrospective study of three surgical treatments.” Clin Orthop Relat Res 466, no. 10 (October 2008): 2519–26.

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Sung, Anthony D., Susan Cheng, Javid Moslehi, Eileen P. Scully, Jason M. Prior, and Joseph Loscalzo. “Hepatocellular carcinoma with intracavitary cardiac involvement: a case report and review of the literature.” Am J Cardiol 102, no. 5 (September 1, 2008): 643–45.

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