Dr. Kung is a physician-scientist and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering. He oversees the clinical, research, and educational missions of the department and MSK Kids. He specializes in caring for patients using cancer genomics (studying the genetic changes related to cancer), precision medicine (tailoring treatment to the biology of the disease), and stem cell transplantation. In his research, Dr. Kung focuses on identifying the causes of pediatric cancers and developing new treatments to benefit children and teens with these diseases.
Dr. Kung received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston and a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Children’s Hospital Boston/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.