Physician Profile

Sung Kim, MD


(39 reviews)

Sung Kim, MD


(39 reviews)

  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Professor & Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ at University Hospital
Contact Information

To schedule a new patient appointment call 732-235-8515 or 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376)
For appointments at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital, please call 973-972-5108.
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

About Me

I have been at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey since 2006, after completing medical school and 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 and 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 and 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 and neck tumor board, and constantly communicate with each other during treatment. 

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) since 2011. I have also worked with other radiation oncologists to offer comprehensive, free online video tutorials on how to treat head and neck cancer: Watch Here. These courses allow anyone around the world to learn how to treat all the primary head and neck sites for free. Rutgers CINJ has the only radiation oncology residency program in New Jersey, and I have been fortunate enough to serve as the program director from 2008-2019, helping to educate the next generation of radiation oncologists.

In another capacity, I work with the head and neck section of the ABR (American Board of Radiology) to board certify radiation oncologists. We examine radiation oncologists with written exams and in person to ensure that they are proficient in treating head and neck cancer before they earn board certification.

My final role is as medical director of the Newark branch of the Rutgers radiation oncology department at University Hospital in Newark, NJ. 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

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 Overall

Based on 39 reviews


Shows respect for what you say


Spends enough time with you


Provider explains things in way you understand


Provider listens carefully to you


Gives easy to understand instructions

April 26, 2023

Dr Kim explains everything soo clearly. You know exactly what's going on. Makes sure you have no questions before leaving. Listens to you without rushing you in the least.

January 20, 2023

*Dr. Kim is awesome.

November 23, 2022

Very good.


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  • Amerigroup
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Plan
  • Horizon BCBS
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health
  • Qualcare HMO
  • Qualcare PPO
  • United Community
  • United Healthcare
  • United Medicare
  • WellCare