Physician’s Profile

Luona Sun, MD

Expertise: 
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Surgery
Breast Surgery
Honors: 

2019 American Society of Breast Surgeons Poster Presentation

2018 Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Research Award - First Place for Best Oral Presentations

2018 Murry Friedman Resident Research Competition Award – Second Place for Oral Presentation – American College of Surgeons, Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter

2018 American Society of Breast Surgeons Poster Presentation

2016 New York Presbyterian Queens Shining Star Patient Recognition

2015 Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Research Poster Presentation

2011 Sung Scholarship Recipient

2010 Society of Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting Scholarship

2010 Rochester Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting Scholarship

2010 Sung Scholarship Recipient

2009 Sung Scholarship Recipient

2008 Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship

2008 Sung Scholarship Recipient

2007 Sung Scholarship Recipient

2007 NIH Minority Access to Research Careers Scholarship

2006 NIH Minority Access to Research Careers Scholarship

2006 Medicine Delegate, International Scholar Laureate Program

2006 National Dean’s List Recognition, Spring

2005 National Dean’s List Recognition, Fall

2005 Stony Brook University Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Spring

2005 Stony Brook University Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Fall

2003 Peking University Undergraduate Chemistry Achievement Award

2002 Peking University Health Science Center Dean Appreciation

2002 Brigham Young University Bicentennial Scholar

About: 

Luona Sun, MD is a board-certified breast surgeon trained in minimal invasive nipple sparing mastectomy, skin sparing mastectomy, intraoperative radiation therapy and various frontline localization skills. She is also an active researcher, focusing on rare diagnoses like small cell carcinoma in breast cancer and high risk lesion management in patients with coexisting cancer. One of her major research interests is in Asian American breast cancer disparities.

Dr. Sun received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Stony Brook University, her medical degree from SUNY Buffalo, and completed her general surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Queens/Weill Cornell Medical Center before coming to Columbia for her fellowship training. Over the course of that time, she earned several honors for her research work, including winning the Theresa and Eugene Lang Research Award and presenting her international collaboration with China’s 301 General Hospital at the American Society of Breast Surgeons 2019.

Dr. Sun can conduct surgical consultations in Chinese as well as English.

Publications: 
Time allocation affects physician work satisfaction and balance in academic breast surgery office visits. Luona Sun MD, Jake Prigoff MD, Lisa Wiechmann MD, Bret Taback MD, Roshni Rao MD (Annals of Surgical Oncology, ASBrS Official Proceedings, Abstract accepted for publication)
Shave Off the Cavity or Specimen in Lumpectomy (SOCOS Study). Jake Prigoff MD, Luona Sun MD, Lisa Wiechmann MD, Bret Taback MD, Roshni Rao MD (Annals of Surgical Oncology, Submitted)
Case Series in Young Chinese Females with Coexisting DCIS and Phyllodes Breast Tumors. Luona Sun, MD; Roger Zhu, MD; Paula Ginter, MD; Manmeet Malik, DO; Kap-Jae Sung, MD; J Melissa Hughes, MD; Beth Siegel, MD, Jacqueline Tsai, MD: Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019; 56: 13–16.
Sebaceous Lymphadenoma of the Parotid Gland. Luona Sun MD, Roger Zhu MD, Jiankun Tong MD, Larry Shemen MD: BMJ Case Reports CP 2018;11:e224975
A Case Report of Parotid Mammary Analogue Secretory Carcinoma and Reviews. Luona Sun MD, Roger Zhu MD, Teagan Thorson DO, Jiankun Tong MD, Larry Shemen MD: Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019; 55: 88–91.
Restenosis Rates following Vertebral Artery Origin Stenting: Does Stent Type Make a Difference? Ogilvy CS, Yang X, Natarajan SK, Hauck EF, Sun L, Lewis-Mason L,Hopkins LN, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI: J Invasiv Cardiol 22:119-124, March 2010.
Retrospective Study of Vertebral Artery Intervention, published in Medical Student Research Forum 2008, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Mutagenesis of Drosophila Ctk1 locus (abstract), published in Annual URECA Collected Abstracts Book “Catch Our Rising Stars” 2006-2007, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA)Stony Brook University, Spring 2007