Kai Sun, MD, MS Kai Sun, MD, MS

Kai Sun, MD, MS

Rheumatologist

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I gravitated to rheumatology early in my medical training because of the opportunities it affords to provide long-term, holistic care for my patients. Developing relationships with my patients allows me to better understand their individual needs and help them understand and manage what are often complex diseases and symptoms that may change with time. Within rheumatology, my primary clinical interests are in inflammatory arthritis, lupus, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, travel, nature, and science fiction.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
Chinese, English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (Missouri), 2001
MS, Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Weill Cornell Medical School (New York), 2017
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center (Illinois), 2014
FELLOWSHIP
Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery (New York), 2017
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

Previously, I studied the importance of exercise for improving quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis. I most recently examined medication adherence among a group of poorly assimilated Chinese immigrant patients in New York City’s Chinatown to understand ways to improve their outcomes. I continue to have an interest in international and public health, specifically health disparities among different population groups.

PUBLICATIONS
View Kai Sun's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.