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New York Hospital Queens Breast Surgery Services Available in Middle Village

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Allison Fleming (718) 670-2374
alf9034@nyp.org

Elizabeth Streich (718) 670- 2515
Els9136@nyp.org

New York Hospital Queens Breast Surgery Services Available in Middle Village
              Physician Practice of Kap-Jae Sung, M.D., is Now Part of NYHQ

Flushing, N.Y., April 15, 2014 – New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) has announced the acquisition of the physician practice of Kap-Jae Sung, M.D., an experienced surgeon who specializes in breast surgery. The practice, located at 66-83 70th Street in Middle Village, provides the community with even greater access to NYHQ breast surgery services — right here in Queens.

Dr. Sung has provided expert surgical care at this practice for five years and has been a member of the NYHQ medical staff for 15 years. Dr. Sung performs procedures from breast biopsies, to removal of breast tumors, and mastectomies. In addition to the services provided at this practice, his patients have access to an array of ancillary services available at NYHQ, which may include radiology, pathology, rehabilitation and more.

“The demand for breast surgery services has grown,” said Stephen S. Mills, president and chief executive officer, NYHQ. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Sung and his practice onboard to help NYHQ meet the needs of our community. Residents don’t have to leave the borough to find a higher level of breast surgery services; they are available right here in Middle Village.”

Members of the community can make an appointment with Dr. Sung by calling 718-651-2929. This practice is a member of the New York Hospital Queens physician group, New York Queens Medicine & Surgery, P.C. NYHQ will continue to acquire and build additional community-based practices in 2014.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. For more information, visit www.nyhq.org.                                                                                    

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ABOUT KAP-JAE SUNG, M.D.

Kap-Jae Sung, M.D., director, ultrasound education, has been a member of the NYHQ medical staff for 15 years. A board certified surgeon, Dr. Sung is a fellow of the American College of Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Prior to his position here at NYHQ, Dr. Sung served as chairman, Department of Surgery, at Saint John's Queens Hospital and Mary Immaculate Hospital from 2008 to 2009. He previously served as director, Surgery at Saint John's Queens Hospital and director, Breast Surgery at Forest Hill Hospital (a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System).

He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Surgical Oncology.

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