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Professional Statement:

  • Dr. Derek Sun is one the top cardiologists in New York City. He is among one of the best cardiologists in the country. He is passionate about helping his patients, who come from all walks of life. He takes his greatest satisfaction from seeing them recover and lead improved, healthy lives. Originally from Shanghai, China, Dr. Sun loves NYC and feels perfectly at home here. After studying medicine at Drexel University, Dr. Sun completed his residency at George Washington University Hospital, and took his fellowship at the University of Florida. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with a special certification in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Sun is pleased to conduct appointments in English, Greek, or several Chinese dialects

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  • Medical School - Drexel University
  • George Washington University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Florida, Jacksonville, Fellowship in Cardiology
  • University of Michigan, PhD in Physiology

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association

Awards and Publications

  • 1)Derek Sun, Ngoc Nguyen, Timothy R. DeGrado, Markus Schwaiger, Frank C. Brosius III. Ischemia induces translocation of the insulin-responsive glucose transporter (GLUT4) to the plasma membrane of cardiac myocytes. Circulation 1994;89:793-798.
  • (2)Frank C Brosius III, Yannan Liu, Ngoc Nguyen, Derek Sun, Markus Schwaiger. Persistent Myocardial Ischemia Increases GLUT1 Glucose Transporter Expression in Both Ischemic and Non-Ischemic Heart Regions. J Mol Cell Cardiol 1997;29:1675-1685.
  • (3)Frank C. Brosius, Nogc Nguyen, Silvia Egert, Zhiwu Lin, G. Michael Deeb, F. Haas, F. Sebening, Markus Schwaiger, Derek Sun. Increased Sarcolemmal Glucose Transporter Expression in Myocardial Ischemia. Am J Cardiol 1997: 4;80(3A):77A-84A.
  • (4)Tianxin Yang, Inderjit Singh, Hang Pham, Derek Sun, Ann Smart, Jurgen B.Schnermann, Josephine P. Briggs. Regulation of cyclooxygenase expression in kidney by dietary salt intake. Am. J. Physiol. 274 (Renal Physiol. 43)1998;F481-F489.
  • (5)Tianxin Yang, Derek Sun, Yuning G. Huang, Ann Smart, Josephine P. Briggs and Jurgen B. Schnermann. Differential Regulation of COX-2 Expression in the Kidney by Lipopolysaccharide: Role of CD14. Am. J. Physiol. 1999 Jul; 277(1 Pt 2):F10-6.
  • (6)Sun D, Samuelson LC, Yang T, Huang Y, Paliege A, Saunders T, Briggs J, Schnermann J. Mediation of tubuloglomerular feedback by adenosine: Evidence from mice lacking adenosine 1 receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Aug 14;98(17):9983-8.
  • (7)Sun D, Solomon A. CHF Medicare Patient Survey Initial Report. Congest Heart Fail. Submitted.
  • (8)Derek Sun, David Nabert, Steve Hsu. Vasospasm in a patient with Brugada syndrome. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (PACE) Submitted.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)

Language Spoken

  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Greek
  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese