Amanda Sun, MD
“Oncology is the most dynamic field in medicine,” says Dr. Amanda Sun, medical oncologist at Group Health. It allows her to have close ties to both her patients and to research.
Dr. Sun has a PhD in molecular biology from Dartmouth Medical School and a medical degree from Peking Union Medical College and Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in China. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency at the Norwalk Hospital–Yale Medical School in Connecticut and her fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital–Brown Medical School.
“As an oncologist, I like to be the consultant and advocate for my patient to come up with the best treatment plan,” she says. “I’m fully supportive of all alternatives available as part of treatment, including clinical studies.”
Dr. Sun is excited about Group Health’s affiliation with SCCA. “SCCA will provide tremendous opportunity for the most advanced treatments available.” This is in addition to the foundation of care patients are already receiving.
“Group Health has a tremendous advantage by having among the most advanced electronic medical records,” she says. For instance, when a patient with underlying diabetes has chemotherapy or receives steroids, Dr. Sun can communicate with the personal physician to make sure all the patient’s health needs are addressed.
Dr. Sun frequently talks with other specialists and is part a panel of physicians from several specialty areas who gather regularly to discuss and plan care for complex cases.
She is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology and interested in epidemiology, obesity, and breast cancer. She lives with her family in the Gig Harbor area and enjoys visiting and cooking with friends, hiking, yoga, and being a mother and raising her son.
Patient Care Philosophy
“As an oncologist, I like to be the consultant and advocate for my patient to come up with the best treatment plan. “I’m fully supportive of all alternatives available as part of treatment, including clinical studies.”
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
- PhD, Molecular Biology, Dartmouth Medical School, 1994
- MD, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 1996
- Residency, Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine – Norwalk Hospital, 2001
- Fellowship, Oncology/Hematology, Brown University School of Medicine, 2004
- Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1994
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dartmouth Medical School, 1998
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- American Society of Hematology
- Southwest Oncology Group
- American Association for Cancer Research
Contact information: (253) 596-3300