Jul 2, 2024 Harry Sun, MD, FACS, Named Director of Transplant Surgery at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) announced the promotion of Harry Sun, MD, FACS, to Director of Transplant Surgery. Dr. Sun joined the program in 2007 and has served as the program’s Associate Director of Transplant since 2016. He also holds the position of Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School.

In addition to being a highly experienced kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon, Dr. Sun’s clinical interest and expertise include laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, minimally invasive technique, pediatric kidney transplantation, and vascular and peritoneal dialysis access. His interests also include clinical outcomes research and teaching medical students and residents with particular focus on surgical skills and evidence-based medicine and practice.

Prior to joining CBMC, Dr. Sun completed a two-year fellowship in multi-organ transplant at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He performed a General Surgery internship and residency at CBMC, serving as Chief Resident during his final year. He received a medical degree from SGU’s School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree in biology from Muhlenberg College. Dr. Sun is board certified in surgery and has presented his original research at several national conventions.

Dr. Sun, together with Stuart R. Geffner, MD, Chairman and Surgeon-in-Chief, Department of Surgery, Matthew Rosenzweig, DO, and Matthew Hanlon, MD, with Associates in Transplant and General Surgery, and James Guarrera, MD, Grace Lee-Riddle, MD, and the transplant surgeons from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital in Newark, NJ, form New Jersey’s largest and most experienced group of transplant surgeons. They specialize in renal and pancreas transplantation, dialysis access, and general and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

About the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division, located in Livingston, NJ, is one of the leading kidney transplant centers in the country. In 2023, the program performed 396 transplants, making CBMC the largest kidney transplant center in the Northeastern U.S. and fifth largest in the country. In addition, CBMC was the eighth largest living donor kidney transplant program in the U.S., performing 107 kidney transplants from living donors.

In addition to these transplant surgeons, the Transplant Division includes eight transplant nephrologists, and a large and dedicated team of transplant coordinators, advanced practice providers, social workers, pharmacists, and dietitians. The program also conducts extensive clinical research that allows patients to participate in trials of new medications, therapies, and diagnostic tools. CBMC’s experienced and multi-disciplinary transplant team seeks to ensure that patients receive the greatest possible benefit from kidney and pancreas transplantation and achieve excellent long-term transplant outcomes. To learn more, visit rwjbh.org/kidneytransplant.