Peter Sun

MD

  • Professor, Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Biography

Peter Sun, MD, is a leader in the field of pediatric neurosurgery. He can discuss disorders of the central nervous system and surgical treatment. The most commonly treated conditions include brain tumors, trauma, spinal abnormalities, intra-cranial cysts, cervical instabilities, craniofacial anomaly and hydrocephalus. Dr. Sun uses the most advanced medical technology available to treat his patients including a computer navigational system that inserts a tiny camera through a small incision in the skull. This technology is used to perform endoscopic brain surgeries.

Education & Training

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia

    Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Yale University , New Haven

    Neurosurgery

  • Columbia University , New York

    MD

Publications

  • Yue JK, Chang D, Caton MT, Haddad AF, Dalle Ore CL, Wozny TA, Oh T, Wang AS, Tonetti DA, Auguste KI, Sun PP, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Abla AA, Gupta N, Roland JL. The Hybrid Operative Suite with Intraoperative Biplane Rotational Angiography in Pediatric Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery: Utility and Lessons Learned. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2022; 57(4):245-259. PubMed

  • Lee YM, Lu AY, Oh T, Hwang JY, Lu DC, Sun PP. C2 translaminar screw fixation in pediatric occipitocervical fusion. Childs Nerv Syst. 2022 06; 38(6):1125-1135. PubMed

  • Badiee RK, Popowitz E, Mark IT, Alcon A, Hwang J, Rorison E, Auguste KI, Hoffman WY, Sun PP, Pomerantz JH. Superior Long-term Appearance of Strip Craniectomy Compared with Cranial Vault Reconstruction in Metopic Craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2022 Feb; 10(2):e4097. PubMed

  • Yue JK, Chang D, Han KJ, Wang AS, Oh T, Sun PP. Management of migrating intracranial bullet fragments in a 13-year-old female after firearm brain injury: technical and surgical nuances. Brain Inj. 2022 02 23; 36(3):432-439. PubMed

  • Andrews JP, Coleman C, Hastings C, Sun PP. Oncogenic NTRK fusion in congenital spinal cord glioblastoma: sequencing directs treatment. Lancet. 2021 12 11; 398(10317):2185. PubMed

  • Yue JK, Oh T, Han KJ, Chang D, Sun PP. A Case of Torticollis in an 8-Month-Old Infant Caused by Posterior Fossa Arachnoid Cyst: An Important Entity for Differential Diagnosis. Pediatr Rep. 2021 Apr 12; 13(2):197-202. PubMed

  • Lucas CG, Gupta R, Doo P, Lee JC, Cadwell CR, Ramani B, Hofmann JW, Sloan EA, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Lee HS, Wood MD, Grafe M, Born D, Vogel H, Salamat S, Puccetti D, Scharnhorst D, Samuel D, Cooney T, Cham E, Jin LW, Khatib Z, Maher O, Chamyan G, Brathwaite C, Bannykh S, Mueller S, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Reddy A, Taylor JW, Clarke JL, Oberheim Bush NA, Butowski N, Gupta N, Auguste KI, Sun PP, Roland JL, Raffel C, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos P, Chang E, Hervey-Jumper S, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Chang S, Berger MS, Perry A, Solomon DA. Comprehensive analysis of diverse low-grade neuroepithelial tumors with FGFR1 alterations reveals a distinct molecular signature of rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2020 08 28; 8(1):151. PubMed

  • Raygor KP, Oh T, Hwang JY, Phelps RRL, Ghoussaini K, Wong P, Silvers R, Ostling LR, Sun PP. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection rates using a standard surgical technique, including topical and intraventricular vancomycin: the Children's Hospital Oakland experience. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Jul 24; 26(5):504-512. PubMed

  • Sloan EA, Hilz S, Gupta R, Cadwell C, Ramani B, Hofmann J, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Reddy A, Oberheim Bush NA, Chang S, Braunstein S, Chang EF, Raffel C, Gupta N, Sun PP, Kim JYH, Moes G, Alva E, Li R, Bruggers CS, Alashari M, Wetmore C, Garg S, Dishop M, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Lee JC, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Berger MS, Costello JF, Perry A, Solomon DA. Gliomas arising in the setting of Li-Fraumeni syndrome stratify into two molecular subgroups with divergent clinicopathologic features. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 05; 139(5):953-957. PubMed

  • Lucas CG, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Whipple N, Oberheim Bush NA, Cooney T, Chang S, McDermott M, Berger M, Cham E, Sun PP, Putnam A, Zhou H, Bollo R, Cheshier S, Poppe MM, Fung KM, Sung S, Glenn C, Fan X, Bannykh S, Hu J, Danielpour M, Li R, Alva E, Johnston J, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Lee JC, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Solomon DA. Myxoid glioneuronal tumor, PDGFRA p.K385-mutant: clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features. Brain Pathol. 2020 05; 30(3):479-494. PubMed

  • Sloan EA, Cooney T, Oberheim Bush NA, Buerki R, Taylor J, Clarke JL, Torkildson J, Kline C, Reddy A, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Butowski N, Chang S, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Tan L, Theodosopoulos P, McDermott M, Berger M, Raffel C, Gupta N, Sun PP, Li Y, Shah V, Cha S, Braunstein S, Raleigh DR, Samuel D, Scharnhorst D, Fata C, Guo H, Moes G, Kim JYH, Koschmann C, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Lee JC, Pekmezci M, Phillips JJ, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Solomon DA. Recurrent non-canonical histone H3 mutations in spinal cord diffuse gliomas. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 11; 138(5):877-881. PubMed

  • Lau D, Dalle Ore CL, Martin KW, Policy JF, Sun PP. Surgical management of congenital thoracic kyphosis and multilevel bilateral thoracic pedicle aplasia: case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 10 05; 23(1):16-21. PubMed

  • Solomon DA, Korshunov A, Sill M, Jones DTW, Kool M, Pfister SM, Fan X, Bannykh S, Hu J, Danielpour M, Li R, Johnston J, Cham E, Cooney T, Sun PP, Oberheim Bush NA, McDermott M, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Pekmezci M, Bollen AW, Perry A. Myxoid glioneuronal tumor of the septum pellucidum and lateral ventricle is defined by a recurrent PDGFRA p.K385 mutation and DNT-like methylation profile. Acta Neuropathol. 2018 08; 136(2):339-343. PubMed

  • Morshed RA, Lau D, Sun PP, Ostling LR. Spinal drop metastasis from a benign fourth ventricular choroid plexus papilloma in a pediatric patient: case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Nov; 20(5):471-479. PubMed

  • Winstead M, Sun PP, Martin K, Earl J, Neumayr L, Hoppe C, Vichinsky E. Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS) in young patients with cerebrovascular complications of sickle cell disease: Single-institution experience. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 Mar; 34(2):100-106. PubMed

  • Solanki GA, Sun PP, Martin KW, Hendriksz CJ, Lampe C, Guffon N, Hung A, Sisic Z, Shediac R, Harmatz PR, CSP Study Group. Cervical cord compression in mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI): Findings from the MPS VI Clinical Surveillance Program (CSP). Mol Genet Metab. 2016 08; 118(4):310-8. PubMed

  • Wang DD, Martin KW, Auguste KI, Sun PP. Fast dynamic imaging technique to identify obstructive lesions in the CSF space: report of 2 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 May; 15(5):519-23. PubMed

  • Sun P, Liu Z, Krueger D, Kohrman M. Direct medical costs for patients with tuberous sclerosis complex and surgical resection of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma: a US national cohort study. J Med Econ. 2015 May; 18(5):349-56. PubMed

  • Englot DJ, Breshears JD, Sun PP, Chang EF, Auguste KI. Seizure outcomes after resective surgery for extra-temporal lobe epilepsy in pediatric patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 12(2):126-33. PubMed

  • Englot DJ, Rolston JD, Wang DD, Sun PP, Chang EF, Auguste KI. Seizure outcomes after temporal lobectomy in pediatric patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 12(2):134-41. PubMed

  • Englot DJ, Rutkowski MJ, Ivan ME, Sun PP, Kuperman RA, Chang EF, Gupta N, Sullivan JE, Auguste KI. Effects of temporal lobectomy on consciousness-impairing and consciousness-sparing seizures in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Oct; 29(10):1915-22. PubMed

  • Cage TA, Clark AJ, Aranda D, Gupta N, Sun PP, Parsa AT, Auguste KI. A systematic review of treatment outcomes in pediatric patients with intracranial ependymomas. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Jun; 11(6):673-81. PubMed

  • Clark AJ, Cage TA, Aranda D, Parsa AT, Sun PP, Auguste KI, Gupta N. A systematic review of the results of surgery and radiotherapy on tumor control for pediatric craniopharyngioma. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Feb; 29(2):231-8. PubMed

  • Clark AJ, Kuperman RA, Auguste KI, Sun PP. Intractable episodic bradycardia resulting from progressive lead traction in an epileptic child with a vagus nerve stimulator: a delayed complication. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 9(4):389-93. PubMed

  • Clark AJ, Auguste KI, Sun PP. Cervical spinal stenosis and sports-related cervical cord neurapraxia. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Nov; 31(5):E7. PubMed

  • Cielo M, Avasarala K, Culbertson C, Hayes E, Sun P, Lee BP. A toddler with shivering spells, leukocytosis, and thrombocytopenia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Jan; 27(1):65-6, 91-2. PubMed

  • Lu DC, Sun PP. Bone morphogenetic protein for salvage fusion in an infant with Down syndrome and craniovertebral instability. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2007 Jun; 106(6 Suppl):480-3. PubMed

  • Sanai N, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Gupta NM, Perry V, Sun PP, Wilson CB, Lawton MT. Pediatric intracranial aneurysms: durability of treatment following microsurgical and endovascular management. J Neurosurg. 2006 Feb; 104(2 Suppl):82-9. PubMed

  • von Koch CS, Gupta N, Sutton LN, Sun PP. In utero surgery for hydrocephalus. Childs Nerv Syst. 2003 Aug; 19(7-8):574-86. PubMed

  • Hosalkar HS, Pill SG, Sun PP, Drummond DS. Progressive spinal lordosis after laminoplasty in a child with thoracic neuroblastoma. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2002 Feb; 15(1):79-83. PubMed

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