Dr. Zhifei Sun, MD

Dr. Zhifei Sun, MD

Dr. Zhifei Sun is a general surgeon in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Zhifei Sun is a general surgeon in Durham, North Carolina. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has been in practice between 3-5 years.


General SurgerySurgeons operate repair or removed damaged or diseased tissue. General surgeons focus on the organs within the abdomen, including the stomach and colon. Many surgeons specialize on specific conditions or areas of the body, including vascular surgeonsneurosurgeonsthoracic surgeonsplastic surgeonscolon and rectal surgeonshand surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons.

Zhifei Sun’s profile

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Healthcare analytics

Honors and Awards

  • Duke Cancer Institute Scientific Retreat Research Award 2015
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Symposium Merit Award 2016
  • Duke Innovation Jam 2015 Awardee

Contact Information


Turner, M. C., D. Becerra, Z. Sun, J. Watson, K. Leung, J. Migaly, C. R. Mantyh, and D. G. Blazer. “The side of the primary tumor affects overall survival in colon adenocarcinoma: an analysis of the national cancer database..” Tech Coloproctol 23, no. 6 (June 2019): 537–44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10151-019-01997-w.Full Text

Turner, M. C., M. D. Talbott, C. Reed, Z. Sun, M. L. Cox, B. Ezekian, K. L. Sherman, C. R. Mantyh, and J. Migaly. “Disparities in colostomy reversal after Hartmann’s procedure for diverticulitis..” Tech Coloproctol 23, no. 5 (May 2019): 445–51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10151-019-01995-y.Full Text

Lang, Fengchao, Zhiguo Sun, Yonggang Pei, Rajnish Kumar Singh, Hem Chandra Jha, and Erle S. Robertson. “Shugoshin 1 is dislocated by KSHV-encoded LANA inducing aneuploidy..” Plos Pathogens 14, no. 9 (September 13, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1007253.Full Text

Cox, Morgan L., Mohamed A. Adam, Mithun M. Shenoi, Megan C. Turner, Zhifei Sun, Christopher R. Mantyh, and John Migaly. “Resected irradiated rectal cancers: Are twelve lymph nodes really necessary in the era of neoadjuvant therapy?.” In Am J Surg, 216:444–49, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.08.014.Full Text

Ong, Cecilia T., Kenneth Leung, Daniel P. Nussbaum, Zhifei Sun, Beat Gloor, Dan G. Blazer, and Mathias Worni. “Open versus laparoscopic portal lymphadenectomy in gallbladder cancer: is there a difference in lymph node yield?.” Hpb (Oxford) 20, no. 6 (June 2018): 505–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2017.10.015.Full Text

Lane, Whitney O., Daniel P. Nussbaum, Zhifei Sun, and Dan G. Blazer. “Preoperative radiation therapy in the surgical management of gastric and junctional adenocarcinoma: Should lymph node retrieval guidelines be altered?.” J Surg Oncol 117, no. 8 (June 2018): 1708–15. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.25068.Full Text

Sun, Zhifei, Megan C. Turner, John Migaly, and Christopher R. Mantyh. “Response to Letter to the Editor..” Dis Colon Rectum 61, no. 5 (May 2018): e36–37. https://doi.org/10.1097/DCR.0000000000001092.Full Text

Turner, M. C., Z. Sun, J. Migaly, and C. R. Mantyh. “Response to Mroczkowski..” Colorectal Dis 20, no. 5 (May 2018): 452–53. https://doi.org/10.1111/codi.14109.Full Text

Leraas, Harold J., Jina Kim, Zhifei Sun, Brian Ezekian, Brian C. Gulack, Christopher R. Reed, and Elisabeth T. Tracy. “Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas in Children and Adults: A National Study of 369 Patients..” J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 40, no. 4 (May 2018): e233–36. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPH.0000000000001049.Full Text

Turner, Megan C., Norma E. Farrow, Kristen E. Rhodin, Zhifei Sun, Mohamed A. Adam, Christopher R. Mantyh, and John Migaly. “Delay in Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Survival Advantage in Stage III Colon Cancer..” J Am Coll Surg 226, no. 4 (April 2018): 670–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.12.048.Full Text