American Cancer Society Names Holy Name Surgical Oncologist 2017 Medical Honoree
Dr. Steve Sung Kwon recognized during Society's 39th Annual Northern New Jersey Golf Classic
The American Cancer Society recently recognized Dr. Steve Sung Kwon, a surgical oncologist at Holy Name Medical Center, during the 39th Annual Northern New Jersey Golf Classic.
"The American Cancer Society is proud to name Dr. Kwon as this year's medical honoree for the impact he has made in the lives of those living with cancer," said Chloe Lipman, executive director of Community Development for the Northeast region at The American Cancer Society. "Dr. Kwon's work aligns with our mission to improve quality of life for cancer patients. His dedication is a testament to how comprehensive cancer care extends far beyond medicine."
"Dr. Kwon's selection as medical honoree comes as no surprise to those who know him," said Michael Maron, president and CEO of Holy Name Medical Center. "He is a forward-thinking leader, whose expertise is unparalleled. But it's not just about skill. He's compassionate and takes time to get to know his patients and their families. It's important to make that connection and it makes a difference to those who are facing a cancer journey."
Dr. Kwon graduated Magna Cum Laude at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where entered an accelerated college/medical school program. He went on to earn his medical degree as an Edmund James Scholar from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Kwon completed his residency at the University of Washington Medical Center and his fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he trained in complex surgical oncology. He also holds a Global Health Certificate from the University of Washington Department of Global Health.
Dr. Kwon joined Holy Name in 2016, and specializes in cancers of the gallbladder, bile duct, liver, stomach, intestinal tract, colon, thyroid, rectum and pancreas, as well as neuroendocrine tumors, soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma, and adrenal tumors.
"Oncology is the most cerebral and complicated of specialties," said Dr. Kwon. "You need to take a very comprehensive approach, factoring in every possible angle of a person’s treatment. At Holy Name, our multidisciplinary team of experts collaborate to bring the best possible outcome to each patient and their family. And while each case is different, our goal never changes. We want each person to go on to live a long, fulfilling life. It is my honor to provide that hope to the people who trust us with their care."
For information about the Regional Cancer Center at Holy Name Medical Center, visit holyname.org or call 201-833-5099.