Linus Sun, MD, PhD

Our Providers

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Neurology (in Ophthalmology)
Linus Sun, MD, PhD

Dr. Linus D. Sun is an physician-scientist who specializes in the Neurology and neuroscience of eye movements. He received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine, a PhD from MIT, and completed a residency in Neurology and fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at CUMC.

Dr. Sun's specialty is in Neuro-Ophthalmology and his clinical focus is on the diagnosing of disorders of the oculomotor nervous system and to investigate their treatments. He participates in clinical trials that require neuro-ophthalmological evaluation.

Example eye movement disorders include: abnormally slow or fast quick eye movements (saccades), that over or undershoot targets (dysmetria), unsteady smooth pursuit, unstable fixation (nystagmus and saccadic intrusions), and double vision (convergence or divergence insufficiency). Clinical conditions for which eye movement disorders are present include: concussion, ocular myasthenia gravis, progressive supra-nuclear palsy (PSP), Parkinson's disease, posterior cortical atrophy, other dementias, chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegias, multiple sclerosis, vestibular neuronitis, cerebellar disorders, and stroke to name a few.

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Divergence Insufficiency
  • Double Vision/Diplopia
  • Eye Movement Disorders
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Nystagmus

Education and Training

  • PhD, 2003 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MD, 2007 Yale University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • CUMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    635 West 165th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-9535
    (212) 305-9535

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • [UHC/OXF - The Empire Plan, UHC/OXF - The Empire Plan (CD)]
  • AETNA [Aetna Signature Administrators, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Student Health]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • CIGNA [EPO, Great West (National), HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • United Health Care [Columbia Employee POS, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-9535