Primary Care Physician/
General Medicine
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Master’s in Epidemiology


Dr. Hong has been in the media since 1999. His most recent TV appearances have been on Headline News as a guest. He has also appeared on Fox 29 in Philadelphia, WWBT in Richmond, WUSA in Washington, & NBC29 in Charlottesville.

He graduated in the top 10 of his class at Denison University. Dr. Hong went medical school at the University of Virginia (Class of '93), and completed his internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai/UCLA (1993-1996). He became board certified in internal medicine in 1996 and re-certified 2006. From 1996-1998, Dr. Hong completed a fellowship in general medicine at UVA and earned a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology at UVA's HES. During his fellowship, Dr. Hong developed his passion for teaching.

After fellowship in 1998, Dr. Hong both taught and practiced medicine at Washington Hospital Center for one year
until his return to Charlottesville in 1999. From 1999-2000, he worked for one year in the Emergency Department at Medical College of Virginia (MCV) while working as Research Director at John Jane Brain Injury Center (JJBIC). From 2000-2002, Dr. Hong began work full time as Medical Director of JJBIC, became adjunct faculty in the PM&R Department at MCV until 2002, and started again as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at UVA until 2002.

August 5, 2002, Dr. Hong started full-time his own solo Primary Care Practice in Charlottesville and relocated to Cape May, NJ in March 2010.

He thrives on making healthcare issues easy and fun to learn. Dr. Hong first appeared regularly on the news with WUSA (CBS) in Washington, DC in 1999, Richmond, VA and Philadelphia as well. Nationally he has appeared on Headline News starting in 2012. He was seen discussing health topics on WVIR 2001-2009. Dr. Hong has also discussed health topics on the radio in DC, Charlottesville, and local NPR.

Dr. Hong had the honor to write a weekly, fun, and informative medical column, "Health in the City" from November 2004 to December 2011. This article appeared in The Hook as "Dr. Hook" Dr. Hong also is trying to have books published to empower the patient. He has received emails from all around the world in response to his articles for both the information as well as his wit.