Dr. Johnny Hong is currently the Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery in the Medical College of Wisconsin in USA. In the same institution, he is also the Program Director of the Adult and Pediatric Abdominal Transplantation, and the Director of the Solid Organ Transplantation Service Line. Dr. Hong is also the UNOS Designated Surgical Director of the Adult Liver Transplantation, and the UNOS Designated Primary Surgeon of the Live Donor Liver Transplantation Program of Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. Aside from this, he is also the UNOS Designated Surgical Director for Pediatric Liver Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Dr. Hong obtained his medical degree at the University of the East – Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines in 1991. He was a postgraduate intern at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in 1992, and a Resident in General Surgery at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Metro Manila. From 1998-2007, he became a Fellow in Immunology and Organ Transplantation, a Resident and eventually a Chief Resident in General Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He also was a Fellow in Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Aside from his number of faculty, administrative, educational, hospital and clinical, and research administrative appointments, he also garnered special awards and honors such as the American Society of Transplantation Trainee Travel Grant; Houston Surgical Society’s Outstanding Research Award; American Society of Transplant Surgeons’ Outstanding Scientific Paper Award; Career Development Award in Liver Transplantation for American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; and The Inaugural Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Hong is active in the Editorial Board of the Transplantation Proceedings and Transplantation Reports, and is a reviewer of several Transplantation Journals. He has been constantly invited to speak and conduct workshops at hospitals, and at national and international conferences from North America, Europe, and Asia.