John J. Hong, M.D. Earned his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. Following graduation he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He then completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals & Pritzker School of Medicine. He also obtained certification in the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy while earning a M.B.A. at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Hong is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Hong has served on the Board of Directors at the LA Christian Health Centers (free clinics for the homeless located in the inner-city Skid Row), the Physicians Hospital of Murrieta (a joint venture with Loma Linda University Medical Center), and the Korean-American Missions Health Council. Dr. Hong is the CEO of American Cardiac Education Specialists (ACES), and is an AHA ACLS and BLS instructor. He has served on multiple medical missions to Mongolia, Peru, Belize, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Mexico, Ethiopia, India and Haiti. He has helped to train doctors & set up GI Endoscopy Labs in some of these 3rd world countries. Dr. Hong is the leader of the Healthcare Professionals Ministry (HPM) at the Young Nak Celebration Church in Los Angeles.
Dr. Hong has served as a clinical teaching preceptor for medical students from the USC Keck School of Medicine and for nurse practitioner students from the USD Hahn School of Nursing. Dr. Hong has also previously been involved with clinical research with IBD trials and has volunteered his time with the Crohns Colitis Foundation of America.
Dr. Hong is also an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Southern California Society of Gastroenterology, and the Christian Medical & Dental Association.