Dr. Hong is the founding director of Center for Clinical Nutrition and currently holds joint faculty appointments at USC Keck School of Medicine and USC Davis School of Gerontology. Dr. Hong received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1999. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Scripps Clinic and subsequent fellowship training in Clinical Nutrition at University of California, Los Angeles. He also received his Ph.D. degree (Cellular and Molecular Pathology) and research training in stem cell biology from UCLA. Dr. Hong is a reviewer for multiple medical journals, serves on committees of leading scientific organizations, and frequently invited to speak at hospitals and national conferences.
Prostate Cancer Foundation: Young Investigator Award, 2008
UCLA Department of Medicine: Research Day Award, 2005
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA: Soloman Scholar, 2005
Massachusetts Medical Society: Regents Scholarship, 1999
Harvard University Commonwealth Fund: Fellowship in Neuroscience Research, 1996
: Walter J. McKinley Prize for Research and Clinical Investigation, 1996
University of California, Los Angeles: Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1994