Dr. Hong was born and raised in Queens, New York. He graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and East Asian Studies. He then attended medical school at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. After his internship at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson, he went on to complete his ophthalmology residency in Texas, at University of Texas Medical-Branch Galveston. He capped his cross-country journey with additional glaucoma fellowship training in Portland, Oregon, at Oregon Health Science University and Legacy Devers Eye Institute, before returning home to New York.
Dr. Hong has presented research at annual meetings for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and American Glaucoma Society, among others. He published articles in the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
In addition to providing excellent care, Dr. Hong individualizes his treatment to each patient and seeks to help patients understand their eye conditions.
In his spare time, Dr. Hong enjoys traveling and photography.
"I believe that quality patient care doesn't end with providing appropriate medicines and surgery, but also includes empowering patients. Only by helping them understand their medical conditions can they be equipped to take on an active role in their treatment".