Robert A. Hong, MD, FACC, FHRS
Dr. Robert Hong was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University in 1977 and received his doctorate in Medicine at the University of California - San Francisco in 1981. His postgraduate training in Internal Medicine was performed at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and he completed a fellowship in Adult Cardiovascular Diseases at the Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center in 1987.
Dr. Hong entered the private practice of Cardiovascular Medicine in 1987 and has maintained his practice in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i in 1989. While his primary emphasis has been in the clinical practice of medicine, Dr. Hong was appointed as Associate Professor in Medicine in 2003 and as the Chief of the Division of Cardiology for John A. Burns School of Medicine that same year. Dr. Hong has changed the scope of his practice and, in May 2009, he was appointed as the medical director of the Queen's Heart Physician Practice which consists of nine cardiologists who provide service to the Queen's Medical Center and serve as faculty members for the postgraduate fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Hong created the first ACGME-certified postgraduate fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease in the state of Hawai‘i in 2010 and was appointed program director that year. He received the Peter C.P. Char Excellence in Education, Program Director's Award in 2013. With the generous contribution of Ms. Judith Dion Pyle, Dr. Hong assisted in the establishment of the 4th endowed chaired professorship at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Dr. Hong is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Transplantation Cardiology. Dr. Hong has served in a variety of medical administrative positions including: Vice Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff and Chief of Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiology at the Queen's Medical Center. Dr. Hong currently serves as the Chief of Staff of the Queen's Medical Center. Dr. Hong has been active in Medical Education and has received several excellence in teaching awards from the John A. Burns School of Medicine.