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Kurt Hong, MD, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentMedicine
AddressIRD 310
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9520
Phone+1 323 226 6571
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    University of California, Los Angeles1994Undergraduate Teaching Award
    Harvard University Commonwealth Fund1996Fellowship in Neuroscience Research
    1996Walter J. McKinley Prize for Research and Clinical Investigation
    Massachusetts Medical Society1999Regents Scholarship
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA2005Soloman Scholar
    UCLA Department of Medicine2005Research Day Award
    Prostate Cancer Foundation2008Young Investigator Award

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    Dr. Hong's clinical interests are bariatrics/weight management and primary care. His research interests include nutrition medicine and obesity.

    Dr. Hong completed his medical degree from Harvard, with a distinction in research. He then went on to complete a Clinical Nutrition Fellowship at UCLA followed by a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology.


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    1. Wei M, Brandhorst S, Shelehchi M, Mirzaei H, Cheng CW, Budniak J, Groshen S, Mack WJ, Guen E, Di Biase S, Cohen P, Morgan TE, Dorff T, Hong K, Michalsen A, Laviano A, Longo VD. Fasting-mimicking diet and markers/risk factors for aging, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Sci Transl Med. 2017 02 15; 9(377). PMID: 28202779.
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    2. Hong K, Herrmann K, Dybala C, Halseth AE, Lam H, Foreyt JP. Naltrexone/Bupropion extended release-induced weight loss is independent of nausea in subjects without diabetes. Clin Obes. 2016 Oct; 6(5):305-12. PMID: 27477337.
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    3. Carpenter CL, Yan E, Chen S, Hong K, Arechiga A, Kim WS, Deng M, Li Z, Heber D. Body fat and body-mass index among a multiethnic sample of college-age men and women. J Obes. 2013; 2013:790654. PMID: 23691288; PMCID: PMC3649342.
    4. Treyzon L, Chen S, Hong K, Yan E, Carpenter CL, Thames G, Bowerman S, Wang HJ, Elashoff R, Li Z. A controlled trial of protein enrichment of meal replacements for weight reduction with retention of lean body mass. Nutr J. 2008 Aug 27; 7:23. PMID: 18752682; PMCID: PMC2538539.
    5. Yan E, Chen S, Hong K, Kim WS, Bajpai A, Treyzon L, Gratton L, Elashoff R, Wang HJ, Li Z, Heber D. Insulin, hs-CRP, leptin, and adiponectin. An analysis of their relationship to the metabolic syndrome in an obese population with an elevated waist circumference. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2008 Mar; 6(1):64-73. PMID: 18370838.
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    6. Yan E, Durazo F, Tong M, Hong K. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: pathogenesis, identification, progression, and management. Nutr Rev. 2007 Aug; 65(8 Pt 1):376-84. PMID: 17867371.
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    7. Hong K, Belperio JA, Keane MP, Burdick MD, Strieter RM. Differentiation of human circulating fibrocytes as mediated by transforming growth factor-beta and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma. J Biol Chem. 2007 Aug 03; 282(31):22910-20. PMID: 17556364.
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    8. Belperio JA, Keane MP, Burdick MD, Gomperts BN, Xue YY, Hong K, Mestas J, Zisman D, Ardehali A, Saggar R, Lynch JP, Ross DJ, Strieter RM. CXCR2/CXCR2 ligand biology during lung transplant ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Immunol. 2005 Nov 15; 175(10):6931-9. PMID: 16272353.
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    9. Hong K, Burdick MD, Phillips RJ, Heber D, Strieter RM. Characterization of human fibrocytes as circulating adipocyte progenitors and the formation of human adipose tissue in SCID mice. FASEB J. 2005 Dec; 19(14):2029-31. PMID: 16188961.
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    10. Belperio JA, Keane MP, Burdick MD, Gomperts B, Xue YY, Hong K, Mestas J, Ardehali A, Mehrad B, Saggar R, Lynch JP, Ross DJ, Strieter RM. Role of CXCR2/CXCR2 ligands in vascular remodeling during bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. J Clin Invest. 2005 May; 115(5):1150-62. PMID: 15864347; PMCID: PMC1087179.
    11. Phillips RJ, Burdick MD, Hong K, Lutz MA, Murray LA, Xue YY, Belperio JA, Keane MP, Strieter RM. Circulating fibrocytes traffic to the lungs in response to CXCL12 and mediate fibrosis. J Clin Invest. 2004 Aug; 114(3):438-46. PMID: 15286810; PMCID: PMC484979.
    12. Li Z, Hong K, Yip I, Huerta S, Bowerman S, Walker J, Wang H, Elashoff R, Go VL, Heber D. Body weight loss with phentermine alone versus phentermine and fenfluramine with very-low-calorie diet in an outpatient obesity management program: a retrospective study. Curr Ther Res Clin Exp. 2003 Jul; 64(7):447-60. PMID: 24944395; PMCID: PMC4053043.
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