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Kurt Hong, MD, PhD

Title(s)Clinical Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
Address2020 Zonal Ave. IRD 306
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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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 is dual board-certified in internal medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in comprehensive approach to managing patients with obesity, metabolic diseases, and other nutrition-related disorders. Dr. Hong is committed to improving outcomes for patients through clinical and translational research. Current interests include study of macro and micro-nutrients affecting energy metabolism, impact of lifestyle intervention on healthcare utilization, nutrition support for aging, and innovative use computational phenotyping and machine learning for management of chronic diseases.

    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.

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    1. Morbid obesity: potential effects of hormonal contraception. Contraception. 2018 09; 98(3):174-180. Stanczyk FZ, Burke AE, Hong KM, Archer DF. PMID: 29777662.
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    2. Fasting-mimicking diet and markers/risk factors for aging, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Sci Transl Med. 2017 02 15; 9(377). 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. PMID: 28202779.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Naltrexone/Bupropion extended release-induced weight loss is independent of nausea in subjects without diabetes. Clin Obes. 2016 Oct; 6(5):305-12. Hong K, Herrmann K, Dybala C, Halseth AE, Lam H, Foreyt JP. PMID: 27477337.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    4. Body fat and body-mass index among a multiethnic sample of college-age men and women. J Obes. 2013; 2013:790654. Carpenter CL, Yan E, Chen S, Hong K, Arechiga A, Kim WS, Deng M, Li Z, Heber D. PMID: 23691288.
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    5. 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. Treyzon L, Chen S, Hong K, Yan E, Carpenter CL, Thames G, Bowerman S, Wang HJ, Elashoff R, Li Z. PMID: 18752682.
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    6. 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. Yan E, Chen S, Hong K, Kim WS, Bajpai A, Treyzon L, Gratton L, Elashoff R, Wang HJ, Li Z, Heber D. PMID: 18370838.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: pathogenesis, identification, progression, and management. Nutr Rev. 2007 Aug; 65(8 Pt 1):376-84. Yan E, Durazo F, Tong M, Hong K. PMID: 17867371.
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    8. 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. Hong KM, Belperio JA, Keane MP, Burdick MD, Strieter RM. PMID: 17556364.
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    9. 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. Hong KM, Burdick MD, Phillips RJ, Heber D, Strieter RM. PMID: 16188961.
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    10. Role of CXCR2/CXCR2 ligands in vascular remodeling during bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. J Clin Invest. 2005 May; 115(5):1150-62. 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. PMID: 15864347.
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    11. Circulating fibrocytes traffic to the lungs in response to CXCL12 and mediate fibrosis. J Clin Invest. 2004 Aug; 114(3):438-46. Phillips RJ, Burdick MD, Hong K, Lutz MA, Murray LA, Xue YY, Belperio JA, Keane MP, Strieter RM. PMID: 15286810.
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    12. 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. Li Z, Hong K, Yip I, Huerta S, Bowerman S, Walker J, Wang H, Elashoff R, Go VL, Heber D. PMID: 24944395.
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