Charles R. Hong, M.D.

  • Surgery - Pediatric
  • Pediatric Colorectal Surgery
  • Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Short Bowel Syndrome


Charles R. Hong, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in pediatric surgery.

Dr. Hong earned his medical degree at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a residency in general surgery at New York University Langone Health and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He also completed a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023.

His interests include pediatric colorectal and pelvic malformations, intestinal failure, short bowel syndrome, neonatal surgery, and surgical education.

Dr. Hong has delivered presentations, written book chapters, and published numerous academic articles related to his areas of expertise.

Personal Note

Dr. Hong grew up in Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. When he’s not at work, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital (2021-2023), Pediatric Surgery
  • Research Fellowship - Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital (2016-2018), Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Residency - New York University School of Medicine (2014-2021), General Surgery
  • Medical School - Washington University School of Medicine (2010-2014)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Rosenkrantz Award for Best Poster, 2017, 2018, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery Annual Meeting
  • C. Richard Fleming Grant recipient 2018, ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation
  • Chairman’s Fellowship Award 2017-2018, Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Surgery
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Metabolic response to surgery in Nutrition and the Surgical Patient (1st ed.)
      Hong C, Han SM, Chwals WJ (submitted), CRC Press
    • Surgery of short bowel syndrome: longitudinal intestinal lengthening and tailoring (LILT) and serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) in Operative Pediatric Surgery (8th ed.)
      Coletta R, Han SM, Hong CR, Morabito A, Jaksic T (2020), CRC Press
    • Nutritional support for the pediatric patient in Holcomb and Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery (7th ed.)
      Hong C, Mehta NM, Jaksic T (2019), Elsevier Inc.
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Pediatric intestinal failure
  • Neonatal surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Colorectal Surgery
  • Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Short Bowel Syndrome

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