Young Ki Hong, MD, MPH


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • General Surgeon
  • Surgical Oncologist

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology

Other Languages


Professional Type

Cooper Physician



Office Locations

Camden, Voorhees, Sicklerville
Cooper Surgical Care at Voorhees

6015 Main Street
(use 901 Centennial Boulevard for GPS)
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: 856.325.6565
Fax: 856.325.6555
Maps & Directions

Cooper Surgery at Sicklerville

500 Berlin-Cross Keys Road
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Phone: 856.536.1536
Fax: 856.536.1565
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Medical SchoolMedical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
InternshipGeneral Surgery - Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ
ResidencyGeneral Surgery - Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ
ResidencyGeneral Surgery - Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
FellowshipSurgical Oncology & Immunotherapy - National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
FellowshipSurgical Oncology - University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
FellowshipHepatopancreatobiliary - University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Special Interests

Liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanoma, general surgery, immunotherapy, gastrointestinal cancer


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of Surgical Oncology

Awards and Honors

  • 2006 A.D. Williams Summer Research Fellowship, Medical College of Virginia
  • 2009 Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System
  • 2013 Society of Thoracic Surgeons - Looking to the Future Resident Scholarship Recipient
  • 2013 Charles A. Hufnagel Excellence in Basic Science Research Award, Georgetown University Hospital
  • 2014 Edwin H. Preston Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, Georgetown University Hospital
  • 2015 Edwin H. Preston Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, Georgetown University Hospital
  • 2015 String of Pearls Teaching Award, School of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital
  • SJ Magazine "Top Docs" - 2015
  • 2015 Hugh H. Hussey Clerkship Teaching Award, Georgetown University Hospital
  • 2016 Resident Teaching Award, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • 2016 DC Chapter American College of Surgeons, first Place in Commission on Cancer Category
  • 2016 American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Summit Scholarship

Selected Works

Dr. Hong is well published in his field. To see a complete list of his works, please click here.


Pandit H, Hong YK, Li Y, Rostas J, Pulliam Z, Li SP, Martin RCG. Evaluating the Regulatory Immunomodulation Effect of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Mar;26(3):800-806
PMID: 30610562

Bhutiani N, Quinn SA, Mercer MK, Hong YK, Stevenson M, Egger ME, Philips P, McMasters KM, Martin RCG 2nd, Scoggins CR. Identifying risk factor for development of perioperative venous thromboembolism in patients with gastrointestinal malignancy. Am J Surg. 2019 Feb 12.
PMID: 30795857

Hong YK, Li Y, Pandit H, Li S, Pulliam Z, Zheng Q, Yu Y, Martin RCG. Epigenetic modulation enhances immunotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.Cell Immunol. 2019 Feb;336:66-74.
PMID: 30626493

Hong YK, McMasters KM, Egger ME, Ajkay N. Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: Current Trends, Controversies, and Review of Literature, Am J Surg 6/2018

Hong YK, Rice J, Sharma D, Martin RCG. The Role of IRE as Local Therapy for Oligometastatic Pancreatic Cancer, Am J Surg, 1/2018

Hong Y, Martin R, II. Personalizing Locoregional Therapy for Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep, 9/2017

Schuenemeyer J, Hong Y, Plankey M, Allen M, Margolis M, Johnson L, De Marchi L, Marshall MB. Foreign body entrapment during thoracic surgery-time for closed loop communication, Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 1/1/2017

Zheng C, Habermann EB, Shara NM, Langan RC, Hong Y, Johnson LB, Al-Refaie WB. Fragmentation of Care after Surgical Discharge: Non-Index Readmission after Major Cancer Surgery. J Am Coll Surg 2/2016

Jindal M, Zheng C, Quadri H, Ihemelandu C, Hong Y, Smith A, Dudeja V, Shara N, Johnson L, Al-Refaie WB. Why Do Long Distance Travelers Have Improved Pancreatectomy Outcomes? J Am Coll Surg, 1/1/2017

Quadri HS, Hong YK, Al-Refaie WB. Approach to the surgical management of resectable gastric cancer. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 2016 Mar

Assadipour Y, Azoury SC, Schaub NN, Hong Y, Eil R, Inchauste SM, Steinberg SM, Venkatesan AM, Libutti SK, Hughes. Significance of preoperative radiographic pancreatic density in predicting pancreatic fistula after surgery for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. MSAm J Surg, 7/2016

Hong Y, Zheng C, Hechenbleikner E, Johnson L, Shara N, Al-Refaie W. Vulnerable Hospitals and Cancer Surgery Readmissions: Insights into the Unintended Consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Hong Y, Zheng C, Hechenbleikner E, Johnson L, Shara N, Al-Refaie W, J Am Coll Surg, 1/1/2016

Hechenbleikner E, Zheng C, Lawrence S, Hong Y, Shara N, Johnson L, Al-Refaie WB. Do Hospital Factors Impact Readmissions and Mortality After Colorectal Resections At Minority Serving Hospitals? Surgery, 1/1/2016

Rao M, Atay SM, Shukla V, Hong Y, Upham T, Ripley T, Hong JA, Zhang M, Reardon E, Fetsch P, Miettenen M, Li X, De Rienzo A, Bueno R, Schrump DS. Mithramycin Depletes Sp1 and Activates p53 to Mediate Senescence of Pleural Mesothelioma Cells. Clin Cancer Res, 1/1/2014

Dudley ME, Gross CA, Somerville RP, Hong Y, Schaub NP, Rosati SF, White DE, Nathan D, Restifo NP, Steinberg SM, Wunderlich JR, Kammula US, Sherry RM, Yang JC, Phan GQ, Hughes MS, Laurencot CM, Rosenberg SA. A randomized selection design trial evaluating CD8+ enriched versus unselected tumor infiltrating lymphocytes for adoptive cell therapy of patients with melanoma. J Clin Oncol, 1/1/2013

Maingot's Abdominal Operations Chapter: Gastric Adenocarcinoma and other neoplasms Waddah B. Al-Refaie, Young K. Hong, Jennifer F. Tseng Editors: Zinner & Ashley. Edition 13th 2018

Operative Thoracic Surgery Chapter: Video Assisted Thorascopic Sympathectomy. Hong Y, Marshall B. Editors: Kaiser LR, Jamieson GG, Thompson SS. Publisher: CRC Press Boca Raton Edition 6th 2017

ACS Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery Chapter: Role of Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Gastric Cancer. Hong Y, Wong S, Al-Refaie W. Editors: Drs. Ryan Fields, Shishir Maithel. Publisher: Wolters Kluwer 2018

Shield's General Thoracic Surgery Chapter: Mesenchymal Tumors of the Mediastinum Hong Y, Marshall B. Editors: Locicero J, Feins R, Rocco G, Colson Y, Meyers B.Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health Philadelphia Edition 8th 2017

Case-based Reviews in Surgical Oncology Chapter: Gastric Cancers. Hong Y, Philips P. 2018