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Kelvin Kai-wen Hong, MBBCh

Clinical Director, Interventional Radiology Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
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  • Clinical Director, Interventional Radiology Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Radiology Director, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Centers & Institutes

  • Esophageal Cancer Program
  • Fibroid Center
  • Interventional Radiology Center
  • Lung Cancer Program
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


Bone Tumors, Chronic Total Occlusions, Claudication, Deep Venous Thrombosis, Interventional Radiology, Kidney Cancer, Liver Tumors, Lower Extremity Angioplasty, Lower Extremity Stenting, Lung Cancer, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Radiofrequency Ablation for Lung, Liver, Kidney and Bone Lesions, Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Control, Renal Artery Disease, Renal Vascular Disease, Soft Tissue Tumors, Uterine Fibroids, Varicocele, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vascular Malformations, Venous Thromboembolism, Visceral Angioplasty, Visceral Stenting

Research Interests

Locoregional tumor therapies; Proximal venous thrombosis; Tumor Targetting technologies; Tumor Ablation


Dr. Kelvin K. Hong is an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Division of Interventional Radiology within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.

A specialist in interventional and vascular radiology, Dr. Hong serves as the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Interventional Radiology Center.

Dr. Hong earned his medical degree from South Africa’s University Of Witwatersrand Medical School in Parktown. He completed a radiology residency at Parktown West’s College of Medicine/Radiology, as well as a cardiovascular/interventional radiology fellowship and diagnostic radiology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

His areas of clinical expertise include bone, liver and soft-tissue tumors; chronic total occlusions; claudication; deep venous thrombosis; lung, esophageal and kidney cancer; peripheral arterial/vascular disease; renal artery/vascular disease; uterine fibroid tumors; varicocele; and vascular malformations and venous thromboembolism.

Dr. Hong performs procedures that include radiofrequency ablation for lung, liver, kidney and bone lesions; transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for liver cancer; lower-extremity angioplasty and stenting; visceral angioplasty and stenting; embolization of uterine fibroid tumors; cryoablation for pain control; and percutaneous laser ablation of varicose veins.

American Board of Radiology-certified in both diagnostic and vascular and interventional radiology, Dr. Hong served as editor for the book Percutaneous Tumor Ablation and contributed to Interventional Oncology: Principles and Practice.


  • English


American College of Radiology

Society of Interventional Radiology

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  • Education +


    • University Of Witwatersrand Medical School (Parktown) (1992)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Diagnostic Radiology (Baltimore MD ) (2004)
    • College of Medicine / Radiology (Parktown West) (1999)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Vascular and Interventional Radiology (Baltimore MD ) (2003)


    • Vascular & Interventional Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2010)
    • Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2009)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Hong’s research interests and activity involve development of new percutaneous drug delivery systems as well as work pertaining to a new pharmacological agent for liver cancer treatment.

    Selected Publications

    1. Robert Sheu Y, Hong K. “Percutaneous lung tumor ablation.” Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Dec;16(4):239-52. doi: 10.1053/j.tvir.2013.09.001.
    2. Gulaldi NC, Xia J, Feng T, Hong K, Mathews WB, Ruben D, Kamel IR, Tsui BM, Szabo Z. “Modeling of the renal kinetics of the AT1 receptor specific PET radioligand [11C]KR31173.” Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:835859. doi: 10.1155/2013/835859. Epub 2013 Sep 8.
    3. Rudin CM, Hong K, Streit M. “Molecular characterization of acquired resistance to the BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib in a patient with BRAF-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer.” J Thorac Oncol. 2013 May;8(5):e41-2. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e31828bb1b3. No abstract available.
    4. Arepally A, Chomas J, Kraitchman D, Hong K. “Quantification and reduction of reflux during embolotherapy using an antireflux catheter and tantalum microspheres: ex vivo analysis.” J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Apr;24(4):575-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2012.12.018. Epub 2013 Feb 23.
    5. Narayan A, Eng J, Carmi L, McGrane S, Ahmed M, Sharrett AR, Streiff M, Coresh J, Powe N, Hong K. “Iliac vein compression as risk factor for left- versus right-sided deep venous thrombosis: case-control study.” Radiology. 2012 Dec;265(3):949-57. doi: 10.1148/radiol.12111580.
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 443-287-2916
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-2227
    Fax: 410-955-0233
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    Baltimore, MD 21287
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    5505 Hopkins Bayview Circle
    John R. Burton Pavilion
    Baltimore, MD 21224
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