Kelvin Kai-wen Hong, M.B.B.Ch., M.B.B.S.

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  • Executive Vice Chair of Radiology
  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science


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

Research Interests

Tumor Ablation; Tumor-targeting technologies; Proximal venous thrombosis; Locoregional tumor therapies more

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Appointment Phone: 410-502-6611
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Phone: 410-614-2227


Dr. Kelvin K. Hong is an Associate 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.

Dr. Hong served as editor for the book Percutaneous Tumor Ablation and contributed to Interventional Oncology: Principles and Practice. more


  • Executive Vice Chair of Radiology
  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

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  • MBBCh; Radiology; University Of Witwatersrand Medical School (1992)


  • Radiology; College of Medicine (1999)
  • Diagnostic Radiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2004)


  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology (Interventional Radiology) (2017)

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Activities & Honors


  • 2018 Top Doctor, Baltimore Magazine


  • American College of Radiology
  • Society of Interventional Radiology

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