Dr. Yuhwan Hong is a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon who’s practice focuses on arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle including ankle replacement, total knee replacement, and fracture care of upper and lower extremities. He began his medical career in the United States Air Force as a general medical officer. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and continued at Union Memorial Hospital to complete his orthopedic surgery residency. He went on to pursue a subspecialty fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Hong has been in practice for more than 20 years and has co-authored several articles. He has been practicing orthopedics in the Sacramento area since 2008.
Dr. Hong is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds professional memberships from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.
When not at work, Dr. Hong enjoys carpentry and cabinet making, metal work and fabrication, as well as mountain biking and SCUBA diving.
- Foot & Ankle Reconstruction
Degrees & Education:
- UNIVERSITY OF BINGHAMTOM, Binghamtom, NY. 1989 - 1992, Biology BS
- NEY YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE, Valhalla, NY. 1992 - 1996, M.D.
- Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY. June 1996 - May 1997, Internship
- Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. 2001 - 2002, Residency
Union Memorial Hospital, 2002 - 2007, Orthopedic Surgery
- Foot & Ankle Reconstruction, 2007 - 2008
- Core weave versus Krackow technique for Achilles tendon repair: a biomechanical study. Hong Y, Hermida L, White KL, Parks BG, Camire LM,
Foot Ankle Int. 2010 Dec;31(12):1107-10
- Biomechanical analysis of tibial strength after harvesting unicortical tibial grafts of two different lengths. Hong Y, Sharma KM, Parks BG, Mill SD.
Foot Ankle Int. 2008 Jul;29(7):726-9.
- Biomechanical analysis of tibial strength after harvest of unicortical tibial grafts from two different sites. Hong Y, Parks BG, Mill SD.
Foot Ankle Int. 2006 Mar;27(3):190-5.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society