Until recently, parents in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities had to travel all the way to Philadelphia to find specialized neurosurgical care for their children. Today, they can
access that care close to home, now that David Hong, MD, has joined Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.
Hong completed his fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego. He also completed additional training in pediatric spinal disorders, including scoliosis. Hong previously practiced at Stanford Children’s Health before coming to LVHN.
As the first and only pediatric neurosurgeon in the Lehigh Valley region, Hong aims to close a critical gap in care. “I think this creates a sense of security for families who want to keep their children in the area and make sure they receive high-quality care,” he says.