Dr. Lina Hong was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Maryland. She takes great pride in being able to serve the community in which she grew up.
Having been with the Center for Vein Restoration since 2012, Dr. Hong is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical engineering. She went on to complete her Doctor of Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Hong completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During that time, she also worked as the stadium physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles. However, she will forever be a loyal Redskins fan!
Dr. Hong was actively involved in the ultrasound program and its use in vascular access at Jefferson, and continues to use ultrasound daily in her medical practices today. As a result, Dr. Hong has over 10 years of experience with ultrasound guided venous access, the very foundation used today in the procedures offered in our vein clinics.
Since moving back to the D.C. area in 2007, Dr. Hong has also participated as a managing Partner and Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. She enjoys teaching as an Associate Clinical Professor with the Georgetown University Medical School.
After these rewarding professional milestones, Dr. Hong is proud to now serve on the team at Center for Vein Restoration, where the physicians have rededicated their careers to bringing relief to patients coping with venous disease.
“I have a dedicated interest in the long term improvement of my patients’ symptomatic disease of the legs, supported by my background in ultrasound, vascular access, and surgical procedures.
Her commitment to providing state-of-the-art treatments comes at an important time – an estimated 40 million Americans now suffer from vein disease. Medical practice is rapidly advancing to reduce the suffering from painful symptoms, and yet it’s still too often an under-diagnosed condition.
“What interests me most is the progression of venous disease and how it affects people’s daily lives, and how we can make such a difference with very minimally invasive procedures.”
Dr. Hong describes her personal work in the field of venous insufficiency and areas where she has a particular focus:
“My specialty is Phlebology, specializing in the treatment of venous insufficiency, which is a subspecialty of vascular surgery.”