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Gina Hong, MD

Gina Hong, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Hong is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2011
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Airway Scarring
  • Allergic Aspergillosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Sputum Production

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American Thoracic Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hong is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Fungal infections in cystic fibrosis

Selected Publications:

Hong G, Ng SN, Dorgan DJ, Alby K, Lee JJ, Bittinger KL, Rubenstein RC, Kawut SM, Hadjiliadis D, Collman RG: Characterization of the fungal profiles in the cystic fibrosis respiratory tract Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Career Development Retreat : 2019.

Gina Hong, Kevin Alby, Sharon CW Ng, Victoria Fleck, Christina Kubrak, Ronald C Rubenstein, Daniel J Dorgan, Steven M Kawut, Denis Hadjiliadis: The presence of Aspergillus fumigatus is associated with worse respiratory quality of life in cystic fibrosis Journal of Cystic Fibrosis : 2019.

Hong G, Ng S, Dorgan DJ, Alby K, Lee Jung-jin, Bittinger KL, Rubenstein RC, Kawut SM, Hadjiliadis D: Culture-independent recovery of Trichosporon species in the cystic fibrosis respiratory tract American Thoracic Society, Dallas, TX : 2019.

Hong G, Lechtzin N: Cystic fibrosis: We see fungus among us, but should we care? J Cyst Fibros : 2019.

Gina Hong, Noah Lechtzin, Denis Hadjiliadis, Steven M. Kawut: Inhaled antibiotic use is associated with Scedosporium/Lomentospora species isolation in cystic fibrosis Pediatric Pulmonology 54 (2): 133-140,2019.

Gina Hong, Richard B. Moss: Aspergillus Aspirations: Conquering Fungal Infections and Allergy in CF Lungs Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ResearchCon : 2019.

Gina Hong: Ask the Researcher: Fungal Infections Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Communications : 2019.

Gina Hong, Victoria Fleck, Michele Nicolo, Justin Martin, Sharon Ng, Christina Kubrak, Ronald C. Rubenstein, Steven M. Kawut, Denis Hadjiliadis: Exploring the cystic fibrosis mycobiome North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference : 2018.

Hong Gina, Psoter Kevin J, Jennings Mark T, Merlo Christian A, Boyle Michael P, Hadjiliadis Denis, Kawut Steven M, Lechtzin Noah: Risk factors for persistent Aspergillus respiratory isolation in cystic fibrosis Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 17 (5): 624-630,2018.

Hong G, Martin J, Ramharack L, Fleck V, Nicolo M, Dorgan D, Alby K, Kubrak C, Rubenstein R, Kawut S, Hadjiliadis D: Fungi in the cystic fibrosis airway: Discovery and impact American Thoracic Society : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

3600 Spruce Street
9046 Gates Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)