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Yonghong Huan, MD

Yonghong Huan, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Mandarin

Dr. Huan is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Yonghong Huan

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 - 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2005
  • Nephrology, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS-related Kidney Complications
  • Anemia and Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD)
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Glomerulonephritis (GN)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Drug-related Adverse Effects
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Vasculitis
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrology Consultation
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pheocromocytoma
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Scleroderma Kidney Disease
  • Second Opinion

Description of Clinical Expertise

hypertension, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney disease, glomerular disease, electrolyte disorders, kidney stones, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis

special interests in pregnancy related renal complications and high risk pregnancy due to chronic kidney disease

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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • 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: Columbia University
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Alpha Omega Alpha, National American Society of Hypertension, National American Society of Nephrology, National Association of Chinese American Physician of Greater Philadelphia, Local International Society of Nephrology, International International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Huan is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

hypertension and chronic kidney disease

Selected Publications:

Drawz PE, Alper AB, Anderson AH, Brecklin CS, Charleston J, Chen J, Deo R, Fischer MJ, He J, Hsu CY, Huan Y, Keane MG, Kusek JW, Makos GK, Miller ER 3rd, Soliman EZ, Steigerwalt SP, Taliercio JJ, Townsend RR, Weir MR, Wright JT Jr, Xie D, Rahman M: Masked Hypertension and Elevated Nighttime Blood Pressure in CKD: Prevalence and Association with Target Organ Damage Clinical Journal American Society Nephrology 11 (4): 642-52,2016.

Chang TI, Evans G, Cheung AK, Cushman WC, Diamond MJ, Dwyer JP, Huan Y, Kitzman D, Kostis JB, Oparil S, Rastogi A, Roumie CL, Sahay R, Stafford RS, Taylor AA, Wright JT Jr, Chertow GM: Patterns and Correlates of Baseline Thiazide-Type Diuretic Prescription in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Hypertension 67 (3): 550-5,2016.

Huan Y, Cohen DL, Townsend RR: Central Aortic Pressure, Arterial Compliance: Emerging Tool to Identify and Guide Therapy for High Risk African American Patients Hypertension in High Risk African Americans (Chapter 10): 151-61,2015.

Cohen D, Huan Y, and Townsend R: Home BP Monitoring in Chronic Kidney Disease American Journal of Kidney Diseases 63 (5): 835-42,2014.

Cohen DL, Huan Y, Townsend RR: Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease Current Hypertension Reports 15 (3): 160-166,2013.

Huan Y, Cohen DL: Renal Denervation: A Potential New Treatment for Severe Hypertension Clinical Cardiology 36 (1): 10-14,2013.

Huan Y, Kapoor S, Deloach S, Ommen E, Meyers K, Townsend RR: Changes in Biomarkers associated with Living Kidney Donation American Journal of Nephrology 38 (3): 212-7,2013.

Huan Y, Townsend RR: Evaluation and Management of Hypertension (Chapter 67) NFK's Primer on Kidney Diseases, 6th edition : 2013.

Huan Y, Cohen DL: Renal Denervation as Therapy for Hypertension McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology : 2013.

Huan Y, Townsend RR: The single pill triple combination of aliskiren, amlodipine, and hydrochlorothiazide in the treatment of hypertension Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy 13 (16): 2409-15,2012.

Academic Contact Info

1 Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2638
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)