Johnny C. Hong, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery; Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery; Director, Solid Organ Transplantation; Surgical Director, Liver Transplant


  • Transplant Center - Center for Advanced Care - Froedtert Hospital
  • 8900 West Doyne Ave.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Transplant Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery

Liver Transplant Outreach Clinic (consults only)

Transplant Center-Froedtert Hospital


Diseases and Conditions

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Surgical Diseases of Liver, Bile Ducts, Pancreas
  • End-Stage Liver Disease
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Treatments and Services

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery

Patients Ages Seen

  • Senior
  • Adult
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Infant


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Children's Wisconsin - Milwaukee – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinic Locations


Johnny C. Hong, MD, FACS, is professor of surgery and holds the inaugural Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Additionally, he serves as Director of the Solid Organ Transplantation Program, a joint program of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital with vital support by the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin. Prior to joining MCW in 2012, Dr. Hong served on the surgical faculty at the University of California (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation (2005-2012). At UCLA, he served as Director of the Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship Program, Director of Living Donor Liver Transplantation Program, and Director of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation Service.

Dr. Hong is a highly-accomplished and innovative clinician and researcher. His clinical expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery for adults and children. His laboratory research has focused on development of new treatments in organ resuscitation to mitigate the adverse effects of ischemia and reperfusion injury. The goal of his research is to convert otherwise discarded marginal organs to transplantable livers, in the hopes of decreasing the number of patient deaths while on the transplant waitlist.

Dr. Hong serves on the editorial boards or as a reviewer for many prestigious journals. He is an active member of major national and international surgical and transplantation societies. He also has held key Organ Procurement and Transplantation (OPTN)/ United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) committee and regional review board positions.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - University of the East - Quezon City (1991)
Fellowship, Immunology and Organ Transplantation - University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX (1998-2000)
Internship and Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX (2000-2005)
Fellowship, Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery - University of California LA-David Geffen School of Medicine - Los Angeles, CA (2005-2007)