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Johnny C. Hong MD, FACS

Johnny C. Hong MD, FACS

Chief, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Transplant Surgery
Program: Transplant Surgery

Member of the Cardiovascular Center


  • The role of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors in the management of post-transplant malignancy. (Klintmalm GB, Saab S, Hong JC, Nashan B) Clin Transplant 2014 Jun;28(6):635-48 PMID: 24628264 03/19/2014       18 Citations
  • Liver transplantation in highest acuity recipients: identifying factors to avoid futility. (Petrowsky H, Rana A, Kaldas FM, Sharma A, Hong JC, Agopian VG, Durazo F, Honda H, Gornbein J, Wu V, Farmer DG, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) Ann Surg 2014 Jun;259(6):1186-94 PMID: 24263317 11/23/2013       67 Citations
  • Liver transplantation in children using organ donation after circulatory death: a case-control outcomes analysis of a 20-year experience in a single center. (Hong JC, Venick R, Yersiz H, Kositamongkol P, Kaldas FM, Petrowsky H, Farmer DG, Agopian V, McDiarmid SV, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) JAMA Surg 2014 Jan;149(1):77-82 PMID: 24257966 11/22/2013       12 Citations
  • The evolution of liver transplantation during 3 decades: analysis of 5347 consecutive liver transplants at a single center. (Agopian VG, Petrowsky H, Kaldas FM, Zarrinpar A, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Holt C, Harlander-Locke M, Hong JC, Rana AR, Venick R, McDiarmid SV, Goldstein LI, Durazo F, Saab S, Han S, Xia V, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) Ann Surg 2013 Sep;258(3):409-21 PMID: 24022434 09/12/2013       105 Citations
  • Viral status at the time of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a modern predictor of longterm survival. (Groeschl RT, Hong JC, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Pilgrim CH, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2013 Oct;15(10):794-802 PMID: 23782341 PMCID: PMC3791119 06/21/2013       2 Citations
  • Liver transplantation for lethal genetic syndromes: a novel model of personalized genomic medicine. (Petrowsky H, Brunicardi FC, Leow VM, Venick RS, Agopian V, Kaldas FM, Zarrinpar A, Markovic D, McDiarmid SV, Hong JC, Farmer DG, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) J Am Coll Surg 2013 Apr;216(4):534-43; discussion 543-4 PMID: 23521929 03/26/2013       6 Citations
  • Development, management, and resolution of biliary complications after living and deceased donor liver transplantation: a report from the adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation cohort study consortium. (Zimmerman MA, Baker T, Goodrich NP, Freise C, Hong JC, Kumer S, Abt P, Cotterell AH, Samstein B, Everhart JE, Merion RM) Liver Transpl 2013 Mar;19(3):259-67 PMID: 23495079 PMCID: PMC3602918 03/16/2013       58 Citations
  • Blood transfusion requirement during liver transplantation is an important risk factor for mortality. (Rana A, Petrowsky H, Hong JC, Agopian VG, Kaldas FM, Farmer D, Yersiz H, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) J Am Coll Surg 2013 May;216(5):902-7 PMID: 23478547 03/13/2013       52 Citations
  • Assessment of hepatic steatosis by transplant surgeon and expert pathologist: a prospective, double-blind evaluation of 201 donor livers. (Yersiz H, Lee C, Kaldas FM, Hong JC, Rana A, Schnickel GT, Wertheim JA, Zarrinpar A, Agopian VG, Gornbein J, Naini BV, Lassman CR, Busuttil RW, Petrowsky H) Liver Transpl 2013 Apr;19(4):437-49 PMID: 23408461 02/15/2013       38 Citations
  • Doppler US for suspicion of hepatic arterial ischemia in orthotopically transplanted livers: role of central versus intrahepatic waveform analysis. (Choi EK, Lu DS, Park SH, Hong JC, Raman SS, Ragavendra N) Radiology 2013 Apr;267(1):276-84 PMID: 23297323 01/09/2013       10 Citations
  • Ischaemia-reperfusion injury in liver transplantation--from bench to bedside. (Zhai Y, Petrowsky H, Hong JC, Busuttil RW, Kupiec-Weglinski JW) Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013 Feb;10(2):79-89 PMID: 23229329 PMCID: PMC3577927 12/12/2012       213 Citations
  • Twenty-four years after liver transplantation, the recipient becomes a body donor. (Petrowsky H, Kaldas F, Peacock W, Fisher D, Hong JC, Lassman C, Busuttil RW) Liver Transpl 2013 Jan;19(1):110-2 PMID: 23086865 10/23/2012    
  • Outcomes of living and deceased donor liver transplant recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma: results of the A2ALL cohort. (Kulik LM, Fisher RA, Rodrigo DR, Brown RS Jr, Freise CE, Shaked A, Everhart JE, Everson GT, Hong JC, Hayashi PH, Berg CL, Lok AS, A2ALL Study Group) Am J Transplant 2012 Nov;12(11):2997-3007 PMID: 22994906 PMCID: PMC3523685 09/22/2012       61 Citations
  • Liver transplantation for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: the new epidemic. (Agopian VG, Kaldas FM, Hong JC, Whittaker M, Holt C, Rana A, Zarrinpar A, Petrowsky H, Farmer D, Yersiz H, Xia V, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) Ann Surg 2012 Oct;256(4):624-33 PMID: 22964732 09/12/2012       118 Citations
  • Pretransplant neurological presentation and severe posttransplant brain injury in patients with acute liver failure. (Tan WF, Steadman RH, Farmer DG, Hong JC, Busuttil RW, Apinyachon W, Xia VW) Transplantation 2012 Oct 15;94(7):768-74 PMID: 22936036 09/01/2012       11 Citations
  • What is the prognosis after retransplantation of the liver? (Zarrinpar A, Hong JC) Adv Surg 2012;46:87-100 PMID: 22873034 08/10/2012       16 Citations
  • Simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation summit: current state and future directions. (Nadim MK, Sung RS, Davis CL, Andreoni KA, Biggins SW, Danovitch GM, Feng S, Friedewald JJ, Hong JC, Kellum JA, Kim WR, Lake JR, Melton LB, Pomfret EA, Saab S, Genyk YS) Am J Transplant 2012 Nov;12(11):2901-8 PMID: 22822723 07/25/2012       117 Citations
  • Efficacy of neoadjuvant chemoradiation, followed by liver transplantation, for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma at 12 US centers. (Darwish Murad S, Kim WR, Harnois DM, Douglas DD, Burton J, Kulik LM, Botha JF, Mezrich JD, Chapman WC, Schwartz JJ, Hong JC, Emond JC, Jeon H, Rosen CB, Gores GJ, Heimbach JK) Gastroenterology 2012 Jul;143(1):88-98.e3; quiz e14 PMID: 22504095 PMCID: PMC3846443 04/17/2012       192 Citations
  • Orthotopic liver transplantation in combination with neoadjuvant therapy: a new paradigm in the treatment of unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. (Rana A, Hong JC) Curr Opin Gastroenterol 2012 May;28(3):258-65 PMID: 22333563 02/16/2012       15 Citations
  • Regulated hepatic reperfusion mitigates ischemia-reperfusion injury and improves survival after prolonged liver warm ischemia: a pilot study on a novel concept of organ resuscitation in a large animal model. (Hong JC, Koroleff D, Xia V, Chang CM, Duarte SM, Xu J, Lassman C, Kupiec-Weglinski J, Coito AJ, Busuttil RW) J Am Coll Surg 2012 Apr;214(4):505-15; discussion 515-6 PMID: 22321520 02/11/2012       15 Citations
  • There's more than 1 way to split a liver and skin a cat. (Rana A, Hong JC) Arch Surg 2011 Sep;146(9):1059-60 PMID: 22029068 10/27/2011       1 Citations
  • Liver transplantation using organ donation after cardiac death: a clinical predictive index for graft failure-free survival. (Hong JC, Yersiz H, Kositamongkol P, Xia VW, Kaldas FM, Petrowsky H, Farmer DG, Lipshutz G, Markovic D, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) Arch Surg 2011 Sep;146(9):1017-23 PMID: 21930997 09/21/2011       52 Citations
  • Predictive index for long-term survival after retransplantation of the liver in adult recipients: analysis of a 26-year experience in a single center. (Hong JC, Kaldas FM, Kositamongkol P, Petrowsky H, Farmer DG, Markovic D, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) Ann Surg 2011 Sep;254(3):444-8; discussion 448-9 PMID: 21817890 08/06/2011       42 Citations
  • Comparative analysis of resection and liver transplantation for intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma: a 24-year experience in a single center. (Hong JC, Jones CM, Duffy JP, Petrowsky H, Farmer DG, French S, Finn R, Durazo FA, Saab S, Tong MJ, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) Arch Surg 2011 Jun;146(6):683-9 PMID: 21690444 06/22/2011       88 Citations
  • Liver transplant recipient survival benefit with living donation in the model for endstage liver disease allocation era. (Berg CL, Merion RM, Shearon TH, Olthoff KM, Brown RS Jr, Baker TB, Everson GT, Hong JC, Terrault N, Hayashi PH, Fisher RA, Everhart JE) Hepatology 2011 Oct;54(4):1313-21 PMID: 21688284 PMCID: PMC3184197 06/21/2011       70 Citations
  • Differences in health-related quality of life scores after orthotopic liver transplantation with respect to selected socioeconomic factors. (Saab S, Bownik H, Ayoub N, Younossi Z, Durazo F, Han S, Hong JC, Farmer D, Busuttil RW) Liver Transpl 2011 May;17(5):580-90 PMID: 21506246 04/21/2011       27 Citations
  • Where are we today in split liver transplantation? (Hong JC, Yersiz H, Busuttil RW) Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2011 Jun;16(3):269-73 PMID: 21467935 04/07/2011       25 Citations
  • Predictive index for tumor recurrence after liver transplantation for locally advanced intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma. (Hong JC, Petrowsky H, Kaldas FM, Farmer DG, Durazo FA, Finn RS, Saab S, Han SH, Lee P, Markovic D, Lassman C, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) J Am Coll Surg 2011 Apr;212(4):514-20; discussion 520-1 PMID: 21463781 04/06/2011       40 Citations
  • Postliver transplant acute renal injury and failure by the RIFLE criteria in patients with normal pretransplant serum creatinine concentrations: a matched study. (Chen J, Singhapricha T, Hu KQ, Hong JC, Steadman RH, Busuttil RW, Xia VW) Transplantation 2011 Feb 15;91(3):348-53 PMID: 21127462 12/04/2010       50 Citations
  • Long-term patient outcome and quality of life after liver transplantation: analysis of 20-year survivors. (Duffy JP, Kao K, Ko CY, Farmer DG, McDiarmid SV, Hong JC, Venick RS, Feist S, Goldstein L, Saab S, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) Ann Surg 2010 Oct;252(4):652-61 PMID: 20881772 10/01/2010       124 Citations
  • Cardiovascular risk factors following orthotopic liver transplantation: predisposing factors, incidence and management. (Desai S, Hong JC, Saab S) Liver Int 2010 Aug;30(7):948-57 PMID: 20500807 05/27/2010       43 Citations
  • Current status of donation after cardiac death liver transplantation. (Reich DJ, Hong JC) Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2010 Jun;15(3):316-21 PMID: 20414112 04/24/2010       45 Citations
  • Database comparison of the adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation cohort study (A2ALL) and the SRTR U.S. Transplant Registry. (Gillespie BW, Merion RM, Ortiz-Rios E, Tong L, Shaked A, Brown RS, Ojo AO, Hayashi PH, Berg CL, Abecassis MM, Ashworth AS, Friese CE, Hong JC, Trotter JF, Everhart JE, A2ALL Study Group) Am J Transplant 2010 Jul;10(7):1621-33 PMID: 20199501 PMCID: PMC2907466 03/05/2010       29 Citations
  • Hospitalization rates before and after adult-to-adult living donor or deceased donor liver transplantation. (Merion RM, Shearon TH, Berg CL, Everhart JE, Abecassis MM, Shaked A, Fisher RA, Trotter JF, Brown RS Jr, Terrault NA, Hayashi PH, Hong JC, A2ALL Study Group) Ann Surg 2010 Mar;251(3):542-9 PMID: 20130466 PMCID: PMC3088992 02/05/2010       24 Citations
  • Current surgical management of hilar and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: the role of resection and orthotopic liver transplantation. (Petrowsky H, Hong JC) Transplant Proc 2009 Dec;41(10):4023-35 PMID: 20005336 12/17/2009       49 Citations
  • Predictors of survival following liver transplantation in infants: a single-center analysis of more than 200 cases. (Venick RS, Farmer DG, McDiarmid SV, Duffy JP, Gordon SA, Yersiz H, Hong JC, Vargas JH, Ament ME, Busuttil RW) Transplantation 2010 Mar 15;89(5):600-5 PMID: 19997060 PMCID: PMC2836423 12/10/2009       31 Citations
  • Survival in Asian Americans after treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma: a seven-year experience at UCLA. (Tong MJ, Chavalitdhamrong D, Lu DS, Raman SS, Gomes A, Duffy JP, Hong JC, Busuttil RW) J Clin Gastroenterol 2010 Mar;44(3):e63-70 PMID: 19745756 09/12/2009       30 Citations
  • Fulminant hepatic failure in children: superior and durable outcomes with liver transplantation over 25 years at a single center. (Farmer DG, Venick RS, McDiarmid SV, Duffy JP, Kattan O, Hong JC, Vargas J, Yersiz H, Busuttil RW) Ann Surg 2009 Sep;250(3):484-93 PMID: 19730179 09/05/2009       37 Citations
  • Vascular complications of orthotopic liver transplantation: experience in more than 4,200 patients. (Duffy JP, Hong JC, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Yersiz H, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) J Am Coll Surg 2009 May;208(5):896-903; discussion 903-5 PMID: 19476857 05/30/2009       250 Citations
  • Longterm outcomes for whole and segmental liver grafts in adult and pediatric liver transplant recipients: a 10-year comparative analysis of 2,988 cases. (Hong JC, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Duffy JP, Ghobrial RM, Nonthasoot B, Collins TE, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) J Am Coll Surg 2009 May;208(5):682-9; discusion 689-91 PMID: 19476815 05/30/2009       93 Citations
  • Does race influence outcomes after primary liver transplantation? A 23-year experience with 2,700 patients. (Hong JC, Kosari K, Benjamin E, Duffy JP, Ghobrial RM, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Xu J, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW) J Am Coll Surg 2008 May;206(5):1009-16; discussion 1016-8 PMID: 18471745 05/13/2008       12 Citations
  • Cold ischemia time and liver graft survival. (Hong JC, Busuttil RW) Am J Transplant 2008 Mar;8(3):481-2 PMID: 18261167 02/12/2008       6 Citations
  • Early perioperative outcomes and pancreaticoduodenectomy in a general surgery residency training program. (Fischer CP, Hong JC) J Gastrointest Surg 2006 Apr;10(4):478-82 PMID: 16627211 04/22/2006       14 Citations
  • Method of pyloric reconstruction and impact upon delayed gastric emptying and hospital stay after pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy. (Fischer CP, Hong JC) J Gastrointest Surg 2006 Feb;10(2):215-9 PMID: 16455453 02/04/2006       40 Citations
  • Correlation between cyclosporine-induced nephrotoxicity in reduced nephron mass and expression of kidney injury molecule-1 and aquaporin-2 gene. (Hong ME, Hong JC, Stepkowski S, Kahan BD) Transplant Proc 2005 Dec;37(10):4254-8 PMID: 16387092 01/03/2006       13 Citations
  • Sirolimus rescue therapy for refractory rejection in renal transplantation. (Hong JC, Kahan BD) Transplantation 2001 Jun 15;71(11):1579-84 PMID: 11435968 07/04/2001       31 Citations
  • A calcineurin antagonist-free induction strategy for immunosuppression in cadaveric kidney transplant recipients at risk for delayed graft function. (Hong JC, Kahan BD) Transplantation 2001 May 15;71(9):1320-8 PMID: 11397971 06/09/2001       68 Citations
  • Sirolimus rescue therapy for refractory rejection in renal transplant recipients. (Hong JC, Kahan BD) Transplant Proc 2001 Feb-Mar;33(1-2):1033 PMID: 11267178 03/27/2001       5 Citations
  • A calcineurin antagonist-free induction immunosuppression strategy for delayed graft function in renal transplantation. (Hong JC, Kahan BD) Transplant Proc 2001 Feb-Mar;33(1-2):1271-2 PMID: 11267288 03/27/2001       8 Citations
  • Drug fever caused by mycophenolate mofetil in a renal transplant recipient--a case report. (Chueh SC, Hong JC, Huang CY, Lai MK) Transplant Proc 2000 Nov;32(7):1925-6 PMID: 11120003 12/20/2000       4 Citations
  • Sirolimus-induced thrombocytopenia and leukopenia in renal transplant recipients: risk factors, incidence, progression, and management. (Hong JC, Kahan BD) Transplantation 2000 May 27;69(10):2085-90 PMID: 10852601 06/14/2000       131 Citations
  • New immunosuppressive agents. (Katz SM, Hong JC, Kahan BD) Transplant Proc 2000 May;32(3):620-1 PMID: 10812142 05/17/2000       8 Citations
  • Immunosuppressive agents in organ transplantation: past, present, and future. (Hong JC, Kahan BD) Semin Nephrol 2000 Mar;20(2):108-25 PMID: 10746855 04/04/2000       136 Citations
  • Use of anti-CD25 monoclonal antibody in combination with rapamycin to eliminate cyclosporine treatment during the induction phase of immunosuppression. (Hong JC, Kahan BD) Transplantation 1999 Sep 15;68(5):701-4 PMID: 10507492 10/03/1999       68 Citations
  • Last update: 09/09/2015
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