Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

169 Patient Ratings
117 Patient Comments

Hung T. Khong, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

169 Patient Ratings
117 Patient Comments



  • English
  • Vietnamese

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-0262
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Clinic 2E, Melanoma
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Hung T. Khong, MD, is an associate professor in the Division of Oncology at the University of Utah and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator.

Khong’s research and clinical interests include cancer immunotherapy and epigenetic modulation in the treatment of cancer. His research focuses on the following:

Adoptive cellular therapy and cancer vaccines (manipulation of the immune system to treat cancer)

Combining treatment methods such as chemo- or radiotherapy with immunotherapy (using the immune system to enhance the effects of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy)

Chemotherapy with targeted therapy (drugs that intervene with specific molecules involved in tumor growth)

Khong specializes in the treatment of melanoma and breast cancer. He has developed several innovative clinical trials for the neoadjuvant treatment of stages II and III breast cancer, first line therapy for metastatic breast cancer, and for stage IV melanoma. He is also an expert in the use of high dose interleukin-2 as an immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma.

At the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, Khong was a senior clinical fellow in the surgery branch and also completed a medical oncology fellowship in the medicine branch. He completed a residency in the Internal Medicine Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Khong earned a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

December 27, 2016


December 27, 2016

Dr. Khong is wonderful. He's been kind and considerate and always made me feel so optimistic about my outcome. I'll greatly miss him when he moves to Florida. He's been literally a life saver for me.

December 19, 2016

absolutely love Julie and Dr. Khong

December 12, 2016

Dr. Khong is the great Dr. Khong! Need I say more?

November 14, 2016

I am extremely happy with Dr. Khong and his team. They always listen to my list of questions, answer them thoroughly, help me problem solve things, caring, and they are so very good at what they do.

November 12, 2016

fantastic people

November 11, 2016

I usually leave the clinic feeling good about my visit, but this last time, I feel like I was a new patient there. Usually, Dr. Khong, Julie and a PA will come into my exam room, all of whom I am familiar with and know my history. The PA came in first, so I knew who she was, but when Dr. Khong came in, it was Dr. Khong, the PA, another woman, and a nurse replacing Julie. Nobody introduced themselves. I felt like I did not get enough time with Dr. Khong and that the PA and other woman were making decisions for Dr. Khong. I guess I am just not used to the new system.

September 27, 2016

Dr. Khong, and his staff, are wonderful. They're quality people and very competent professionals.

September 23, 2016

Dr Khong seems to be a very data driven doctor who presents facts. This is good, data is good. However, I felt as if I was just numbers on chart - and did not feel a personable connection. It may be because of what I'm facing and my emotional state; that this is a first visit. It may be because of the nature of the job of oncology. I selected Dr. Khong when making my appointment because of the information posted on reviews about him, which offers solace that he is a solid doctor who knows his stuff. The information, question 5, was presented in a sugar coated manner by the nursers when we were talking about the drug Taxol. The word "may" was used when the likelihood of the negative effects should have been presented in a more honest manner. I had to ask for this info: What percentage? Majority of patients?

September 18, 2016

I truly appreciate Dr. Khong and his excellent staff. They provide personal care and take the necessary time to clearly and fully answer questions. It's obvious that Dr. Khong and his team are deeply committed to their patients.

September 17, 2016

I really appreciate having the same team. It makes my cancer recovery less stressful .

September 10, 2016

he doesn't always remember what's going on in my treatment, but as soon as I remind him then we are good :)

September 04, 2016

Good Experience! Everyone was courteous, friendly and professional.

September 01, 2016

MaKayla, Julie and Dr. Khong are amazing and are always make sure all my questions are answered and involve me in the decisions with my follow up care.

August 26, 2016

I have all faith in my Dr. and in his staff. They are very professional and very caring. They want nothing more than for me to lead a normal life for as many years as possible, hopefully cancer free. I enjoy visiting with Dr. Khong and his staff. They are always upbeat, pleasant and seem genuinely happy to see me at each visit.

August 16, 2016

very good

August 08, 2016

The staff at Huntsman is exceptional, I think, from the clerk at the desk to the nurse and lab personnel to my oncologist Dr. Khong. At the oncology clinic I feel truly cared for and supported by the people working there. With a disease that can be so frightening at times it reassures to know that you have a whole team of caring people backing you up.

July 14, 2016

I love my doctors!

July 07, 2016

Dr.Khong is wonderful

July 01, 2016

Excellent care and they listen to your concerns

June 13, 2016

Care Provider shared information he had obtained from a recent seminar relative to my health condition where new findings were helpful to future follow-up programs.

June 10, 2016

I would tell any and all about this place

June 01, 2016

the doctor and nurses always spend the time I need at each appointment. All my questions are answered, and in a manner so I fully understand.

April 13, 2016

All the doctors we have worked with have been as professional as I have ever experienced. I don't have the words to express my appreciation for all they have done for us over this past year plus working with my wife who had breast cancer.

April 12, 2016

I could not say enough about the level of care I receive at Huntsman. I am always treated with respect and courtesy. The doctors explain everything in a manner that is easily understood, and I feel comfortable asking questions.

April 10, 2016

I've been very happy with Dr. Khong. He shows concern and makes recommendations without being overbearing, and is both personable and professional.

March 31, 2016

It was amazing experience. I felt extremely well cared for and in the best hands I could ask for.

March 28, 2016

Dr. Khong is extremely approachable and genuinely cares about his patients. He fully answered all of my questions, which I deeply appreciated. Dr. Khong is a skilled doctor and researcher, and I am grateful for his expertise.

March 18, 2016

Everyone is always so kind as well as helpful. No criticisms.

March 11, 2016

Dr. Kong was very professional about my situation. He was also very down to earth andcongeniel.

March 02, 2016


February 21, 2016

Dr. Khong is remarkable. I have had no nausea this time around with his modification of how to manage my pills! I'm thrilled.

February 21, 2016

Think they did fine. My perception was not good that day.

February 20, 2016

Addressed concern about multiple times up. At night to releave myself.Scheduled ultra sound to check bladder.and kidneys.

February 13, 2016


February 05, 2016

very good

January 29, 2016

My doctors are always caring and kind and disclose all information and alleviate my concerns

January 22, 2016

I would recommend anyone from my care team. Huntsman has excellent resources, and people that work there. By far the best cancer clinic in the Salt Lake Area, and probably this side of the rockies.

January 20, 2016

I felt like I was treated as a person and not a statistic.

January 16, 2016

Dr.Khong always makes me feel more hopeful in addition to everything else he does. I feel very fortunate to have him as my oncologist.

January 07, 2016

I felt very comfortable and appreciated the friendliness and genuine concern about my concerns and their understanding attitude. It has been a good experience.

December 20, 2015

you cannot complain about the service

December 14, 2015

Always recommend Huntsman and doctors highly

November 19, 2015

I like that as I meet new personnel they seem to be informed about my case

November 14, 2015

Dr. Kong is particularly friendly and concerned about how I am doing. He is a very caring physician.

November 05, 2015

I love that Dr. Khong always takes the time to make sure all my questions are answered, even double checking previous notes when needed to make sure he has all he information. He doesn't rush or discount my concerns. Competent, friendly, courteous.

November 02, 2015

Dr. Khong is always wonderful in seeing that we are fully informed and know what to expect.

October 31, 2015

I love Dr. Khong. He makes me feel very comfortable and at ease. I also love his nurse Julie.

October 27, 2015

Dr. Khong is excellent in all of the above categories. The Huntsman is very fortunate to have him, and so am I.

October 19, 2015

Dr. Khong is knowledgeable, thorough and very kind. He doesn't rush through his appointments with me but answers all questions and always asks if there's anything more I have questions or concerns about. I'm very lucky to have him as my medical oncologist.

October 07, 2015

Dr Khong has been a really excellent doctor throughout my treatment, I could not ask for any better. This visit was delayed and there was not good communication to me from staff about the wait time.

October 06, 2015

best care ever

September 29, 2015


September 12, 2015

Dr. Khong is both knowledgeable and approachable. He listens intently and responds both as a professional and a kind human being. I would highly recommend Dr. Khong to others.

August 08, 2015

Dr. Kong was a very thorough provider! I was so nervous as a new cancer patient, and he took a lot of time to ensure I understood my illness and his suggested treatment and the reasoning behind it.

August 05, 2015

Dr. Khong was very good at explaining in a way that I could understand and seemed interested in my health.

August 03, 2015

From my first visit, I have felt comfortable in his company and during examination. His explanation of things, concerns, and recommendations were always understood, and if I had a question, he took the time to answer making sure that I did understand. Throughoughout the entire visit, he would have a positive attitude/outlook with comfortable support and caring encouragement. I've always felt comfortable/good even after my appointment is over.

July 12, 2015

Dr. Khong and his staff members (nurses and the study coordinator) are all wonderful. They listen well and have good answers for me.

July 07, 2015

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Khong as my physician and I inform anyone who asks how appreciative I am to have him as my doctor.

June 14, 2015

Everything is always explained to me in a way I understand. I never feel rushed at my appointments and I feel all of the staff genuinely care about me and my health. I have never encountered otherwise.

May 25, 2015

Dr. Khong, Julia and Bernadette are the best team ever!! They are loving and caring and compassionate and sensitive to our feelings. They bless our lives! We love them all.

May 21, 2015

I have recommended Huntsman to someone and would do so again

April 25, 2015


April 19, 2015

it is difficult to be both sensitive and convey the facts about cancer. However, Dr. Khong did just that.

March 15, 2015

Excellent provider. UUMC Huntsman has upped their game in enlisting Dr.Khong.

March 09, 2015

Extremely focused, wise, gentle and provided an avenue of immediate contact

March 09, 2015

The Dr's staff was very good. He was not!!!!

February 08, 2015

Dr. Khong is great.

January 20, 2015

Dr. Khong was,as usual very straight forward and concerned.

January 07, 2015

Great staff and Dr. Khong is awesome! I always feel like I am special and my concerns are genuine! I never feel stupid for asking some questions!

December 26, 2014

Dr. Khong and staff are excellent. I would just like the appointments to be timely.

December 26, 2014

dr khong is very knowledgable on the subject and also sounds very concerned for his patients. I hope never to have to refer anyone to him however would feel very confident in a referral if the situation ever arises

December 22, 2014

Dr. Khong is someone I will always be grateful for. Professionally and emotionally.

November 07, 2014


October 24, 2014


October 21, 2014

amazing care and "bedside manner" by my entire team.

October 19, 2014

she was awesome!

October 01, 2014

alll good

September 25, 2014

Dr. H. Khong and his Assistant, and Nurse Julie were all very kind, knowledgeable, and showed concern for my situation. Dr. H. Khong explained everything in detail to me so that I could understand the treatment process.

September 23, 2014

I feel confident that I am receiving the best possible care with Dr. Khong. He seems to know every detail of my history/case. He takes the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly.

September 18, 2014

I received a lot of useful information, and felt very confident in the doctors

September 07, 2014

Dr. Kong is very concerned that I understood what was going on with me. He was very complimentary of my decisions.

August 31, 2014

I have had a great experience with everyone at Huntsman: Dr. Khong, Bridgette, Julie, Barbie, COD-Karen, Nancy in clinic etc.............Love these people!

August 15, 2014

Excellent experience.

August 04, 2014

Dr. Khong takes time to explain and instruct.

June 01, 2014

You and your staff are always great.

May 16, 2014

I would LUV to send anyone to this facility, also the Dr.s and everyone else there!

May 08, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Khong. He spent a considerable amount of time fully answering my questions in a clear and approachable manner.

April 19, 2014

the very best experience I couldn't, ask for more

April 18, 2014

Both Dr. Khong, and his nurse Julie, have been absolutely fantastic. There's no down time for us. They're extremely punctual. However, we never feel rushed. It never seems they're in a hurry, they take their time and explain fully what needs to be done and why. As a life long registered nurse myself I know how difficult this can be to accomplish and yet they somehow do so.

April 17, 2014

felt very positive and informed

April 14, 2014

Dr. Khong spoke with me as a human, not a patient or someone incapable of understanding; something I will continually be grateful for.

April 07, 2014


April 03, 2014

I am very pleased over the treatment each care provider rendered during my visit/appointment. By the time I left, I felt I had known them longer than the one appointment time.

March 29, 2014

I wish he was more aware of and educated about nutrition and nontoxic cancer treatments.

March 24, 2014

Both Dr. Khong, and his nurse, Julie, have been wonderful.

March 17, 2014

DR. Khong and his staff....excellent. Excellent.

January 16, 2014

bad because of the time I waited

December 26, 2013

Being cared for by Dr. Khong sets my mind at ease and makes me feel safe.

December 25, 2013

everyone I have had contact with has been very patient and helpful

November 21, 2013

Doctor Khong did an excellent job explaining my prognosis and discussing my treatment options and their side effects. He clearly explained his plans for my future care and helped me to set aside many of my fears about my condition. Because of this visit to see Doctor Khong I fell very optimistic about my care and I feel well cared for.

July 19, 2013

The positive dialog was greatly appreciated. The information was framed was a positive point of view. I did not know their were good things about my cancer before. I was guided in how to deal with a positive out look. The semantics used were so much better. I was told that we would "stabilize" my cancer rather than it is not "curable" . Same basic information but I am so grateful for the positive way of looking at it. My daughter started crying the difference was so great. We left with a feeling of peace.

July 06, 2013

Dr. Khong is always wonderful about answering all of our questions!

April 24, 2013

Dr. Khong was very compassionate and informative

January 18, 2013

a have a very high confidence level, all my questions are addressed

January 02, 2013

He is very good at trying to find solutions for the side effects I am experiencing and making me more comfortable. He answers all of our questions and is sympathetic to our concerns.

December 17, 2012

We were so fortunate to have Dr. Hung Khong and would recommend him to anyone in his specialty.

December 07, 2012

Dr. Khong was very careful to keep us fully informed.

November 12, 2012

Dr. Khong was wonderful. We were going to him for a second opinion but we were so impressed that we have switched from Utah Cancer Specialists to Dr. Khong and his team.

October 19, 2012

We never feel rushed when the doctor is with us. He gives us his complete attention and his time. So do the nurses and MA's.

October 13, 2012

Dr. Khong and Darren Walker were wonderful and explained fully the study in which Sam will participate and what he may expect. We are pleased and reassured.

September 28, 2012

We have never had a bad experience at Huntsman!! Never! All doctors, nurses, MA's, PA's, etc. are wonderful and professional, kind and compassionate! We love you all!

June 30, 2012

I was very impressed with the doctor's knowledge and professionalism.

June 20, 2012

I feel Dr Khong treated me with the most care possible. I appreciate his honesty in my treatment.

April 19, 2012

All my questions were answered.

April 13, 2012

I think we have a great care provider.

March 13, 2012

There was a bit of a language barrier, as the nurse's first language is not English, and she was a bit hard to understand. However, she didn't mind repeating her words, which made it fine.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Combination of Conventional Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapy
  • Cancer Vaccines and Adoptive Cell Transfer Therapy for Cancer
  • Epigenetics in Cancer
  • Combination of Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-0255 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Oncology Administrative Office
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Hung T. Khong, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics program. In addition, Khong also serves as editor-in-chief of Current Biomarker Findings, associate editor of BMC Cancer, and on the editorial boards of Dataset Papers in Oncology and ISRN Oncology.

Khong’s research interests include cancer immunotherapy and epigenetic modulation in the treatment of cancer. His research focuses on the following: Adoptive cellular therapy and cancer vaccines (manipulation of the immune system to treat cancer), combining treatment methods such as chemo- or radiotherapy with immunotherapy (using the immune system to enhance the effects of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy), and chemotherapy with targeted therapy (drugs that intervene with specific molecules involved in tumor growth).

Khong specializes in the treatment of patients with melanoma and breast cancer. Khong has developed several innovative clinical trial protocols for the treatment of breast cancer and melanoma. For breast cancer, his current clinical research focus is neoadjuvant therapy for stages II and III, and first line treatment for metastatic disease. For melanoma, his current clinical trial utilizes intratumoral injection of immunotherapy including interleukin-2 and ipilimumab. In addition, Khong is also an expert in the use of high dose interleukin-2 in the treatment of metastatic melanoma.

Khong joined Huntsman Cancer Institute in December 2011. Previously, he was associate professor, interim chief of medical oncology, and associate director for clinical research at the Mitchell Cancer Institute of the University of South Alabama. He received his medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and served additional clinical and research fellowships in both the medicine branch and surgery branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship National Cancer Institute, Surgery Branch
CCR Senior Fellowship Training Award
Senior Clinical Fellow
Fellowship National Cancer Institute, Medicine Branch
Medical Oncology
Clinical Fellow
Residency Baylor College of Medicine
Internal Medicine Program
Professional Medical Temple University School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Pennsylvania


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