Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

56 Patient Ratings
23 Patient Comments

Hung T. Khong, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4269 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 3A, Center for Breast Health
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
(801) 585-0209 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Clinic 2E, Melanoma
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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(801) 585-0206 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Clinic 2D, Melanoma
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Bio

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
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician 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 doctor
4.9
My confidence in doctor
4.9
Time doctor spent with me
4.8
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

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.

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions 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

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
Resident
Professional Medical Temple University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Pennsylvania
Biology
B.A.

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