Thomas Hong, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Hong joined the Methodist Hospital in 2005 after completing his postdoctoral training. While at Methodist, he has served as a member of the Cardiology Care Management Performance Improvement Committee, and the Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Intervention Quality Management Subcommittee.

Description of Research

Dr. Hong´s research focuses on cardiac electrophysiology. In 2004, he received funding from the American Society of Echocardiography for his study that tested a real-time three-dimensional echocardiography technique to measure ventricular dyssynchrony and to asses cardiac resynchronization therapy. He is currently a sight principal investigator for the NIH sponsored PACE-MI clinical trial.

Areas Of Expertise

Cardiology Electrophysiology Pacemaker therapy Ventricular dyssynchrony
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , University of Chicago
Residency , University of Chicago
Internship , Baylor College of Medicine
MD , Baylor College of Medicine

Role of the vein of Marshall in atrial fibrillation recurrences after catheter ablation: Therapeutic effect of ethanol infusion
Dave, AS, Báez-Escudero, JL, Sasaridis, C, Hong, TE, Rami, T & Valderrábano, M 2012, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, vol 23, no. 6, pp. 583-591. DOI:

Predictors of appropriate defibrillator therapy among patients with an implantable defibrillator that delivers cardiac resynchronization therapy
Desai, AD, Burke, MC, Hong, TE, Kim, S, Salem, Y, Yong, PG & Knight, BP 2006, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, vol 17, no. 5, pp. 486-490. DOI:

Disparities in the use of primary prevention and defibrillator therapy among blacks and women
Gauri, AJ, Davis, A, Hong, T, Burke, MC & Knight, BP 2006, American Journal of Medicine, vol 119, no. 2. DOI:

Direct imaging of transvenous radiofrequency cardiac ablation using a steerable fiberoptic infrared endoscope
Knight, BP, Burke, MC, Hong, TE, McAuley, A, Amundson, D, Hanlin, J, Blankenship, L, Ferguson, TB, Nazarian, S & Berger, RD 2005, Heart Rhythm, vol 2, no. 10, pp. 1116-1121. DOI:

Coronary artery disease in patients with Buerger's disease
Hong, TE & Faxon, DP 2005, Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, vol 6, no. 4, pp. 222-226.

Three supraventricular tachycardias: How can all three occur in the same patient?
Hong, TE & Knight, BP 2005, Heart Rhythm, vol 2, no. 8, pp. 890-892. DOI:

Implications and outcome of permanent coronary sinus lead extraction and reimplantation
Burke, MC, Morton, J, Lin, AC, Tierney, S, Desai, A, Hong, T, Kim, S, Salem, Y, Alberts, M & Knight, BP 2005, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, vol 16, no. 8, pp. 830-837. DOI:

Termination of epicardial left ventricular tachycardia by pacing without global capture
Desai, AD, Burke, MC, Hong, TE, Kim, S, Salem, Y & Knight, BP 2005, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, vol 16, no. 1, pp. 92-94. DOI:

Diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch with transesophageal echocardiogram
Hong, TE & Lang, RM 2004, Clinical Cardiology, vol 27, no. 5.

Transcatheter Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale Associated with Paradoxical Embolism Using the Amplatzer PFO Occluder: Initial and Intermediate-Term Results of the U.S. Multicenter Clinical Trial
Hong, TE, Thaler, D, Brorson, J, Heitschmidt, M & Hijazi, ZM 2003, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, vol 60, no. 4, pp. 524-528. DOI:

Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus in adults using the Amplatzer duct occluder: Initial results and follow-up
Hong, TE, Hellenbrand, WE & Hijazi, ZM 2002, Indian Heart Journal, vol 54, no. 4, pp. 384-389.