Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Thomas E. Hong, M.D.

Thomas E. Hong, M.D.


Thomas E. Hong, M.D.

Thomas E. Hong, M.D.

Assistant Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Physician, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
The Methodist Hospital
Clinical Professor of Medicine 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

E-mail: tehong@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-790-0841
Fax: 713-790-9663


B.A.   Rice University, Houston, TX
M.D.   Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Postdoctoral Training

Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals Program, Houston, TX
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL



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.

Major Areas of Research

Cardiology, electrophysiology, pacemaker therapy, ventricular dyssynchrony

Recent Publications

Desai AD, Burke MC, Hong TE, Kim S, Salem Y, Yong PG, Knight BP. Predictors of appropriate defibrillator therapy among patients with an implantable defibrillator that delivers cardiac resynchronization therapy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2006 May;17(5):486-90.

Hong TE, Faxon DP. Coronary artery disease in patients with Buerger's disease. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2005 Fall;6(4):222-6.

Knight BP, Burke MC, Hong TE, McAuley A, Amundson D, Hanlin J, Blankenship L, Ferguson TB Jr, Nazarian S, Berger RD. Direct imaging of transvenous radiofrequency cardiac ablation using a steerable fiberoptic infrared endoscope. Heart Rhythm. 2005 Oct;2(10):1116-21.

Hong TE, Knight BP. Three supraventricular tachycardias: how can all three occur in the same patient? Heart Rhythm. 2005 Aug;2(8):890-2. No abstract available.

Desai AD, Burke MC, Hong TE, Kim S, Salem Y, Knight BP. Termination of epicardial left ventricular tachycardia by pacing without global capture. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2005 Jan;16(1):92-4.