Dr. John K. Hong

Dr. John K. Hong, Gateway Spine, Bolingbrook ILDr. John K. Hong is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.  He received his Bachelor of Arts and Medical Doctorate degrees at Cornell and Tufts Universities.  After an internship in General Surgery, he completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center and then a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Hong is the founder and President of Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians.  He serves as the regional practice leader for the pain management division of NAPA (North American Partners in Anesthesia) and the medical director of pain management at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dr. Hong’s mission is to provide exceptional care to those suffering from pain.  In pursuing this goal, Dr. Hong has earned a reputation of excellence within the community and among his peers.  As testimony to this, much of his practice has grown through patients, physicians, and hospital staff referring to him their family and friends.  Dr. Hong also lectures extensively on pain management to community groups and health care providers throughout the Chicagoland area.
Dr. Hong has expertise performing advanced interventional pain treatments to identify and treat the source of pain.  He has particular interest in neuromodulation techniques such as neurostimulation to help block the transmission of pain.  He believes in a multimodal, balanced, evidence based approach to pain control that starts with conservative treatments and advances as indicated.  His goal is to treat each patient compassionately, individually, and safely with the appropriate use of a wide range of conventional and alternative therapies.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Adventist Bolingbrook, Hinsdale, and La Grange Hospitals
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • International Spinal Injection Society
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound
  • Dr. Hong is currently the Director of Pain Management at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. 

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