Pain Management Physician
Hyun Hong, MD, is a pain management physician serving patients at the Washington Center for Pain Management in Bellevue, Washington. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, he completed his internship at Legacy Hospitals in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hong furthered his anesthesiology training at the University of Washington in Seattle, and then at Texas Tech Pain Institute in Lubbock, Texas. He is board-certified in pain management. Dr. Hong is a preceptor for PA students at the University of Washington. He has also been on the interview admissions committee for the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Hong has been involved as a principal investigator or investigator for FDA phase 2-4 clinical trials from innovative medications to treat chronic pain to homologous stem cell therapy for disc-related low back pain. Dr. Hong received the Top Pain Specialist Award in the state of Washington in 2013. He has also received the Top Doctor award from the Seattle Met Magazine continuously from 2012-2016, and then once again in 2019.
Dr. Hong specializes in pain management and its related fields, such as chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, back pain, muscle spasticity, complex regional pain syndromes, and acute forms of pain. He is a firm believer in treating patients holistically and puts emphasis not only on interventional procedures, but also factors that can affect your sense of wellness like nutrition, exercise, and psychological counseling, if necessary.
Dr. Hong welcomes any patient seeking pain relief in the Greater Seattle area to Washington Center for Pain Management.
Dr. Hong and Dr. Mambalam have served as primary and sub-investigators in several clinical research trials from Phase I through IV in various areas of pain management. They have significant research experience involving novel medications for pain conditions such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN), and chronic low back pain. They also have experience with devices such as Spinal Cord Stimulation. They have even conducted research on stem cell therapies for chronic pain conditions including degenerative disc disease (DDD). It is their goal to be at the forefront of pain management with it rapidly progressing science.