Dr. Susan Hong
Dr. Susan Hong is a VST Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She serves as Director of the Program for Innovations in Cancer Survivorship at the University of Illinois Cancer Center where she oversees the growth and development of the research, clinical and academic cores of adult cancer survivorship. Prior to joining the UI Cancer Center, Dr. Hong was the Director of the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program at the University of Chicago. This was the first comprehensive cancer survivorship clinic in Illinois to see patients as early as the time of their cancer diagnosis and incorporate all four components of survivorship care as outlined by the Institute of Medicine. Her academic and research activities at the University of Chicago centered on reducing the risk of cancer recurrence through lifestyle intervention studies, understanding the significance of hereditary cancer syndromes in survivorship care, elucidating factors associated with compliance to adjuvant hormone therapy, and the education of primary care providers on cancer survivorship care. Dr. Hong’s work has been independently funded by Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, and the Falk Foundation. She co-authored papers in collaboration with researchers at the University of Chicago, Rush, Northwestern, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and the University of Illinois.