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Doctors & Staff

Dr. James Hong

bone and joint specialists DR. JAMES HONG

Best in Region in Podiatry 2015, 2016 and 2017

Podiatric Residency

Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Doctorate Degree

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences Chicago, Illinois

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


Dr. James Hong, a native of Merrillville, brings extensive foot and ankle surgical expertise to Bone & Joint Specialists. During his medical training he received the Scholl College Distinguished Scholar Award as well as many other honor society awards. He is Board Certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. He actively trains and supervises residents at the Franciscan St. Margaret/Midwestern University Residency program.

Dr. Hong enjoys all aspects of treating foot and ankle conditions, with particular interest in trauma, reconstructive surgery, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He utilizes surgery as a last resort when all other conservative measures have failed. He believes strongly in taking time to develop an individualized treatment approach tailored to each patient’s personal life circumstances and goals. His secondary languages include Spanish and Chinese.

Outside of work, Dr. Hong enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling, golfing, and being with family and friends.

Surgical Affiliations

  • Community Hospital | Munster, Indiana
  • The Methodist Hospital – Southlake Campus| Merrillville, IN
  • St. Mary Medical Center | Hobart, Indiana
  • St. Margaret Health | Dyer, Indiana
  • Community Surgery Center | Munster, Indiana
  • St. Mary’s Outpatient Surgery at Lakepark | Hobart, Indiana
  • Northwest Regional Surgery Center | Merrillville, IN
  • Pinnacle Hospital | Crown Point, IN


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