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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Regional Director of Marketing and Communications
Radiologist Penn Tong, MD Joins Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region
Prime Pennsylvania Region (January 05, 2023) –Penn Tong, MD, board-certified diagnostic radiologist, has joined Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region.
Dr. Tong specializes in both Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Tong is trained to interpret and utilize medical imaging technology to diagnose and treat many different types of diseases and disorders.
Dr. Tong comes to Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region from Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, PA, where he has practiced since 2019. In private practice, he provided diagnostic interpretations and interventional procedures for the Grand View Health System. Before this role, Dr. Tong worked at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from 2018-2019 and at Hahnemann Hospital from 2014-2019.
Dr. Tong has teaching experience training medical students and resident physicians in Diagnostic Radiology.
He has held numerous leadership and administrative positions, including chief resident, resident house staff representative and presenter and mentor of the Radiology Department at Hahnemann Hospital, under the Drexel Radiology residency program. While attending Drexel University College of Medicine, he was captain of intramural football, basketball, and tennis sports leagues.
“Dr. Tong brings over nine years of diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology experience to our medical imaging team,” said Dr. Mathew Mathew, CMO of Suburban Community Hospital. “His expertise will be an incredible asset to our medical staff and further enhance quality care for the patients and residents we serve.”
Dr. Tong received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, completed an internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital Network in Allentown, PA, a residency at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, and was in the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) residency program. He also finished a fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. While in school, Dr. Tong volunteered as a translator at Jefferson Hospital, assisting patients with medical appointments and filling out medical forms. He also volunteered with a Medical Mission in Senegal, Africa, where he shadowed and practiced numerous medical procedures in small villages and was head of the wound-care station.
Dr. Tong has been featured in academic presentations, including the Journal of DrexelMed following the inadvertent placement of the central line into the right subclavian artery placement, Drexel Research Day Symposium poster presentation on IVC Filter and Finding of “Sixty Five Roses” in Different Radiographic Modalities, International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, and Drexel Research Day Symposium for “Treatments Options in an Adult with Extensive Deep Vein Thrombosis.”
Dr. Tong holds licensure in The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) 1-3 and Step 2 CK (“Clinical Knowledge”) and CS (“Clinical Skills”), the American Board of Radiology (ABR) core EXAM and the computer-based Certifying Exam. He also has his American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).
Dr. Tong is “committed to supporting the medical staff and delivering high-quality care and service to the community,” he stated.
Outside work, Dr. Tong enjoys tennis, racquet sports, golf, poker, traveling, piano, painting, board games, following local sports teams, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
For more information about diagnostic imaging services at any of our Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region Hospitals, please visit suburbanhosp.org, lowerbuckshosp.com, and roxboroughmemorial.com, or call (215) PA-PRIME/ 215-727-7463.
About Suburban Community Hospital: Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted, and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.
About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com