Yekyung Kong, M.D.
Director of outpatient stroke services
Dr. Kong specializes in stroke rehabilitation
Dr. Yekyung Kong, a board certified physiatrist, focuses on the inpatient care of individuals with stroke, spinal cord and other neurologic diseases, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome. She is also experienced in orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, pain and spasticity management, gait dysfunction and the therapeutic use of orthoses (braces). In addition, as the director of outpatient stroke services, she oversees all outpatient stroke programs, including the videofluoroscopic swallowing clinic and bracing/orthotic clinics.
Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Kong holds subspecialty certifications in spinal cord injury medicine and pain management and is also certified in acupuncture. She is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Kong has published numerous articles and abstracts in professional journals on stroke and a variety of other topics, including the rehabilitation of patients with HIV and peripheral neuropathy in burn patients. She has been named among the nation’s top doctors by Castle Connolly and other independent surveys.
Dr. Kong graduated from a seven-year accelerated bachelor of science/doctorate of medicine program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City University of New York and received her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School). She also received training in acupuncture at the University of California at Los Angeles. She joined Kessler Institute in 1995.