Don Hoang, MD, MHS

Don Hoang, M.D., M.H.S.

Integrated Resident


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

College: Stanford University

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Basketball, Snowboarding, Music, Rock Climbing



Don Hoang graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Biological Sciences and had a brief stint at Amgen, a biotechnology firm, before going to medical school. At Yale University, he received a one-year research position as part of the NIH CTSA TL1 Yale Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program and earned a Masters Degree in Health Science research. He hopes to use his surgical training and experiences to push the boundaries of technology and surgery innovation and delivery both in the U.S. and abroad. 


  • Gaspar Anastasi Award Best Resident Research Competition Aesthetic Meeting (2016 – research)
  • Yale University School of Medicine Louis Welt Prize for outstanding thesis (2012 - research)
  • BCA Norma Lies Mitchell $100,000 Exceptional Project Grant (2011 – research)
  • Lee E. Farr Scholar Award, Yale University School of Medicine (2011 – research)
  • NIH CTSA-TL1 Yale Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Fellowship (2010 – research)
  • Wilbur Downs International Student Fellowship (2008 - research)
  • Yale Surgical Society - American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Award (2008 – Clinical)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society (2007 – Academic)

Publications/Presentations (Research Gate)

  1. Hoang D, Lin AC, Essilfie A, Minneti M, Kuschner S, Carey J, Ghiassi A. Evaluation of Percutaneous First Annular Pulley Release: Efficacy and Complications in a Perfused Cadaveric Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Jul;41(7):e165-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.04.009. Epub 2016 May 13. PMID:2718095
  2. Hoang D, Orgel MI, Kulber DA. Hand Rejuvenation: A Comprehensive Review of Fat GraftingJ Hand Surg Am. 2016 May;41(5):639-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.03.006. Review. PMID: 27113709
  3. Hoang D, Chen V, Saber S, Patel K, Carey, J. Bilateral Pedicled Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap in the Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 [In Print]
  4. Hoang D, Reznik R, Orgel M, Li Q, Mirhadi A, Kulber DA. Surgical Excision and Adjuvant Brachytherapy Versus External Beam Radiation for the Effective Treatment of Keloids: 10-Year Institutional Retrospective Analysis. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2016 [In Print]
  5. Hoang D, Broer N, Roman SA, Yao X, Abitbol N, Li F, Sosa JA, Sue GR, DeWan AT, Wong M, Licinio J, Simpson C, Li AY, Pizzoferrato N, Narayan D Leptin is Produced by Parathyroid Glands and Stimulates PTH Secretion. Annals of Surgery. 2016 [In Print]
  6. Goldberg C, Hoang D, McRae M, Chung C, Leffell D, Narayan D.  A strategy for the successful management of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Jan;74(1):80-4. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3182898692. PMID: 23788146
  7. Hoang D, Broer N, Roman SA, Yao X, Abitbol N, Li F, Sosa JA, Sue GR, DeWan AT, Wong M, Licinio J, Simpson C, Li AY, Pizzoferrato N, Narayan D. Leptin signaling and hyperparathyroidism: clinical and genetic associations. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun;218(6):1239-1250.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.11.013. Epub 2013 Nov 27.PMID: 24468228
  8. Hoang D, Abitbol N, Broer N, Narayan D. Deepithelialized Flap Closure: a Novel Approach to Complex Ventral Hernia Repairs. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Aug;71(2):198-202. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31824b3e87. PMID: 23235368
  9. Hoang D, Sue GR, Xu F, Li P, Narayan D. Absence of aneuploidy and gastrointestinal tumors in a man with a chromosomal 2q13 deletion and BUB1 monoallelic deficiency. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Feb 25;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013008684. 10.1136/bcr-2013-008684. PMID: 23440991
  10. Hoang D, Roberts KE, Teng E, Narayan D. Laparoscopic iliac and iliofemoral lymph node resection for melanoma. Surg Endosc. 2012 Dec;26(12):3686-7. doi: 10.1007/s00464-012-2376-3. Epub 2012 Aug 12. PMID: 22886178
  11. Wang F, Hoang D, Medvecky M, Amankulor N, Teng E, Narayan D. A novel cranioplasty technique incorporating cancellous femoral bone and recombinant bone morphogenic protein 2. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Jul;23(4):1083-6. PMID: 22777455
  12. Uchio E, Hoang D, Alam S, Mcrae M, Kishinevsky A, Narayan D. A Novel Device for Minimally Invasive Harvest of the Sural Nerve. Conn Med. 2012 Jan;76(1):27-31. PMID:    22372176
  13. Hoang D, Dinh AT, Groce N, Sullivan L. Knowledge and Perceptions of HIV-Infected Patients Regarding HIV Transmission and Treatment in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 Mar;27(2):NP746-57. doi: 10.1177/1010539511427955. Epub 2011 Dec 23. PMID: 22199151
  14. Hoang D, Nguyen K. Volunteering in Nha Trang, Vietnam—senior medical students’ perspectives of a surgical mission trip. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 2011 Dec. 84(4): 461–470.  PMCID: PMC3238326
  15. Smith DA, Hoang D, Broer N, Narayan D. Acellularized Cadaver Dermis for Reconstruction of Complex Scalp Defects. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Mar;65(3):406-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2011.06.049. Epub 2011 Aug 27.PMID: 21875823
  16. Hoang D, Broer N, Narayan D. Novel use of orthopedic limb device for brachioplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar;127(3):71e-2e. PMID:21364394
  17. Tom L, Broer N, Hoang D, Narayan D. Novel use of acellularized dermis for breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jul;128(1):31e-3e. PMID:21701307
  18. Hoang D. Yale School of Medicine Thesis Award Recipient - 2012:Leptin: A Novel Hormone of the Parathyroid Gland. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 2012 September; 85(3): 415–416. PMCID: PMC344720