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Mark Hong initiated into American College of Surgeons

Dr. Mark Hong of Affiliated Urologists was among 1,640 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2014 annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, Calif., last month. This year’s class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into the College.

Upon graduating summa cum laude from Rice University, Dr. Hong completed surgery and urology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is currently practicing at Affiliated Urology located in Phoenix.

Dr. Hong has a strong professional interest in developing innovative and minimally invasive methods to treat conditions such as BPH, kidney stones, prostate cancer and kidney cancer.
He also works with various professional societies and organizations including the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation for prostate cancer causes and the Phoenix Symphony.

By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice for at least one year at the time of his or her application.  Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.

The Convocation ceremony was the highlight of the five-day Congress at which initiation into ACS Fellowship took place. The Congress also featured reports on research-in-progress, postgraduate courses, panel discussions, symposia, and scientific and industrial exhibits. Total estimated attendance at the Congress was 13,082, including 8,924 physicians. Allied health professionals and members of the scientific and consumer media also attended the meeting.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery.  Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 79,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.  For more information, visit www.facs.org.

Affiliated Urologists

Affiliated Urologists Opens Third Location

Affiliated Urologists announced the opening of a new office in the Biltmore area. The expansion allows this locally and nationally recognized practice with a 40 year history of providing urologic care an opportunity to continue its tradition of excellence in other areas in the Valley.

Dr. Al Borhan and Dr. Mark Hong are heading the move to provide services in a growing area of the Valley. They have both been recognized as leaders in the Valley spearheading new procedures and techniques and trendsetters in the field. The new center is staffed by board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians who specialize in urological conditions including: kidney stones, prostate cancer, male infertility and bladder conditions to name a few.

“We are excited about the opportunity for our group to provide more accessible care to our patients. We have always had a very large referral base in the area and this allows us to concentrate our efforts in the area.” said Dr. Stephen Ponas, who has over 20 years with Affiliated. “We will definitely make an impact with our comprehensive urology care in that part of the Valley,” added Dr. Dan Jaffee, who heads the Female Urology division of the group.

The new office is located at 2222 East Highland Suite 400 in Phoenix near the Biltmore Fashion Park. The local medical practice has another office in downtown Phoenix and in the North Scottsdale/Desert Ridge area.

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Affiliated Urologists opens third location

Affiliated Urologists is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Biltmore Area. The expansion allows this locally and nationally recognized practice with a 40 year history of providing urologic care an opportunity to continue its tradition of excellence in other areas in the Valley.

Dr. Al Borhan and Dr. Mark Hong are heading the move to provide services in a growing area of the Valley. They have both been recognized as leaders in the Valley spearheading new procedures and techniques and trendsetters in the field. The new center is staffed by board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians who specialize in urological conditions including: kidney stones, prostate cancer, male infertility and bladder conditions to name a few.

“We are excited about the opportunity for our group to provide more accessible care to our patients. We have always had a very large referral base in the area and this allows us to concentrate our efforts in the area.” said Dr. Stephen Ponas, who has over 20 years with Affiliated. “We will definitely make an impact with our comprehensive urology care in that part of the Valley,” added Dr. Dan Jaffee, who heads the Female Urology division of the group.

The new office is located at 2222 E. Highland, Suite 400, in Phoenix near the Biltmore Fashion Park. The local medical practice has another office in downtown Phoenix and in the North Scottsdale/Desert Ridge area.

For more information on Affiliated Urologists and its physicians, visit www.affiliatedurologists.com or call 602-264-0608.