David Tong, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Emory Healthcare bio

Dr. Tong received his medical training at Duke Medical School and his public health training at UNC Chapel Hill and was elected to the AOA honor society. He then did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University. He stayed for training in nephrology at Emory and did research in the lab of Dr. James Tumlin, studying the pathway by which steroids stimulate calcineurin phosphatase, the enzyme targeted by transplantation drugs such as cyclosporine and prograf. He has stayed on faculty in the renal division after finishing his fellowship and is currently studying polyoma virus BK, which affects kidney transplant recipients.

Studying various aspects of BK virus in kidney transplant recipients as well as in a related mouse model of polyoma virus infection.

Dr. Tong's clinical focus is in renal transplantation.