Hui Gong

Clinical Assistant Professor
Hui Gong


  • Department of Neurology


  • English

Hui Gong, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Practicing location:

  • Other Locations

About this doctor:

Dr. Gong obtained her Medical Degree from Hunan Medical University of a western medicine program partnered with the Yale-China Association, which is closely affiliated with the Yale University School of Medicine. She then enhanced her medical knowledge with a year of clinical training from New York Medical College before joining the medicine and neurology residencies at University of New Mexico. She completed her Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship in Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. She is currently a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Neurology of Keck Medical Center of USC, Keck School of Medicine of USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation specializing in epilepsy.

Dr. Gong is board eligible in Neurology and Clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her primary focus in clinical practice is improving epilepsy care with combined medical and surgical management.

Dr. Gong has studied the pathophysiology of epilepsy and furthered the understanding of status epilepticus.  She received the Young Investigator Award from American Epilepsy Society for her work on refractory epilepsy in Infants with Non-accidental Head Injury.  She also has a keen interest in peripheral neuropathy and neuromuscular disease; she published a case report on Myasthenia Gravis associated with invasive malignant thymoma and presented work of  “ Characteristics and Differential Diagnosis of Neuropathy in USC- Keck Medical Center” at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting.  She is currently studying the complications of WADA test to surgery treatment for the epilepsy patient and participates in a clinical trial of the safety and efficacy of stem cell transplantation for cervical spinal cord injury.

Dr. Gong’s research had been broad and diverse. She participated in clinic trials for new cardio tonic agents while she was a Cardiology and Pharmacology Physician Fellow at Peking Union Medical College & Chinese Academy of Medical Science.  Dr. Gong received postdoctoral training and was Assistant Research Scientist at the sleep research lab at UCLA, where she served as a sub-investigator under numerous NIH-sponsored grants. At UCLA, she was among the first to discover a unique population of sleep regulatory neurons in the median preoptic nucleus of the hypothalamus, which utilizes GABA as an inhibitory neurotransmitter transporting retrograde and anterograde axonal signals to multiple arousal systems in the brain. This particular role of median preoptic nucleus in sleep is now recognized worldwide. She has over a dozen publications on the anatomy and physiology of sleep and received a merit award from Sleep Research Society.


MD, Hunan Medical University, 1992
Certification of Medicine, New York Medical College, 2009


University of New Mexico, 2009-2010


University of New Mexico, Neurology, 2010-2013


University of California - Los Angeles, 1996-2002
Keck Medical Center of USC, Neurophysiology, 2013-2014
Keck Medical Center of USC at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation, Epilepsy, 2014-Current

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Neurology


Trainee Research Merit Award, Sleep Research Society, 2002
Young Investigator Award, American Epilepsy Society, 2013