Beverly Hon, M.D.
Attending Physician,JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Updated: June 18, 2020
Beverly Hon, M.D., an attending physician at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has received a prestigious award that recognizes excellence in spinal cord injury research by professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with these life-changing injuries.
Dr, Hon has been honored with the Bors Award for Scientific Development for her research into ultrasound surveillance for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots, among people with spinal cord injury.
The study examined 189 patients and concluded that being older and having more severe neurologic impairment are independent risk factors for DVTs. Those with certain types of DVTs have a high likelihood of future blood clots. The study also concluded that routine ultrasound surveillance for these patients may be warranted.
Dr. Hon’s article was selected from a competitive field judged for their novelty, appropriateness of methodology and techniques, clarity of presentation, and the importance of the study. Dr. Hon’s research is “Duplex ultrasound surveillance for deep vein thrombosis after acute traumatic spinal cord injury at rehabilitation admission,” and was published online on April 2, 2019.
Dr. Hon, who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), has dedicated her career to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries. She has conducted research during her residency and fellowship and has presented at national conferences.
Education & Experience
Dr. Beverly Hon received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her PM&R residency at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (NJMS)/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Afterward, she completed her fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at Rutgers-NJMS/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.
At JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Hon works with an interdisciplinary team highly-skilled in treating all aspects of spinal cord injury and enabling patients to maximize their recovery and meet their individual goals.