Our Fellow Junior Associate, Dr. Alex Pong

The CaloAesthetics Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship program is a 12-month program that provides advanced surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic medical procedure training for board-eligible plastic surgeons at our Louisville location.

We are pleased to introduce our current Fellow Junior Associate:

CaloAesthetics Fellow Dr. Alex PongDr. Alex Pong

Dr. Pong joins CaloAesthetics® from San Antonio, TX, where he earned his medical degree with honors and graduated first in his class from UT Health in San Antonio. Following this, he pursued an integrated plastic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts, where he served as chief resident and gained extensive experience in a wide range of complex procedures.

Dr. Pong has a strong focus on aesthetic breast and body contouring procedures, aiming to help patients enhance their appearance and boost their self-confidence. He is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest advancements in the field to deliver outstanding results that align with his patients’ desires and goals.

Outside of his professional commitments, Dr. Pong enjoys exploring his culinary skills and discovering new dining experiences with friends. He also enjoys spending time outdoors and hiking with his two beloved dogs, Darwin and Piper.

Education & Training

  • UMass Chan Medical School, Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency, 2017-2023
  • Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio, 2013-2017
  • Lafayette College, Bachelor of Science, Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 2009-2013



Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship
Louisville, KY
2023 – 2024
UMass Chan Medical School
Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency
Worchester, MA
2017 – 2023
Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio 
Doctor of Medicine with Honors
Rank 1 out of 208
San Antonio, TX
2013 – 2017
Lafayette College
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Summa Cum Laude 
Easton, PA
2009 – 2013
Kentucky Medical License – Pending 2023
Massachusetts Medical License #282168 2017 – present
BLS / ACLS Certification 2013 – present
Alpha Omega Alpha 2022
1st Place Plastic Surgery In-Service Examination Award 2019
2nd Place Plastic Surgery In-Service Examination Award 2018
Willis Roberts Hunt Prize 2013
Joseph Watt Keubler Jr. Memorial Prize 2013
Excel Scholar 2011 – 2013
Dean’s List, Lafayette College 2009 – 2013
Nalven Summer Research Fellowship 2012
Primary Investigator, Research Project, UMass Chan Medical School

Developed a training curriculum utilizing a live porcine model to train plastic surgery residents in various flap techniques, including fibula and abdominally based free flaps, as well as other pedicled flaps.

2021 – present  

Worcester, MA 
Excel Scholar, Excel Research and Senior Thesis, Lafayette College

Worked with Dr. Rothenberger to investigate the distribution and migration of the invasive Chinese mitten crab, Eiocheir sinensis, in the Raritan Bay, NJ. Project involved sampling in riverine and estuarine environments and mapping distribution using Geographic Information System (GIS). The long-term study was the first to meticulously document the crab’s establishment and migratory habits within Atlantic waters.

Spring 2011 – Spring 2013

Easton, PA
Uy, K. L., Pong, A. W. Chest wall and Sternum Resection and Reconstruction [submitted for publication]. Pearson’s General Thoracic Surgery. STS Cardiothoracic Surgery E-Book. Chicago: Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2023. STS Surgery, ebook.sts.org
Pong A, Giatsidis G. Discussion: Low Complication Rates Using Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy for Panniculectomies: A Single-Surgeon, Retrospective, Uncontrolled Case Series. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Aug;146(2):398-400. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007039. PMID: 32740594. 
Pong, A.W. Wound Care for Primary Care Physicians

Presented at UMass Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Worcester, MA. May 26, 2023

Pong, A.W. Plastic Surgery Consults and Emergencies

Presented at UMass Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Worcester, MA. July 11, 2022

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Member 2022 – present
The Aesthetic Society, Resident Member 2017 – present
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Resident Member 2017 – present
American Medical Association 2013 – present
Texas Medical Association 2013 – 2017
If you are interested in meeting with our fellow at CaloAesthetics® Plastic Surgery Center, please request a consultation or call (502) 899-9979 to schedule your visit.


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