Colin D. Cha Fong serves as the director of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Jacobi. He received his Bachelor degree from Yale University, and then spent 3 years teaching abroad before returning to the US. Since returning, he pursued various healthcare positions and then bioethics coursework at the University of Pennsylvania before attending Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson to complete a dual degree MD/MBA program in 2006. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 2009, and joined Jacobi as an Academic Hospitalist that same year.
He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a board certified internist, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He particularly enjoys working with the diverse and international housestaff at Jacobi, both in his role as a teaching attending and as an Associate Program Director for the residency. In 2012, he was honored by the Bronx County Medical Society with a Peer Excellence in Medicine Award.
In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Cha Fong has interests in housestaff education, information technology, and the delivery of healthcare. Contributing to medical student and resident education is his favorite aspect of serving at Jacobi, and when not working, he is found with his wife enjoying raising their 2 children.