Jason Tong, MD is a general surgery resident at the University of Pennsylvania currently completing a Masters of Science in Health Policy Research as a National Clinical Scholar. His research focuses on the Affordable Care Act and the impact of federal and state policies on disparities in surgical care. He will also be pursuing research dedicated towards improving surgical care in the Veteran Affairs Medical Center healthcare network. He intends to apply in a colorectal surgery fellowship following the completion of his general surgery residency in 2024. He received his MD at the Perelman School of Medicine in 2017.