Johnny Dong was born in New York and grew up in the diverse town of Edison, New Jersey. He continued to work nearly full time at his family’s restaurant throughout college and part of graduate school. Johnny is an alumnus of Edison High School. Afterwards, he attended Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey for a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with minor in Public Health. He obtained a Masters in Biomedical Sciences and is currently a medical student at the NYCPM.