Pediatric Respirologist – Lincoln Park
Dr. Wong completed his medical degree at the Imperial College, University of London, UK in 1987. He then completed training in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Respiratory Medicine as well as a Pediatric Respirology Research Fellowship at the University of Leicester, UK. His research involved infant bronchiolitis (a common infant cough and wheezing disease), inhaled steroids therapy and safety, cough and oxygen saturation monitoring during sleep, infant lung function and respiratory cilia. Dr. Wong further completed a Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital, University of Melbourne as well as lung transplant training at the Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Australia in year 2000. Dr. Wong had gained extensive experience working in multiple tertiary and quaternary centers in three continents including the Hammersmith Hospital and a Senior Fellowship at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, UK. In Canada, he had held positions as Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Founding Subspecialty Training Program Director in Pediatric Respirology and Founding Medical Director in Pediatric Lung/Heart-Lung Transplantation at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wong was Associate Professor and Founding Division Chief in Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at the McMaster University until 2016.
Dr. Wong participated in the revision of the 2011 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Pediatric Respirology training curriculum. He was an Expert Advisor for Health Canada in Cell, Tissue and Organ. He served as the Secretary of the International Pediatric Lung Transplant Collaborative for five years until 2014. He is currently Chair of the Perfusable Organ for Transplantation Subcommittee at the Canadian Standard Association, Co-Chair of the Standard Committee, Canadian Society of Transplantation and a voting member of the Cells, Tissues, and Organs for Transplantation & Assisted Reproduction/Transmittable Disease Technical Committee at the Canadian Standard Association. He is a member of the Alberta Health Service, Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network Airway Working Group.
Dr. Wong’s publications include clinical innovations, monographs, state of the art papers and Canadian national standards. He has published in asthma, infant bronchiolitis, pulmonary function, airway and exercise challenge, chronic and complicated infective lung diseases, aerosol medicine, bronchoscopy and lung/heart-lung transplantation. He is an active reviewer of multiple medical journals in respiratory medicine, allergy/immunology and transplantation. He has 30 years’ experience in hospital medicine, serving children with diverse and complex upper airway, pulmonary and sleep respiratory conditions. He is passionate in patient education and delivering high quality individualised family centered care.