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Emily Yen Wong

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong (HKU), Dept of Fam Med and Primary Care

 

Dr Emily Wong grew up between US and Hong Kong, finishing her GCSE “O” levels at Hong Kong Island School. She moved to Seattle, Washington, where she received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Washington (UW). She completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at UCLA, and after graduation, she stayed on the medical school faculty as Assistant Professor at the UCLA Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center.
 
Dr Wong moved back to the UW in 1995, teaching at the School of Medicine, as well as providing clinical care, conducting research and serving in administration. During her tenure on the faculty there, she was Principal Investigator (PI) on the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Center of Excellence in Women’s Health grant; this award was funded by the US federal government to advance the health of underserved and minority women, and to promote the leadership of women in academic medicine. Dr Wong completed an Executive  Masters of Health Administration degree (EMHA) at the UW, and went on to serve in multiple administrative leadership roles, including Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the UW Department of Medicine. She was elected by her peers to serve on the UW Physicians (UWP) Board of Trustees, and as Chief of Medical Staff at the UW Medical Center (UWMC). 
 
Dr Wong remains an Affiliate Associate Professor at the UW, and is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at HKU, in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care.  She is Diplomate of the American College of Integrative Medicine, and Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).
 
 
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