Oct 31, 2018
Dr. Roger Wong is Executive Associate Dean, Education in the
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC). He is a
Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the
Department of Medicine. Dr. Wong works tirelessly to advance
academic and clinical health sciences related to geriatrics, and
his work has significant impact on the care for older people in
Canada and beyond. He is a Consultant Physician at Vancouver
General Hospital, where he was Head of the Geriatric Consultation
Program 1998-2014. He founded the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit
in Vancouver that is replicated nationally and internationally. Dr.
Wong was President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (2011-2013)
and was instrumental in facilitating the success of indexing the
first Canadian geriatric medicine journal in PubMed. His clinical
research focuses on hospital medicine in vulnerable older adults.
Dr. Wong has published and lectured extensively on geriatric
medicine and medical education. He has authored in major medical
reference books, such as the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine,
Teaching Quality Improvement in Residency Education, Acute Care for
Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care. Dr. Wong has made
significant contributions in showcasing Canadian geriatrics around
the world, culminating in his selection as the 2017 Trevor Howell
Guest Lecturer in London, a prestigious honour bestowed by the
British Geriatrics Society for an eminent physician or scientist
with an international reputation. He is only the second Canadian
who has received this honour in the Lecture’s history.
Dr. Wong received his MD degree with Honours in Research (Medicine) from the University of Alberta and completed postgraduate and fellowship training there. His medical education achievements (CanMEDS, quality improvement) have been recognized with the UBC Killam Teaching Prize, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Donald Richards Wilson Award, and the UBC Medicine Master Teacher Award. Dr. Wong was elected to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, one of the highest honours in the health sciences field in Canada. He was also elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians. Dr. Wong has received numerous awards of appreciation from the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia to recognize his advocacy work in the community.
His recent TEDx talk is inspring and many follow him at https://twitter.com/RogerWong10