Dr. Wong, as Chair, leads City of Hope’s Radiation Oncology Program. He has led the effort to expand and modernize the facilities for the program. Under his leadership, the Department of Radiation Oncology has realized significant growth. The program now boasts the latest technologies, including image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, TomoTherapy, CT simulation, functional tumor imaging, radioimmunotherapy, and advanced brachytherapy technologies. In addition, to advanced technologies in the clinic, there has been significant growth within the Divisions of Radiation Physics, Radioimmunotherapy, and Radiation Biology. Recently the department launched a Radiation Oncology Residency Program. A primary focus of the Radiation Oncology’s program is to offer the latest advances in cancer care through utilizing strengths in the clinic, physics, and research sciences.
Dr. Wong is recognized as an expert in the use of targeted radiation therapy using radiolabeled antibodies for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer. He is also recognized for his efforts in targeted therapy using image-guided IMRT, recently applying this approach to patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation. His clinical interests are in prostate, colorectal, lung and breast cancer. He is Associate Director of the Prostate Cancer Program.
Dr. Wong has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and delivered dozens of abstracts and presentations. Past honors have included membership in Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship, Who’s Who in Medicine, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Healthcare, and America’s Top Doctors for Cancer. He is board-certified and a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Wong has been on staff at the City of Hope Cancer Center since 1985. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University and his MD degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This was followed by residency training in radiation oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1992 he was named Head of the Section of Radiation Biology and then was named Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in 1999.