Dr. Wong completed his medical training at Western University in 2005 and his internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Alberta from 2005 to 2010. He began full-time with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (now part of the Saskatchewan Health Authority) in September 2011.
Dr. Wong’s primary clinical and research interests focus on HIV and viral hepatitis (B and C), particularly in marginalized populations including persons who inject drugs, persons with addictions, and persons who are incarcerated. His practice is based at the ID Clinic at Regina General Hospital, which consists of an interdisciplinary team that provides specialized care to persons living across southern Saskatchewan with an infectious disease. He provides care for general infectious diseases via all inpatient facilities in Regina and throughout southern Saskatchewan via Telehealth and through virtual means. He attends multiple inner-city clinics across Regina as well as the Regina Provincial Correctional Center, a large men’s prison. He practices full-scope addiction medicine including opioid agonist therapy, harm reduction, and overdose prevention.
Along with colleagues from Public Health in Regina, Dr. Wong helps to lead the Research & Evaluation Unit in the ID Clinic, which consists of research nurses and coordinators. The unit carries out research studies and clinical trials in the areas of viral hepatitis and HIV in collaboration with national and international partners and is recognized for its work with marginalized populations.
Dr. Wong teaches and mentors learners at all levels from medical students to infectious diseases fellows. In his administrative role, he works to improve care and expand system capacity for persons living with addictions and blood-borne infection across the province of Saskatchewan via a pragmatic data- and evidence-driven approach in collaboration with executive leaders of the Saskatchewan Health Authority.