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Derek Alan Wong, MD

UCLA Physician Derek Alan  Wong, MD specializes in Pediatrics.
Specialty
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Language Spoken
English, Spanish
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
G73118
Contact
(310) 825-0867
Fax Number
(310) 206-8616
Email Address
dawong@mednet.ucla.edu
PRACTICE LOCATION
UCLA Children's Health Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza Ste 265
Los Angeles, CA 90095
MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Clinical Biochemical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics, 2005
Clinical Genetics (M.D.), American Board of Medical Genetics, 2005
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1993, 2008
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Clinical Genetics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002 - 2005
Residency
Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 1991 - 1993
Internship
Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 1990 - 1991
Medical Degree
MD, UCSD School of Medicine, 1990
AFFILIATION
Department Affiliation
Director, Metabolic Clinic
Physician, Pediatric Genetics, Medical Genetics Clinic
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Additional Information
Derek Wong was born at UCLA Medical Center. He graduated from Webb High School in Clairemont, CA and attended Harvard University, where he received a BA/MS degree in Applied Mathematics. After completing his medical degree and pediatric residency, he worked in a general pediatric practice in Glendale, CA for 9 years. In 2002 he completed fellowship training in clinical and biochemical genetics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr Wong sees patients with genetic disorders, and has a special interest in patients with inborn errors of metabolism. His clinical and research interests include newborn screening, clinical trials for new therapies for inborn errors of metabolism, and mathematical and computer modeling of biologic processes.
Awards & Recognition
  • GCRC Young Investigator Award for Best Scientific Publication, LA Biomed, 2005
  • Aventis Metabolism Scholar Award, Western Society of Pediatric Research 2005
  • Chief Resident, UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program 2004-2005
  • Victor Stork Award for Outstanding House Officer, 1993
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