Derek A. Wong, MD
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Derek A. Wong, MD

  • Clinical Genetics
Clinical Genetics | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 265, Los Angeles, CA 90095

About

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.

Languages

English

Education

Fellowship

Clinical Genetics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005

Residency

Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 1993

Internship

Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 1991

Degree

MD, UCSD School of Medicine, 1990

Recognitions

Hospital Affiliations

Medical Services

Areas of Focus

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2023, 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018, 2021, 2023
  • 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