Loved this episode so much with a mentor and friend Dr. Emily Wong from Hong Kong. We talk about her Integrative Medicine background, Acupuncture background, and the east meets west changes in medicine that are happening today!
Dr. Emily Wong received her undergraduate BSc and MD degrees at the University of Washington (UW). She completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at UCLA, and was appointed to the faculty of the UCLA Department of Medicine. Dr. Wong moved back to the UW School of Medicine in 1995 to join the Division of General Internal Medicine and Roosevelt Women’s Health Care Center.
Dr. Wong served as Principal Investigator (PI) on the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Center of Excellence in Women’s Health grant at the UW; this award was funded by the US federal government to advance the health of underserved and minority women, and to promote the leadership of women in academic medicine.
Dr. Wong completed her Executive Masters of Health Administration degree (EMHA) at the UW, and went on to serve in multiple administrative leadership roles, including Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the UW Department of Medicine. She was elected by her peers to serve on the UW Physicians (UWP) Board of Trustees, and as Chief of Medical Staff at the UW Medical Center (UWMC).
Dr. Wong remains an Affiliate Associate Professor at the UW, and is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at HKU, in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care. She is Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), and Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Wong is a graduate of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) fellowship at the University of Arizona and board certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABoIM). She completed Integrative Health and Wellness (IHW) coach training at AWCIM, and is board certified by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). She is also a certified coach through The Life Coach School. She currently practices coaching and medical consultation in person and by videoconference from Hong Kong.