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Alex K. Wong

Physician - MD/DPM/DO
Member since Oct 10, 2017
About Alex K. Wong
Dr. Alex K. Wong is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC). He is the Director of the USC Microsurgery Fellowship Program, Director of Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research, and Director for Medical Student Education.

Dr. Wong's reconstructive practice is focused on microsurgical free tissue transfer for the management of complex radiated wounds, post-oncologic reconstruction, and lymphedema surgery. Dr. Wong has attending staff appointments at Keck University Hospital of USC, LAC+USC Medical Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital, and Garfield Medical Center.

Some of Dr. Wong's many qualifications include: Member of the Society of University Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Plastic Surgery Research Council. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Wong has been named one of Pasadena Magazine's Top Doctors for every year since 2010, and is on the list of SuperDoctors/Los Angeles Magazine.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Wong directs a research laboratory with focus areas in lymphedema, adult-derived stem cells and novel biologics for wound healing, molecular pathogenesis of silicone breast implant capsular contracture, and microvascular flap physiology. Dr. Wong has received multiple grants and awards from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, American Society for Maxillofacial Surgery, Wright Foundation, Whittier Foundation, American Cancer Society, and Southern California-Clinical Translational Science Institute (SC-CTSI). His work has been published in a variety of high impact peer reviewed journals.

Prior to joining the faculty at USC, Dr. Wong completed his Fellowship training at the NYU Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and completed his formal Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wong received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and is an honors graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences of Cornell University.

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