Gary WK Wong, MD, FRCPC, FHKAM
Gary WK Wong is Professor, Department of Paediatrics and School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he has been working for 20 years. He is a member of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Board of Directors, an assembly member of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), a steering committee member of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) research group, and Past President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology (APAPARI).
Dr. Wong also participates actively in paediatric and medical communities in Hong Kong. He is current Council member of the Hong Kong Society of Respirology (HKSPR) and Chair of the Asthma Focus Group of the HKSPR.
Dr. Wong obtained his undergraduate medical education from the University of Alberta, Canada. He subsequently received fellowship training at University of British Columbia, and Children’s Hospital of British Columbia and visiting Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Munich, Germany. He was a research fellow in 2001 at the Children’s Hospital in Munich.
Dr. Wong has strong interest in different aspects of allergic and autoimmune diseases. His main research interests are treatment, prevention, and control of allergic conditions including asthma, childhood wheezing disorders, and food allergies. In particular, he is interested the immunological and environmental determinants of asthma and related allergic disorders.
He has published over 280 original articles, review papers, and book chapters in the field of asthma and related atopic conditions. Among other duties within several editorial boards, Dr. Wong is Associate Editor of New England Journal of Medicine, board member of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, and Chief Editor of Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Medicine.