Academic Rank:
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Affiliation(s):
Royal Columbian Hospital
Short Bio:

Originally from Calgary, Dr. Wong moved to BC to attend UBC for her undergraduate BSc degree in Biopsychology. She then obtained her Medical undergraduate degree and Residency in Hematopathology at UBC. She started working in Fraser Health in 2008 as a staff Hematopathologist and has built relationships within Fraser Health in her numerous administrative roles including Regional Division Head, Medical Director for Hematopathology and Medical Director for Transfusion Medicine. On the provincial front, she has been the Chair of the Hematopathology Working Group of the Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) and contributed to the development of the Strategic Service Delivery Plan. Currently she is the Regional Associate Academic Department Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for Fraser Health. She has published numerous refereed articles and has been Co-Investigator for multi-center transfusion trials. With an interest in education, Dr. Wong was the humble recipient of the UBC Pathology Resident Teaching Award for 2022. She has a love of teaching medical students exemplified in her previous role as Block Chair for the Blood and Lymphatics in the previous curriculum and the System Co-lead for the renewed curriculum for Blood and Lymphatics System. She continues to enjoy teaching, supporting and mentoring students and is currently the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Fraser in the UBC Medical Undergraduate program.

Academic background

  • Residency (Hematopathology), University of British Columbia. 2003 – 2008
  • MD, University of British Columbia. 2003
  • BSc (Psychology), University of British Columbia. 1998

Professional Qualifications

  • FRCPC Hematological Pathology
  • USMLE Step 3
  • LMCC Part II
  • USMLE Step 2
  • LMCC Part I
  • USMLE Step 1

Publications

  • Wong MP, Cheang M, Yorida E, Coldman A, Gilks CB, Huntsman DG & Berean K. . Loss of Desmoglein 1 Expression Associated with Worse Prognosis in Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients. Pathology. 2008 Oct;40(6):611-6.

Teaching Interest

Actively involved in teaching medical students, interns, residents and fellows through electives and didactic teaching lectures