Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Medical Biochemist, Royal Columbian Hospital
Program Director, UBC Medical Biochemistry Residency Training Program
Affiliation(s):
Royal Columbian Hospital
Short Bio:

Dr. Sophia Wong is a medical biochemist at Royal Columbian Hospital. Dr. Wong completed her medical degree and medical biochemistry residency at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, and is a graduate of the Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership Program from Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests lie in patient safety and quality improvement, laboratory stewardship, healthcare innovation, and medical education. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and currently serves as Program Director of the UBC medical biochemistry residency training program, and Course Coordinator for PATH 406 Clinical Chemistry.

Academic background

  • Fellow (Medical Biochemistry), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 2015
  • MBA, Heriot-Watt University. 2014
  • MD, University of British Columbia. 2010
  • BSc (Honours Physiology, Music Minor), University of British Columbia. 2005

Publications

  • Wong SL, Pudek M, Li D. A spuriously high phenytoin level and an abnormal lipemic index: when aberrant laboratory results lead to a medical diagnosis. Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, in press
  • Wong SL, Pudek M, Li D. Wine-colored plasma and urine from hydroxocobalamin treatment. Journal of General Internal Medicine, in press
  • Mattman A, DeMarco ML, Wong S, Holmes DT, Lee J. Grave clinicopathologic correlation: a case of hyperthyroxinemia. Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 1:310-314, 2016
  • Van Der Gugten JG, Wong S, Holmes DT. Quantitation of insulin analogues in serum using immunoaffinity extraction, liquid chromatography, and tandem mass spectrometry. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1378:119-130, 2016 [Book chapter]
  • Sunderland N, Wong S, Lee CK. Fatal insulin overdoses: case report and update on testing methodology. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 61 Suppl 1:S281-S284, 2016
  • Wong SL, Harrison R, Mattman A, Hsiung GYR. Nitrous oxide (N2O)-induced acute psychosis. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 41:672-674, 2014
  • Wong SL, Isserow S, Pudek M. Macrotroponin causing elevation in cardiac troponin I. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 30:956.e5-e6, 2014
  • Wong SL, Garg AK. Familial hypercholesterolemia: a call for increased awareness in the Asian Indian population. Austin Journal of Clinical Pathology, 1[2]:1-9, 2014
  • Mattman A, Wong S, Urquhart N, Wong P. Total IgG method insensitivity to the presence of IgG4 immunoglobulins. Clinical Biochemistry, 47:1124-1127, 2014
  • Wong SL, Webster GM, Venners S, Mattman A. Second trimester thyroid-stimulating hormone, total and free thyroxine reference intervals for the Beckman Coulter Access 2 platform. Clinica Chimica Acta, 428:96-98, 2014
  • Wong S, Priestman A, Holmes DT. Recurrent hypoglycemia from insulin autoimmune syndrome. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29:250-254, 2014
  • Wong S, Taraboanta C, Francis G, Ignaszewski A, Frohlich J. The British Columbia familial hypercholesterolemia registry. British Columbia Medical Journal, 55:326-330, 2013
  • Wong S, Hughes B, Pudek M, Li D. Malignant catatonia mimicking pheochromocytoma. Case Reports in Endocrinology, 2013:815821, 2013
  • Wong S, Hannah-Shmouni F, Sinclair G, Sirrs S, Dahl M, Mattman A. Acylcarnitine profile in thyroid disease. Clinical Biochemistry, 46:180-183, 2013
  • Ford JC, Wong SL. Teaching cases in hematology: a virtual slide atlas. 2009. Available at: https://pathology.ubc.ca/education-resource/dhplc/dhplc-books/ [eBook]
Primary Research Area
Clinical diagnostic testing
Secondary Research Area
Laboratory quality, test utilization

Teaching Interest

  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Laboratory testing
  • Laboratory utilization
  • Laboratory quality