Dr. Roger Wong is Executive Associate Dean, Education in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC). He brings extensive leadership to this role, having served as the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education in 2012-2016. He is also a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Wong works tirelessly to advance academic and clinical health sciences related to geriatrics, and his work has significant impact on the care for older people in Canada and beyond. He is a Consultant Physician at Vancouver General Hospital, where he was Head of the Geriatric Consultation Program 1998-2014. He founded the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit in Vancouver that is replicated nationally and internationally. Dr. Wong was President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (2011-2013) and was instrumental in facilitating the success of indexing the first Canadian geriatric medicine journal in PubMed. His clinical research focuses on hospital medicine in vulnerable older adults, including quality improvement in acute care geriatrics. Dr. Wong has published and lectured extensively on geriatric medicine and medical education. He has authored in major medical reference books, such as the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, Teaching Quality Improvement in Residency Education, Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care. Dr. Wong has been invited as Visiting Professor by national and international centers.