Dr. Wong is the Director of Continuing Education & Quality Improvement for the University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine and general internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Wong received his MD and subsequent specialty training in General Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. After completing his residency training in 2007, he undertook a research fellowship in patient safety funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. As part of this fellowship, he became certified as an Improvement Advisor through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed the Education Scholars Program at the Centre for Faculty Development at the University of Toronto.
He is actively involved in delivering patient safety and quality improvement training to learners across the learning continuum. Over the past 5 years, he has trained several hundred trainees and faculty through various educational activities at the local and national level. His research the sits at the intersection of quality improvement, patient safety and medical education has helped to advance our collective knowledge for how best to teach quality improvement and patient safety and integrate these concepts into training. He is a member of steering committees focused on establishing national faculty development strategies in quality and safety at both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Other research interests include improving the reliability of in-hospital paging communication, studying the unintended consequences of computerized provier order entry systems, evaluating the impact of error disclosure training, and implementing and evaluating the use of a near-real time trigger tool to detect adverse events.