Dr. Wong serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of River City Medical Group with a career-long devotion to compassionate and high quality patient care. He has instilled across the company that same level of commitment and dedication to the service of RCMG’s patients, providers, and community partners. Dr. Wong’s commitment to our healthcare communities also spans medical practice, academia, and business.
Dr. Wong served as a specialist physician and leading practitioner both locally and across California in the fields of Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Critical Care. He has held a multitude of leadership positions, including as President of the American College of Chest Physicians, California Chapter, and as President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Northern California. At Mercy General Hospital, he held numerous positions including Chief of Staff, Co-Director of the ICU Program, Medical Director of Infection Control, and Chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. At Sutter Community Hospitals and Methodist Hospital, he also held various leadership positions in Infectious Disease and Pulmonary Medicine.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wong has maintained a strong commitment to medical education. His love of medicine inspired him to join in the co-founding of California Northstate University (CNU) College of Medicine. As the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine at CNU College of Medicine, he established the University River City Faculty Practice Plan, a partnership between CNU College of Medicine and RCMG that enables all CNU College of Medicine Clinical Faculty to see RCMG patients. He recruited hundreds of physicians as Clinical Faculty and created RCMG patient access to our community’s most exceptional physicians. He is also a Clinical Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Infectious Diseases at CNU College of Medicine and a former Clinical Professor at University of California Davis School of Medicine. He also was Founder and Chairman of two longstanding symposia – the Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium and Annual Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Symposium.
Dr. Wong has also advanced healthcare education beyond medicine as one of the leading members of CNU’s Board of Directors. During his tenure, CNU now includes the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Psychology, and a Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Further expansion of CNU’s campus of colleges will include the Colleges of Dental Medicine and Nursing, a Graduate Program in Health Administration, and a University Research Center.
Dr. Wong also joined in the co-founding and development of CNU Medical Center, a state of the art 250+ bed teaching hospital and treatment center that is scheduled to open in 2022-2023. RCMG’s network of physicians and patients will benefit from the opportunities and resources at this cutting edge facility, which will be staffed by top physicians and other industry leading healthcare providers utilizing the most advanced medical research, techniques, and technology.
Dr. Wong has also led other medical and healthcare corporations throughout his career, including as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Wong has been awarded distinctions over his career, among them as a Top Doctor in Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care (All Multiple Years – Sacramento Magazine), Consulting Physician of the Year (Multiple Years – Catholic Healthcare West/Dignity Health), and the Recipient of the Golden Stethoscope Award (2017 – Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society).
Dr. Wong was born and raised in Sacramento. He received his undergraduate education at University of California at Berkeley and Medical Degree from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his specialty training with fellowships in Pulmonary Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.
Dr. Wong is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Infectious Diseases, and the American Board of Pulmonary Disease. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.