Executive Associate Dean, Education
Clinical Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Dr. Roger Wong works tirelessly to advance academic and clinical health sciences related to geriatrics, and his work has made significant impact on the care for older people in Canada and the world. Dr. Wong received his M.D. degree with Honours in Research and completed his postgraduate and fellowship training at the University of Alberta. Dr. Wong was elected to the Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, one of the highest honours in the health sciences field in Canada. Nationally, he is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine Examination Boards, and internationally, he was elected to the Fellowship of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Wong’s clinical research focuses on hospital medicine in vulnerable older adults, including quality improvement in acute care geriatrics. He is a Consultant Physician of the Geriatric Consultation Program at Vancouver General Hospital and founded the state-of-the-art Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit in Vancouver which has been implemented nationally and internationally. Dr. Wong has received a number of prestigious awards in recognition of his exceptional national leadership in the field of seniors’ health care, including the 2019 Ronald Cape Distinguished Service Award, the Lions Club International Medal of Merit, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Donald Richards Wilson Award, UBC Killam Teaching Prize, UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Training, and the UBC Department of Medicine Master Teacher Award. Dr. Wong has published and lectured extensively on geriatric medicine and medical education. He is also a TEDx Speaker, and his TEDx Talk has been viewed by international audiences around the world.