Jeffrey Wong

Dr.

Jeffrey Wong

Clinical Fellow

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9164-3383

Overview
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Biography

Jeff is the current Reproductive Infectious Diseases Clinical Fellow and CTN Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia. After obtaining his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, he completed his Obstetrics & Gynaecology Residency at the University of British Columbia. He graduated with the Yamuna Kalyanpur Prize for embodying kindness, compassion and being in the top 10 percentile academically of the residency program. He previously served on the SOGC Infectious Diseases Committee, where he developed national vaccination guidelines and educational modules amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. For their efforts in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SOGC Infectious Diseases Committee was awarded the Distinguished Services Award by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Canada.

As an early career researcher, Jeff’s experiences have resulted in published scientific articles, abstracts, and oral/poster presentations in PLoS One, Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada, International Journal of Women’s Health, Neurourology and Urodynamics, and Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (JAMMI). He has presented at the Infectious Diseases Society in Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting, , the Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists​ Annual Meeting, and the International Workshop on HIV and Women. He was recently awarded the Early Career Presenter Award at the 2024 International Workshop on HIV and Women. He is the current recipient of the JAMMI Trainee Published Manuscript Award, the D.A. Boyes Memorial Research Award, and the CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Salary Award. He was previously awarded the Allen-Carey Scholarship in Women’s Health, and the Dawn Walker Grant from the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health to support his subspecialty training.

His academic interests include improving perinatal care in patients living with HIV, addressing congenital syphilis nationally, global obstetrical care and medical education. Starting October 2024, he will be joining B.C. Women’s Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital as a Reproductive Infectious Diseases Specialist, General Obstetrician and Gynecologists. 

Teaching

Jeff has completed the “Teacher Certificate Program 1: Foundational Teaching” offered by the Faculty Development Team at the Unversity of British Columbia Vancouver Fraser Medical Program. He is currently enrolled in the “Teacher Certificate Program 2: Career Planning & Wellness.”

2023 – present: Canadian Obstetrics and Gynecology Review Program (previously Making the Mark): Board of Directors and Speaker
2022 – present: Portfolio Course (MEDD 411/412/412/422/431/432) – Portfolio Coach
2022 – present: Perinatal Epidemiology (SPPH 537) – Guest Lecturer
2022 – present: Foundations of Medical Practice I (MEDD 411) – Reproductive Tract Infections Guest Lecturer

Additional medical education involvements: UBC Faculty of Medicine Medical School Admissions Interviewer, UBC Faculty of Medicine OSCE Examiner, UBC Obstetrics and Gynecology OSCE Examiner, UBC Obstetrics and Gynecology CaRMS Interviewer. 

Research Interests/Skills

Perinatal care in patients living with HIV, congenital syphilis, global obstetrical care, medical education

Publications
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Publications

1. Wong, JMH., Wooding, DJ., Leung, SE., Paquette, V., Roberts, A., and Elwood, C. Establishing obstetrics-specific metrics and interventions for antimicrobial stewardship. Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada. September 2023. 8(2):116-124. doi: https://doi.org/10.3138/jammi-2022-0032
2. Zhang, BY., Wong, JMH., Koenig, NA., Lee, T., and Geoffrion, R. Risk factors for urinary retention after urogynecologic surgery: a retrospective cohort study and prediction model. Neurourology and Urodynamics. April 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24676
3. Wong, JMH., Cho, K., Sanaee, M., and Geoffrion, R. Diagnosis and Management of an Unusual Cyst 3 Years After Sacrocolpopexy: A Case Report. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada. 2020 Apr; 42(4):500-503. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.05.018.
4. Wong, JMH., Kanga, N., Dogra, N., Ngoma, M., Serghides, L., and Silverman, M. Perceived Acceptability of Oral, Vaginal, and Intramuscular Progesterone to Prevent Preterm Births and Low Birth Weight among HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Zambian Pregnant Women. International Journal of Women’s Health. 2017; 9: 827–833. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S136191
5. Kruisselbrink, R., Kwizera, A., Crowther, M., Fox-Robichaud, A., O’Shea, T., Nakibuuka, J., Ssinabulya, I., Nalyazi, J., Bonner, A., Devji, T., Wong, J., and Cook, D. Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) identifies critical illness among ward patients in a resource restricted setting in Kampala, Uganda: a prospective observational study. PLoS ONE. March 2016. 11(3):e0151408. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151408 

Grants
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Grants

Research Grants:
1. Operating Grant: Addressing Infectious and Congenital Syphilis in Canada and Enhancing Knowledge Mobilization for Syphilis Research (2024)
Funding agency: Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Role in application: Co-Investigator
Total funding: $395,033

2. Operating Grant: D.A. Boyes Memorial Research Award
Funding agency: UBC Obstetrics and Gynecology
Role in application: Primary applicant (with supervisor Dr. Deborah Money)
Total funding: $2,500

Salary Awards:
2022 – 2024: CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network; Award Funding: $100,000
2022 – 2023: Allen-Carey Scholarship in Women’s Health, London Health Sciences Foundation; Award Funding: $50,000
2022: The Dawn Walker Grant, Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health; Award Funding: $5,000 

Projects
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Projects

1. Maternal and Congenital Syphilis Surveillance in British Columbia
2. Investigating Preterm Births in Pregnant People Living with HIV
3. Penicillin Allergy Delabelling in Pregnancy
4. Surgical Site Infections Post-Caesarean Section in Rwanda
5. Understanding the impact of integrase strand transfer inhibitors among pregnant people living with HIV 

Awards
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Awards

2024 Women’s Health Research Cluster Travel Award, Women’s Health Research Cluster
2024 Best Oral Presentation (Obstetrics), UBC OBGYN Academic Day 2024
2024 Best Early Career Presenter Award, International Workshop on HIV and Women 2024
2024 JAMMI Trainee Published Manuscript Award, Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada
2024 Full Travel Scholarship, International Workshop on HIV & Women (Virology Education)
2023 Selected Mentee, the International AIDS Society Mentorship Programme
2022 The Yamuna Kalyanpur Prize, University of British Columbia Obstetrics & Gynaecology
2021 Distinguished Services Award (as part of the SOGC Infectious Diseases Committee), The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Canada
2021 Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG) Scholar Program
2017 Dr. Ian Johnson Access to Excellence Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
2014 – 2017 The Samuel Castrilli Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
2015 Dr. V. Rambihar Diversity and Health Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
2015 Poster Presentation Winner, 17th Annual Health and Human Rights Conference
2014 Dr. Elva May Rowe Fund International Health Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship, University of Toronto Medical Alumni Association
2012 Canadian Intensive Care Foundation Research Award, Canadian Intensive Care Foundation
2012 The Auburn Industrial Services Community Contributions Award, McMaster University
2012 & 2011 Dr. Ronald V. Joyce “Amazing” Grace Scholarships, McMaster University
2012 & 2010 University Senate Scholarships, McMaster University
2009 Isabel A. King Student Bursary, North York General Hospital