Jeffrey is a third year Resident Physician in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of British Columbia. Throughout his career, Jeffrey has developed an interest in medical research in women’s health, while striving to advocate for issues related to social determinants of health in the local and global community. He is a highly motivated individual, a team player, and a firm believer in lifelong learning.
As an emerging researcher, Jeffrey has been given opportunities to be involved in project development from start to finish at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. Jeffrey is experienced in research design, REB submission, data collection, data analysis, and synthesis of results into publications. Jeffrey’s experiences have resulted in published scientific articles, abstracts, and poster presentations in PLoS One, International Journal of Women’s Health, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Annual Meeting.
In the pursuit of his Global Health Specialization at McMaster University, Jeffrey developed a keen interest in global health. He has utilized his expertise by working as a field worker in Malawi for a grassroots NGO, as well as assisting in research on the effect of HIV/AIDS medications in pregnancy in Zambia. These experiences provided Jeffrey with a unique, first-hand perspective of social determinants of health in developing countries.
In Vancouver, Jeffrey will continue to seek new clinical and research opportunities related to his academic interests in Obstetrics & Gynecology, medical education, HIV/AIDS management, Reproductive Infectious Diseases and access to medicine in disadvantaged populations (globally and locally).
Ultimately, Jeffrey aspires to be an evidence-based clinician, an established researcher in clinical and public health research, and an engaging educator.
1. Wong, J.M.H., 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. August 2019. (In Press, Available Online).
2. Wong, J.M.H., 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
3. 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. (2016). 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. 11(3): e0151408. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151408
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
2011 & 2012 Dr. Ronald V. Joyce “Amazing” Grace Scholarship, McMaster University
June 2009 Isabel A. King Student Bursary, North York General Hospital