Darren Wong

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Darren-Wong

Areas of treatment:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases

Specialties:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

Darren Wong, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Wong is an infectious disease physician with an expertise in the management of complicated infections. Prior to joining USC-faculty, he received his training at tertiary university referral hospitals in both Philadelphia and New York City gaining experience in the management of extremely-drug resistant bacterial infections, HIV, transplant infections, and both fungal and parasitic infectious processes.

Dr. Wong’s current research is focused on examining empiric antibiotic therapy for sepsis. He has a particular focus on the management of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections and Clostridium difficile disease. Additionally, he is very committed to medical education and has significant teaching responsibilities for resident and fellow doctors-in-training. He is also actively involved in hospital infection control and antimicrobial stewardship, and the integration both programs to optimize clinical care.

Education:

MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2010

Internships:

Drexel University College of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2010-2011

Residencies:

Drexel University College of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2011-2013

Fellowships:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 2013-2015

Certifications:

American Board of Infectious Diseases
American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional society memberships:

Infectious Disease Society of America
American Society of Microbiology

Awards:

Leo M. Davidoff Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, Montefiore Medical Center, 2014