Winston Wong, MD, MS
Dr. Winston Wong is a Scholar-in-Residence at the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. Dr. Wong, a physician by training, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and his baccalaureate and master’s degrees from UC Berkeley. His medical career of over thirty years has been dedicated to improving health equity and addressing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health, having spanned various roles in clinical medicine, health administration, data and policy development and healthcare philanthropy. Most recently, Dr. Wong served for 17 years as the Medical Director of Community Benefit at Kaiser Permanente where he was responsible for developing partnerships with communities to address health equity through enhancing population health and the dissemination of evidence-based medicine, with a particular emphasis on safety net providers. His numerous other leadership roles include appointments to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Board membership of the California Endowment, Chairperson and acting CEO of the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians, and Chairperson of the U.S. DHHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health, an appointment made by Secretary Burrell under the Obama Administration. He is also an Associate member of the National Research Council within the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, chairs the Roundtable on Health Equity for the National Academy of Medicine, and sits on the Committee on the Future of Nursing, an initiative of the Academy and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His awards include the Outstanding Service Medal from the U.S. Public Health Service, community leadership awards from the California Primary Care Association, Asian Health Services and Latino Health Access, and recognition for efforts in addressing health disparities by Kaiser Permanente and the National Minority Health Foundation. Dr. Wong has served on the UCLA KP Center for Health Equity’s Advisory Committee for over 8 years.