Winston Wong, MD, MS
Winston Wong serves as Medical Director, Community Benefit & Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente. In this role, he is responsible for developing and cultivating partnerships with communities and agencies in advancing population management and evidence based medicine, with a particular emphasis on safety net providers and the elimination of health disparities. His background includes leadership roles in community health, government, and health plan delivery. From 1993 - 2003, Dr. Wong was a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, serving as both the Chief Medical Officer for the Health Resources and Services Administration, Region IX, and its Director of California Operations. He achieved the rank of Captain, and was awarded the Outstanding Service Medal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A Board Certified Family Practitioner, and bilingual in Cantonese and Toisanese dialects, Dr. Wong continues a small clinical practice at Asian Health Services, a federally qualified health center in Oakland, California, where he served previously as Medical Director. Dr. Wong has served on a number of state and national advisory groups addressing issues in cultural competence, health care access, and improving health care for vulnerable populations. Dr. Wong co-chaired the National Quality Forum's initiative for "Measuring and Reporting Cultural Competency" for health care organizations, and currently serves on the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Equity and Disparities, as well as its Roundtable on Health Literacy. He is also Vice Chair of the National Council of Asian and Pacific Islander Physicians, and has served on the California State Task Force on Cultural Competency.