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Darren W. Wong, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
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    Montefiore Medical Center2014Leo M. Davidoff Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching
    20172017 Southern California Super Doctors Rising Stars List
    20182018 Southern California Super Doctors Rising Stars List

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    Dr. Wong is an assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases. Prior to joining USC-faculty, he received his training at tertiary university referral hospitals in both Philadelphia and New York City.

    Dr. Wong’s current research is on the examination of empiric antibiotic therapy for sepsis. He has a particular focus on the management of multi-drug resistant and specifically carbapenem resistant bacterial infection and in the management of Clostridium difficile disease.

    He has an extensive role in medical education with teaching responsibilities within the internal medicine residency, orthopedics residency, and infectious disease fellowship programs. Additionally, he has an active role in both infection control and antimicrobial stewardship and the integration of both programs to optimize clinical care.

    Dr. Wong also serves as the primary infectious disease specialist involved in the provision of care for orthopedic surgical services at Keck Medical Center. He has been tasked with the goal of improving care coordination and clinical outcomes for the orthopedic surgical services, as well as the neurosurgical and spine services when requirements dictate.

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    1. Wong D, Holtom P, Spellberg B. Osteomyelitis Complicating Sacral Pressure Ulcers: Whether or Not to Treat With Antibiotic Therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 07; 68(2):338-342. PMID: 29986022.
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    2. Ershova K, Savin I, Kurdyumova N, Wong D, Danilov G, Shifrin M, Alexandrova I, Sokolova E, Fursova N, Zelman V, Ershova O. Implementing an infection control and prevention program decreases the incidence of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance in a Russian neuro-ICU. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018; 7:94. PMID: 30083313.
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    3. Rahmati E, She RC, Kazmierski B, Geiseler PJ, Wong D. A case of liver abscess and fusobacterium septicemia. IDCases. 2017; 9:98-100. PMID: 28736715.
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    4. Wong D, van Duin D. Novel Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors: Unlocking Their Potential in Therapy. Drugs. 2017 Apr; 77(6):615-628. PMID: 28303449.
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    5. Rahmati E, Martin V, Wong D, Sattler F, Petterson J, Ward P, Butler-Wu SM, She RC. Facklamia Species as an Underrecognized Pathogen. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofw272. PMID: 28480264.
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    6. Wong D, Nielsen TB, Bonomo RA, Pantapalangkoor P, Luna B, Spellberg B. Clinical and Pathophysiological Overview of Acinetobacter Infections: a Century of Challenges. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 01; 30(1):409-447. PMID: 27974412.
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    7. Wong D.Babesia parasitemia causing splenic infarction: A review of the literature. Case Reports in Internal Medicine. 2016; 3(3).
    8. Wong D, Spellberg B. Leveraging antimicrobial stewardship into improving rates of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Virulence. 2017 05 19; 8(4):383-390. PMID: 27187821.
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    9. Wong D, Grossberg R.Tenofovir alafenamide: an effective option for HIV treatment with reduced risk. Future Virology. 2015; 10(9):1069 - 1075.
    10. Wong D, Fries B. Anti-NMDAR encephalitis, a mimicker of acute infectious encephalitis and a review of the literature. IDCases. 2014; 1(4):66-7. PMID: 26839775; PMCID: PMC4735025.
    11. Wong D, Apostolidou E, Bruno C.Lyme Carditis Presenting With Complete Heart Block in a Patient Who Received a Heart Transplant. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2013; 21(5):e30 - e31.
    12. Wong D, Yang W, Vielemeyer O.Catheter-Related Leuconostoc Bacteraemia in a Pregnant HIV-Infected Woman. Journal of Medical Cases. 2012; 3(6):331 - 333..