Darren W. Wong, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
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    Dr. Wong is an assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Following completion of a residency in internal medicine he completed a specialty fellowship in infectious diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

    Dr. Wong has various clinical responsibilities in combination with research activities focusing on carbapenem resistant bacterial infections. 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, neurosurgical, and spine services.

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    1. Characteristics of community-acquired carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2022 09 30; 77(10):2763-2771. Shrestha R, Luterbach CL, Dai W, Komarow L, Earley M, Weston G, Herc E, Jacob JT, Salata R, Wong D, Anderson D, Rydell KB, Arias CA, Chen L, van Duin D, MDRO Investigators. PMID: 36179278.
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    2. Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in U.S. Hospitals: Diversification of Circulating Lineages and Antimicrobial Resistance. mBio. 2022 04 26; 13(2):e0275921. Iovleva A, Mustapha MM, Griffith MP, Komarow L, Luterbach C, Evans DR, Cober E, Richter SS, Rydell K, Arias CA, Jacob JT, Salata RA, Satlin MJ, Wong D, Bonomo RA, van Duin D, Cooper VS, Van Tyne D, Doi Y. PMID: 35311529; PMCID: PMC9040734.
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    3. Applying Diagnostic Stewardship to Proactively Optimize the Management of Urinary Tract Infections. Antibiotics (Basel). 2022 Feb 24; 11(3). Morado F, Wong DW. PMID: 35326771; PMCID: PMC8944608.
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    4. Flexor Tenosynovitis Caused by Mycobacteriumheraklionense. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2022 May; 4(3):184-188. Mason C, Wong D, Lefebvre R. PMID: 35601512; PMCID: PMC9120779.
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    5. The incidence and outcomes of healthcare-associated respiratory tract infections in non-ventilated neurocritical care patients: Results of a 10-year cohort study. J Clin Neurosci. 2022 Mar; 97:32-41. Ershova K, Savin I, Khomenko O, Wong D, Danilov G, Shifrin M, Sokolova E, O'Reilly-Shah VN, Lele AV, Ershova O. PMID: 35033779.
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    6. Clinical outcomes and bacterial characteristics of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae complex among patients from different global regions (CRACKLE-2): a prospective, multicentre, cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 03; 22(3):401-412. Wang M, Earley M, Chen L, Hanson BM, Yu Y, Liu Z, Salcedo S, Cober E, Li L, Kanj SS, Gao H, Munita JM, Ordo?ez K, Weston G, Satlin MJ, Valderrama-Beltr?n SL, Marimuthu K, Stryjewski ME, Komarow L, Luterbach C, Marshall SH, Rudin SD, Manca C, Paterson DL, Reyes J, Villegas MV, Evans S, Hill C, Arias R, Baum K, Fries BC, Doi Y, Patel R, Kreiswirth BN, Bonomo RA, Chambers HF, Fowler VG, Arias CA, van Duin D, Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Network Investigators. PMID: 34767753; PMCID: PMC8882129.
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    7. Antimicrobial Treatment Strategies for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: A Focus on Novel Therapies. Antibiotics (Basel). 2021 Oct 09; 10(10). Gibb J, Wong DW. PMID: 34680807; PMCID: PMC8532924.
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    8. All That Coughs Is Not COVID-19: A Delayed Diagnosis of Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis Following Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jul; 8(7):ofab246. Chen JC, Wong D, Rabi S, Worswick S, DeClerck B, Gibb J. PMID: 34258312; PMCID: PMC8194553.
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    9. Risk stratification and management of QuantiFERON-positive solid-organ living donors. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 08; 25(4):351-356. Gibb J, Wong D. PMID: 32618720.
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    10. Clostridium difficile disease in solid organ transplant recipients: a recommended treatment paradigm. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 08; 25(4):357-363. Wong D, Nanda N. PMID: 32618715.
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    11. Carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria flora and its role in the guidance of clinical decision making. Pathog Dis. 2020 07 01; 78(5). Wong DW. PMID: 32592391.
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    12. Molecular and clinical epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in the USA (CRACKLE-2): a prospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 06; 20(6):731-741. van Duin D, Arias CA, Komarow L, Chen L, Hanson BM, Weston G, Cober E, Garner OB, Jacob JT, Satlin MJ, Fries BC, Garcia-Diaz J, Doi Y, Dhar S, Kaye KS, Earley M, Hujer AM, Hujer KM, Domitrovic TN, Shropshire WC, Dinh A, Manca C, Luterbach CL, Wang M, Paterson DL, Banerjee R, Patel R, Evans S, Hill C, Arias R, Chambers HF, Fowler VG, Kreiswirth BN, Bonomo RA, Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Network Investigators. PMID: 32151332; PMCID: PMC7473597.
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    13. Reply to Krsak and Damioli. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 01 01; 70(1):180. Spellberg B, Wong D, Holtom P. PMID: 31069390.
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    14. Carbapenemase-producing organisms in solid organ transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 08; 24(4):490-496. Wong D, van Duin D. PMID: 31169529.
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    15. Osteomyelitis Complicating Sacral Pressure Ulcers: Whether or Not to Treat With Antibiotic Therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 01 07; 68(2):338-342. Wong D, Holtom P, Spellberg B. PMID: 29986022; PMCID: PMC6594415.
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    16. 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. Ershova K, Savin I, Kurdyumova N, Wong D, Danilov G, Shifrin M, Alexandrova I, Sokolova E, Fursova N, Zelman V, Ershova O. PMID: 30083313; PMCID: PMC6069828.
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    17. A case of liver abscess and fusobacterium septicemia. IDCases. 2017; 9:98-100. Rahmati E, She RC, Kazmierski B, Geiseler PJ, Wong D. PMID: 28736715; PMCID: PMC5510492.
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    18. Novel Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors: Unlocking Their Potential in Therapy. Drugs. 2017 Apr; 77(6):615-628. Wong D, van Duin D. PMID: 28303449; PMCID: PMC5473160.
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    19. Facklamia Species as an Underrecognized Pathogen. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofw272. Rahmati E, Martin V, Wong D, Sattler F, Petterson J, Ward P, Butler-Wu SM, She RC. PMID: 28480264; PMCID: PMC5414014.
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    20. Clinical and Pathophysiological Overview of Acinetobacter Infections: a Century of Challenges. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 01; 30(1):409-447. Wong D, Nielsen TB, Bonomo RA, Pantapalangkoor P, Luna B, Spellberg B. PMID: 27974412; PMCID: PMC5217799.
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    21. Babesia parasitemia causing splenic infarction: A review of the literature. Case Reports in Internal Medicine. 2016; 3(3). Wong D. View Publication.
    22. Leveraging antimicrobial stewardship into improving rates of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Virulence. 2017 05 19; 8(4):383-390. Wong D, Spellberg B. PMID: 27187821; PMCID: PMC5477703.
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    23. Tenofovir alafenamide: an effective option for HIV treatment with reduced risk. Future Virology. 2015; 10(9):1069 - 1075. Wong D, Grossberg R. View Publication.
    24. Anti-NMDAR encephalitis, a mimicker of acute infectious encephalitis and a review of the literature. IDCases. 2014; 1(4):66-7. Wong D, Fries B. PMID: 26839775; PMCID: PMC4735025.
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    25. 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. Wong D, Apostolidou E, Bruno C. View Publication.
    26. Catheter-Related Leuconostoc Bacteraemia in a Pregnant HIV-Infected Woman. Journal of Medical Cases. 2012; 3(6):331 - 333.. Wong D, Yang W, Vielemeyer O. View Publication.