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Darren W. Wong, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
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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. 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. Molecular and clinical epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in the USA (CRACKLE-2): a prospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 06. PMID: 32151332.
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    2. Spellberg B, Wong D, Holtom P. Reply to Krsak and Damioli. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jan 01; 70(1):180. PMID: 31069390.
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    3. Wong D, van Duin D. Carbapenemase-producing organisms in solid organ transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 08; 24(4):490-496. PMID: 31169529.
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    4. Wong D, Holtom P, Spellberg B. Osteomyelitis Complicating Sacral Pressure Ulcers: Whether or Not to Treat With Antibiotic Therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 01 07; 68(2):338-342. PMID: 29986022.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Wong D.. Babesia parasitemia causing splenic infarction: A review of the literature. Case Reports in Internal Medicine. 2016; 3(3).
    11. 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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    12. Wong D, Grossberg R.Tenofovir alafenamide: an effective option for HIV treatment with reduced risk. Future Virology. 2015; 10(9):1069 - 1075.
    13. 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.
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    14. 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.
    15. 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..