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    Darren W. Wong, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    AddressHCT 1520 San Pablo St
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
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      Dr. Wong is an infectious disease physician with an expertise in the management of complicated infections. 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 focused on examining empiric antibiotic therapy for sepsis. He has a particular focus on the management of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections and Clostridium difficile disease. Additionally, he is very committed to medical education and has significant teaching responsibilities for resident and fellow doctors-in-training. He is also actively involved in hospital infection control and antimicrobial stewardship, and the integration both programs to optimize clinical care.

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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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      1. 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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      2. 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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      3. 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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      4. 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 Jan; 30(1):409-447. PMID: 27974412.
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      5. Wong D . Babesia parasitemia causing splenic infarction: A review of the literature. Case Reports in Internal Medicine. 2016; 3(3).
      6. Wong D, Spellberg B. Leveraging antimicrobial stewardship into improving rates of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Virulence. 2017 May 19; 8(4):383-390. PMID: 27187821.
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      7. Wong D, Grossberg R. Tenofovir alafenamide: an effective option for HIV treatment with reduced risk. Future Virology. 2015; 10(9):1069 - 1075.
      8. 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.
      9. 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.
      10. 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..