Dr. Wong is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the Associate Director of the Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy—from which he graduated. Dr. Wong earned his PhD in Health Education and Research from Touro University International in Los Angeles, California, and was director of the New York Touro College physical therapy education programs. At Columbia University, he teaches within his content expertise including prosthetics, orthotics, and advanced orthopedic topics in physical therapy.
Dr. Wong’s current research focus is the rehabilitation of people with amputations including the epidemiology of falls and fall-related injury in this population. Recent He has received exploratory research grants from the Center for Injury Epidemiology & Prevention and prosthetics and robotics industry grants for continuing related research. His work has established the Berg Balance Scale as the first reliable and valid balance assessment for people with amputations and established a prognostic clinical prediction rule for community walking ability.
Dr. Wong remains active in local amputee support groups and national and international professional amputee rehabilitation networks. A NY state licensed physical therapist since 1993 and orthopedic specialist certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists since 2000, Dr. Wong continues clinical practice in sports and orthopedics.
- Prosthetics and orthotics
- Functional prognosis and outcomes
- Fall and fall-related injury prevention