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Andrew L. Wong, MD

[AFFILIATION]
Professor of Clinical Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

[EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS]
Education: MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1983

Certifications:
Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1984
Diplomate in the Specialty of Internal Medicine, Sept. 1986
Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Rheumatology, Nov. 1988

[AWARDS AND RECOGNITION]
Winner of the LLUMC American College of Physicians, "Associates Paper Competition," 1988
The Ellis Dresner Award, 1989
1st Place Winner of the Southern California Rheumatism Society, "Annual Competitive Papers".
Meyer Arthritis Investigator Award, 1989
MacPherson Society Clinical Science Fellow Award, 1990
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center - "The Best of the Best" Award, 1994
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Productivity and Quality Awards Certificate of Recognition, 1994
Arthritis Foundation - "In Special Recognition" Award, 1995
American College of Physicians Advancement to Fellowship (FACP), 1996
LLU Volunteer Faculty 10 Years of Service Award, 1997
Marilyn Magaram Award for "outstanding achievement in patient and public education," 1997
Arthritis Foundation - In Appreciation, 1997
Arthritis Foundation and Sutro & Co. - With Sincere Appreciation, 1998
Arthritis Foundation SCC 50th Anniversary "Commitment To A Cure" cover feature, 1998
National Arthritis Foundation "1997 Partnership Award" - Quality of Life Award, Olive View-UCLA Med Ctr, 1998
Los Angeles County Productivity and Quality Award in Health Services Research, 1998
County of Los Angeles Certificate of Appreciation for leadership/committee member of the Research Conference On Women's Health from Board of Supervisors Yvonne Burke and Gloria Molina, 1999
County of Los Angeles "Commendation – First DHS Rheumatology Conference" from DHS Chief Medical Officer Donald Thomas, III, MD, 1999
Arthritis Foundation Southern CA Chapter Award – Medical and Scientific Committee 1994-1999
County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services Latino Health Issues and Recruitment Symposium Award: Rheumatology Patient Education Performance Improvement Team, 2000
Selected as one of "America's Top Physicians" in the "Guide to America's Top Physicians," 2003
The American Biographical Institute – "Man of the Year 2003" award American College of Rheumatology REF Award - Committee on Awards & Grants 2003-2004
The Contemporary Who's Who (appointed Consulting Editor), 2005
Selected as one of "America's Top Physicians" in the "Guide to America's Top Physicians," 2005
Los Angeles County DHS OV-UCLA MC 15 Years of Service Award, 2006
Selected as one of "Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007" in Tu Ciudad magazine and on superdoctorsonline.com
Selected as one of "America's Top Physicians" in the "Guide to America's Top Physicians," 2007
California Department of Health Services certificate of "Excellent Service" on the Medi-Cal DUR Board, 2007
OV-UCLA Education & Research Institute "In Special Recognition and Appreciation" Award, 2007
International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders (appointed Consulting Editor), 2007
Selected as "2008 Southern California Super Doctors" in the Los Angeles Magazine and on superdoctors.com
Selected as one of "America's Top Physicians" in the "Guide to America's Top Physicians," 2008

[RESEARCH INTERESTS]
ARTHRITIS RHEUMATOLOGY

[PRINCIPAL INVESTGATOR NIH GRANTS] National Institute of Health UCLA Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center Grant Health Services Research Grant - P60-AR36834/HSR2 Co-Principal Investigator 1998-2003 Practice Patterns in Early RA: Quality and Outcomes

[OTHER GRANTS]
Meyers Arthritis Investigator Award Grant Arthritis Foundation Southern California Chapter Co-Principal Investigator, 1989-1990
Characterization of a monoclonal anti-idiotype antibody specific for anti-DNA antibodies ERI Seed Grant - Olive View Education & Research Institute Principal Investigator, 1992-1993
Pathogenic Anti-DNA Antibody Idiotypes in SLE National Institute of Health UCLA Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center Development and Feasibility Research Grant - P60-AR36834D/F18 Principal Investigator, 1995-1997
Patient Self Report Disease Activity Measures in Long Term Outcome Studies in Rheumatoid Arthritis Institution Community Service Award Grant Arthritis Foundation Southern California Chapter Principal Investigator, 1997-1998
Spanish Language Arthritis Self Empowerment Program Institution Community Service Award Grant Arthritis Foundation Southern California Chapter Principal Investigator, 1998-1999
Spanish Language Arthritis Self Empowerment Program Arthritis Foundation Southern California Chapter & CA DHS California Arthritis Partnership Program Subcontract Principal Investigator, 1999-2003, $18,000
AF Orange County Spanish Arthritis Empowerment Program Arthritis Foundation Southern California Chapter, Orange County Branch Principal Investigator, 2000-2002, $7,000
Revision of Spanish Arthritis Empowerment Questionnaire Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Sponsor Principal Investigator, 2000-2002, $173,387
LA County Rheumatology Outcomes Study of New Treatments For Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical, Psychosocial, and Financial Outcomes Evaluation of New DMARD Agents and Drug Utilization Evaluation of a New COX2 Inhibitor Institution Community Service Award Grant Arthritis Foundation Southern California Chapter Co-Principal Investigator, 2002-2004, $10,000
American Indian Community-based Intervention Program Arthritis Foundation, Southern California Chapter Grant Co-Principal Investigator, 2003-2005, $19,000
Structure of Managed Care Organizations and Effects on Practice Patterns in Rheumatoid Arthritis ERI Seed Grant - Olive View Education & Research Institute Co-Investigator (Co-PIs: Aksone Nouvong, DPM & Emil Heinze, MD), 2007-2008, $4,000 Effects of Orthotics on Pregnancy-Related Changes in Foot Morphology Arthritis Foundation, Southern California Chapter Subcontract Principal Investigator, 2007-2008, $7,500
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in Spanish Arthritis Foundation, Southern California Chapter Principal Investigator, 2008-2009, $30,000
Act Now! Arthritis Youth Theater, Art & Music Program Arthritis Foundation, Southern California Chapter Principal Investigator, 2009-2010, $30,000 Act Now! Through the Arts Program