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Darren W. Wong, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
HCT 1520 San Pablo St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


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 gaining experience in the management of extremely-drug resistant bacterial infections, HIV, transplant infections, and both fungal and parasitic infectious processes.

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.


Montefiore Medical Center: Leo M. Davidoff Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, 2014


Wong D, Spellberg B. Leveraging Antimicrobial Stewardship into Improving Rates of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Virulence. 2016 May 17; 0. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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