Keck School Faculty

Darren W. Wong, MD
Darren W. Wong, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medicine
HCT 1520 San Pablo St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Wong is an assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases. 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 on the examination of empiric antibiotic therapy for sepsis. He has a particular focus on the management of multi-drug resistant and specifically carbapenem resistant bacterial infection and in the management of Clostridium difficile disease.

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 services, as well as the neurosurgical and spine services when requirements dictate.

: 2019 Southern California Super Doctors Rising Stars List, 2019

: 2018 Southern California Super Doctors Rising Stars List, 2018

: 2017 Southern California Super Doctors Rising Stars List, 2017

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

Carbapenemase-producing organisms in solid organ transplantation Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2019 Jun 04. . View in PubMed

Reply to Author Clin Infect Dis. 2019 May 09. . View in PubMed

Osteomyelitis Complicating Sacral Pressure Ulcers: Whether or Not to Treat With Antibiotic Therapy Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 07; 68(2):338-342. . View in PubMed

Osteomyelitis complicating sacral pressure ulcers: whether or not to treat with antibiotic therapy Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 07. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Novel Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors: Unlocking Their Potential in Therapy Drugs. 2017 Apr; 77(6):615-628. . View in PubMed

Clinical and Pathophysiological Overview of Acinetobacter Infections: a Century of Challenges Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 01; 30(1):409-447. . View in PubMed

Facklamia Species as an Underrecognized Pathogen Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofw272. . View in PubMed

A case of liver abscess and fusobacterium septicemia IDCases. 2017; 9:98-100. . View in PubMed

Leveraging antimicrobial stewardship into improving rates of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Virulence. 2017 05 19; 8(4):383-390. . View in PubMed

Clinical and Pathophysiological Overview of Acinetobacter Infections: a Century of Challenges Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 Jan; 30(1):409-447. . View in PubMed

Babesia parasitemia causing splenic infarction: A review of the literature Case Reports in Internal Medicine. 2016; 3(3). . View in PubMed

Tenofovir alafenamide: an effective option for HIV treatment with reduced risk Future Virology. 2015; 10(9):1069 - 1075. . View in PubMed

Anti-NMDAR encephalitis, a mimicker of acute infectious encephalitis and a review of the literature IDCases. 2014; 1(4):66-7. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Catheter-Related Leuconostoc Bacteraemia in a Pregnant HIV-Infected Woman Journal of Medical Cases. 2012; 3(6):331 - 333. . View in PubMed

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