Evan Wong - Researcher

Dr. Evan G. Wong is a general surgery resident at McGill University, where he also completed his medical degree. He obtained his Masters of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While there, he participated in the Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Need (SOSAS) in Sierra Leone and Nepal; assisted with the analysis and dissemination of Médecins Sans Frontières operative logbooks; developed a hospital management curriculum for Afghanistan; and contributed to the graduate course “Surgical care needs in low and middle income countries.” He is a Surgeons OverSeas International Surgical Fellow and has presented his research to an international audience, ranging from the American College of Surgeons to the West African College of Surgeons. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles describing surgical need in developing countries and has authored a chapter in the book “Operation Health: Surgical Care in the Developing World”. 

At McGill, under the mentorship of Dr. Deckelbaum and Dr. Razek, he developed a risk assessment tool that identified potential hazards in preparation for the Euro 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine. His current research interests include evaluating access to surgical care in Kigali, Rwanda; describing trauma epidemiology in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and developing surgical competencies for disaster response.