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John B. Wong, MD


Overview

Programs + Specialties
Training + Education University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine; Tufts Medical Center
Board Certifications Internal Medicine
NPI # 1891887725
Gender Male

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center Primary Care — Boston
Biewend Building, 4B
800 Washington St.
Box 235
Boston, MA 02111
Fax #: 617-636-9712
Phone #: 617-636-5400

Honors + Awards

2012, "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report
2011, ISPOR Service Award as Co-Chair of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force: Transparency and Validation Working Group, International Society for Pharmacoeconomic Outcomes Research
2009, Distinguished Faculty Award, Tufts University School of Medicine
2009, Eugene Saenger Award for Distinguished Service to SMDM, Society for Medical Decision Making
2009-12, Best Doctors in America® Database
2009, Tufts Health Plan Blue Ribbon Designation for high performance on select quality and cost-efficiency measures
2008, Visiting Professor, Program for the Assessment of Radiological Technology (ART), Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center
2006, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Excellence in Primary Care Award
2005, Distinguished Visiting Clinical Research Scientist, Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke Heart Institute
2003-5, 2007-10, Guide to America's Top Physicians
2003, Rammelkamp Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center
2002-2003, 25th President, Society for Medical Decision Making
2001-8, Boston’s Best Doctors®
1999-2002, 2006, Oliver Smith Award, Tufts Medical Center
1987, Lee B. Lusted Second Prize, Postdoctoral Section, Society for Medical Decision Making
1978, Phi Beta Kappa

Publications + National Presentations

1. Wong JB, Coates PM, Russell RM, Dwyer JT. Schuttinga JA. Bowman BA. Peterson SA. Economic analysis of nutrition interventions for chronic disease prevention: methods, research, and policy. Nutrition Reviews 2011;69(9):533-49.

2. Choi H, Sell RL, Lenert L, Muennig P, Goodman RR, Gilliam FG, Wong JB. Epilepsy surgery for pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy: A decision analysis JAMA 2008;300(21):2497-2505.

3. Wong JB, Davis GL, McHutchison JG, Manns MP, Albrecht JK, for the International Hepatitis Interventional Therapy (IHIT) Group. Economic and clinical effects of evaluating rapid virological response to peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin for the initial treatment of chronic hepatitis C. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2003;98(11):2354-62.

4. Hoffman SN, Tenbrook JA Jr, Wolf MP, Pauker SG, Salem DN, Wong JB. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing coronary artery bypass graft with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: one- to eight-year outcomes. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2003;41(8)1293-304.

5. Wong JB, Ramey DR, Singh G. Long-term morbidity, mortality and economics of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2001;44(12):2746-9.

6. Wong JB, Koff RS. Watchful waiting with periodic liver biopsy versus immediate empirical therapy for histologically mild chronic hepatitis C. A cost-effectiveness analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine 2000:133(9);665-75.

7. Wong JB, Compton CC. Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital A 76-year old woman with cardiac and renal failure and gastrointestinal bleeding. New England Journal of Medicine 1998;339(5):329-37.

8. Wong JB, Koff RS, Tine F, Pauker SG. Cost-effectiveness of interferon alpha-2b treatment for hepatitis B e antigen positive chronic hepatitis B. Annals of Internal Medicine 1995;122(9):664-75.

9. Wong JB, Salem DN, Pauker SG. You're never too old. New England Journal of Medicine 1993;328(13):971-5.

10. Wong JB, Sonnenberg FA, Salem DN, Pauker SG. Myocardial revascularization for chronic stable angina: An analysis of the role of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty based on data available in 1989. Annals of Internal Medicine 1990;113(11):852-71

Biography

John B. Wong, MD Professor of Medicine and general internist, is the Chief of the Division of Clinical Decision Making in the Department of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr Wong received his MD from the University of Chicago and had postgraduate training in internal medicine at Tufts Medical Center including a National Library of Medicine sponsored medical informatics fellowship in Clinical Decision Making. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Past President of the Society for Medical Decision Making, the statistical editor in decision and cost-effectiveness analysis for the Annals of Internal Medicine at the American College of Physicians. He has been a member of guideline committees for the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Practice (AASLD), the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology), and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Antithrombotic Therapy. To help develop quality of care measures for the National Quality Forum, he has also been an invited member to the American Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Work Groups on Coronary Artery Disease/Hypertension, Heart Failure, Cardiac Imaging and Hepatitis C for which he serves as the current co-chair. For the American College of Cardiology Foundation, he has been asked to participate on Technical Panels to assess appropriate use criteria for diagnostic cardiac catheterization and for the detection and risk assessment of ischemic heart disease.

Having published over 100 peer reviewed articles, his research focuses on the application of decision analysis to medical issues to help patients, physicians, and policymakers choose among alternative tests, treatments or policies, thereby promoting rational evidence-based efficient and effective patient-centered care that reflects individualized risk assessment and patient preferences. Starting initially with the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Patient Outcome Research Team in Ischemic Heart Disease, Dr. Wong has helped develop award winning shared decision making programs as the editor for heart disease for the non-for-profit Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, and was invited to be a primary care physician representative on the Health Policy Statement on Patient-centered Care for the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

News, Media + Videos

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