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Dr. Winston F. Wong

Medical Director, Community Benefit and

Director, Disparities and Quality Initiatives

Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Winston F. Wong serves as Medical Director, Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente, and is responsible for the organization’s partnerships with communities and institutions in advancing population management and evidence based medicine, with a particular emphasis on safety net providers and the elimination of health disparities. As an officer of the Commissioned Corp of the U.S. Public Health Service from 1993 – 2003, Dr. Wong was awarded the Outstanding Service Medal.

Wong currently serves on a number of national advisory committees, including those sponsored by the National Quality Forum, CMS, and the Institute of Medicine addressing issues of access and quality for diverse populations, most recently as a member of the IOM Committee on the Integration of Primary Care and Public Health. In 2013, Dr. Wong was appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. He is also a Board member of the California Endowment, the Essential Hospitals Institute, and the School Based Health Alliance.

Bilingual in Cantonese and Toisan dialects, and a graduate of UC Berkeley and the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, Dr. Wong continues a small practice in Family Medicine at Asian Health Services, a federally qualified health center based in Oakland, where he previously served as Medical Director. Dr. Wong was featured as a “Face of Public Health” in the May 2010 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

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