Unmasking COVID-19 with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine EA Dean, Dr. ROGER WONG

What is making UBC Faculty of Medicine Executive Associate Dean, Dr. Roger Wong, smile through these unprecedented times? And how will we all heal as a whole from this pandemic? In this episode, Dr. Wong gives us insight into his details from the front line. He outlines key stats, new medical advancements in his department and lets us in on his outstanding leadership initiatives. Despite being a data driven person with a dense medical background, find out why Dr. Wong truly believes that compassion is the key to any cure. Tune in for more!

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“What will people remember about 2020? They will remember the compassionate responses more so than the statistics, numbers and academics.”
Dr. Roger Wong
Executive Associate Dean & Clinical Professor in Geriatrics

the substance.

In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • How COVID-19 has revealed these pinnacle underlying problems in the medical system and why this has created opportunities for a better future 
  • What leading with compassion really means from a medical lens
  • An introduction into UBC’s “Connecting With Compassion” Initiative 
  • A specific look into the struggles of seniors during this pandemic

show notes.


guest bio.

Dr. Roger Wong is a brilliant Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the University of British
Columbia (UBC) Department of Medicine and is a Consultant Physician of the Geriatric Consultation
Program at the Vancouver General Hospital. He is also the Executive Associate Dean (Education) in the UBC
Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Wong continues to work tirelessly to advance academic and clinical health sciences related to geriatrics and his
work has made significant impact on the care for older people in Canada and the world. He was the 13th
President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society and founded the state-of-the-art Acute Care for Elders
(ACE) Unit in Vancouver, which has been implemented nationally and internationally. His clinical
research focuses on hospital medicine in vulnerable older adults, including quality improvement in acute
care geriatrics. Dr. Wong has made significant contributions in showcasing Canadian geriatrics around
the world, culminating in his selection as the 2017 Trevor Howell Guest Lecturer in London, a prestigious
honour bestowed by the British Geriatrics Society for an eminent physician or scientist with an
international reputation. In 2019, Dr. Wong received the International Visiting Professor Medal from the
Australia and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine, the first Canadian who has received this
highest honour awarded by the Society to an international scientist in geriatrics.

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