Association names UC Irvine’s Wong as educator of the year

January 09, 2013

UC Irvine’s Jason Wong, MD, has been recognized as an Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology, in partnership with the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Wong is Assistant Clinical Professor, UC Irvine Department of Radiation Oncology and treats patients at UC Irvine’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Wong came to UC Irvine in 2009. He earned his medical degree from Queen’s University School of Medicine, Ontario, Canada and conducted his residency in radiation oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto. Wong’s fellowship was at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle.

Dr. Wong treats a variety of malignancies with radiation therapy and is also the program director for UC Irvine’s radiation oncology residency program.

ARRO sponsors the annual Educator of the Year Award to identify and recognize outstanding teachers and mentors of radiation oncology residents. Residents from all radiation oncology programs were given the opportunity to select one faculty member from their program for the award. The choice of faculty members is not limited to clinical staff and is open to physicists, biologists or other faculty, if appropriate.

Forty-nine educators from across the country were selected this year.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society’s mission is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research and disseminating research results, and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving socioeconomic health care environment.

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