The American Society of Spine Radiology Presents 2016 Gold Medal to Wade H. M. Wong, D.O., FACR, FAOCR During 2016 Annual Symposium
The American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) presented the Society’s 2016 Gold Medal to Wade H. M. Wong, D.O., FACR, FAOCR on February 20 during the ASSR 2016 Annual Symposium, February 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida. Dr. Wong is the fourth recipient of the ASSR Gold Medal, which was established in 2013. The ASSR Gold Medal is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Society and to spine radiology.
Dr. Wong is a Past President of the American Society of Spine Radiology. He is also a Past President of the Western Neuroradiological Society (WNRS) and of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR.) Dr. Wong is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and a Fellow of the AOCR. He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), WNRS, and the Society for Interventional Surgery (SNIS.)
Early in his involvement the ASSR, Dr. Wong initiated the hands-on training courses for the ASSR starting in 1999 at the Annual Symposium. About the same time he also introduced similar hands-on spine interventional courses for the RSNA, which led to his becoming the Chairman of the How-to and Hands-On Refresher Courses.
Dr. Wong is Professor Emeritus of Radiology at the University of California, San Diego. His involvement in teaching has been his hallmark. He is a three-time recipient of the Silver Spoon and two-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award for Neurosciences at UCSD. He is the recipient of the Trenery Medal for outstanding Lecturing. For 2015, Dr. Wong was selected to be the …