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David Wong, MD


Dr. David Wong is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with a specialty in lumbar microsurgery. Dr. Wong takes a conservative, minimally-invasive approach to treatment of herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Non-surgical interventions are an integral part of his conservative approach.

Dr. Wong is Past President of the North American Spine Society (NASS) and also serves as Director for the Advanced Center for Spinal Microsurgery at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. Dr. Wong is the recipient of the 2015 North American Spine Society “Past President Award” for his outstanding contributions to the society and its mission, and the 2017 North American Spine Society “Spine Advocacy Award” for exceptional contributions to NASS federal advocacy efforts on behalf of patients and members of the society.

Dr. Wong’s research has been published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and is on the European Spine Journal editorial advisory board. The Spine Journal 2008 “Editors’ Choice Award” was presented to Dr. Wong as the primary author of the top-rated paper published the entire preceding year. As Chairman of the NASS Patient Safety Committee, Dr. Wong was one of the United States representatives to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) work group that developed the WHO Surgical Patient Safety Checklist.

Director, Advanced Center for Spinal Microsurgery, P/SL Medical Center

Chairman, North American Spine Society (NASS) Patient Safety Task Force

Course Chairman, CME Courses on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for NASS and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Chairman, AAOS Patient Safety Committee

President, NASS, 2002-2003

Past President, Rocky Mountain Chapter/Western Orthopedic Association

Past President, Colorado Orthopedic Society

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

College: Trinity College, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postgraduate: Faculty of Graduate Studies, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Internship: Rotating intern, Toronto General Hospital

Residencies: Orthopedic surgery, The Gallie Programme, University of Toronto
(Included six months each in general and vascular surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedic pathology)

Fellowship: Spinal surgery, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, Wellesley Hospital, University of Toronto