Department of
Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital
A member of Alameda Health System

Faculty


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Robert Wong, MD, MS

Core Faculty
Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF

Undergraduate School:

University of California, Berkeley

Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Residency:

California Pacific Medical Center

Fellowship:

Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics

Clinical Interest:

Chronic liver disease, including viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma

Research Interest:

Clinical epidemiology and outcomes research with a specific focus on viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation-related outcomes

Recent Publications:

Wong RJ, Liu B, Bhuket T. Significant burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with advanced fibrosis in the US: a cross-sectional analysis of 2011-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Sep 15. doi: 10.1111/apt.14327. [Epub ahead of print]

Castaneda G, Liu B, Torres S, Bhuket T, Wong RJ. Race/Ethnicity-Specific Disparities in the Severity of Disease at Presentation in Adults with Ulcerative Colitis: A Cross-Sectional Study. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Aug 30. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4733-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Wong RJ, Le A, Nguyen MT, Trinh HN, Huynh A, Ly MT, Nguyen HA, Nguyen KK, Yang J, Garcia RT, Levitt B, da Silveira E, Gish RG. Significant Hepatic Fibrosis Among Treatment-Naive Chronic Hepatitis B Virus With Increased Hepatitis B Virus DNA and Normal Alanine Aminotransferase. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul 18. pii: S1542-3565(17)30849-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.07.012. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Wang J, Ha J, Lopez A, Bhuket T, Liu B, Wong RJ. Medicaid and Uninsured Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients Have More Advanced Tumor Stage and Are Less Likely to Receive Treatment. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Jul 18. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000859. [Epub ahead of print]

Wong RJ, Nguyen MT, Trinh HN, Chan C, Huynh A, Ly MT, Nguyen HA, Nguyen KK, Torres S, Yang J, Liu B, Garcia RT, Bhuket T, Baden R, Levitt B, da Silveira E, Gish RG. Hepatitis B surface antigen loss and sustained viral suppression in Asian chronic hepatitis B patients: A community-based real-world study. J Viral Hepat. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12736. [Epub ahead of print]

Tavakoli H, Robinson A, Liu B, Bhuket T, Younossi Z, Saab S, Ahmed A, Wong RJ. Cirrhosis Patients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Are Significantly Less Likely to Receive Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Aug;62(8):2174-2181. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4595-x. Epub 2017 May 4.

Young K, Liu B, Bhuket T, Younossi Z, Saab S, Ahmed A, Wong RJ. Long-term trends in chronic hepatitis B virus infection associated liver transplantation outcomes in the United States. J Viral Hepat. 2017 Sep;24(9):789-796. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12703. Epub 2017 May 5.

Junus K, Aguilar M, Patel P, Irwin D, Yee S, Liu B, Bhuket T, Wong RJ. Improvements in hepatitis B virus screening before rituximab therapy: A community-based, safety-net hospital experience. Cancer. 2017 Feb 15;123(4):650-656. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30381. Epub 2016 Oct 3.

Wong RJ, Nguyen MT, Trinh HN, Huynh A, Ly MT, Nguyen HA, Nguyen KK, Yang J, Garcia RT, Levitt B, da Silveira E, Gish RG. Community-based real-world treatment outcomes of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir in Asians with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 6 in the United States. J Viral Hepat. 2017 Jan;24(1):17-21. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12609. Epub 2016 Sep 27.

Young K, Aguilar M, Gish R, Younossi Z, Saab S, Bhuket T, Liu B, Ahmed A, Wong RJ. Lower rates of receiving model for end-stage liver disease exception and longer time to transplant among nonalcoholic steatohepatitis hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2016 Oct;22(10):1356-66. doi: 10.1002/lt.24507.

Ha J, Yan M, Aguilar M, Bhuket T, Tana MM, Liu B, Gish RG, Wong RJ. Race/ethnicity-specific disparities in cancer incidence, burden of disease, and overall survival among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States. Cancer. 2016 Aug 15;122(16):2512-23. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30103. Epub 2016 May 19.

Yan M, Ha J, Aguilar M, Bhuket T, Liu B, Gish RG, Cheung R, Wong RJ. Birth cohort-specific disparities in hepatocellular carcinoma stage at diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survival. J Hepatol. 2016 Feb;64(2):326-332. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2015.09.006. Epub 2015 Sep 18.

Ahmed A, Wong RJ, Harrison SA. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Review: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Nov;13(12):2062-70. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.07.029. Epub 2015 Jul 27. Review.

Aguilar M, Bhuket T, Torres S, Liu B, Wong RJ. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the United States, 2003-2012. JAMA. 2015 May 19;313(19):1973-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.4260. No abstract available.

Wong RJ, Gish RG, Ahmed A. Hepatic encephalopathy is associated with significantly increased mortality among patients awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Wong RJ, Cheung R, Ahmed A. Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis is the Most Rapidly Growing Indication for Liver Transplantation in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the U.S. Hepatology. 2014;59(6):2188-95.

Wong RJ, Devaki P, Nguyen L, et al. Increased long-term survival among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after implementation of model for end-stage liver disease score. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;12(9):1534-1540.

Devaki P, Wong RJ, Marupakula V, et al. Approximately one-half of patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma meeting Milan criteria did not receive local tumor destructive or curative surgery in the post-MELD exception era. Cancer. 2014;120(11):1725-32.

Wong RJ, Devaki P, Nguyen L, et al. Ethnic Disparities and Liver Transplantation Rates in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients in the Recent Era: Results from the SEER Registry. Liver Transpl. 2014;20(5):528-35.

Wong RJ, Kanwal F, Younossi ZM, Ahmed A. Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Coronary Artery Disease Risk: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Dig Dis Sci. 2014;59(7):1586-93.