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

Residency News

2017 Clinical and Translational Research Award in Liver Diseases

Dear Department of Medicine:


I am very pleased to share with you some great news about our own Dr. Robert Wong.


Dr. Wong has been selected to receive a 2017 Clinical and Translational Research Award in Liver Diseases from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation (AASLD Foundation). This prestigious and extremely competitive, two-year, $150,000 award will fund Dr. Wong’s research project entitled Impact of Provider-Centered and Patient-Centered Targeted Educational Interventions to Improve Hepatitis B Virus Management and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening Among At-Risk Underserved Populations.


Dr. Wong joined our Division in 2014 after completing both a GI/Hepatology fellowship and a masters program in epidemiology at Stanford. He completed his undergraduate training at UC-Berkeley and he is a graduate of UCSF Medical School and CPMC’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Wong’s research interest is in liver diseases in at-risk populations.


Dr. Wong is quickly becoming a thought leader on the subject of liver diseases in at-risk populations. This award is a testament to the extraordinary clinical research that Dr. Wong performs here. Our Division is so very, very proud of him.


Please join me in congratulating Robert.


Best regards.


Taft Bhuket, M.D.

Division Chief, Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Director, Endoscopy Unit