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wong kristen

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest
minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery


Dr. Kristen Wong is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She completed her residency in general surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York City, where she was the Administrative Chief Resident of her program. Following her residency, Dr. Wong completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Wong’s clinical interests include minimally invasive, bariatric and foregut surgery.

She is a member of the Society of Academic Asian Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Association of Women Surgeons.


 American Board of Surgery - Board Eligible (Current)


Medical License, State of Wisconsin (2021)

Medical License, State of New York (2016)

Honors and Awards

Administrative Chief Resident, Montefiore General Surgery Residency Program (2021)

Montefiore Resident Teaching Award (2020)

Montefiore Resident Research Day 1st place (2018)

Einstein's Young Research Investigator's Symposium 3rd Place (2018)

Intern of the Year--Montefiore Medical Center (2015)

Selected Publications

Wong KA, Cabrera AG, Argiroff AL, Pechman DM, Parides MK, Vazzana JT, Moran-Atkin EM, Choi JJ, Camacho DR. Transversus abdominis plane block with liposomal bupivacaine and its effect on opiate use after weight loss surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Jul;16(7):886-893. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.03.031. Epub 2020 Apr 10. PMID: 32402732.

Pechman, D, Munoz Flores, F, Kinkhabwala, C, Salas, R, Weithorn, D, Berk, R, Needham, V, Wong, K, Mehta, V, Cheema, F, Romero Valez, G, Camacho, D. Bariatric surgery in the elderly; Outcomes analysis of patients over 70 using the ACS-NSQIP Database. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Nov;15(11):1923-1932. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.08.011. Epub 2019 Aug 23. PMID: 31611184.

Wong K, Di Cristofano F, Ranieri M, De Martino D, Di Cristofano A. PI3K/mTOR inhibition potentiates and extends palbociclib activity in anaplastic thyroid cancer. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2019 Apr 1;26(4):425-436. doi: 10.1530/ERC-19-0011. Epub 2019 Jan 1. PMID: 30699064; PMCID: PMC6602869.

Solsky I, Rapkin B,Wong K, Friedmann P, Muscarella P, In H. Gastric cancer diagnosis after presentation to the ED: The independent association of presenting location and outcomes. Am J Surg. 2018 Aug;216(2):286-292. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.10.030. Epub 2017 Nov 3. PMID: 29108643.

Wong K, Hu S, Ramesh KH, Villanueva-Siles E, Panarelli N, In H. Diffuse, Aggressive Metastatic Progression after Minimally Invasive Local Resection of Primary Gastric Synovial Sarcoma: a Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2019 Mar;50(1):116-122. doi: 10.1007/s12029-017-9979-9. PMID: 28660525.

Alaeddini J, Wood MA, Parvez B, Pathak V, Wong KA, Ellenbogen KA. Site localization and characterization of pain during radiofrequency ablation of the pulmonary veins. Pacing Clin Electrophysiology. 2007 Oct;30(10):1210-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2007.00842.x. PMID: 17897123.


Medical School
Virginia Commonwealth University

Montefiore Medical Center
General Surgery

University of Wisconsin
Minimally Invasive


Campus Address
1201 11th Avenue South, Suite 510, Birmingham AL 35205

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