Position:
Clinical Professor
Division:
Allergy & Immunology
Research Interests:

Clinical Research in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) including allergic and adverse reaction to herbal medicine and dietary supplement in various CAM practices.

Education:
B.Sc. University of Manitoba
MD University of British Columbia
Recent Publications:
  • Wong HCG.  Potential adverse and allergic reactions from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and other dietary supplements (DS).  Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol, 2006; 2(2): 68-73.
  • Wong HCG. Herbal medicine and psychiatric disorders. BC Med J 2007; 49(5):230-231.
  • Wong HCG. Side-effects of CAM/Chinese herbal meds. BC Med J 2008; 50(2):58.
  • Wong HCG. Unusual presentation of mercury poisoning. BC Med J 2008; 50(4):186-187.
  • Wong HCG. Patient consent. BC Med J 2009; 51(1):8.
  • Wong HCG. Re: Let’s support naturopathy. BC Med J 2009; 51(6):244-245.
  • Wong HCG. Potential allergic drug reaction from residual antibiotics present in livestock. BC Med J 2010; 52(8): 388.
  • Wong HCG. Trouble in toy land: Potential source of lead. BC Med J 2010; 52(1):10.
  • Wong HCG. Ephedrine: FDA and Health Canada. BC Med J. 2011;53(6):262-263.
  • Wong HCG. Naturopaths and prescription drugs. BC Med J. 2011;53(6):263.
  • Wong HCG. Real snake oil: Found? BC Med J. 2011;53(9):456.
  • Wong HCG. Homeopathic medicine (arsenic and aconite) and Health Canada. BC Med J. 2012;54(2):66.
  • Wong HCG. Re: Homeopathic medicine. BC Med J. 2012;54(4):170-172.
  • Wong HCG. Re: Homeopathic medicinal products. BC Med J. 2012;54(6):279.
  • Wong HCG. Re: Ephedra/ephedrine-exacerbated psychosis and Health Canada. BC Med J. 2012;54(10):493.
  • Wong HCG. Advisory: Kava-kava and as arum (aristolochic acid). BC Med J. 2013;55(2):73.
  • Wong HCG. Not all vitamins are safe. BC Med J. 2014;56(2):82.
  • Wong HCG. Who are the doctors of BC? BC Med J. 2014;56(6):262-264.
  • Wong HCG. Not all Benadryl are the same. BC Med J. 2015;57(6):229.
  • Wong HCG. Long-term use of diphenhydramine. CMAJ. 2015;187:1078.
  • Wong HCG. Comments on:” Early infancy microbial and metabolic alterations affect risk of childhood asthma” 2015 Nov 24 [cited 2015 Dec 7]. In Science Translation Medicine.
  • Washington (DC): American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2015.
  • Wong HCG. Cardiac adverse complication/prevention and cancer risk in the risk-benefit paradox of exercise. BC Med J. 2016;58(6):302,304.
  • Wong HCG. Risk-benefit paradox of exercise revisited: Male sexual libido. BC Med J. 2017;59;212,214.
  • Wong HCG. Mercury poisoning in the Grassy Narrows First Nation: history not completed. CMAJ 2017;189:E784.
  • Wong HCG. Natural health products. Complementary and alternative medicine, and Health Canada. CMAJ 20117; 189:E1268.
  • Wong HCG. Re: Herbal medicine and liver toxicity. BC Med J 2017;59:498.
  • Wong HCG. Re: Daily Ibuprofen may prevent Alzheimer disease. BC Medical Journal 2018;50(4):191.
  • Wong HCG. Re: Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. BC Medical Journal 2018;60(7):344.
Awards & Recognition:

Best abstract prize in the session of Drug Allergy: Clinical Aspects. (June 18, 2017) European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress 2017 June 17-21, Helsinki, Finland.