Clinical Professor
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.

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.