Andrew L. Wong, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
and
Chief of Rheumatology
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
14445 Olive View Drive, 2B182
Sylmar, CA 91342

Biography

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

Education: MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1983

Certifications

Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1984
Diplomate in the Specialty of Internal Medicine, Sept. 1986
Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Rheumatology, Nov. 1988

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1983-1986 Resident, Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA.
1986-1993 Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA.
1986-1988 Instructor of Medicine, Fellow in Rheumatology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA.
1988-1989 Senior Research Fellow in Rheumatology, UCLA/SFV Program, VA Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA.
1989-1993 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA/SFV Program, Sepulveda, CA.
1990-Pres. Chief of Rheumatology, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA.
1993-Pres. Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA.
1993-1997 Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Med Ctr, Sylmar, CA.
1997-1999 Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Med Ctr, Sylmar, CA
1999-2003 Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Med Ctr, Sylmar, CA
2003-Pres. Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA
2007-2015 Program Director, UCLA-Olive View (San Fernando Valley) Rheumatology Program, Sylmar, CA
2014-Pres. Director of Academic & Administrative Affairs, Dept. of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Ctr, Sylmar, CA

Research Interest

His current research interests include: Arthritis Rheumatology

Scientific Activities

AWARDS

1988 Winner of the LLUMC American College of Physicians, “Associates Paper Competition”.
1989 The Ellis Dresner Award 1st Place Winner of the Southern California Rheumatism Society, “Annual Competitive Papers”.
1989 Meyer Arthritis Investigator Award
1990 MacPherson Society Clinical Science Fellow Award
1994 Olive View-UCLA Medical Center – “The Best of the Best” Award
1994 Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Productivity and Quality Awards Certificate of Recognition
1995 Arthritis Foundation – “In Special Recognition” Award
1996 American College of Physicians Advancement to Fellowship (FACP)
1997 LLU Volunteer Faculty 10 Years of Service Award
1997 Marilyn Magaram Award for “outstanding achievement in patient and public education”
1997 Arthritis Foundation – In Appreciation
1998 Arthritis Foundation and Sutro & Co. – With Sincere Appreciation
1998 Arthritis Foundation SCC 50th Anniversary “Commitment To A Cure” cover feature
1998 National Arthritis Foundation “1997 Partnership Award” – Quality of Life Award, Olive View-UCLA Med Ctr
1998 Los Angeles County Productivity and Quality Award in Health Services Research
1999 County of Los Angeles Certificate of Appreciation for leadership/committee member of the Research Conference On Women’s Health from Board of Supervisors Yvonne Burke and Gloria Molina
1999 County of Los Angeles “Commendation – First DHS Rheumatology Conference” from DHS Chief Medical Officer Donald Thomas, III, MD
1999 Arthritis Foundation Southern CA Chapter Award – Medical and Scientific Committee 1994-1999
2000 County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services Latino Health Issues and Recruitment
Symposium Award: Rheumatology Patient Education Performance Improvement Team.
2003 Selected as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”
2003 The American Biographical Institute – “Man of the Year 2003” award
2004 American College of Rheumatology REF Award – Committee on Awards & Grants 2003-2004
2005 The Contemporary Who’s Who (appointed Consulting Editor)
2005 Selected as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”
2006 Los Angeles County DHS OV-UCLA MC 15 Years of Service Award
2007 Selected as one of “Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007” in Tu Ciudad magazine and on superdoctorsonline.com
2007 Selected as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”
2007 California Department of Health Services certificate of “Excellent Service” on the Medi-Cal DUR Board
2007 OV-UCLA Education & Research Institute “In Special Recognition and Appreciation” Award
2007 International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders (appointed Consulting Editor)
2008 Selected as “2008 Southern California Super Doctors” in the Los Angeles Magazine and on superdoctors.com
2008 Selected as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”
2009 Selected as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”
2010 Selected as “2010 Southern California Super Doctors” in the Los Angeles Magazine and on superdoctors.com
2011 Selected as “2011 Southern California Super Doctors” in the Los Angeles Magazine and on superdoctors.com
2011 Selected as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”
2011 Selected as “Top Rheumatologists” by IAHCP published in The Leading Physicians of The World
2011 Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2011-2012
2011 Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region Research Committee Chair Leadership Award (with gavel) 2010-2011
2012 Selected as “2012 Southern California Super Doctors” in the Los Angeles Magazine and on superdoctors.com
2012 Selected as “Top Rheumatologists” by IAHCP published in The Leading Physicians of The World
2012 American College of Rheumatology Award: In Honor of Your Commitment to the In-Training Exam Item Writing Task Force 2006-2008
2013 Selected as “2013 Southern California Super Doctors” in the Los Angeles Magazine and on superdoctors.com
2013 Selected as a “Top Doctor in Porter Ranch, CA” by IAI published in The Leading Physicians of The World
2013 Selected as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”
2014 Selected as “2014 Southern California Super Doctors” in the Los Angeles Magazine and on superdoctors.com
2014 Selected as a “Top Doctor in Northridge, CA” by IAHCP published in The Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare
2014 Selected as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”
2014 Letter of Commendation for invaluable service (Chair) to CA DHCS Medi-Cal DUR Board from Toby Douglas (Director of CA DHCS)
2015 Selected as “2015 Southern California Super Doctors” in the Los Angeles Magazine and on superdoctors.com
2015 Letter of Thank you for valuable service to CA DHCS Medi-Cal DUR Board from the CA DHCS Medical Director Neal D. Kohatsu, MD, MPH
2016 Selected as “2016 Southern California Super Doctors” in the Los Angeles Magazine and on superdoctors.com

Publications

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1. Colburn K, Boucek R, Gusewitch G, Wong A, Wat P and Weeks D: B-Adrenergic receptor stimulation increases anti-DNA antibody production in MRL/lpr mice. J Rheumatol 17:2, 138-141, 1990.
2. Weisbart, RH, Noritake DT, Wong AL, Chan G, Kacena A, and Colburn KK: A conserved anti-DNA antibody idiotype associated with nephritis in murine and human systemic lupus erythematosus. J Immunol 144:2653-2658, April 1990.
3. Weisbart RH, Wong AL, Noritake D, Kacena A, Chan G, Ruland C, Chin E, Chen ISY, and Rosenblatt J: The rheumatoid factor reactivity of a human IgG monoclonal antibody is encoded by a variant VKII light chain gene. J Immunol 147:2795-2801, Oct. 15 1991.
4. Zack DJ, Wong AL and Weisbart RH: Novel structural features of autoantibodies in murine lupus: A possible superantigen binding site. Immunol and Cell Bio 72:513-520, Dec. 1994.
5. Zack DJ, Yamamoto K, Wong AL, Stempniak M, French C, and Weisbart RH: DNA mimics a self protein which may be a target for some anti-DNA antibodies in SLE. J Immunol 154:1987-1994, Feb. 1995.
6. Zack DJ, Stempniak M, Wong AL, and Weisbart RH: Localization of an Fc-binding reactivity to the constant region of human IgG4: implications for the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, J Immunol. 155:5057-5063, 1995.
7. Zack DJ, Wong AL, Stempniak M, and Weisbart RH: Two kappa immunoglobulin light chains are secreted by an anti-DNA hybridoma: implications for isotypic exclusion. Molecular Immunol. 32:1345-1353, 1995.
8. Zack DJ, Stempniak M, Wong AL, Taylor C, and Weisbart RH: Mechanisms of cellular penetration and nuclear localization of an anti-double stranded DNA autoantibody. J Immunol 157: 2082-2088, 1996.
9. Wong AL, Wong WE, Harker J, Sterz MG, Bulpitt KJ, Park G, Ramos B, Clements P and Paulus H: Patient self-report tender and swollen joint counts in early Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Rheumatol 26:2551-2561, 1999.
10. Colburn KK, Green LM and Wong AL: Circulating antibodies to guanosine in systemic lupus erythematosus: correlation with nephritis and polyserositis by acute and longitudinal analyses. Lupus 10:410-417, 2001.
11. Kramer BJ, Harker JO and Wong AL: Descriptions of joint pain by American Indians: comparison of inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis Rheum (Arthritis Care Res), 47(2):149-154, 2002.
12. Kramer BJ, Harker JO, and Wong AL: Arthritis beliefs and self-care in an urban American Indian population. Arthritis Rheum (Arthritis Care Res), 47(6):588-594, 2002.
13. Colburn KK, Wong AL, Weisbart RH, and Green LM: Antiguanosine antibodies in murine and human lupus have the internal image of G-binding proteins. J Rheumatol 30:993-997, 2003.
14. Liu H, Harker JO, Wong AL, MacLean CH, Bulpitt KJ, Mittman BS, Fitzgerald J, Grossman J, Rubenstein LZ, Hahn BH, Paulus HE, Kahn KL. Case finding for population-based studies of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Comparison of patient self-reported ACR criteria-based algorithms to physician-implicit review for diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum 33(5):302-310, 2004.
15. Wong AL, Harker JO, Lau VP, Shatzel S, Port LH. The Spanish arthritis empowerment program: A dissemination and effectiveness study. Arthritis Rheum (Arthritis Care Res) 51(3):332-336, 2004.
16. Wong AL, Harker JO, Mittman BS, Levy GD, Bulpitt KJ, Colburn KK, Liu H, Kahn KL, Hahn BH, Paulus HE, Rubenstein LZ. Development and evaluation of a patient self-report casefinding method for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum 34(1):484-499, 2004.
17. Weisbart RH, Min Y, Wong AL, Kang J, Kwunyeun S, Lin A, Kim J, Chan G, Wakelin R, Sohn W, Chang SS, and Nishimura RN: Selective IgA immune unresponsiveness to Proteus mirabilis fumarate reductase A-chain in Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Rheumatol 32(7):1208-1212, 2005.
18. Kahn KL, MacLean CH, Liu H, Rubenstein LZ, Wong AL, Harker JO, Chen WP, Fitzpatrick DM, Bulpitt KJ, Traina SB, Mittman BS, Hahn BH, Paulus HE. Application of explicit process of care measurement to Rheumatoid Arthritis: Moving from evidence to practice. Arthritis Rheum (Arthritis Care Res) 55(6):884-891, 2006.
19. Kahn KL, MacLean CH, Liu H, Rubenstein LZ, Wong AL, Harker JO, Chen WP, Fitzpatrick DM, Bulpitt KJ, Traina SB, Mittman BS, Hahn BH, Paulus HE. The complexity of care for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Metrics for better understanding chronic disease care. Medical Care 45(1):55-65, 2007.
20. Kahn KL, MacLean CH, Wong AL, Rubenstein LZ, Liu H, Fitzpatrick DM, Harker JO, Chen WP, Traina SB, Mittman BS, Hahn BH, Paulus HE. Assessment of American College of Rheumatology quality criteria for Rheumatoid Arthritis in a pre-quality criteria patient cohort. Arthritis Rheum (Arthritis Care Res) 57(5):707-715, 2007.

style=”text-align: justify;”>REVIEWS, CHAPTERS, LETTERS, VIDEOS, AND CASE REPORTS

1. Wong AL, and Weisbart RH: Rheumatoid Arthritis: A review of current medical therapies. The J Musculoskeletal Med 6(11): 39-58, Nov. 1989.
2. Wong AL, and Weisbart RH: Synovial culture needed to discriminate septic joint from RA disease flare. The J Musculoskeletal Med 8(9): 11, Sept. 1991.
3. Wong AL, Colburn KK, Wilms NJ, Mortensen SE, Broide DH: Eosinophilic fasciitis in association with chronic vasculitic-like leg ulcerations. Clin Rheumatol 12(1): 85-88, 1993.
4. Weisbart RH, Ho G, Park C, Fine HV, Wong AL, and Zack DJ: Beneficial effects of oral immunoglobulin in Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Clin Rheumatol 1(2): 135-136, April 1995.
5. Fan PT (Acknowledgement: Wong AL): An approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis: Part I-Evaluation, early management, and patient involvement. Part II-Strategies in drug therapy. Family Practice Recertification 19(2): 37-64, Feb. 1997.
6. Wong AL, and Mehta AJ: Metabolic Disorders: Gout, Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition Disease and Osteoporosis. In Common Musculoskeletal Problems. Edited by A.J. Mehta. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, 1997, pp. 79-87.
7. Petrocelli A, Wong AL, and Sweezey B: Identification of pathologic synovial fluid crystals on gram stains. J Clin Rheumatol 4(2):103-105, April 1998.
8. Evelyn CM, Kim JW and Wong AL: HELLP-like syndrome associated with hepatic necrosis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. J Clin Rheumatol 7(3):179-183, June 2001.
9. Lin ATH, Min Y, Clements PJ, Morris R, Shayestehfar B, Mankin L and Wong AL: New onset SLE with pheochromocytoma. J Rheumatol 29(6): 1334-1337, June 2002.
10. Wu SM, Min Y, Ostrzega N, Clements PJ and Wong AL: Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis: A rare mimicker of vasculitis. J Rheumatol 32(11):2242-2245, 2005.
11. Wong A: Ask the Doctor: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren’s Syndrome. Headlines Arthritis Foundation, 4, Spring 2006.
12. Wong A: Ask the Doctor: Gout. Headlines Arthritis Foundation, 4, Fall 2006.
13. Wong A: Ask the Doctor: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pregnancy. Headlines Arthritis Foundation, 4, Spring 2007.
14. Wong A: Ask the Doctor: Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Headlines Arthritis Foundation, 4, Spring 2008.
15. Wong AL and Heinze ER: The Locomotor System: Bursitis, Tendinitis, Myofascial Pain, and Fibromyalgia. In Conn’s Current Therapy. Edited by RE Rakel and ET Bope. Philadelphia, Saunders/Elsevier, 2008, pp. 969-975.
16. Wong AL, Kaufman MB, Chiefari AM, Prostko CR, and Goldenberg L: Accountable Care of the Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis: An RA Practicum Learning Experience. Tab 2: RA Diagnosis and Assessment. PRIME Education, Inc. Tamarac, Florida, c. 2011, pp. 1-6.
17. Wong AL, Kaufman MB, Chiefari AM, Prostko CR, and Goldenberg L: Accountable Care of the Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis: An RA Practicum Learning Experience. Tab 3: Differentiating the Role of Biologic Agents. PRIME Education, Inc. Tamarac, Florida, c. 2011, pp. 1-12.
18. Wong AL, Kaufman MB, Chiefari AM, Prostko CR, and Goldenberg L: Accountable Care of the Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis: An RA Practicum Learning Experience. Tab 4: The Pharmacist’s Role in Therapeutic Management: A. Comparative Effectiveness. B. Addressing Safety and Adherence. PRIME Education, Inc. Tamarac, Florida, c. 2011, pp. 1-5.
19. Wong AL, Kaufman MB, Chiefari AM, Prostko CR, and Goldenberg L: Accountable Care of the Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis: An RA Practicum Learning Experience. Tab 5: Emerging Strategies in Medication Management: A. Chronic Care Model. B. Potential Pharmacy Implications for ACOs. PRIME Education, Inc. Tamarac, Florida, c. 2011, pp. 1-5.
20. Ruderman EM, Nola KM, Ferrell S, Cameron DR. JMCP Peer Reviewers: Johnson KA, Wong AL. Incorporating the Treat to Target Concept in Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Manag Care Pharm 18 (9a): S1-18, November 2012.
21. Ungprasert P, Leeaphorn N, Hosiriluck N, Chaiwatcharayut W, Ammannagari N, and Raddatz DA. Academic Editors: J. Bruges Armas, C. Chizzolini, and A. Wong. Clinical Features of Inflammatory Myopathies and their Association with Malignancy: A Systematic Review in Asian Population. ISRN Rheumatol. 2013:1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/509354
22. Hatef MR, Sahebari M, Rezaieyazdi Z, Nakhjavani MR, and Mahmourdi M. Academic Editors: A. M. Huber, A. Spreafico, and A. Wong. Stronger Correlation between Interleukin 18 and Soluble Fas in Lupus Nephritis Compared with Mild Lupus. ISRN Rheumatol. 2013:1-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/850851
23. Wong AL: Prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis; RA Subpopulations; Changes in RA Practices. c. 2013, Healthcasts, New York, NY. http://www.Healthcast.com/App(National Interviews).
24. Wong AL: PCP Insights; When to Refer; Treatment Challenges; Future focus of RA Treatment. c. 2013, Healthcasts, New York, NY. http://www.Healthcast.com/App (National Interviews).
25. Van Gelder H, Wu KM, Gharibian N, Patel DB, Clements PJ, Heinze ER, Morris RI, and Wong AL. Acute Hemorrhagic Myositis in Inflammatory Myopathy and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Rheumatol. 2014, Article ID 639756, 8 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/639756 (PMID: 25379317).
26. Kiran AR, Lau RA, Wu KM, Wong AL, Clements PJ, and Heinze ER. Fever, Myositis, Paralysis: Is This Inflammatory Myopathy or Neuroinvasive Disease? Case Rep Rheumatol. 2016:5395249 4pages DOI:10.1155/2016/5395249 http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5395249 (PMID: ).

SELECTED ABSTRACTS (from over 45)

1. Wong AL, Sterz M, Wong WK, He WZ, and Paulus HE: Patient self report tender and swollen joint counts in early Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 40;9:S113(494), Sept. 1997.
2. Bulpitt KJ, Clements PH, Wong WK, Berkanovic E, Sterz MG, Wong AL, Oster P, Ramaos B, Law J, Park G, Nepon G, Peter JB, and Paulus HE: Predictors of 1 and 2 year ACR response in early RA patients followed from within 1 year of symptom onset. Arthritis Rheum 40;9:S95(389), Sept. 1997.
3. Bulpitt KJ, Sharp JT, Gold R, Sterz MG, Clements PJ, Wong WK, Oster P, Wong AL, Ramos B, Law J, Park G, Nepon G, Peter JB, and Paulus HE: Erosion progression during early seropositive RA. Arthritis Rheum 40;9:S288 (1543), Sept. 1997.
4. Johnson D, Padilla G, Louie J, Berkanovic E, Servellen G van, Ferrell B, and Wong A: Hand function and quality of life in women with arthritis. Quality of Life Research, Nov. 1998.
5. Wong AL, and Harker JO: Spanish arthritis self empowerment program: A community model. Arthritis Rheum 41;9: S294(1571), Nov. 1998.
6. Wong AL, Harker J, Wong WE, Bulpitt K, Ramos B, Park G, Sterz M, and Paulus HE: Longitudinal comparison of improvement in patient self report and physician performed tender and swollen joint counts over 6-12 months in early RA. Arthritis Rheum 41;9:S222(1137), Nov. 1998.
7. Wong AL, and Harker JO: The spanish arthritis self-empowerment program: the first two years. Arthritis Care Res 12:6, S15 (1292), Dec. 1999; Arthritis Rheum 42;9:S286(1292), Nov. 1999.
8. Bulpitt KJ, Nepom G, Park G, Sterz MG, Abedi B, Wong WK, Wong AL, Clements PJ, and Paulus HE: Presence of HLADRB1 susceptibility alleles is associated with earlier onset of seropositive RA: results from an early RA cohort. Arthritis Rheum 42;9:S126(335), Nov. 1999.
9. Wong AL, Harker JO, Mittman B, Levy GD, MacLean C, Ershoff DH, Liu HH, Kahn K, Weisberg M, Bulpitt KJ, Colburn K, Paulus HE, and Rubenstein LZ: Identifying early RA by self-report: comparison of a postal survey with prior RA diagnosis. Arthritis Rheum 42;9:S134(381), Nov. 1999.
10. MacLean CH, Harker JO, Traina S, Hoang CP, Liu H, Wong, AL, Mittman B, Rubenstein LZ, Paulus HE and Kahn K: Test characteristics of a self administered instrument to identify Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Arthritis Rheum 42;9: S394, Nov. 1999.
11. Wong AL, Lau VP and Harker JO: Preliminary evaluation of the Arthritis Foundation’s Orange County Spanish Arthritis Empowerment Program. Arthritis Rheum 43;9:S331(1587), Oct. 2000.
12. Kramer BJ, Harker JO and Wong AL: Experience and beliefs about arthritis by urban American Indians. Gerontologist 40(Special Issue 1):88, Oct. 2000.
13. Liu HH, Paulus H, Bulpitt K, Park G, Harker J, Wong A, MacLean C, Mittman B, Rubenstein L, Hahn B, Kahn K: Identifying active disease for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) using patient self-report rating. Arthritis Rheum 44;9:S107(327), Nov. 2001.
14. Wong AL, Harker JO, Shatzel S, Port LH: 6-month followup evaluation of the Arthritis Foundation Orange County Spanish Arthritis Empowerment Program. Arthritis Rheum 44;9:S206(924), Nov. 2001.
15. Wong AL, Mittman BS, Aiso J, Beardmore TD, Louie JS, Kitridou RC, Harker JO, Paulus HE: A data driven approach to pharmacy policy for management of RA in a county healthcare system. Arthritis Rheum 46;9:S136(88), Sept. 2002.
16. Kahn KL, MacLean CH, Liu H, Fitzpatrick DM, Chen WP, Wong AL, Bulpitt KJ, Bradley M, Harker JO, Mittman BS, Rubenstein LZ, Hahn BH, Paulus HE: Concordance between patient self-report and medical record review for joint symptoms in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Arthritis Rheum 48;9:S403(992), October 2003.
17. Wong AL, Harker JO, Park GS, Paulus HE: Agreement of ACR20 with patient self-report disease activity indices in a clinical practice setting. Arthritis Rheum 48;9:S459(1148), Oct. 2003.
18. Traina SB, MacLean CH, Park GS, Paulus HE, Harker JO, Wong AL, et al: Mental health scores and social support are not associated with disease duration in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Arthritis Rheum 50;9:S321(756), Sept 2004.
19. Kahn KL, MacLean CH, Liu H, Fitzpatrick D, Wong A, et al: Variations in adherence to recommended process for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients. Arthritis Rheum 50;9:S322(758), Sept 2004.
20. Kahn KL, Liu H, MacLean C, Fitzpatrick D, Chen W, Wong A, et al: Depression in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Arthritis Rheum 50;9:S322(759), Sept 2004.
21. Wong AL, Harker JO, Park GS, Paulus HE: Longitudinal measurement of RA disease activity in a clinical practice setting: usefulness of the SDAI. Arthritis Rheum 50;9:S386(951), Sept. 2004.
22. Nichol MB, Wu J, Harker JO, Knight TK, Wong AL: Racial disparities in utilization of biologic and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in a California Medicaid population with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Value Health 14;3:A132(PMS51), ISPOR May 2011.
23. Wong AL, Wu J, Knight T, Harker JO, Nichol MB: Patterns of medication use in a California Medicaid population for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Twelve-year period 1995 to 2006. Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70(Suppl 3):281(310), June 2011.
24. Wu KM, Van Gelder H, Clements PJ, Heinze ER, Wong AL: Anti-Synthetase Syndrome and Hemorrhagic Myositis. 2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Thieves’ Market Posters, Session B, (p69), Oct. 28, 2013.
25. Kiran AR, Wu KM, Lau RA, Clements PJ, Heinze ER, and Wong AL: Fever, Myalgia, Paralysis- Is this Inflammatory Myopathy or Neuroinvasive Disease? Annenberg 8th Annual Mentoring in Rheumatology Conference/The Virginia Society of Rheumatologists 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, Roanoke, VA. Poster Presentations, Sept 26/28, 2014.
26. Wu KM, Van Gelder H, Kiran AR, Clements PJ, Wong AL, Heinze ER. When oral and genital ulcers are not Behcet’s. 2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Thieves’ Market Posters, Session B (p74-TM #4), Nov. 17, 2014.
27. Wong AL, Chan P, Thompson I: Development of a relative average monthly cost comparison (WAC) table of selected NSAIDs/DMARDs/Biologic medications for education of California Medicaid population healthcare providers. Ann Rheum Dis 2015;74(Suppl 2):412(THU0584), EULAR June 11, 2015.