Alex K. Wong

Alex K. Wong
Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC, USA


Alex K. Wong, MD, FACS is the Program Director for our Microsurgery Fellowship Program and an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has attending staff appointments at Keck Hospital of USC, LAC plus USC Medical Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital, and Garfield Medical Center. He specializes in microsurgical free tissue transfer for the management of complex wounds, post-oncologic reconstruction, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is one of a few surgeons nationally that offers surgery for the treatment of lymphedema. Dr. Wong also performs aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Plastic Surgery Research Council. Dr. Wong was named one of Pasadena Magazine Top Doctors for the last 5 years and a Rising Star by SuperDoctors/Los Angeles Magazine. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Wong directs a research laboratory at the USC Institute of Genetic Medicine with focus areas in lymphedema, wound healing, stem cells, molecular pathogenesis of silicone breast implant capsular contracture, and microvascular flap physiology. Dr. Wong has received multiple grants and awards from organizations such as the Plastic Surgery Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, American Society for Maxillofacial Surgery, Wright Foundation, Whittier Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. He was recently awarded a grant from the NIH funded Southern California-Clinical Translational Science Institute (SC-CTSI). His work has been published in a variety of high impact peer reviewed journals. Prior to joining the faculty at USC, Dr. Wong completed his Fellowship training at the NYU Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and completed his formal Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wong received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and is an honors graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences of Cornell University.

Research Interest

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery