Professor Stephen Wong is John S. Dunn Presidential Distinguished Endowed Chair, Founding Chair of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering Department and Founding Director of the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for BRAIN and of Translational Biophotonics Laboratory, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Associate Director of Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center; and Professor of Radiology, Neurosciences, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Wong is a specialist of medical imaging and systems biology in cancer and neurological disorders. He is a hybrid scientist with career highlights including: leading teams that automated the world’s first VLSI 1MB computer memory chip (Bell Labs) and optoelectronics devices production (Hewlett Packard), developing one of the first and largest online brokerage trading systems (Charles Schwab), designing and implementing the first hospital-wide picture archiving and communication system (PACS) in the United States (UCSF), and directing integrated product development at Philips Healthcare. While on the faculty at Harvard, Dr. Wong founded the HCNR Center for Bioinformatics at Harvard Medical School and the Functional and Molecular Imaging Center, including the creation of the first cyclotron facilities and MRI/PET/CT/optical imaging research facilities, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His team built the first clinical data warehouse and clinical AI apps for Houston Methodist health system in Texas. Dr. Wong has dedicated the second part of his career to solving disease problems, applying engineering science principles to improve disease diagnosis and make disease cures faster and more efficient. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AIMBE, AMIA, and AAIA and a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the U.S, and obtained senior execution education from Stanford University, MIT, and Columbia University.