Brian Wong, MD, is the director of pediatric neurology at the Irvine, California, location of Cortica. His combined experience as a board-certified pediatric neurologist and a trained behavior analyst allow him to identify underlying medical issues and conditions and bridge medical and behavioral therapies for children with neurodevelopmental differences.
An experienced researcher, Dr. Wong has held leadership positions in clinical studies at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu, Bhutan, as well as research apprenticeships at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Wako-Shi, Japan, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute in Berkeley, California. He has served as a clinical instructor at both the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and the University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
After earning a bachelor's degree in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California in Berkeley, Dr. Wong completed his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He returned to California to complete residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Dr. Wong also holds a master's degree in global health from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Before getting his medical degree, he was a behavior interventionist in community-based clinics and public-school settings.
Dr. Wong is committed to improving the quality and access to care for children with neurologic disorders in underserved communities around the world. As part of these efforts, Dr. Wong acts as a consultant on developing the first neurology residency program in Cambodia, at the University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Wong holds memberships in the International Child Neurology Association, the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in child neurology.