By Jim Pinder
A new professor has joined the faculty in the School of Pharmacy. Siu-Fun Wong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, started July 1 and will be a member of the Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science Department.
Dr. Wong received her B.S. degree from the University of California of Los Angeles in 1982 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy in 1986. She completed a clinical residency at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical Center where she stayed to develop the oncology pharmacy program and the Infusion Center Pharmacy at the Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Wong joined Western University in 1997 where she was a tenured Professor of Pharmacy Practice until her departure to Loma Linda University. She is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCI College of Medicine. Dr. Wong has assumed leadership roles in various national professional organizations. She was named the Leader of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) in 2008 and has been the founding Chair of the SWOG Pharmaceutical Sciences Committee since 1994. She is also a member of the NAPLEX Review Committee (NRC) at the National Association of Board of Pharmacy since 2003.
Prior to coming to LLU, Dr. Wong’s clinical site was at a medical oncology private practice office in Orange County where she collaborates with her medical colleagues to conduct clinical research, patient consultations, and drug therapy consultations. Dr. Wong initiates and develops research protocols to evaluate innovative treatments and undertakes studies to optimize the care of oncology patients in her practice site and at SWOG. She hopes to continue her practice activities at LLU Cancer Center.
Dr. Wong lives in Orange County with her family and Reba, her greyhound ex-racer. She enjoys adventurous travel, hiking, music, and reading. Her goal in the near future is to visit the the remaining continents that she has not been to: South America, Antarctica, and Australia.
Siu-Fun Wong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP