From Group23 Sports Medicine
Dr. Alex Wong is a Sports Physician and Family Physician and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. He is the Medical Site Leader at the Carewest Sarcee transition care / rehabilitation unit for medical and post-surgical patients. His interests are preventative health, chronic disease management and promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle.
He completed his BSc Pharm degree (1995) and Hospital Pharmacy Residency (1996) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He practiced as a clinical oncology/palliative care pharmacist in Richmond, BC. He then went back to obtain his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at UBC (2003), his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Calgary (2005) and Master of Public Health (MPH) at Harvard University (2015). He received the CASEM Diploma in Sport Medicine in 2008 and IOC Diploma of Sports Nutrition in 2009.
With 10 years in clinical practice, he has served in different areas of primary care (including urban family practice, transition care/rehabilitation medicine, rural family medicine/emergency medicine, nutrition management, venous disease management, and sports medicine), helping him understand different aspects of illnesses and their management. He has created multiple clinical programs in Calgary including the Shoulder Care Centre and Metabolic Clinic for Schizophrenic Patients. He has also previously assisted in the Arthroplasty Screening Program at the Alberta Hip and Knee Clinic. He has published medical photo diagnoses and articles in multiple medical journals, including the American Family Physician. He is the creator of the Vayalux exercise DVD series: Vayalux Knee Exercise Program and Vayalux Shoulder Exercise Program. He has also provided medical coverage for a variety of sports, including speedskating and ice hockey, at the local, national, international, and professional levels.
He is married and is a father of two. He enjoys karate, archery, skiing, and playing with his kids!