Dr. Warren Wong

Dr. Warren Wong

Aloha, I’m Dr. Warren Wong

My dream is to build a community of support for caregivers.   We are stronger when we work together.  I learned this long ago when I worked as a physician in San Francisco at On Lok Senior Health Services, the first location of the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Most of my career since then has been in Hawai’i.  I’ve been a frontline Doctor, a Professor, a health care leader and an advocate. More than ever, I feel that it is extremely important to support the caregiver. We can share information and build a strong community.

Warren Wong, MD

Warren Wong has dedicated his professional life to the care of older adults.   Early in his career he was a physician at On Lok Senior Health Services in San Francisco Chinatown.  On Lok is the original site of the nationally renowned PACE organization (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly).   Dr. Wong went on to develop the geriatrics service at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii.    In that role, he established the Geriatrics consultation service, the nursing home program and home visit program.  He also played an instrumental role in developing palliative care.

Dr. Wong went on to become a physician lead for the organization wide Kaiser Permanente Aging Network and a senior physician consultant for Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute.  He designed "Senior Segmentation", a strategy for population care of older adults.

After his career at Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Wong spent a year at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as a Merck Fellow.  While at IHI, his primary work was focused on health care system design for older adults who are frail and have complex needs.  System redesign includes many elements that are currently lacking in most health care systems and requires a much stronger integration with community-based services.

Dr. Wong is a Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns University of Hawaii School of Medicine.