Adrian Ong, MD, joins Reading Hospital as the Director of Trauma Clinical Research and Clinical Provider in Reading Hospital’s Trauma Center.
Dr. Ong, a graduate of Boston University, completed his residency training in general surgery at the University of Iowa in 1998, and pursued fellowship training in both trauma and surgical critical care at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami from July 1998 through June 2000.
His extensive clinical experience and expertise in clinical research will enhance the “advance trauma care close to home” mission of Reading Hospital’s Section of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.
As a Level II Trauma Center, Reading Hospital provides definitive care for severely injured adult and pediatric patients with complex trauma 24/7 with a specialized trauma team. The core trauma service line includes trauma surgeons who are trained in trauma surgery and critical care, emergency department nurses and physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants; radiology, operating room, and ICU staff; blood bank personnel; and a chaplain. Reading Hospital has been a level Trauma II Center since 2005.
Dr. Ong returned to his native Singapore from August 2000 through June 2002 to serve as Associate Consultant and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Surgery at National University Hospital of Singapore.
Dr. Ong comes to Berks County from Allegheny General Hospital where he served for 10 years as attending surgeon on the trauma and surgical critical care staff, including four years of service as Medical Director of Allegheny’s Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit, as well as being an adjunct associate professor of surgery at Temple University.
Dr. Ong has 13 peer-reviewed papers, and has published a host of case reports and book chapters. His publications focus on a wide variety of trauma and critical care topics, including management of splenic injury, cervical spine injury in geriatric patients, and ultrasound evaluation of pediatric blunt trauma.