BLI Profiles

Brian Wong

Professor and Vice Chairman, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck School of Medicine
Professor , Biomedical Engineering Samueli School of Engineering
Professor, Surgery School of Medicine
Chief and Fellowship Director, Div. Facial Plastic Surgery School of Medicine

MD, Medicine Johns Hopkins 1990

Phone:  949.824.7997
Fax: 949.824.8413
The Beckman Laser Institute
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92617
Mail Code: 1475

Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic

Research Interests

Cartilage Reshaping, Optical Imaging, Tissue Engineering, Laser Ablation, Facial Plastic Surgery

Research Abstract

Basic Research
He is currently the principal investigator on three NIH grants, in addition to substantial support from other extramural agencies including the Department of Defense, State of California, and the Air Force. Dr. Wong's basic research is in thermoviscoelasticity and shape change in cartilage tissue, wound healing, and applications of optical coherence tomography in surgery. Dr. Wong has received a Mentored Clinical Scientist Award from NIH (1998), the Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (2001), the Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award from the American and Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1998), and the Clinical Innovator Award from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (2003). He has served on numerous study sections for the National Institutes of health. He is the former President of Sigma Xi at UC Irvine.

Clinical Practice
Dr. Wong is the Director for the facial plastic surgery fellowship program. His clinical expertise is on rhinoplasty, vascular malformations, and trauma reconstruction. His clinical research is on facial beauty, ethnic rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty. He is a team doctor for the UC Irvine athletic teams handling maxillo-facial trauma and serves in a similar capacity for Concordia University and other local schools. He currently supervises four post-doctoral fellows, a research specialist, and numerous graduate students, residents, medical students, and undergrads in his labs.

Academic and Clinical Training
Dr. Wong is Professor and Vice-Chairman of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at UC Irvine with his lab at the Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine. Dr. Wong received his degrees from the University of Southern California (BSBME), Johns Hopkins (MD), and the University of Amsterdam (PhD), along with an additional year at Oxford University (Wolfson College) as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. His residency and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship were completed at UC Irvine, where he has remained on faculty. He has published over 80 peer'reviewed publications, is on the editorial board of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and Lasers in Medical Science, and performs editorial review for ten other journals.


Full CV
NIH Biographical Sketch

My Links

Facial Plastic Surgery at UC Irvine
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
USC Football
Publications (via MEDLINE)