Brenda Wong, MD

Title: Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Director

Organization: UMass Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Bio: Dr. Wong was trained in pediatrics in Singapore and the United Kingdom prior to her completion of a Pediatric Neurology fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She also received training in Pediatric Neuromuscular medicine at the Hammersmith Muscle Clinic in London, UK. Dr. Wong established the Interdisciplinary Neuromuscular Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical center in 2000 to provide optimal integrated care for patients with neuromuscular disorders, most of whom have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dr. Wong delivers team based, collaborative, coordinated, patient and family centered care for her patients with a team of care providers from various specialties focused on the multi-systemic problems of her patients. Dr. Wong transitioned in May 2018 to the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA to focus on their DMD care and research program.

2019 FUTURES: FUNCTION Panel

This panel discusses clinical care across multiple disciplines for individuals with Duchenne.

Eric Ball, MD

Pediatrician

Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates

Brenda Wong, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Director

UMass Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Andrew Darmahkasih, MD

PGY-2, UC Irvine

Children’s Hospital of Orange County Pediatric Residency Program

John Brandsema, MD

Child Neurologist and Neuromuscular Section Head

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Umme Vahanvaty, MS, RD, CS

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA

Associate Professor of Medicine and Co-Director

Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, Director for Translational Research for the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Kathryn Wagner, MD, PhD

Director and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience

Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopinks School of Medicine