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Adrian W. Ong, M.D.
Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

 
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Administrative/Clinical Office:
Reading Hospital and Medical Center
6th and Spruce Streets, B Building - 4th Floor
West Reading, PA 19611
Administrative Assistant: Pauline Keys
Administrative Telephone: 484-628-4884
Administrative Fax: 610-988-4880
Patient Appointments:
610-988-4879

adrian.ong@readinghealth.org

 

 

 
Appointments
2013 - present    Clinical Associate, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - 2012 Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2012 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2013 - present  Attending Physician, Department of Surgery
Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, PA
 
2013 - present   Attending Physician, Department of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2011 Interim Trauma Program Medical Director
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2002 - 2012  Attending Physician, Department of Surgery
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2003- 2007   Medical Director, Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Allegheny
General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1990 Boston University Six-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1991 Transitional Internship, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
 
1998 Residency in General Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa
 
2000 Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care/Trauma
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami
Miami, Florida
 
Memberships/Societies
National/International Societies
1999 - present  Society of Critical Care Medicine
 
2002 - present   Southeastern Surgical Congress
 
2003 - present   Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
 
2004 - present American College of Surgeons
 
2008 - present American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
 
2009 - present  American Medical Association
 
2011 - present Midwest Surgical Association
 
Local/Regional Societies
2009 - present Allegheny County Medical Society
 
2009 - present Pennsylvania Medical Society
 
Research
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Ephgrave K, Scott D, Ong AW, Cullen J, Broadhurst K.  Are gastric, jejunal or both forms of enteral feeding gastroprotective during stress?  Journal of Surgical Research 88(1):1-7, Jan. 2000.
  2. Cohn S, Giannotti G, Ong AW, Varela J, Shatz D, McKenney M, Sleeman D, Ginzburg E, Augenstein J, Byers P, Sands L, Hellinger M, Namias N.  A prospective randomized trial of two wound management strategies for dirty abdominal wounds.  Annals of Surgery 233(3):409-413, Mar. 2001.    
  3. Ong AW, Gonzalez P, Ting M, Cohn S. An easy and reproducible method of assessing healing of the open abdomen by digital image analysis.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 108(6):1704-1706, Nov. 2001.   
  4. Ong AW, Cohn S, Cohn K, Jaramillo D. Parbhu H, Barquist E, McKenney M, Bell M.  Unexpected findings in trauma patients dying in the intensive care unit: Results of a 2-year consecutive autopsy series.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons 194(4):401-406, Apr. 2002.
  5. Ong AW, McKenney K, McKenney M, Brown M, Namias N, MaCloud J, Cohn S.  Predicting the need for laparotomy in pediatric patients based on the ultrasound score.  Journal of Trauma 54(3):503-508, Mar. 2003. 
  6. Ong AW, Iau PT, Yeo A, Koh MP, Lau G.  Victims of falls from a height surviving to hospital admission in two Singapore hospitals.  Medicine, Science & the Law 44(3):201-206, July 2004.  
  7. Ong AW, Rodriguez A, Kelly R, Cortes V, Protetch J, Daffner R.  Detection of cervical spine injuries in alert, asymptomatic geriatric blunt trauma patients: Who benefits from radiologic imaging?  American Surgeon 72(9):773-776, Sept. 2006.
  8. Ong AW, Omert LA, Vido D, Goodman BM, Protetch J, Rodriguez A, Jeremitsky E. Characteristics and outcomes of trauma patients with ICU lengths of stay 30 days and greater: A seven-year retrospective study.  Critical Care 13(5):R154, Sept. 24, 2009.
  9. Jeremitsky E, Kao A, Carlton C, Rodriguez A, Ong A.  Does splenic embolization and grade of splenic injury impact nonoperative management in patients sustaining blunt splenic trauma? American Surgeon 77(2):215-220, Feb. 2011.
  10. Ong AW, Dysert K, Hebert C, Laux L, Granato J, Crawford J, Rodriguez A, Cortes V.  Trends in central line-associated bloodstream infections in a trauma-surgical intensive care unit.  Archives of Surgery 146(3):302-307, Mar. 2011.
  11. Muir MT, Inaba K, Ong A, Barmparas G, Branco BC, Zubowicz EA, Salhanick M, Cohn SM.  The need for early angiography in patients with penetrating renal injuries.  European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery 38:275-280, 2012.
Contributions to Peer-Reviewed Clinical Research Publications, Participation Cited but not by Authorship
  1. Cohn SM, Lopez PP, Brown M, Namias N, Jackowski J, Li P, Mishkin D, Lopez JM and the University of Miami Wound Study Group.  Open surgical wounds: How does Aquacel compare with wet-to-dry gauze?  Journal of Wound Care 13:10-12, 2003.  
  2. Bulger EM, May S, Brasel KJ, Schreiber M, Kerby JD, Tisherman SA, Newgard C, Slutsky A, Coimbra R, Emerson S, Minei JP, Bardarson B, Kudenchuk P, Baker A, Christenson J, Idris A, Davis D, Fabian TC, Aufderheide TP, Callaway C, Williams C, Banek J, Vaillancourt C, van Heest R, Sopko G, Hata JS, Hoyt DB and the ROC Investigators.  Out-of-hospital hypertonic resuscitation following severe traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial.  Journal of the American Medical Association 304(3):1455-1464, Mar. 2010.
  3. Bulger EM, May S, Kerby JD, Emerson S, Stiell IG, Schreiber MA, Brasel KJ, Tisherman SA, Coimbra R, Rizoli S, Minei JP, Hata JS, Sopko G, Evans DC, Hoyt DB and the ROC Investigators.  Out-of-hospital hypertonic resuscitation after traumatic hypovolemic shock: A randomized, placebo controlled trial. Annals of Surgery 253(3):431-441, Mar. 2011
  4. Michetti CP, Fakhry SM, Ferguson PL, Cook A, Moore FO, Gross R and the AAST Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Investigators.  Ventilator-associated pneumonia rates at major trauma centers compared with a national benchmark: A multi-institutional study of the AAST.  Journal of Trauma 72(5): 1165-1173, May 2012.   
 
Publications
Abstracts
  1. Carlton CJ, Jeremitsky E, Ong AW, Kao AH, Protetch J, Rodriguez A.  Is the trauma surgeon’s clinical judgment good enough to avoid missed injuries? Poster presentation, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 68th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 1, 2009.
  2. Carlton CJ, Jeremitsky E, Ong AW, Kao AH, Protetch J and Rodriguez A.  Is the trauma surgeon’s clinical judgment good enough to avoid missed injuries?  Presented at the Surgical Forum of the American College of Surgeons 95th Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, Oct. 14, 2009.
  3. Jeremitsky E, Kao AH, Carlton CJ, Sattar A, Rodriguez A, Ong AW.  Estimation of acute traumatic blood loss from a simulation study.  Poster presentation at the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma  23rd Annual Scientific Assembly, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 19-23, 2010.
  4. Rice JR, Ong AW, Bellotte JB.  Delayed intracranial hemorrhage in anticoagulated patients: Is it common?  Poster presentation at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, Feb. 21, 2010.
  5. Smith DE, Cortes V, Jeremitsky E, Rodriguez A, Ong AW.  Elevated liver function tests are useful in detecting liver injury in blunt abdominal trauma.  Poster presentation at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, Feb. 21, 2010.
  6. Muir M, Inaba K, Ong A, Barmparas G, Branco B, Zubowicz E, Cohn S.  Should angio-graphy be routinely performed following penetrating kidney injuries?   Poster presentation at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 69th Annual Meeting, Boston MA, Sept. 22, 2010.
  7. Nassif GJ, Ong AW, Patel S, Tran Q, Smith S.  Outcome of early acute kidney injury in the elderly after trauma: Does contrast exposure play a role? Poster presentation at the Society of Critical Care Medicine 41st Annual Congress, Houston, TX, Feb. 6, 2012.
  8. Ong AW, Nassif GJ, Tran Q.  The influence of contrast on acute kidney injury in elderly patients with reduced kidney function.  Poster presentation at the Midwest Surgical Association 55th Annual Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI, Aug. 6-7, 2012.
  9. Jeremitsky E, Smith RS, Ong AW.  Starting the clock: Defining non-operative management of splenic injury by time.  Presented at the Midwest Surgical Association 55th Annual Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI, Aug. 7, 2012.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Ong A, Cohn S.  Trauma of the liver.  Chap. in Schiff ER, Sorrell MF, Maddrey WC (eds.): Schiff’s Diseases of the Liver.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002, 1341-1350.
  2. See JY, Ong AW, Iau P, Chan ST.  Double omental hernia: Case report on a very rare cause of intestinal obstruction. [Case Report] Annals of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore 31:799-801, 2002.
  3. Ong AW, Goh PS, Isaac J.  Image of trauma: Duodenal trauma. [Case Report] Journal of Trauma 55(4):802, Oct. 2003.
  4. Ong A, Omert L.  Trauma.  Sect. 9 of Kahan S, Raves JJ (eds.):  Surgery In a Page.  London: Blackwell Publishing, 2004, 84-95.
  5. Rodriguez A, Ong AW.  Delayed rupture of a left ventricular aneurysm after blunt trauma. [Case Report] American Surgeon 71(3):250-251, Mar. 2005.
  6. Ong AW, Cohn SM.  Comment on “Autopsy data in the peer review process improves outcomes analysis. [Commentary/Letter] Journal of Trauma 62(6):1541, June 2007.
  7. Ong AW, Kelly RW, Jeremitsky E, Cortes V, McAuley CE, Rodriguez A.  Liver packing: A variation of an old technique. [Case Report] Journal of Trauma 63(6):1405-1406, Dec. 2007.
  8. Ong A, Sleeman D.  Complications of hepatic surgery and trauma.  Chap. 11 in Cohn SM (ed.): Complications in Surgery and Trauma.  New York: Informa Healthcare Inc., 2007, 135-140.
  9. Rodriguez A, Ong A.  Damage control in the trauma patient.  Chap. in Cameron J (ed.): Current Surgical Therapy, 9th Edition.  St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier, 2008, 1014-1019.
  10. Ong AW, Jeremitsky E.  Pancreatic and duodenal trauma.  Chap. 25 in Cohn S (ed.): Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidence Based Practice. New York: Informa Healthcare Inc., 2009, 153-159.
  11. Ong AW, Cobb CF. Acute cholangitis. Chap. 60 in Cohn SM (ed.): Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidence Based Practice. New York: Informa Healthcare Inc., 2009, 374-381.
  12. Ong AW, Cortes V, Rodriguez A.  Choque.  Chap. in Ferrada R, Rodriguez A, Peitzman A, Puyana JC, Ivatury R (eds.): Trauma 2da Edición.  Richmond, VA: Sociedad Panamericana de Trauma/Distribuna Ltda, 2009, 93-102.
  13. Ong AW, Cohn SM.  The futility of autopsy or postmortem imaging after trauma deaths. [Commentary/Letter]Journal of Trauma 67(5):1130-1131, Nov. 2009.
  14. King D, Cohn SM, Schreiber M, Mayberry J, Crookes BA, deMoya MA, Ong AW, Thompson BE, Mankin J, McCarthy MC, Taub K.   A modified rapid deployment hemostat bandage: Surgeon experience at Level 1 trauma centers.  General Surgery News 37:02, Feb. 2010.
Alternative Media
  1. Ong, AW.  Interview given in “Best practice measures may not curb central-line infections.”  General Surgery News 38:4, Dec. 2011. 

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