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Kwong, Jacky

Jacky Kwong – MD




Personal Interests:

Water polo, open-water swimming, weightlifting, ping pong, eating/food/cooking/fermenting, going to Costco, and thrift shopping.

Resident Bio:

I was born in Singapore and immigrated to Northern California with my family when I was 7. I’m the youngest in my family. My father was an engineer and my mother was a piano teacher. My older sister also pursued a career in medicine and is an anesthesiology resident at UCSF. When I was younger, I wanted to be a celebrity chef. In college, I was interested in underrepresented populations and wanted to be a social worker at an inner city high school. I realized a career in medicine could combine aspects of my prior aspirations and provide a deeper sense of fulfillment. If I were not a doctor, I would open a bakery and make breads and/or pizzas.

Undergraduate School:

University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School:

Medical College of Wisconsin

General Surgery or Preliminary Program:

Preliminary Program – General Surgery

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric Surgery, primary prevention of pediatric trauma, physician mental health and wellness, healthcare access in underserved populations

Professional Activities:


  1. Kwong JZ, Gray JM, Rein L, Liu Y, Melzer-Lange MD. An educational intervention for medical students to improve self-efficacy in firearm injury prevention counseling. Inj Epidemiol. 2019;6(Suppl 1):27. Published 2019 May 29. doi:10.1186/s40621-019-0201-3.
  2. Richter F, Subramaniam SR, Magen I, et al. A Molecular Tweezer Ameliorates Motor Deficits in Mice Overexpressing α-Synuclein. Neurotherapeutics. 2017;14(4):1107–1119. doi:10.1007/s13311-017-0544-9.