Jacky Kwong, MD
Water polo, weightlifting, Costco, cooking/baking/fermenting, wines and whiskeys, thrift shopping.
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. In college, I was interested in underrepresented populations and wanted to be a social worker. In medical school, I wanted to be a pediatrician but realized that I enjoyed operating and taking care of surgical patients more. I had the honor of having wonderful mentors who helped with through the transition and would not be where I am today if it were not for their guidance. If I were not a doctor, I would open a bakery and make breads, pizzas, and have a fancy espresso machine.
University of California-Los Angeles
Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
General Surgery or Preliminary Program:
Preliminary Program – General Surgery
University of Washington Housestaff Quality and Safety Committee
- 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.
- 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.