Thuan D. Ong, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor and Section Chief, Long Term Care Service

Dr. Thuan Ong

Career Interest: Thuan Ong, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor and currently a Health Resources and Services Administration Geriatric Academic Career Awardee (GACA).  He received his MD degree from Saint Louis University, returned west to complete internal medicine residency at University of California, Davis, and completed geriatric medicine fellowship at UW.  He is a clinician educator. Dr. Ong practices both primary care and consultative geriatrics in the inpatient and outpatient setting. He focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles in older adults and in educating health professionals to be competent in the care of older adults.

Research Description:Dr. Ong’s research focus is on developing methods and tools to assess learner competency in providing care to the aging population.  He teaches medical students, internal medicine residents, and geriatric medicine fellows on how to provide quality care for older adults in different care settings.

He is the Principal Investigator for the GACA.  He is a medical director for Providence Hospice of Seattle.

Education and Training:

College: 1998, University of California, Los Angeles

Master of Public Health: 2000, University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: 2004, Saint Louis University

Residency: 2004-2007, Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis

Chief Resident: 2007-2008, Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis

Fellowship: 2008-2010, Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington

Publications: Go to PubMed.

Clinic Information: Harborview SeniorCare Clinic

General Information: Email Dr. Ong.