Sandra L. Wong, M.D., M.S.
William W Coon Collegiate Professor of Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs & Associate Chief of Staff
University of Michigan Health Systems
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
3303 Cancer Geriatric Center SPC 5932
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5932
Sandra L. Wong, MD MS FACS is the William W Coon Collegiate Professor of Surgical Oncology and an Associate Professor of Surgery. She also serves as the Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Surgery and as an Associate Chief of Staff for the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems. Dr. Wong graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wong completed her General Surgery residency at the University of Louisville and a clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she served as the Chief Administrative Fellow.
Dr. Wong has clinical expertise in soft tissue sarcomas (including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)), melanoma, Merkel Cell carcinoma, and gastrointestinal cancers. She is active in surgical education and has received medical student teaching awards (2009, 2011) and the resident teaching award (2011). She is the co-Director of an NIH T32 training grant ("University of Michigan Surgical Oncology Research Training Program”) and has mentored many research fellows. Dr. Wong also leads the Department of Surgery's quality improvement training program which includes the innovative Team Action Projects in Surgery (TAPS).
She has an active research program at the University of Michigan Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy (CHOP). With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the American Cancer Society, her work examines variation in treatment intensity for poor prognosis cancers. She also studies prognostic modeling for melanoma, socioeconomic disparities, and factors related to the quality of cancer care. Dr. Wong has expertise in the development of clinical practice guidelines and advises on health policy and technology evaluation nationally.
She is an Associate Editor for Annals of Surgical Oncology and the Journal of Oncology Practice. She is a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Melanoma Expert Panel and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) non-melanoma skin cancer panel. Dr. Wong is an active member of several national professional societies and has leadership positions with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee 2009-10; Chair of the Health Disparities Advisory Group 2012-13; Co-chair of the GI Guidelines Group (2012-present)), the Association for Academic Surgery (Chair of the Outcomes Research Committee 2012-13), and the Society of Surgical Oncology (Executive Council 2012-15; Chair of the Quality Committee 2014-present). She currently serves as a member of the American College of Surgeons Commission of Cancer and is Chair of the Research Subcommittee of the Quality Integration Committee.