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Mount Sinai South Nassau Names New Chief Medical Officer

Posted: Jan. 14, 2022
Mount Sinai South Nassau Names New Chief Medical Officer

Mount Sinai South Nassau has named Alan Wong, DO, an experienced health care quality and patient safety administrator, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs to help oversee ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19 and chart a course for post-pandemic initiatives.

Dr. Wong succeeds Adhi Sharma, MD, who was named the hospital’s new President on September 1, 2021.

“Dr. Wong is highly regarded for his clinical acumen, strategic leadership, and collegial approach,” said Dr. Sharma. “I am confident he will fit in well to our team and help move us forward to better serve the community.”

As Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wong will be responsible for overseeing all operations related to the effective and efficient delivery of quality care. He also will facilitate medical staff interactions with hospital administration and the board of directors. He will also oversee strategic planning as well as monitoring the effectiveness of management practices and productivity indicators.

“This is an exciting time to be at Mount Sinai South Nassau,” said Dr. Wong. “The hospital is expanding its services and becoming the dominant provider of acute and specialty care on the South Shore. The ongoing partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System also makes it the right place to be. I am looking forward to helping Dr. Sharma and his team grow the scope of services we can provide.”

Dr. Wong’s pursuit of a career in medicine took root when he was a student at the highly regarded Bronx High School of Science. It was there that he developed a curiosity and passion for the science of medicine, biology and the human anatomy. As a high school student, he served as a research volunteer at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.  He is the first member of his family to pursue a medical degree.

Dr. Wong maintains board certification in five medical specialties: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, Neuro-Critical Care, and Hospice and Palliative Care. Board certification in medical specialties is recognized as a central commitment to advancing quality of care by providing guidance about best practices and fostering improvements in performance through measurement and feedback.

Prior to joining Mount South Nassau, Dr. Wong served at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, New York, where he was Vice President for Patient Safety, Chief Quality Officer, and Chair of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Wong attended medical school at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Osteopathy as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at NYU Langone Long Island Hospital (formerly Winthrop University Hospital) in Mineola, New York.

About Mount Sinai South Nassau
The Long Island flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai South Nassau is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services.

In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, Mount Sinai South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. Mount Sinai South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. Mount Sinai South Nassau also is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons; is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program; and an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence.  For more information, go to www.mountsinai.org/southnassau.