October 13, 1930 – June 5, 2019
Douglas S. Wong ’67 died June 5, 2019, in Henderson, Nevada. He was born in the Zhongshan village in the Guangdong province of China on Oct. 13, 1930. Dr. Wong immigrated to the U.S. in 1948 after the end of World War II. He completed a BS in engineering at UCLA in 1957 and an MS in electrical engineering from USC in 1959. He worked for the County of Los Angeles in the Department of Water and Power before attending medical school.
Dr. Wong was LLU’s first radiology resident and was a fellow and project investigator in radiation oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas (1972-1973). He returned to LLU after his fellowship and became an associate director of radiation medicine in 1976.
In 1977, he started consulting work in Las Vegas, Nevada, and eventually left LLU in 1980 to pursue full-time private practice. He became the first board-certified full-time radiation oncologist in Nevada, and he introduced modern radiotherapy technology and in-house radiation physics, complete with a treatment-planning computer to the greater Las Vegas area.
Dr. Wong retired in March 2000. By the time of his retirement, his radiology group, Nevada Radiology Oncology Center, was the largest radiology group in the state of Nevada.
Dr. Wong is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, DeeAnn (Jonathan); son, Tim; and his younger sister, Cecelia (Dick).
(Source: Family of Dr. Wong)