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Janice Wong, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentNeurology
Address400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Yale UniversityB.S./M.S.2008Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
    University of TorontoM.D.2012Medicine
    Brigham and Women's HospitalInternship2013Internal Medicine
    Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical SchoolResidency2016Neurology
    Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical SchoolFellowship2017Neuromuscular Medicine

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    I am a neurologist with a focus on the evaluation and treatment of nerve and muscle disorders. My clinical work includes clinics in general neuromuscular medicine, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and inherited neuromuscular disorders, and electromyography/nerve conduction studies.

    I am committed to pursuing research in parallel with my clinical work. I have over 25 peer-reviewed publications, and my work has been cited over 300 times. My past research investigated clinicopathological correlations and epidemiology of neurodegenerative disorders. I am currently interested in clinical and translational research in neurodegenerative and inherited neuromuscular disorders.


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    1. Wong J, Scott T, Wilde P, Li YG, Tucker KL, Gao X. Food Insecurity Is Associated with Subsequent Cognitive Decline in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. J Nutr. 2016 Sep; 146(9):1740-5. PMID: 27466603; PMCID: PMC4997276 [Available on 09/01/17].
    2. Wong J, Li J, Pavlova M, Chen S, Wu A, Wu S, Gao X. Risk factors for probable REM sleep behavior disorder: A community-based study. Neurology. 2016 Apr 05; 86(14):1306-12. PMID: 26819459; PMCID: PMC4826335 [Available on 04/05/17].
    3. Wong J, Sparks JA, Doyle TJ, Paulson VA, Milligan TA, Prasad S. Systemic sarcoidosis presenting as Harlequin and Horner syndrome. Neurol Clin Pract. 2015 Dec; 5(6):524-527. PMID: 26716065.
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    4. Wong J, Linn KA, Shinohara RT, Mateen FJ. Traumatic brain injury in Africa in 2050: a modeling study. Eur J Neurol. 2016 Feb; 23(2):382-6. PMID: 26435298.
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    5. Wong J, Li W, Gao X. Restless Legs Syndrome as a Prognostic Tool for Cardiovascular Disease. Sleep. 2015 Jul 01; 38(7):995-6. PMID: 26085294; PMCID: PMC4480999.
    6. Bhattacharyya S, Wong J, Abedalthagafi M, Wahlster S, Vaitkevicius H. Myelodysplastic syndrome with progressive multifocal predominantly pontine demyelination. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2015 Jun; 2(3):e90. PMID: 25798451; PMCID: PMC4360795.
    7. Devins GM, Wong J, Payne AY, Lebel S, Lee RN, Mah K, Irish J, Rodin G. Distancing, self-esteem, and subjective well-being in head and neck cancer. Psychooncology. 2015 Nov; 24(11):1506-13. PMID: 25631628.
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    8. Wong J, Fernandes KA, Amin S, Lwin Z, Krzyzanowska MK. Involvement of low- and middle-income countries in randomized controlled trial publications in oncology. Global Health. 2014 Dec 13; 10:83. PMID: 25498958; PMCID: PMC4273324.
    9. Wong J, Mateen FJ. International Issues: microfinance in neurologic disorders: a promising role. Neurology. 2014 Jul 22; 83(4):377-9. PMID: 25049305; PMCID: PMC4115607.
    10. Wong J, Li Y, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A, Gao X. Restless legs syndrome: an early clinical feature of Parkinson disease in men. Sleep. 2014 Feb 01; 37(2):369-72. PMID: 24497665; PMCID: PMC3900617.
    11. Wong J, O'Neill B, Hawkins CE, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Hazrati LN. Child Neurology: Pediatric seizures with hyaline astrocytic inclusions. Neurology. 2013 Jul 16; 81(3):e14-6. PMID: 23858415; PMCID: PMC3770161.
    12. Wong J, Hazrati LN. Parkinson's disease, parkinsonism, and traumatic brain injury. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2013 Jul-Oct; 50(4-5):103-6. PMID: 24156652.
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    13. Wong J, Visanji NP, Dabek MK, Laposa RR, Hazrati LN. Dendritic spine density is altered in a mouse model of Cockayne syndrome. Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 2013 Jun; 39(4):437-40. PMID: 23039087.
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    14. Hazrati LN, Tartaglia MC, Diamandis P, Davis KD, Green RE, Wennberg R, Wong J, Ezerins L, Tator CH. Absence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in retired football players with multiple concussions and neurological symptomatology. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7:222. PMID: 23745112; PMCID: PMC3662898.
    15. Wong J, Armstrong MJ, Lang AE, Hazrati LN. Clinicopathological review of pallidonigroluysian atrophy. Mov Disord. 2013 Mar; 28(3):274-81. PMID: 23114877.
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    16. Hazrati LN, Wong J, Hamani C, Lozano AM, Poon YY, Dostrovsky JO, Hutchison WD, Zadikoff C, Moro E. Clinicopathological study in progressive supranuclear palsy with pedunculopontine stimulation. Mov Disord. 2012 Sep 01; 27(10):1304-7. PMID: 22865554.
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    17. Wong J, Payne AY, Mah K, Lebel S, Lee RN, Irish J, Rodin G, Devins GM. Negative cancer stereotypes and disease-specific self-concept in head and neck cancer. Psychooncology. 2013 May; 22(5):1055-63. PMID: 22692968.
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    18. Rullo J, Becker H, Hyduk SJ, Wong J, Digby G, Arora PD, Cano AP, Hartwig J, McCulloch CA, Cybulsky MI. Actin polymerization stabilizes a4ß1 integrin anchors that mediate monocyte adhesion. J Cell Biol. 2012 Apr 02; 197(1):115-29. PMID: 22472442; PMCID: PMC3317807.
    19. Devins GM, Payne AY, Lebel S, Mah K, Lee RN, Irish J, Wong J, Rodin GM. The burden of stress in head and neck cancer. Psychooncology. 2013 Mar; 22(3):668-76. PMID: 22392570.
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    20. Visanji NP, Wong J, Wang SX, Cappel B, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Handler MH, Ochi A, Otsubo H, Rutka JT, Go C, Weiss S, Vinters HV, Hawkins CE, Desouza LV, Siu KW, Hazrati LN. A proteomic analysis of pediatric seizure cases associated with astrocytic inclusions. Epilepsia. 2012 Mar; 53(3):e50-4. PMID: 22220588.
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    21. Wong J, Chow TW, Hazrati LN. Adult-onset leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids and pigmented glia can present as frontotemporal dementia syndrome. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2011; 32(2):150-8. PMID: 21986056.
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    22. Wong J, Bernstein M. Payment of research subjects for more than minimal risk trials is unethical. Am J Med Sci. 2011 Oct; 342(4):294-6. PMID: 21804364.
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    23. Wong J, Gomes T, Mamdani M, Manno M, O'Connor PW. Adherence to multiple sclerosis disease-modifying therapies in Ontario is low. Can J Neurol Sci. 2011 May; 38(3):429-33. PMID: 21515501.
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    24. Wong J, Hong J, Leung P, Yin P, Stewart DE. Human trafficking: an evaluation of Canadian medical students' awareness and attitudes. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2011 Apr; 24(1):501. PMID: 21710419.
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    25. Wong J, Mendelsohn D, Nyhof-Young J, Bernstein M. A qualitative assessment of the supportive care and resource needs of patients undergoing craniotomy for benign brain tumours. Support Care Cancer. 2011 Nov; 19(11):1841-8. PMID: 20978806.
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    26. Wong J, Khu KJ, Kaderali Z, Bernstein M. Delays in the operating room: signs of an imperfect system. Can J Surg. 2010 Jun; 53(3):189-95. PMID: 20507792; PMCID: PMC2878989.
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