USA Health expands services with addition of pediatric interventional radiologist Kevin Wong
Kevin Wong, D.O., is the only pediatric interventionalist on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
By Casandra Andrews
Kevin Wong, D.O., a fellowship trained pediatric interventional radiologist, recently joined the Department of Radiology at USA Health. A subspecialty of radiology, there are only 300 or so such specialists now practicing in the United States. He is the only pediatric interventionalist on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Wong join the USA Health team as we seek to continuously improve the services we provide to our patients,” said Suzy Figarola, M.D., chair and professor of radiology at the Whiddon College of Medicine. “He has a passion for helping children and their families find answers to medical questions using less-invasive diagnostic procedures.”
Pediatric interventional radiologists use various imaging modalities – including X-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans – to perform minimally invasive procedures such as the placement of central venous lines, conducting biopsies and joint injections, Wong said.
“I was taught to focus on the whole patient, mind, body and spirit – and I remember that as I go through my day, meeting and talking with families who want to find out as quickly as possible what issues their child may be facing.”
Most recently, Wong served as an assistant professor of radiology and pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was also vice chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology. He is double board certified in diagnostic radiology and pediatric radiology. He is now an associate professor of radiology at the Whiddon College of Medicine.
Wong received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York in 2012. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Michigan State University in 2017 and continued his training at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona, completing fellowships in diagnostic pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology.
"I'm excited to be part of a growing academic health system," he said, "that's focused on patient- and family-centered care.”