Michael Wong, DO

  • Third Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?
No, but I do have an interest in Sports Medicine

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?
I believe that UPMC Shadyside provides excellent opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. With a tradition of training excellent physicians and a hospital that has served the community for over a century, it was clear that UPMC Shadyside was the best program for me. It is a great honor to be able to continue my medical training in such a fantastic city and to serve the region that I am proud to call home.

What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?
My main goal throughout residency is to continue to learn and acquire as many skills as possible in order to become the best physician that I can in order to better serve our community. I am confident that my time during residency will provide me with the necessary skills and experiences in order to provide the best care possible for patients, and to navigate the numerous challenges that the future of family medicine holds.

Do you have any special interests outside of the residency program?
I enjoy playing sports and staying active, whether it is going for a run or playing some hockey. That being said, I am also a longtime Penguins and Pirates fan who loves to take in the games at Consol Energy Center and PNC Park whenever I can. I also enjoy trying the many restaurants in and around Pittsburgh, and I like to try my hand at cooking from time to time as well. I have been trying to learn guitar recently and have always enjoyed concerts and music in general. I also like to watch movies, especially making a trip to the Waterfront to see a film in IMAX. Finally, I love to spend time with family and friends, and volunteer with different organizations around the area.


Jeannette, Pennsylvania