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Adrian Wei-Huan Ong

Adrian Wei-Huan Ong, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery


Department: Surgery

Education

  • MD – Boston University (1990)
  • BA – Boston University (1984)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Midwest Surgical Association
  • Neurocritical Care Society

Clinical Background

Adrian Wei-Huan Ong, MD, is an attending surgeon at Reading Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ong is board certified in surgery with added qualifications in surgical critical care and neurocritical care.

Affiliated Hospitals

Tower Health - Reading Hospital

Fellowships

  • Surgical Critical Care/Trauma – Jackson Memorial Hospital (2000)

Residencies

  • General Surgery – University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1998)

Internships

  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1991)

Adrian Wei-Huan Ong, MD, is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Publications

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Does antithrombotic drug use mandate trauma team activation in awake geriatric patients with intracranial hemorrhage?"
Moyer JA, Shah J, Nowakowski K, Martin A, McNicholas A, Muller A, Fernandez FB, Ong AW
Am Surg 84(7):1180-1184, Jul 1, 2018

"Occupational Exposure During Emergency Department Thoracotomy: A Prospective, Multi-Institution Study"
Nunn A, Prakash P, Inaba K, Escalante A, Maher Z, Yamaguchi S, Kim DY, Maciel J, Chiu WC, Drumheller B, Hazelton JP, Mukherjee K, Luo-Owen X, Nygaard RM, Marek AP, Morse BC, Fitzgerald CA, Bosarge PL, Jawa RS, Rowell SE, Magnotti LJ, Ong AW, Brahmbhatt TS, Grossman MD, Seamon MJ
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 85(1):78-84, July 2018

"Is it safe to discharge geriatric trauma patients with anemia?"
Ong AW, Jaisingh NR, Butler S, Sigal A, Fernandez FB
Am J Surg 215(3):419-422, Mar 2018

"Availability and use of hemostatic agents in prehospital trauma patients in Pennsylvania: translation from the military to the civilian setting"
Sigal A, Martin A, Ong A
Open Access Emerg Med 9 47–52, 2017

"Do simple beside lung function tests predict morbidity after rib fractures?"
Butts CA, Brady JJ 3rd, Wilhelm S, Castor L, Sherwood A, McCall A, Patch J, Jones P, Cortes V, Ong AW
Am J Surg 213: 473- 477, 2017

"Trauma surgeon utilization of computerized tomography scanning: Room for improvement?"
Ong AW, Moyer J, Wordofa FD, Sigal A, Sandel K, Fernandez FB.
Am J Surg 213:579-582, 2017

"Pediatric falls in a nonpediatric trauma center—when is trauma team activation needed?"
Perea L, Ong A, Trupp R, Wilhelm S, Jones P, Layser S, Butler S, Sandel K, Cortes V, Fernandez F
Am Surg 82(8): e191-e193, Aug 2016

"Infectious complications in patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts after intra-abdominal procedures"
Ong AW, Lapham DA, Psarros S
Am Surg 82(7):146-9, July 2016

"Nonoperative management of splenic injuries: significance of age"
Ong AW, Eilertson KE, Reilly E, Geng TA, Madbak F, McNicholas A, Fernandez FB. 
J Surg Res 201(1):134-40, Mar 2016

Recent Books and Chapters

"Liver Trauma"
Ong A, Ivatury RR
In: Rodriguez A, Barraco RD, Ivatury RR (eds): Geriatric Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Springer International Publishing, 2018

"Acute Cholangitis"
Ong A, Foster S
In" Cohn SM, Dolich MO, Inaba K (eds): Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidence Based Practice, 2nd Edition. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2016

"Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries"
Madbak F, Ong A
In: Cohn SM, Dolich MO, Inaba K (eds): Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidence Based Practice, 2nd Edition. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2016

Presentations

Recent Invited Presentation

"Outcomes of hypotensive patients arriving at Pennsylvania level 1 and 2 trauma centers by time and day"
Speer J, Ong A, Muller A, Martin N, Martin A, McNicholas A,  Kim P, Fernandez F.
Presented at the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation 22nd Fall Conference, October 16, 2018, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Recent Presentations by Competition or Peer Review

"Off-hours outcomes of hypotensive trauma patients: weekend nights safest in Pennsylvania"
Speer L, Ong AW, Muller A, Martin N, Martin A, McNicholas A, Kim P, Fernandez FB
Quickshot presentation, “Trauma IV”, Scientific Forum, American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, October 23, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts

"Found downs should not fall out: blunt cerebrovascular injury and its sequalae are common in geriatric patients following low-energy blunt trauma"
Flashburg E, Fernandez FB, Muller A, Wilhelm S, Zavilla J, Castor L, Sherwood A, Layser S, Barbera SC, Reinhart R, Ong AW.
ePoster presentation, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 2018 Annual Meeting, September 26, 2018, San Diego, California 

"Geriatric patients on antithrombotic drugs with intracranial hemorrhage,: does trauma team activation impact outcome?"
Moyer JA, Shah J, Nowakowski K, Martin A, McNicholas A, Fernandez FB, Ong AW
Quickshot presentation, Southeastern Surgical Congress  Annual Meeting, February 12, 2018, Tampa, Florida

"Being narrow minded isn’t always bad: focusing on emergent interventions in undertriage initiatives improves mortality prediction for major trauma patients"
Fernandez FB, Martin AP, Klepner SC, Wasser T, Reilly EF, Muller A, Ong AW
Oral presentation, Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, February 10, 2018, Tampa, Florida

Moyer, JA, Ong AW, K Shah J, Nowakowski K, Martin A, McNicholas A, Fernandez FB. Does antithrombotic drug use mandate trauma activation in awake geriatric patients with intracranial hemorrhage?  Oral presentation, PA Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition, October 30, 2017, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

"Is it safe to discharge elderly trauma patients with anemia?"
Jaisingh N, Ong AW, Butler S, Sigal A, Fernandez F
Oral presentation, Central Surgical Association/Midwest Surgical Association Combined Meeting, July 30, 2017, Chicago, Illinois 

"Foot and ankle fracture patterns in MVAs with different restraints and patterns of injury.
Eberhardt S, Ong A, Eberhardt K"
Poster presentation, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference, February 28, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada   

"Long term experience with a novel addition to a two –tiered triage system to expedite care of geriatric trauma patients"
Fernandez FB, Ong AW, Butts C, Sandel K, Barbera C, McNicholas A, Martin A, Schwab CW
"Tier 3": Poster presentation, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma 30th  Annual Scientific Assembly, January 12, 2017, Hollywood, Florida

"The geriatric traumatic brain injury patient on aspirin: does platelet transfusion matter?"
Perea L, Madbak F, Sherwood AE, McNicholas AR, Ong AW
Poster presentation at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting, September 14, 2016, Waikaloa, Hawaii

"Trauma surgeon utilization of CT: room for improvement?"
Moyer JA, Wordofa FD, Sigal A, Sandel K, Fernandez FB, Ong AW
Poster presentation at Midwest Surgical Association 59th Annual Meeting, August 8, 2016, Mackinac Island, Michigan

"Do simple bedside lung function tests predict morbidity after rib fractures?"
Butts C, Wilhelm S, Castor L, Sherwood A, Patch J, McCall A, Brady J, Ong AW
Presented at the Midwest Surgical Association 59th Annual Meeting, August 8, 2016, Mackinac Island, Michigan   

"Outcomes of patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts undergoing abdominal procedures"
Lapham D, Ong AW, Psarros S
Poster presented at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, February 21, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia

"Trauma team activation for pediatric falls—is it necessary?"
Perea L, Ong AW, Trupp R, Wilhelm S, Jones P, Layser S, Butler S, Cortes V, Sandel K, Fernandez F
Poster presented at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, February 21, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.