Camalin Jones - Event Chair Dr. Tiffany Svahn - Honorary Chair
Director of Marketing, Hemotologist/Oncologist,
Aspen Skilled Healthcare Diablo Valley Oncology/Hematology Medical Group
A Tribute to a Life's Work
Dr. Peter Wong, Oncologist
Palliative Care Physician
"Dr. Wong pioneered the delivery of cancer care in the Tri-Valley community by founding Valley Medical Oncology Consultants (VMOC), a group that has been providing comprehensive cancer care to Bay Area patients for the last 40 years. During that time, VMOC grew from a single location to serving four counties and 10 locations while providing services that include medical oncology, radiation oncology, clinical trials and palliative care.
He was one of the original members of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and was dedicated to research and providing his patients access to clinical trials. Additionally, throughout his career, he was a member of the medical staff at several East Bay hospitals including Eden Medical Center, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, and Valley Care. Throughout his professional life, he supported multiple organizations that provide services for cancer patients. As a practicing physician he not only affected the lives of countless patients, but also served as a mentor and guide to numerous physicians and other healthcare professionals.
His treatment philosophy was to provide academic level of care with state of the art technology in a compassionate setting. Patient-centered care for both patients and their families with personalized expertise was the foundational belief upon which the practice was built. His goal was to treat the person not the disease.
Dr. Wong was among the first to be certified as a specialist in Hospice and Palliative care because it was equally important to him to develop the standard of long term care for the patients he served. He was instrumental in developing a program to educate other physicians about palliative care. He loved to teach and was an advisor to many.
He pioneered hospice and palliative care services in the Bay Area. Hope Hospice, a local non-profit community hospice was founded in 1980. He served as a physician and medical director of Hope Hospice for 32 years until he retired in 2014. In his years at Hope Hospice, he selflessly donated his time in caring for patients at the end of life. Most recently, he served as the medical director for Continuum Hospice."
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