Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine
Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Office: (916) 686-7300
Cell: (916) 719-1672
Dr. Gordon A. Wong is the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine at California Northstate University College of Medicine and is a Clinical Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Wong’s lifelong dedication to healthcare spans academia, medical practice, and business.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wong has maintained a strong commitment to medical education. His love of medicine inspired him to join in the co-founding of CNU College of Medicine. As Senior Associate Dean, he established the University River City Faculty Practice Plan, a partnership between CNU College of Medicine and River City Medical Group, Inc. He recruited hundreds of physicians as Clinical Faculty and created patient access to our community’s most exceptional physicians. He also was Founder and Chairman of two longstanding symposia – the Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium and Annual Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Symposium. Dr. Wong is also a former Clinical Professor at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.
Dr. Wong also joined in the co-founding and development of CNU Medical Center, a state of the art 250+ bed teaching hospital and treatment center to be built in Sacramento. Physicians and patients will benefit from the opportunities and resources at this cutting-edge facility, which will be staffed by top physicians and other industry leading healthcare providers utilizing the most advanced medical research, techniques, and technology.
Dr. Wong also served as a specialist physician and leading practitioner both locally and across California in the fields of Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine. He has held a multitude of leadership positions, including as President of the American College of Chest Physicians, California Chapter, and as President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Northern California. At Mercy General Hospital, he held numerous positions including Chief of Staff, Co-Director of the ICU Program, Medical Director of Infection Control, and Chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. At Sutter Community Hospitals and Methodist Hospital, he also held various leadership positions in Infectious Disease and Pulmonary Medicine.
Dr. Wong has also led medical and healthcare corporations throughout his career. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of River City Medical Group, Inc., Sacramento’s largest medical group (ranked #1 by Sacramento Business Journal in years 2020 and 2021) with over 3,500 network physicians and over 250,000 patients. At River City, he has instilled compassionate and high-quality patient care in service of our community’s patients, healthcare providers, health plans, and clinic partners.
Dr. Wong is also the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of VORTRAN Medical Technology 1, Inc., a medical device research, development, and manufacturing company with distribution spanning the globe, including ventilators serving the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Wong has been awarded distinctions over his career, among them as a Top Doctor in Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine (All Multiple Years – Sacramento Magazine), Consulting Physician of the Year (Multiple Years – Catholic Healthcare West/Dignity Health), and the Recipient of the Golden Stethoscope Award (2017 – Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society).
Dr. Wong is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Infectious Diseases, and the American Board of Pulmonary Disease. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.