Ambrose Wong, MD, MSEd, MHS, is a physician-scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a focus on teamwork, patient safety, behavioral health, and healthcare disparities. He is the Research Director and Associate Fellowship Director at the Yale Center for Medical Simulation. He also has expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods techniques for health services research.
He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia in Microbiology & Immunology in Vancouver, Canada and attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Ambrose obtained his Emergency Medicine residency training at NYU & Bellevue Hospitals Center in New York City, serving as chief resident physician in his final year. He subsequently completed a medical simulation fellowship at NYU School of Medicine & New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences. He received a Master of Science in Health Professions Education at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.
Dr. Wong applies healthcare simulation technology to address workplace violence and improve behavioral care in the emergency setting. He has authored eighteen peer-reviewed publications on behavioral emergency care and received an NIH NCATS KL2 & YCCI Scholar Award to implement an agitation code team response intervention. He is the current recipient of an NIMH K23 career development award to investigate the use of health IT in preventing episodes of agitation for behavioral patients in the emergency department. He also received an NIMHD R21 exploratory/developmental research grant that will identify factors contributing to bias and disparities during episodes of agitation using natural language processing and cognitive methods.
|R21 Eploratory/Developmental Research Grant "Characterizing Bias and Care Disparities with Physical Restraint Use in the Emergency Setting Using Natural Language and Cognitive Data"||National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities||2022|
|K23 Career Development Award “Clinical Decision Support Tool to Assess Risk and Prevent Agitation Events”||National Institute of Mental Health||2021|
|Change Agent Award||Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Simulation Academy||2021|
|Top 2019 Peer Reviewer||Annals of Emergency Medicine||2020|
|YCCI Scholar/NIH CTSA KL2 Award||Yale Center for Clinical Investigation||2019|
|Future Innovators in Research, Education and Simulation Award||Society for Simulation in Healthcare||2017|
|Nancy T. Watts Fellowship Award||MGH Institute of Health Professions||2015|
|Chief Resident(s) of the Year Award||Emergency Medicine Residents' Association||2014|
|Annals of Emergency Medicine||Assistant Editor||2021 - Present|
|Society for Academic Emergency Medicine - Simulation Academy||Treasurer; President||2018 - Present|
|Society for Simulation in Healthcare - Emergency Medicine Section||Secretary; Vice-Chair||2018 - 2022|