Serena P Wong, DO

Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7568
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Clinical focus and research:

I have an academic interest in patient and family education and strive to help my patients make informed decisions about every aspect of their care, taking into account their personal preferences and priorities. Part of my work includes perioperative care, transitions of care between hospital, nursing facility, and home, and education on delirium identification and management.

Education and Training

  • Advanced Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2018 - 2018
  • Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2017 - 2018
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, 2014 - 2017
  • D.O., Nova Southeastern University, 2014


Sharda, Neema, Kahli Zietlow, Serena Wong, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, and Kimberly S. Johnson. “Characteristics and Outcomes of Dementia Patients Who Receive Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation.” In J Am Geriatr Soc, 2020.

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Wong, Serena P., Neema Sharda, Kahli E. Zietlow, and Mitchell T. Heflin. “Planning for a Safe Discharge: More Than a Capacity Evaluation.” J Am Geriatr Soc 68, no. 4 (April 2020): 859–66.

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Wong, Serena P., Kahli M. Zietlow, Shelley R. McDonald, Atilio Barbeito, Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Nancy Loyack, and Mitchell T. Heflin. “Delaying Elective Surgery in Geriatric Patients: An Opportunity for Preoperative Optimization.” Anesth Analg, July 17, 2019.

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