Biography

Vincent J. Wang, M.D., M.H.A., graduated from medical school at Boston University School of Medicine in 1993. He completed pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 1996, and his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston in 1999. He was the Chief Fellow during his final year of fellowship. After fellowship, Dr. Wang returned to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and was the Fellowship Director from 2000 to 2006, and the Associate Division Head from 2006 to 2018. He also completed a Masters of Health Administration at the University of Southern California in 2010.

Dr. Wang is the lead editor of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book, published in 2009, 2013, and 2017, and is a co-editor of Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult, 1st ed (2012), and the Tintinalli Emergency Medicine Manual, 8th ed (2017). He served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice from 2012 to 2017. He has also authored chapters in: The Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (by Fleisher and Ludwig), Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (by Schafermeyer, et al).

His research interests focus on infectious and respiratory illness topics within emergency medicine.  In July 2018, he joined UT Southwestern as the Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, and holds the Seay Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Medicine.

Education

Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine (1993)
Residency
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (1996), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Boston Children's Hospital (1999), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Graduate School
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (2010)

Research Interest

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Dehydration
  • Efficiency in the ED setting
  • Fever
  • Meningitis
  • Meningococcemia

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Teaching Splinting Techniques Using a Just-in-Time Training Instructional Video.
Cheng YT, Liu DR, Wang VJ Pediatr Emerg Care 2017 Mar 33 3 166-170
The Broselow and Handtevy Resuscitation Tapes: A Comparison of the Performance of Pediatric Weight Prediction.
Lowe CG, Campwala RT, Ziv N, Wang VJ Prehosp Disaster Med 2016 Aug 31 4 364-75
Improving education: just-in-time splinting video.
Wang V, Cheng YT, Liu D Clin Teach 2016 Jun 13 3 183-6
Intravenous Fluid Bolus Prior to Neonatal and Infant Lumbar Puncture: A Sonographic Assessment of the Subarachnoid Space After Intravenous Fluid Administration.
Rankin J, Wang VJ, Goodarzian F, Lai HA JAMA Pediatr 2016 Mar 170 3 e154636
Los Angeles phonospirometry technique: creating a normogram that correlates with peak expiratory flow measurements in children.
Ochoa K, Nunez J, Wang VJ J Asthma 2015 Sep 52 7 721-6
Assessing the Utility of Urine Testing in Febrile Infants Aged 2 to 12 Months With Bronchiolitis.
Elkhunovich MA, Wang VJ Pediatr Emerg Care 2015 Sep 31 9 616-20
Predictors for bacteremia in febrile sickle cell disease children in the post-7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era.
Chang TP, Kriengsoontorkij W, Chan LS, Wang VJ J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 2013 Jul 35 5 377-82
Clinical factors and incidence of acute chest syndrome or pneumonia among children with sickle cell disease presenting with a fever: a 17-year review.
Chang TP, Kriengsoontorkij W, Chan LS, Wang VJ Pediatr Emerg Care 2013 Jul 29 7 781-6
Assessing the utility of procedural training for pediatrics residents in general pediatric practice.
Ben-Isaac E, Keefer M, Thompson M, Wang VJ J Grad Med Educ 2013 Mar 5 1 88-92
Cryotherapeutic topical analgesics for pediatric intravenous catheter placement: ice versus vapocoolant spray.
Waterhouse MR, Liu DR, Wang VJ Pediatr Emerg Care 2013 Jan 29 1 8-12

Books

Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult.

Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, Scarfone R, (Ed.) (2011). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book 2013

Wang VJ, Flood RG, Sharma S (Ed.) (2013). PEMQBook, LLC

Fever and Serious Bacterial Illness. In Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, 7th edition

Wang VJ (2010). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill

Pediatric Procedures: Lumbar Puncture in Children. In Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, 7th edition

Wang VJ (2010). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill

Fever in the neonate 0-3 months old. In Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult

Wang VJ (Ed.) (2011). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Fever in children > 3 months of age. In Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult

Wang VJ (Ed.) (2011). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Wheezing. In Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 5th edition

Wang VJ (2005). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Fever of unknown origin. In Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult.

Kriengsoontornkij W, Wang VJ (Ed.) (2011). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Wheezing. In Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 6th edition

Wang VJ (2010). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Migraine Headaches. In Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult.

Ho E, Wang VJ (Ed.) (2011). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Wheezing. In Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 7th edition

Liberman DL, Wang VJ (2015). Philadelphia, PA., Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Wheezing. In Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult.

Wang VJ, Wang JJ (Ed.) (2011). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book 2009

Wang VJ, Sharma S, Flood RG (Ed.) (2009). PEMQBook, LLC

Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine Manual, 8th edition

Cydulka RK, Fitch MT, Joing SA, Wang VJ, Cline DM, Ma OJ (Ed.) (2017). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book 2017

Wang VJ, Flood RG, Godambe S (Ed.) (2017). PEMQBook, LLC

Skin Signs of Systemic Disease. In Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4th edition

Festekjian A, Wang VJ (2015). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill

Fever and Serious Bacterial Illness. In Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, 8th edition

Wang VJ (2015). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill

Honors & Awards

  • Divisional Teaching Award
    Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (2014)
  • Fellow's Teaching Award
    Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA (1999)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society for Pediatric Research (2014)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice (2013)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2005)