Raymond Kah-Meng Wong

Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Program Director, Perfusion Sciences

Contact Information

Office: Life Sciences North 642
Building: Life Sciences North
Phone: (520) 626-2188

Email: rkwong@email.arizona.edu

  • PhD: Physiological Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2001
  • Graduate Certificate: Perfusion Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1998
  • MS: Physiological Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1998
  • BS: Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude, L.C. Smith College of Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1993

Raymond K. Wong, PhD, CCP, is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and the Program Director of the Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.  The Perfusion Sciences program is one of only 17 such programs in the US preparing students to serve in a very specialized field whereby they operate technology that takes over the function of patients' heart and lungs during cardiac surgery. He also serves as a Clinical Perfusionist and as the Transplant Donor Organ Procurement Team Supervisor (Heart/Lung/Kidney) at Banner – University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ.

Previously, Dr. Wong was a clinical perfusionist and conducted clinical studies at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. In the mechanical circulatory support arena, Dr. Wong was a clinical engineer at our institution while in graduate school. He also has industry experience in product development and as a regulatory scientist for ABIOMED, Inc. in Danvers, MA, which is a company that specializes in developing and commercializing mechanical circulatory support systems. 

He has authored multiple original research publications.

Dr. Wong is a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology, the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, the Perfusion Program Director’s Council, and the International Society of Mechanical Circulatory Support.

Research Interests: 

Cardiopulmonary Bypass; ECMO; Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices; anticoagulation/hemostasis therapy and diagnostic testing; blood management in the cardiac surgery patient population.

Honors and Awards: 
Vernon and Virginia Furrow Excellence in Teaching Award, Fall 2017