Dr Wong Yin Onn
Associate Professor (Practice)
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Tel: +607 219 0600
Office: Clinical School, JB
Dr Wong Yin Onn is Associate Professor (Practice) in Internal Medicine at Clinical School Johor Bahru, Monash University Malaysia.
Dr Wong joined the pioneer faculty of the Clinical School in Johor Bahru in February 2007 when the first batch of clinical students reported for clinical training. He has been active in teaching medical students and doctors in Johor Bahru since 1990.
Dr Wong graduated MBBS with distinction from the University of Malaya, and obtained post graduate qualifications in Internal Medicine; MRCP(UK), AM(Msia), FRCP(Glas).
He was Visiting Lecturer at his alma mater in 1988 -1989. He wrote a book on “Emergencies in Internal Medicine” in 1988. This book was updated as an eBook in 2010.
He also has written a number of eBooks: "A Primer of Clinical Diagnosis" in 2012 to help medical students entering their clinical years in the art of Clinical Diagnosis; "Q & A in Internal Medicine" for senior medical students based on questions discussed at Bedside teaching which has reached its 3rd edition in 2015; "100 Examination Topics in Internal Medicine" in 2016 to help students with commonly asked examination topics.
Dr Wong has also been teaching Buddhism regularly in Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila and HCMC the last 2 decades, and was an invited speaker at the 3rd, 7th and 8th Global Conferences on Buddhism. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the 2017 Nalanda Award for Dhammaduta work.
- MBBS with Distinction (University of Malaya)
- MRCP (UK)
- AM (Malaysia)
- FRCP (Glasgow)
- Year 3 Bedside Classes in Clinical Diagnosis
- Year 3 Problem-Based Learning
- Year 3 Skills
- Year 4 Internal Medicine in Obstetrics
- Year 5 Management in Internal Medicine
Research / Education Interests
Metabolic Syndrome in Malaysia
- Field study at Metta Lodge JB 2016
- Field study at Ulu Tiram 2017
RICE study at Clinical School Research Centre
The Rice Study Project Title:
The effects of different types of rice on post-prandial metabolic response such as secretion of fatty acids, triglycerides and cytokines and their correlation to glucose absorption in normal subjects and those with impaired glucose metabolism (i.e. IFG, IGT and T2DM).
Null Hypothesis: Huma Rice, Bario Rice and Local White Rice do not confer better glycemic and metabolic response compared to the Ponni Rice in normal individuals and patients with IFG, IGT and diabetes
Determination of Vitamin E sub forms Tocopherol and Tocotrienols in Metabolic syndrome and diabetes in populations in Johor and in Orang Asli
The study will be done in Johor and involves Dr Ho and Assoc Prof Wong and Assoc Prof Uma.
(In print – work in collaboration with Dr Lu Hou Tee and reviewed by Prof Rusli) Cardiac arrhythmias triggered by diuretic-induced hyponatremia, Manuscripts ID: 684 Malaysian Family Physician.
The project 'The effects of different types of rice on post-prandial metabolic response such as secretion of fatty acids, triglycerides and cytokines and their correlation to glucose absorption in normal subjects and those with impaired glucose metabolism (i.e. IFG, IGT and T2DM)' headed by Prof Khalid, is one of the successful Clinical Research projects in the recent Tropical Medicine and Biology (TMB) Seed Fund application round. The amount allocated is RM 10,000.