Assoc Prof David Wong

Assoc Prof David Wong

Radiologist and PET/Nuclear Medicine Specialist

MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR, FAANMS, MBA

Assoc Prof David Wong is the director of the PET and Nuclear Medicine Centre at WMI and BPMI and is an associate professor with the Centre for Advanced Imaging at the University of Queensland.

He graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School and completed his radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. After completing his Nuclear Medicine fellowship at St Vincent’s and Prince of Wales Hospitals in Sydney, he undertook PET training at Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne. He then completed a cardiac MRI fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis, Missouri USA and MBA with CQU.

He has received several research and scientific awards including the Rouse Travelling Fellowship and Brian Smith Memorial Award. In 2017 Assoc Prof Wong was endorsed as a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the medical industry. He has been with the first PET centre in Queensland at The Wesley Hospital since 1999. On 16 July 2014, he was instrumental in the commencement of Ga68PSMA PET CT studies in men with prostate cancer, enabling WMI to be the first centre in Australia to perform such studies which are also available at BPMI.

Assoc Prof Wong was instrumental in setting up the first and only private Theranostic treatment centre in Queensland at Wesley Medical Imaging. In August 2017, Assoc Prof Wong and his team commenced Lu177PSMA theranostic therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer and performed over 100 treatments within the first year.

Special Interests

  • Oncology imaging
  • CT coronary angiography - Level A
  • Cardiac MRI and PET
  • CT colonography
  • Research