Linda Theresa Wang, M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
BiographyDr. Wang is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist and global health faculty at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. In the Pediatric Emergency Department, she has been actively involved in patient care, medical education, and clinical research. She is co-director for the annual post-graduate Harvard Medical School CME course, "Emergencies and Procedures in Pediatrics." This course has attracted participants nationally and internationally. She was the Director of Clinical Operations for the Pediatric ED from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Wang did her medical training at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed her residency in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
ResearchIn the Division of Global Health, Dr. Wang is working on Dr. Hibberd's NIH studies to investigate the effect of probiotics on the gastrointestinal and respiratory microbiome, and their potential as a flu vaccine adjuvant. Her interest is to develop strategies to improve triage decisions and using diagnostics to better recognize sick patients to maximize use of limited resources in the developing world. She is investigating the functionality and accuracy of a Mobile Monitoring Application used on a smartphone to measure heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation in the MGH Emergency Department. She is involved in developing global health curricula for residents and post-graduate learners.
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