Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program
MGH BIDMC Harvard Medical School

Alexandra Wong, MD


Alexandra Wong, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Area of Expertise: Academic Clinical Medicine

Academic Interests

Pulmonary hypertension, medical education, and RV dysfunction in critical illness.

Awards and Recognition

10/2014 RightCare Young Innovator Grant, The Lown Institute, Boston MA

02/2014 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Arnold P Gold


02/2014 Gold Humanism Honor Society, Boston University Medical Center

02/2014 Alpha Omega Alpha, Boston University Medical Center

More information can be found on Dr. Wong’s Harvard Catalyst Profile.

+Current Projects

  • Pulmonary Hypertension clinical trial involvement
  • Cardiac Output in Intermediate Risk Pulmonary Embolism
  • NonInvasive Cardiac Output Measurement in Portopulmonary Hypertension

+Selected Publications

Original, Peer Reviewed Articles (ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8587-2494)

  1. Kunawudhi A, Wong AK, Alkasab TK, Mahmood U. Accuracy of FDG-PET/CT for Detection of Incidental Pre-Malignant Colonic Lesions-Correlation with Colonoscopic and Histopathologic Findings. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(8):4143-4147.
  2. Wong AK, Walkey AJ. Open Lung Biopsy Among Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A Meta Analysis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2015;12(8):1226-1230.
  3. Sheth RA, Kunin A, Strangenberg L, Sinnamon M, Hung KE, Kucherlapati R, Mahmood U. In Vivo Optical Molecular Imaging of Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity Following Celecoxib Therapy for Colorectal Cancer. Molecular Imaging. 2012;11(5): 417-25.
  4. Hung KE, Maricevich MA, Richard LG, Chen WY, Richardson MP, Kunin A, Bronson RT, Mahmood U, Kucherlapati R. Development of a Mouse Model for Sporadic and Metastatic Colon Tumors and its Use in Assessing Drug Treatment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 2010;107(4):1565-70.
  5. Hung KE, Faca V, Song K, Sarracino DA, Richard LG, Krastins B, Forrester S, Porter A, Kunin A, Mahmood U, Haab BB, Hanash SM, Kucherlapati R. Comprehensive Proteome Analysis of an Apc Mouse Model Uncovers Proteins Associated with Intestinal Tumorigenesis. Cancer Prevention Research. 2010;2(3): 224-233.


  1. Wong, AK, Rodriguez-Lopez JM. Pulmonary Embolism with Thrombus Straddling the Patent Foramen Ovale: Management Utilizing a Multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Response Team [abstract]. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2019;199:A3608
  2. Wong AK, Witkin AS, Rodriguez-Lopez JM, Channick RN. In-situ pulmonary artery thrombosis in a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension due to sinus venosus atrial septal defect [abstract]. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018; 197:A3729
  3. Wong AK, Walkey AJ. Open Lung Biopsy in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Suspected Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Meta Analysis [abstract]. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2014; 189:A3073.
  4. Hung K, Richard LG, Kunin A, Mahmod U, Kucherlapati R. A Novel Mouse Model of Sporadic Colorectal Cancer [abstract]. Gastroenterology. 2008; 134(4): A305.