Rex Wong, DPT, MPH, MS

Director, Bill and Joyce Cummings Institute of Global Health

Rex Wong is the Director of the Bill and Joyce Cummings Institute of Global Health at University of Global Health Equity, directing and teaching the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery program. He has over 28 years of hospital and health care work experience globally. He has worked and lived in Liberia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Egypt, Australia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, Hong Kong, United States, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and Tanzania on various hospital management, national health system and senior leadership programs.

Prior to this role, Dr. Wong was the Director of Hospital Strengthening Initiative at Yale University, directing health management, and hospital quality improvement projects, building local faculty capacity, providing senior leadership training, , developing the curriculum and course materials, and mentoring students.  He previously also conducted similar hospital management programs while serving as Country Director in Rwanda and in Egypt and Regional Director in Ethiopia. He was one of the co-authors of the Blueprints for Hospital Management in Ethiopia, Ethiopia Hospital Management Initiative (2007) which later was developed into Ethiopian Hospital Reform Implementation Guidelines (2010); serves as the standard for all public hospitals in Ethiopia. He also set up the national key performance indicator (KPI) reporting database for Ethiopia.

His other previous work experience included served as CEO and COO of a private hospital in Panama, participated in 2 start-up hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, set up the first amputee rehabilitation program in Middle East, and evaluated the Tanzania Coca Cola supply chain program.

Dr. Wong was invited as presenter in many internationals conferences, guest speaker in different universities, and has been instructing in many senior leadership training programs in many countries. He has published over 40 articles.