Shirley Ong, M.D., Joins the UAMS Department of Neurology

By Susan Van Dusen

Ong, an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, previously completed a two-year neuro-oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In addition to serving as an assistant professor, Ong is also the co-director of the Brain Disease Committee at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Ong is a graduate of the University of East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines. After completing a postgraduate internship at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Ong went on to complete eight years of specialized training in neurology and neuro-oncology. She holds a membership in the Society for Neuro-Oncology.

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