Dr Muh Geot Wong
Senior Research Fellow, Renal & Metabolic Division Senior Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney Staff Specialist Nephrology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Wong is Renal Physician at the Royal North Shore hospital, Sydney, Australia. He is also a senior research fellow at the George Institute of Global Health and a senior clinical lecturer at UNSW Sydney. His PhD entitled “Novel therapeutic options in models of nephropathy” was awarded in 2011.
His main area of research is in understanding the pathomechanisms of kidney tubulointerstitial fibrosis and biomarkers in predicting progression of chronic kidney disease particularly in diabetic kidney disease.
Dr Wong has worked on kidney injury molecule-1, transforming growth factor-β1, bone morphogenetic protein-7, Farnesoid X receptor and novel anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory agents in extracellular matrix deposition in human proximal tubular cells and in vivo model of fibrosis.
His is also passionate in translation medicine and is involved in the post hoc analyses of the IDEAL study and currently involved in multicentre international trials at the George Institute including TESTING and SONAR study.