AAAC Candidate – Wong

Cynthia A. Wong, M.D.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Dr. Wong is a Professor of Anesthesia, Chair and DEO of the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Dr. Wong is an obstetric anesthesiologist whose research interests revolve around labor analgesia and its effects on the progress of labor and fetal status, epidural labor analgesia, as well as anesthesia for cesarean delivery and postoperative analgesia. She and her group have published several seminal studies that have changed the practice of obstetric anesthesia. Dr. Wong is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia as well as a guest reviewer for other anesthesiology and obstetric journals. She has edited several major textbooks, including Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia, Principles and Practice, and has authored multiple book chapters in major anesthesiology and obstetric textbooks. She lectures worldwide. Dr. Wong is also an active educator. She is Vice Chair of the ACGME Anesthesiology Residency Review Committee (RRC), and is a Senior Editor for the ABA Basic Examination, as well as the ABA MOCA Minute Committee. Other interests include malignant hyperthermia; she has served as an MH Hotline consultant for many years.