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Dr Ernie Wong is a respiratory and general medical physician and the clinical lead for asthma. After graduating from Imperial College School of Medicine, he completed specialist training in respiratory and general internal medicine. He trained at St George's Hospital, King's College Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital respectively. He was awarded a PhD at Imperial College London, investigating the role of the lung microbiome in virus-induced asthma exacerbations. He is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Research & publications

Garcia-Basteiro AL, Wong E, Van Oort PM, Cilloniz C, Migliori GB, Singanayagam A. Respiratory infection: insights from Assembly 10 of the European Respiratory Society 2017 Annual Congress. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Nov;9(Suppl 16):S1559-S1562. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2017.11.39. 

Johnston SL, Szigeti M, Cross M, Brightling C, Chaudhuri R, Harrison T, Mansur A, Robison L, Sattar Z, Jackson D, Mallia P, Wong E, Corrigan C, Higgins B, Ind P, Singh D, Thomson N, Ashby D, Chauhan A. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of oral azithromycin as a supplement to standard care for adult patients with acute exacerbations of asthma (the AZALEA trial). JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(11):1630-1637. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5664 

Porter J; Watson J; Roberts L; Gill S; Groves H; Dhariwal J; Almond M; Wong EH; Walton R; Jones L; Tregoning J; Kilty I; Johnston S; Edwards MR. Identification of novel macrolides with anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and type I & III interferon augmenting activity in airway epithelium. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Oct;71(10):2767-81. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkw222. 

Wong EH, Farne HA, Jackson DJ. Asthma: diagnosis and management in adults. Medicine, Vol. 44, Issue 5, p287 doi:10.1016/j.mpmed.2016.02.021 
Jozwik A, Habibi MS, Paras A, Zhu J, Guvenel A, Dhariwal J, Almond M, Wong EH, Sykes A, Maybeno M, Del Rosario J, Trujillo-Torralbo MB, Mallia P, Sidney J, Peters B, Kon OM, Sette A, Johnston SL, Openshaw PJ, Chiu C. RSV-specific airway resident memory CD8+ T cells and differential disease severity after experimental human infection. Nature Communications 6, Article number: 10224 doi:10.1038/ncomms10224 

Wong EH, Porter JD, Edwards MR, Johnston SL. The role of macrolides in asthma: current evidence and future directions. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 8, Pages 657 - 670, August 2014 doi:10.1016/S2213-2600(14)70107-9