Shale Wong, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Executive Director/Vice Chair of Policy & Advocacy
University of Colorado

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year: 2009-2010
Fellowship Placement: Office of the First Lady
Sponsoring Institution: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Discipline / Profession: Pediatrics-General


Shale L. Wong, M.D., M.S.P.H., is a pediatrician and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. She is the Director of Medical Student Education and Director of Mentored Scholarship for students and residents in pediatrics. She also co-directs CU LEADS—an innovative curricular program she co-designed to promote leadership, education, advocacy, development, and scholarship for medical students. CU LEADS inspires new leadership in health care, focusing on social determinants of health and developing advocates who are empowered to improve the health of communities through service, civic engagement and public policy.

Dr. Wong’s clinical practice serves children from underserved and vulnerable populations in safety net hospitals, community health centers, and academic clinical settings. She is currently developing a medical-legal partnership between the Children’s Hospital and Colorado Legal Aid to address health concerns by providing legal assistance to patients and families. She has received multiple awards for clinical practice, teaching, and research, including the Chancellor’s Diversity Recognition Award for CU LEADS.

Dr. Wong received her B.A. in modern dance from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned her M.D. from the University of Utah, School of Medicine. After completing a residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado, she studied as a fellow in primary care research and earned her M.S. in public health. She was a faculty development scholar for the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and Stanford’s Clinical Teaching program.