Ging-Long Wang M.D.

Psychiatry
Medical Team: Palliative Care, Psychosocial Support

Current Title

  • Senior Attending Psychiatrist, 2000- now
  • Chief of Departments of Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine, 2007 - now
  • Director, Center for Medical Student Education, 2006 - now

Specialties

  • Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety, Depression, Distress management, Psychotherapy, Pharmacotherapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Medical Education

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Taiwanese
  • English

Education and Training

1957-1964 National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan, MD, Medicine
1965-1966 Internship, Delaware Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA, USA
1966-1967 Residency, General Practice, Lower Bucks Hospital Bristoal, Bristol, PA, USA
1967-1970 Residency, Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
1968-1970 Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, MMedSc
1969-1971 Fellowship, Child Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
1970-1971 School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, MPH

Professional Experience

1973-1973 Program Director, Chinatown Child Development Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
1972-1990 Private Practice of Psychiatry & Child Psychiatry, 2232 Carleton Street, Berkeley, CA, USA
1986-1994 Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA
1993-1999 Program Director, Children & Adolescent Unit, BHC Walnut Creek Hospital, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
1993-2000 Private Practice of Psychiatry & Child Psychiatry, 177 La Casa Via, #4, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
2000-present Senior Member, Psychiatry, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taiwan
2000-present Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, National Yang-Ming University College of Medicine, Taiwan

Professional Memberships

  • Taiwan Psycho-oncology society (TPOS)
  • Taiwan Society for Adolescent Medicine and Health (TSAM)
  • Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry
  • Active Member, American Psychiatric Association, 1972-present
  • Active Member, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1973-1977
  • Fellow, AmericanAcademyof Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1977-present
  • Medical License, State of California (A-24551), 1971-present
  • Certified, American Board of Neurology & Psychiatry (Psychiatry), (#12757), 1973
  • Certified, American Board of Neurology & Psychiatry (Child Psychiatry), (#Chip858), 1975

Selected Recent Publications

 

  1. Wang GL, Hsu SH, Yeh TS, Chen SH, Yang SJ, Hou YC, Wang CJ. Educating staff and patients on providing advance directive information upon admission to a cancer center in Taiwan. Psycho-Oncology 2009; 18(Suppl.2):S299.
  2. Wang GL, Yang SJ, Chiu CY, et al. Self selection for psychosocial        intervention by patients at a cancer center screened by Distress Thermometer as the “6th Vital Sign”. Psycho-Oncology 2009; 18(Suppl.2):S239.
  3. Wang GL, Shih SM, Feng AC, Hsu SH, Hou YC. Screening breast cancer survivors with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Distress Thermometer. Psycho-Oncology 2010; 19(Suppl.2): S205.
  4. Wang GL, Yeh TS, Hsu SH, Cheng CT, Hou YC. Introducing advance directives document, the Five Wishes, to a cancer center in Taiwan. Psycho-Oncology 2010; 20(Suppl.2): S45.
  5. Wang GL, Cheng CT, Hsu SH. Meeting the unmet needs: the organizational strategies to facilitate access to psychosocial care for cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology 2011; 20(Suppl.2): S45.
  6. Wang GL, Shih SM, Hsu SH, Hou YC, Feng AC, Cheng CT. Physical problems and psychosocial distress in breast cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology 2011; 20(Suppl.2): 255.
  7. Wang GL, Hsu SH, Feng AC, Chiu CY, Shen JF, Lin YJ. The DT and the HADS for screening psychosocial distress of cancer patients in Taiwan. Psycho-Oncology 2011; 20: 639-64
  8. Wang GL, Feng AC, Hsu SH, Hou YC, Cheng CT. The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Psychosocial Distress in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients. (14th World Congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, Brisbane, Australia, 13-15 Nov. 2012.)
  9. Wang GL, Feng AC, Hsu SH, Hou YC, Cheng CT, Chiu CY. Follow-up Contacts with the Psychosocial Care Team after Screening for Distress in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients. (14th World Congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, Brisbane, Australia, 13-15 Nov. 2012.)
  10. Wang GL, Shih SM, Hou YC, Hsu SH, Feng AC, Cheng CT, Lin PH. Trajectories of psychosocial distress and its correlation with physical problems, social support, coping styles and posttraumatic growth among breast cancer survivors.  (15th World Congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Nov. 2013.)
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