Chris Wong Ciepiel, MD, MPH
Specialty: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
- Medical Director, Quality and Safety, UH Seidman Cancer Center
UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
Chris I. Wong Quiles MD, MPH, CPPS, is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist specialist at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Her special clinical interests include the management of solid tumors in pediatric, adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Wong is the medical director of quality and safety for UH Seidman Cancer Center and for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. In this role, Dr. Wong is responsible for overseeing quality of care delivery for all patients (adult and pediatric) with hematologic and oncologic diagnosis.
Dr. Wong received her Doctor of Medicine in her home country at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, receiving record-setting academic achievement and leadership awards. She completed her pediatrics residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. This was followed by a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship through Harvard Medical School at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Dr. Wong completed additional training through the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety/Quality and became a Certified Professional in Patient Safety through the National Patient Safety Foundation and Institute for Health Care Improvement. She also received a Master’s in Public Health with a focus on Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Wong joined UH after several years as part of the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, where she held leadership roles in quality and patient safety and focused on pediatric solid tumors.
Dr. Wong has been invited to present her work in quality and patient safety both nationally and internationally, with several peer-review articles published in this field. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
- Pediatric Hematology
- Pediatric Oncology
- Quality and Safety
Certifications & Memberships
- Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Fellowship | Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Boston Children's Hospital (2013 - 2016)
Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Boston Children's Hospital (2010 - 2013)
Harvard School Of Public Health (2017)
University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine (2010)
University Of Puerto Rico (2006)
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As of December 31, 2016, Chris Wong Ciepiel did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.