Ken Ong, MD, MPH
Ken Ong, MD, MPH

Welcome to Ken's personal website

Donate to the Alzheimer's Association for its Queens Walkathon (October 6, 2018). Here's the link to my donation page: The Alzheimer's Association promotes research and care giving for Alzheimer's and other dementias.

My recent YouTube post: I've just finished posting on YouTube (

64 of my favorite folk&pop songs and 14 of my favorite christmas songs to sing&play with my guitar.

38 of my favorite classic music songs, 16 of my favorite jazz songs, and 28 of my favorite songs from Scott Houston's Books of his Favorite Songs to play on my keyboard.

My Other Topics web page has these topics: Alzheimer's/Dementia & How Aging affects memory, Diffusion of Innovations, Exercise & Physical Fitness, Favorite Management Books, Five Fundamentals of Service-AIDET, For the Heart & Soul, Guitar Instruction: How Ken learned how to play the guitar, Ken's Favorite Acoustic Guitar Songs to sing & play as of 1/25/2017, Key Board (Piano) Instruction: How Ken learned how to play the keyboard, Music and Dance Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, Plan Do Study Act (PDSA), Rehabilitation Exercise and Conditioning Handouts from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Retirement, SMARTER Goals, Sunnyside Community Services' Calendar of Events, The Institute of Medicine's 6 Aims for a Better Healthcare System, Usability, Vaccine Schedules from the Center for Disease Control

My Bio-Sketch

I got my MPH at Columbia University, MD at Wayne State University, and BS at University of Michigan. I am board certified in Clinical Informatics, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice. I am fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Disease Society of America, Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), and the New York Academy of Medicine.


From 1976 to 1998 I did clinical practice starting in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and then specialized in Infectious Diseases at the beginning of the AIDS outbreak. I transitioned from clinical practice to serving as a medical director for quality and risk management for a healthcare system and finally moved to Clinical Informatics full-time to implement and maintain the system’s first electronic health record. I worked from 1998 to 2016 in Clinical Informatics full-time in a variety of healthcare systems located in greater New York City. My last full-time engagement before retirement was at a hospital as a Chief Medical Informatics Officer which included achieving Meaningful Use Stages 1 and 2 and chairing the I.T. committee of its population health project (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program).


My clinical informatics history includes publishing the three editions of my (HIMSS) award winning 'Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer' that was initially written for the health information technology course I taught for seven years at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. I've gotten awards for clinical informatics: 2016 HIMSS service award for having served on its Board of Directors; in 2015 the International Association of Healthcare Professionals named me as a leading Clinical Informatics physician of the world; ExecSens Top Talks of 2013- ‘Consumer-Patient Engagement’; 2012 Modern Healthcare top 25 clinical informaticists; 2002 Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) Applied Medical Informatics award.


I am now in retirement:

For more details about Ken's Clinical Informatics experience select the above ‘About Us’ tab.

Top Doctor Awards Magazine gave an award to Ken in July 2017: