Ricardo Wang, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I am a board-certified radiation oncologist. I also hold an administrative position as the Chief of Service and Regional Chief of Radiation Oncology Services for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
As my first name reveals, I have some Hispanic background. Although my parents are both Chinese, I was born and raised in Peru. My father was the Taiwanese ambassador in Peru. He also worked in many countries around the world, and I really enjoyed traveling with him as a child and young adult. I lived in Peru for 15 years, and came to the United States to become a physician. I obtained my bachelor's degree and my pre-med education at the City University of New York and graduated magna cum laude. Then I came to Los Angeles and attended USC School of Medicine, where I graduated as a Dean's Scholar in 1995.
About my practice
I treat all types of malignancies, but my special interest is pediatric radiation oncology. I also have a strong interest in supportive care and quality of life for cancer patients. I see a lot of Chinese and Hispanic patients since I speak both Chinese and Spanish fluently. As Regional Chief of Radiation Oncology, I have the privilege of leading an outstanding group of physicians who excel at providing excellent care and service to our patients.
How I thrive
I believe exercise is a great way to stay in good physical and mental health. I enjoy working out at least five times a week. I love running, biking, skiing, swimming, weight training, and playing soccer and basketball. I've completed marathons, half-marathons, and many relays. I also enjoy walking and running with my dogs. I love traveling around the world with friends and family, especially with my two children. I also consider myself to be a foodie.