Vincent Fong

Vincent Waishun Fong , MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Medical Sciences Building

COM IM Endocrinology Division - 0547

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA, 2003 (Molecular Biology)

Master's Degree: Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA, 2004 (Molecular Biology)

Doctoral Degree: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester, NY, 2012 (Microbiology & Immunology)

Medical Degree: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester, NY, 2013 (Medical Education Pathway)

Residency: Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, 2015 (Internal Medicine)

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD, 2019 (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism)

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism) (Certification Date: 11-15-2018 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08-18-2017 )

Clinical Interests

Endocrinology

Calciphylaxis

Calcium Metabolism Disorders

Endocrine Bone Disease

Hypercalcemia

Hyperparathyroidism

Hypocalcemia

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypophosphatemia

Metabolic Bone Disease

Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica

Osteoporosis

Paget's Disease of the Bone

Parathyroid Cancer

Parathyroid Disease

Parathyroid Disorders

Parathyroid Problems

Pathologic Decalcification

Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Pseudohypoparathyroidism

Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Vitamin D Deficiency

X-Linked Dominant Hypophosphatemic Rickets

Specialities

Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism

Internal Medicine

Research and Practice Interests

My lab is interested in studying the relationship of metabolism with other systems.  Metabolic programming has been shown to influence the function of many different processes, including the immune response, neuronal response, growth and development. 
  Of particular interest is metabolic regulation of the immune response.  Increased immune activation and inflammation has a higher energy requirement and are associate with a shift in cellular metabolism towards glycolysis. We are interested in whether the baseline metabolic state of immune cells can predispose an increased inflammatory response.  This could have many implications for a variety of chronic inflammatory condition.  Notably, this might explain why some patients develop Post-COVID syndrome, while other recover with no apparent lasting complications.
 

Research Support

Grant: #N/A Investigators:Fong, Vincent 07-01-2020 -06-30-2021 UC's Launch Awards Spring Semester (20SS) Research Launch Awards Role:PI $3,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC