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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-5105
Fax: 832-825-5110


6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

Thomas Chong, MD, MS

Associate Director of Pathology Informatics and Informatics Education

Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Fellowship Clinical Informations and Surgical Pathology 2019
University of Southern California, Los Angeles Residency Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 2017
Univ\ersity of Southern California, Los Angeles County Certification Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Board Certification 2017
USC Keck School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2013
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA Masters Master of Science in Electrical Engineering 1996


My goal as a pathology informatician is to serves as a liaison between pathologists, administrators, and technologists (laboratory information systems analysts, data analysts, and researchers) by communicating the pathologists’ needs to the technical experts and the technical solution possibilities to the pathologists and administration. I teach informatics education to residents and fellows and support clinical research.

Clinical Interests:

My current interests have been in clinical decision support methods to reduce lab test mis-orders by clinicians, in health record interoperability and data standardization by defining, validating, and maintaining LOINC assignments to lab tests, digital pathology workflows, and in defining interface requirements between medical records and pathology slide image systems.

Selected Publications

Chong, T., Palma-Diaz, M. F., Fisher, C., Gui, D., Ostrzega, N. L., Sempa, G., ... & Khacherian, C. (2019). The California Telepathology Service: UCLA's experience in deploying a regional digital pathology subspecialty consultation network. Journal of Pathology Informatics 10.

Sue, L. Y., Kim, J. E., Oza, H., Chong, T., Woo, H. E., Cheng, E. M., & Leung, A. M. (2019). REDUCING INAPPROPRIATE SERUM T3 LABORATORY TEST ORDERING IN PATIENTS WITH TREATED HYPOTHYROIDISM. Endocrine Practice 25(12), 1312-1316.

Rivenson, Y., Wang, H., Wei, Z., de Haan, K., Zhang, Y., Wu, Y., Günaydın, H., Zuckerman, J.E., Chong, T., Sisk, A.E. and Westbrook, L.M., 2019. Virtual histological staining of unlabelled tissue-autofluorescence images via deep learning. Nature Biomedical Engineering 3(6), p.466.

Awards & Honors

mHealth Scholar, 2018 mHealth Training Institute (mHTI)

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