Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Department Faculty

Michelle Ng Gong, M.D.

Dr. Michelle Ng Gong

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Chief of Research, Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine


Professional Interests

Dr. Michelle Ng Gong joined the Einstein-Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine as Director of Research in 2009.

Dr. Gong received a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania before completing her medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine. She did her residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and then remained as a clinical and research fellow in the Harvard Combined Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She then joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School and attended in the medical intensive care unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital. During that time, she also received a master's degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and still serves as a visiting scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Prior to joining Einstein-Montefiore, Dr. Gong was Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Division) at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She currently serves as a member of the Center of Excellence in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Disease Prevention at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Gong is an ad hoc reviewer for several leading pulmonary and critical care journals.

Dr. Gong's major research interest is in risk prognostication and outcomes studies of critical illnesses such as sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She also has a special interest in better understanding the unique epidemiologic and ethical circumstances surrounding critical care research.

Dr. Gong has been a past recipient of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Health Disparity Scholar Award and the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award. She is currently the recipient of NIH-supported investigator-initiated awards to examine both the potential role of early insulin therapy to modulate lung injury in sepsis, and the special issue of surrogate consents for research in incapacitated, critically ill patients. As a physician-scientist, she has served on study sections of the NIH. She received several teaching and clinical research awards from Mount Sinai during her time there.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Gong graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, located only a few blocks from Montefiore Medical Center.


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