Shannon Wong, M.D.
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
Shannon Wong is an Austin native. He graduated from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin. He received his undergraduate degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, before beginning his Internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. His residency in ophthalmology was completed at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was also the chief resident in ophthalmology. He is past chief of ophthalmology at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, and he specializes in premium lens replacement and premium cataract surgery, and LASIK.
Wong has been recognized by the Summit Autonomous Society for ranking among the highest volume LASIK surgeons in the United States. His expertise in surgical vision correction has been featured in news reports in the Austin American Statesman, the Austin Business Journal, Fox 7 News, KXAN news, and KVUE news over the past 23 years. Austin Monthly magazine has recognized Shannon Wong as a “Top Doctor” in Ophthalmology from 2019-2021. Texas Monthly magazine selected Wong as an ophthalmology “Super Doctor” each year from 2012-2021.
In 2016, Wong and his wife, Betty, along with his parents – Mitchel Wong, M.D., and Rose T. Wong – and his brothers made a transformative gift to Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin to found the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute. The mission of the institute is to create a world-renowned center where doctors learn and provide and patients receive the finest medical and surgical eye care possible; where research leads to the improvement and preservation of vision; and ophthalmologists of the future are trained to become leaders in ophthalmology.