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Vay Liang Wong Go, Philippine, American physician, medical educator, editor.


Go, Vay Liang Wong was born on August 29, 1938 in Ozamis, The Philippines. Came to the United States, 1963. Son of Bee and Shi Go.


Associate of Arts, University Santo Tomas, Manila, The Philippines, 1958. Doctor of Medicine, University Santo Tomas, Manila, The Philippines, 1963.


Resident in internal medicine, Mayo Clinical, Rochester, Minnesota, 1965-1966;resident in gastroenterology, Mayo Clinical, Rochester, Minnesota, 1967-1969;research associate Banting & Best Institute, U. Toronto, Canada, 1969-1971;assistant professor medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, 1972-1975;associate professor medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, 1975-1978;professor medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, 1978-1988;director division digestive diseases and nutrition, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland., 1985-1988;professor, executive department chairman medicine. School Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles/National Institutes of Health, 1988-1992;director nutrition education, associate director clinical nutrition research unit, University of California at Los Angeles/National Institutes of Health, since 1993;aassoc. center director, University of California at Los Angeles Center Human Nutritian, since 1996. Member of advisory committee gastrointestinal drugs Food and Drug Administration, 1980-1983, 1990-1994.

Chairman national pancreatic cancer program National Cancer Institute Organ Systems Coord. Center, 1984-1985; chair steering committee International Symposium of Gastroenterology Hormones, 1988-1990. Member of advisory committee International Conference on Brain-Gut Peptides, Beijing, 1988.

Chairman Young Clinician program 10th World Congress of Gastroenterology, 1991-1994. Co-chair organizing committee Interanat. Symposium of Cholecystokinin, Cape Cod, Mass, 1993.

Member international advising committee International Conference on Gastrointestinal Hormones and Gastrointestinal Motility, Beijing, 1993, member National Advisory Comm. 10th Symposium of Gastrointestinal Hormones, 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Editor-in-chief (peer reviewed journal) Pancreas, since 1985. Co-editor (textbook) The Exocrine Pancreas: Biology, Pathobiology, and Diseases, 1985, Pancreas, 2d review edition 1993. Associate editor Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 1977-1982.

      Member editorial board Regulatory Peptides, 1980-1992, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 1982-1990, Gastroenterology International, 1988-1990, Journal Gastroenterology, since 1989, contributor 290 articles and 465 abstracts to professional journals, 100 chapters to books.


Fellow American College of Physicians (member governor's advisory committee southern California chapter 1990-1992). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College Physician Executives, American Pancreatic Association (president 1978-1979, 88-89, secretary, treasurer 1980-1985), American Association Cancer Research, American Association Clinical Research, American Association Clinical Investigation, American Gastroenterological Association (cancer council 1975-1978, research committee 1977-1980, 83-86), American Motility Society, American Society Clinical Nutrition, Endocrine Society, Association Professors Medicine, International Association Pancreatology, We. Society Physicians, Mayo Alumni Association, Sigma Xi (president University of California at Los Angeles chapter 1990).


Married Frisca Yan-Go, October 15, 1963. Children: Frances, Lisa, William.

Bee Go

Shi Go

Frisca Yan-Go

Frances Go

Lisa Go

William Go