• At A Glance
  • Education
  • Hospital Affiliations
    Bio

    An integrative medicine physician and geriatrician, Dr. George Wang has been practicing medicine in both the academic and private practice settings for more than 13 years. He is the founder of Wisdom Health and Wellbeing, an integrative and functional medicine practice located in Short Hills, New Jersey. In his practice, Dr. Wang brings integration of scientific evidence and holistic healing to the care of patients. He is passionate about whole-person healing and the power of food as medicine in reversing chronic diseases. His patients say that his practice feels like a place where my doctor gave me confidence in my own health and empowered me to be healthier. ​ As a physician-scientist and a former recipient of multiple clinical research grants, he also brings a sharp and critical evaluation of the latest research evidence into the proper perspective. As a geriatrician, Dr. Wang values what it means to age gracefully and healthfully.

    A holistic approach to health is fundamental to living positive, long, and healthy lives. Dr. Wang is triply board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and integrative medicine. He is also certified and licensed to practice acupuncture in New Jersey. ​ Within the framework of the health care delivery system, Dr. Wang serves as a consultant to primary care physicians and other specialists, and collaborates with them to help patients achieve healing holistically, through his expertise in integrative medicine, functional medicine, geriatric medicine, and acupuncture. He does not play the role of a primary care provider.

    Dr. Wang earned his doctor of medicine degree from the State University of New York-Downstate College of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency and geriatric medicine fellowship at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. After completing a geriatric medicine fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he joined the full-time faculty in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology there, and served in both capacities as an attending physician as well as a clinical researcher.

    His research has been published in many peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, American Journal of Epidemiology, and Science Translational Medicine. As Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Wang lectures in academic institutions, hospitals, and medical conferences on topics related to geriatric medicine and integrative medicine. In his research focused on the immune system in aging, he was mentored by Dr. Peter C. Doherty, Nobel laureate, who discovered the nature of T-cell mediated immunity. Dr. Wang has a PhD in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Dr. Wang’s writings have appeared in the media, including TheConversation, CNN, Civil Eats, and The Hill, and he has been interviewed on the radio on integrative medicine. He was a Columbia University Public Voices Fellow with the OpEd Project. He is exploring the impact of our daily choices on whole-person health, the environment, and human suffering and flourishing.

    Clinical Interests

    Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment: Dr. Dale Bredesen's Recode Protocol Whole-food, plant-based nutrition Acupuncture

  • Medical School

    State University of New York-Downstate College of Medicine, NY, United States, 2001

    Internship

    Internal Medicine: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, NJ, United States, 2002

    Residency

    Internal Medicine: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, NJ, United States, 2004

    Fellowship

    Geriatric Medicine: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, NJ, United States, 2005

    Fellowship

    Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, United States, 2008