David Z. Wang, DO

David Z. Wang, DO

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OSF Illinois Neurological Institute

200 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61603
ph: (309) 624-4000
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Areas of Expertise Emergency Stroke Care, Geriatrics, Stroke Education, Stroke Treatment

Medical Education Michigan State University (Lansing, MI)

Internship(s) Internal Medicine - Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI; 1990-1991), Sparrow Hospital (Lansing, MI; 1989-1990)

Residency Neurology - Creighton University (Omaha, NE; 1993-1994), Neurology - University of Nebraska (Omaha, NE; 1992), Neurology - Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI; 1991-1993)

Fellowship(s) Cerebrovascular Disease - Creighton University & Medical College of Ohio (Omaha, NE & Toledo, OH; 1994-1995), Epilepsy - Bowman Gray School of Medicine (Winston-Salem, NC; 1992)

Professional Memberships American Academy of Neurology, National Stroke Association, Stroke Council of American Stroke Association, American Osteopathic Association, Acute Advisory Board - National Stroke Association, Stroke Outcome Quality Improvement Task Force - American Academy of Neurology, Illinois Stroke Task Force

Associated with OSF Illinois Neurological Institute, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

When did you join Illinois Neurological Institute?
I began my career at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in 1995 and joined the Illinois Neurological Institute when it was formed.

I am married and my wife and I have two children, a son and a daughter.

I enjoy golf, badminton and Ping-Pong.

What medical change has impacted your specialty the most since you began practicing medicine?
Electronic medical records for patients.

Why did you choose your specialty?
Because it’s a challenge to figure out the brain.

Why did you choose Peoria, Illinois, to practice when you could have gone anywhere in the country?
There was a wonderful opportunity to create a world-class Stroke program.

Do you have any advice to give your patients?
Stay healthy and enjoy life.

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