David Z. Wang, DO
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,
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.