Dr. Chong's goal as a pathology informatician is to serve as a liaison between pathologists, administrators, and technologists (laboratory information systems analysts, data analysts, and researchers) by communicating the pathologists’ needs to the technical experts and the technical solution possibilities to the pathologists and administration. He teaches informatics education to residents and fellows and support clinical research.

His current interests have been in clinical decision support methods to reduce lab test mis-orders by clinicians, in health record interoperability and data standardization by defining, validating, and maintaining LOINC assignments to lab tests, digital pathology workflows, and in defining interface requirements between medical records and pathology slide image systems.

  • Snyder C, Zaydman MA, Chong T, Baron J, Chen JH, Jackson B. Generative Artificial Intelligence: More of the Same or Off the Control Chart? Clin Chem. 2023 Oct 3;69(10):1101-1106. doi: 10.1093/clinchem/hvad129. PMID: 37650606.
  • Sue LY, Kim JE, Oza H, Chong T, Woo HE, Cheng EM, Leung AM. REDUCING INAPPROPRIATE SERUM T3 LABORATORY TEST ORDERING IN PATIENTS WITH TREATED HYPOTHYROIDISM. Endocr Pract. 2019 Dec;25(12):1312-1316. doi: 10.4158/EP-2019-0215. Epub 2019 Aug 14. PMID: 31412225.
  • Chong T, Palma-Diaz MF, Fisher C, Gui D, Ostrzega NL, Sempa G, Sisk AE, Valasek M, Wang BY, Zuckerman J, Khacherian C, Binder S, Wallace WD. The California Telepathology Service: UCLA's Experience in Deploying a Regional Digital Pathology Subspecialty Consultation Network. J Pathol Inform. 2019 Sep 27;10:31. doi: 10.4103/jpi.jpi_22_19. PMID: 31620310; PMCID: PMC6788184.