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I.W. Gregorio

Ilene Wong, MD (also known as I.W. Gregorio) is a practicing urologist by day, masked avenging YA writer by night. She is author of THIS IS MY BRAIN IN LOVE, which was named an Amazon Best Young Adult Book, and awarded the 2020 Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library Association.

After getting her MD, she did her residency at Stanford, where she met the intersex patient who inspired her debut novel, None of the Above, which was a Lambda Literary Finalist, a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, and an ALA Rainbow List selection. She is proud to be a board member of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, and is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. Her essays have been published in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Scientific American, among others. Find her online at and on Twitter/Instagram at @iwgregorio.