Dr Kong Hwai Loong
MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Int Med), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Med Onc), FRCP (Edin)
Dr Kong Hwai Loong is a specialist in medical oncology at the Paragon Medical Centre. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS) and a visiting specialist in medical oncology at the National University Healthcare System (NUHS). Dr Kong was previously the Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) and Deputy Managing Director for the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and was instrumental in the establishment of the Biopolis.
Dr Kong received his medical degree from NUS in 1988. He subsequently qualified in the Internal Medicine specialty in 1993 by earning his Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from NUS, as well as his Membership to the Royal College of Physician (UK). In 1998, he received his specialist qualification in Medical Oncology, and was elected to be a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine. He has a Masters in Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, and was elected to be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 2004. He received his postgraduate medical fellowship training at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Centre between 1995 and 1997.
Dr Kong has won academic awards, including a number of prizes during his undergraduate medical studies at NUS, the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) HMDP Fellowship to New York, USA, and the National Medical Research Council Research Fellowship.
For his research accomplishments in anti-angiogenesis and gene therapy, Dr Kong was conferred the Singapore Young Scientist Award. He was also awarded the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Award, and a two-time winner of the Singapore Youth Award. For his long-term contribution to high school education in Singapore, he was honoured with the Ministry of Education Service to Education Award twice, in 2007 and 2013. Dr Kong also received the National Day Award from the President of Singapore, for his contribution to scientific research and research administration in Singapore.
He has previously been the Chairman of the Chapter of Medical Oncologists, Academy of Medicine, as well as a member of the MOH Specialist Training Committee (Medical Oncology), and the Singapore Youth Award Science and Technology Selection Committee. He has served as the Governor of Raffles Institution and is also a long-serving Governor of Raffles Girls’ School.
Dr Kong specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of adult cancers. He has also lectured on oncology-related and youth-related topics.