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Dr Kong Hwai Loong

Dr Kong Hwai Loong
Dr Kong Hwai Loong
  • H L Kong Medical Oncology Centre


    290 Orchard Road #17-01/02
    Singapore 238859

    6235 8112
  • Specialty

    • Medical Oncology
  • Qualifications

    • MBBS (Singapore)
    • M Med (Int Med) (Singapore)
    • MRCP (Int Med) (UK)
    • FRCPEd (Int Med)
    • MBA (USA)
  • Languages Spoken

    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Malay/Indonesian
    • Mandarin
    • Teochew


  • Dr Kong specialises in the management of adult cancers, with special interests in gastrointestinal / liver cancers, breast cancers and lung cancers. Prior to the founding of HL Kong Medical Oncology Centre in 2005, he was Associate Professor of Medicine / Oncology at the National University Hospital. He was also the Executive Director of Singapore's Biomedical Research Council and Deputy Director of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
  • After receiving his medical degree (MBBS) from the National University of Singapore in 1988, Dr Kong obtained the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) as well as his Membership to the Royal Colleges of Physicians (United Kingdom) in 1993. He underwent post-graduate medical fellowship training at the New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, USA between 1995 and 1997. In 1998, he received his specialist qualification in Medical Oncology and was elected to be a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
  • Dr Kong received his Masters of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 2002. He was elected to be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh, UK) in 2004. Achievements and Accolades.
  • Dr Kong has won numerous international and national awards including the National Day Award, Singapore Youth Award, Singapore Academy of Science Young Scientist Award, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award.
  • Dr Kong was the past Chairman of the Chapter of Medical Oncologists and the Deputy Chairman of the Ministry of Health's Specialist Training Committee in Medical Oncology.


  • 2007 Service to Education Award, Ministry of Education
  • 2005 National Day Award: Public Administration Medal (Silver)
  • 2005 Singapore Youth Award Medal of Commendation (For Continued Excellence after First Singapore Youth Award in 1999)
  • 2003 Listed in The Peak's 'The Who's Who of Singapore', Second Edition 2001 MIT Sloan Fellows Program, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2000 NUH / NMRC Young Scientist Award (Senior Author of Paper)
  • 1997 Singapore Youth Award (Science and Technology) - Highest youth award in Singapore
  • 1999 NUH 'In Good Company' (Courtesy) Award
  • 1998 Singapore National Academy of Science Young Scientist Award 1998
  • 1998 National University Hospital Citation Award
  • 1997 First Recipient of Yong Loo Lin Fellowship In Medical Oncology
  • 1997 American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award (First Singaporean to be conferred this Award)
  • 1997 National University Hospital Inaugural Annual Scientific Meeting Best Poster Award
  • 1997 Singapore National Medical Research Council / Lee Kong Chian Medical Research Fellowship (Cornell University Medical College, New York)
  • 1996 Singapore Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Programme Fellowship at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, New York
  • 1989 Plaque Award for Best Officer Cadet in Military Medical Knowledge, Medical Officers' Cadet Course, Singapore Armed Forces
  • 1998 Singapore Medical Association Silver Medal for best overall performance in the Final Professional M.B.,B.S. Examination
  • 1988 Hoops Gold Medal for best performance in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Final Professional M.B.,B.S. Examination
  • 1988 First Mekie Book Prize for best performance in Surgery in the Final Professional M.B.,B.S. Examination
  • 1988 Distinction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Final Professional M.B.,B.S. Examination
  • 1987 Distinction in Social Medicine & Public Health in the Third Professional M.B.,B.S. Examination
  • 1986 Distinction in Microbiology in the Second Professional M.B.B.S. Examination
  • 1985-87 Singapore Hakka Association Scholarship
  • 1984 Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  • 1983 Best Trainee, Basic Military Training, Singapore Armed Forces 1982 Old Rafflesian Association Scholarship
  • 1982 Plaque Award for outstanding achievements in Student Council activities, Raffles Junior College
  • 1980 School Colours Award for outstanding achievements in Chinese Language, Drama and Cultural Activities, Raffles Institution

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