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Dr Nicolas Kon is a neurosurgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.
He has a special interest in neuro-oncology (brain tumours, awake surgery), minimally invasive brain surgery (deep subcortical tumours, brain haemorrhage), functional neurosurgery (trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, spasticity, spinal cord stimulation), and deep brain stimulation (Parkinson’s disease, tremors and other movement disorders).
He was the earliest neurosurgeon in Asia to introduce the use of minimally invasive neurosurgery using the BrainPath Minimally Invasive Parafascicular Surgery (MIPS) approach.
He was the founding co-director of the NNI Centre for Deep Brain Stimulation, and the Centre for Neurotechnological Innovation.
After medical school, Dr Kon received postgraduate medical training in neurosurgery and neurocritical care at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Charing Cross Hospital, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in the UK, as well as the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore.
He received the Nathalie Rose Barr Award and obtained his PhD at Imperial College London, where he investigated the modulation of cortical plasticity. He did his advanced neurosurgery fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital, Canada.
Prior to starting private practice, Dr Kon was a consultant neurosurgeon at the department of neurosurgery at the National Neuroscience Institute (Singapore General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital campuses), and a visiting consultant at the National Cancer Centre.
He is an adjunct associate professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
He has been actively involved in research to further the field of neurosurgery, holds several patents, and is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has been the principal investigator of many randomised controlled clinical trials and is the recipient of national and international research grants. He also serves on the Centralised Institutional Review Board.
Dr Kon was awarded the Long Service Award by the National Neuroscience Institute for his contributions. For his commitment to patient care, he also received several Service With A Heart Awards by the Singapore General Hospital.
MB ChB (U of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
MRCS (RCS, England, United Kingdom)
PhD-DIC (U of London, United Kingdom)
FRCS (Neurosurgery) (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
FAMS (Academy of Medicine, Singapore)