Dr Ong Kong Wee is a general surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.
His main clinical focus is on the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant breast conditions. His clinical interests include sentinel lymph node biopsy, breast conserving surgery, and breast reconstruction for breast cancer.
Dr Ong was the founding head of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre from 2014 – 2018.
In 2012, he pioneered the technique of intraoperative radiotherapy in the treatment of early breast cancer. In the same year, he was appointed as director of resident and student mentorship at the Surgery Academic Clinical Program by SingHealth to promote research in young aspiring surgeons.
In 2018, he was also appointed as regional medical consultant to Becton, Dickinson and Company, in the area of minimally invasive breast biopsies such as vacuum-assisted needle biopsy and hookwire localisation.
Dr Ong has a keen interest in breast cancer research and has been published in leading journals such as Nature Genetics, The Lancet Oncology, and Clinical Cancer Research.
Dr Ong was an adjunct assistant professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
He was also a clinical physician faculty for the SingHealth General Surgery Residency programme, and was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2014. He frequently speaks at breast cancer conferences and conducts surgical workshops in the region.
Dr Ong has received several accolades including a 20-year Long Service Award by SingHealth in 2018.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Singapore
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
PhD, University of Bristol, UK
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore