A. PROF Kelvin Kong
BSc, MBBS (UNSW), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
CONSULTANT EAR NOSE AND THROAT SURGEON
VMO SURGEON: JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL, JOHN HUNTER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
VMO SURGEON: NEWCASTLE PRIVATE HOSPITAL, HUNTER VALLEY PRIVATE HOSPITAL
CONJOINT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: UNIVERSITY OF NSW
CONJOINT LECTURER: UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Kelvin graduated from the University of NSW in 1999. He embarked on his internship at St. Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst and pursued a surgical career, completing resident medical officer and registrar positions at various attachments. Along the way, his has been privileged in serving the urban, rural and remote communities.
He was awarded his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007. Once completed he pursued further training in Paediatric ENT surgery, being grateful and honored by his fellowship at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne in 2007-8.
He is now practising in Newcastle (Awabakal Country) as a board certified Surgeon specializing in Paediatric & Adult Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery). He has joined an outstanding group of surgeons at Hunter ENT and together they provide a varied comprehensive practice. He has a very broad adult and paediatric Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology practice, whilst having special interests in Paediatric Airway, Adult and Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, Voice and Swallow disorders and Head & Neck Cancer management.
He is an active member of RACS and ASOHNS, serving on the Indigenous Health and Fellowship Services Committee’s. He is a board member of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE). He has published articles and presented on a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions as well as Indigenous health issues both nationally and internationally. He is active in reviewing articles for publication, lecturing and teaching allied health professional, medical students at several universities and both unaccredited and advanced medical and surgical trainees.
Kelvin hails from the Worimi people of Port Stephens, north of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Being surrounded by health, he has always championed for the improvement of health and education. Complementing his practice as a surgeon, he is kept grounded by his family, who are the strength and inspiration to him, remaining involved in numerous projects and committees to help give back to the community.