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Adj Asst Prof Kong Juin Yee

Adj Asst Prof Kong Juin Yee


Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Neonatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Development, Growth and Development Assessment, Jaundice, Prematurity and Related Conditions, Vaccinations.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neonatology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS School of Medicine Singapore, 2018
  • Adjunct Instructor, Yoo Loo Lin School of Medicine Singapore, 2018
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore 2020
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Taylor’s University, Malaysia 2022


Dr Kong completed her training in the USA and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics as well as Neonatal-perinatal Medicine prior to her move to Singapore. She is currently a senior consultant in KK Hospital and serves as adjunct assistant professor for its 3 affiliated medical schools. Her clinical and research interests are in neonatal resuscitation, global health, quality improvement and preterm nutrition. She had designed and published randomised controlled trials related to neonatal resuscitation and the use of end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring in the delivery room. She was also site principal investigator and co-investigator for international multicentre resuscitation trials including “The SAIL Trial” and “TORPIDO 30/60 Trial”.

She also spent time in underserved areas of Africa (Uganda), South East Asia (Myanmar) and China, providing neonatal intensive care and teaching trainees as part of the Helping Babies Breathe program. She has led multiple quality improvement projects in neonatal and preterm care which received several awards. As part of her interest in education, she also leads a well-received educational program “KKH Neonatal Excellence Series CME Webinar” open to public as well as private practitioners. Dr Kong sits in several hospital wide committees in KKH including Hospital Medical Emergency Codes and Training Committee, Academic Simulation Committee, Medical Safety Committee and Patient Safety Council.


  • Fellowship in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine (Australia) 2012
  • Fellowship in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine (USA) 2011
  • Residency in General Pediatrics (USA) 2008
  • MD (USA) 2005

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology, KKH
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS School of Medicine Singapore, 2018
  • Adjunct Instructor, Yoo Loo Lin School of Medicine Singapore, 2018
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore 2020
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Taylor’s University, Malaysia 2022
  • Co-chair, Academic Simulation Committee, KKH 2023
  • Member, Medication Safety Committee, KKH 2021
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2021
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008


  • Singapore Healthcare Management 2022 – Risk management category poster award
  • SingHealth Family Target Zero Harm Award 2020-2023
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2020 – best team merit award
  • Paeds ACP Research and Education Day 2020
  • Paeds ACP Quality Practice Improvement & Innovation Day 2019

Research Interests

  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Patient Safety and Health Quality
  • Neonatal Nutrition
  • Global Health


  • Quantitative End-tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring in the Delivery Room: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Kong JY, Rich W, Finer NN, Leone TA.Journal of Pediatrics. Jul 2013;163(1):104-8
  • Outcomes of infants with abdominal wall defects over 18years. Kong JY, Yeo KT, Abdel-Latif ME, Bajuk B, Holland AJ, Adams S, Jiwane A, Heck S, Yeong M, Lui K, Oei JL; New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Neonatal Intensive Care Units' Data Collection.
    Journal of Pediatric Surgery. June 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.06.003
  • Intubation Attempts Increase the Risk for Severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants-A Retrospective Cohort Study.Sauer CW, Kong JY, Vaucher YE, Finer N, Proudfoot JA, Boutin MA, Leone TA.Journal of Pediatrics. July 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.06.051
  • Effect of Sustained Inflations vs Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation on Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death Among Extremely Preterm Infants : The SAIL Randomized Clinical Trial. Kirpalani H, Ratcliffe S, Keszler M, Davis P, Foglia EE, te Pas A, Fernando M, Chaudhary A, Localio R, van Kaam A, Onland W, Owen LS, Schmolzer GM, Katheria A, Hummler H, Lista G, Abbasi S, Klotz D, Simma B, Nadkarni V, Poulain FR, Donn SM, Kim HS, Park WS, Cadet C, Kong JY, Smith A, Guillen U, Liley HG, Hopper AO, Tamura M. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Mar 2019;321(12): 1165-1175
  • Successful containment of horizontal enterovirus infection in a neonatal unit in Singapore through diagnosis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequence analysis.
    Tan YY, Quek BH, Thoon KC, Maiwald M, Yung CF, Rajadurai VS, Kong JY.
    Journal of Infection and Public Health 2020, Jul 8; S1876-0341(20)30559-1
  • Guidance for clinical management of infants born to mothers with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 in Singapore. Yeo KT, Biswas A, Ho SKY, Kong JY, Bharadwaj S, Chinnadurai A, Yip WY, Ab Latiff NF, Quek BH, Yeo CL, Ng YPM, Ee KTT, Chua MC, Poon WB, Amin Z. Singapore Medical Journal 2021, 1-23.
  • Singapore Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines. Biswas A, Ho SKY, Yip WY, Abdul Kader KB, Kong JY, Ee KTT, Baral VR, Chinnadurai A, Quek BH, Yeo CL.
    Singapore Medical Journal 2021; 62(8): 404-414
  • Being Prepared During the Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic: A Neonatal Experience in Training and Simulation. Kong JY, Bharadwaj SS, Chinnadurai A and Ho SKY.
    Frontiers in Pediatrics. Dec 2021, 9:785524
  • Knowledge and Expectations of Perinatal Care Among Pregnant Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lim CCW, Goh MSSM, Chua KH, Seet MJ, Tay SG, Mathur M, Kong JY, Yeo KT. Front Glob Womens Health. 2022 Jul 14;3:813731.

Research Trials

  • Targeted Oxygenation in the Respiratory care of premature infants at delivery: Effect on Outcome (TORPIDO 30/60) – site co-investigator
  • The utility of qualitative end tidal CO2 detector in providing effective ventilation during resuscitation of preterm newborns: a pilot randomized controlled trial (ongoing) – Principal Investigator
  • Sustained Aeration of Infants Lung (SAIL) study – site principal investigator