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Dr Kong San Choon

Dr Kong San Choon

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Clinical Appointments

  • Visiting Consultant Gastroenterology and Hepatology Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Department of General Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Kong San Choon graduated from Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom with a Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS). He was inducted as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland {MRCP(Ire)} in 1999. Dr Kong completed his training in General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Gastroenterology in the United Kingdom and was accredited into the United Kingdom Specialist Register in 2007 for both GIM and Gastroenterology and was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

He completed his advance endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and advanced endoscopy fellowship in University College London Hospital, London, United Kingdom in 2008. Awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship, Dr Kong completed his Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) training in St Thomas' Hospital, London, in 2018.

Dr Kong is active in medical research. He was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine, United Kingdom, in 2008 after a 2 year period in translational medical research using molecular techniques in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Dr Kong is trained in small intestinal diseases and was responsible for the provision of small intestinal services for the West of Scotland, United Kingdom, for a period of time.

His area of interests are ERCP, IBD, EUS, capsule endoscopy and small intestinal enteroscopy (Spirus and power Spiral enteroscopy, single and double balloon enteroscopy).


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, 1993

Membership of Royal College of Physicians, Ireland, 1999

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, United Kingdom, 2007

Doctorate in Medicine, United Kingdom, 2008

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Adj Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Clinical Tutor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Member of Royal College of Physicians, Ireland

Member of General Medical Council, United Kingdom

Member of Singapore Medical Council, Singapore

Member of American Gastroenterological Association

Member of Gastroenterological Society of Singapore


​Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship

Research Interests


Kong SC, James G. Crohn's disease associated lymphoma after treatment with infliximab. CME Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2001; 4: 100.

Kong SC, Keogh S, Carter MJ, Lobo AJ, Sanders DS. Familial occurrence of microscopic colitis: an opportunity to study the relationship between microscopic colitis and coeliac disease? Scan J Gastroenterol  2002; 37:1344

Kong SC. Understanding and managing coeliac disease. Nursing and Residential Care 2003; 5: 164-166.

Sanders DS, Azmy IA, Kong SC, Lee FK. Symptomatic small bowel intussuception: a surgical opportunity to diagnose adult coeliac disease? Gastrointest Endosc. 2004; 59: 161.

Fite A, Macfarlane GT, Cummings JH, Hopkins MJ, Kong SC, Furrie E, Macfarlane S. Identification and quantification of mucosal and faecal desulfovibrios using real-time PCR. Gut 2004; 53: 523.

Cummings JH, Kong SC. Probiotics, prebiotics and antibiotics in inflammatory bowel disease.(Novartis Found Symp. 2004;263:99).

Kong SC, Hurlstone DP, Pocock CY, Walkington LA, Farquharson NR, Bramble MG, McAlindon ME, Sanders DS. The incidence of self-prescribed complimentary and alternative medicine use by patients with gastrointestinal diseases.  J Clin Gastroenterol  2005; 39(2):138.

Sanders DS, Kong SC, Hurlstone DP. The incidence of self-prescribed oral complementary and alternative medicine usage: Do international variation exist? J Clin Gastroenterol 2005; 39(9): 837

Magee EA, Edmond LM, Tasker SM, Kong SC, Curno R, Cummings JH. Associations between diet and disease activity in ulcerartive colitis patients using novel method of data analysis. Nutr J  2005; 4:7

Devine KA, Kong SC, Neilly JB, Forrest EH. An unusual presentation of complex regional pain syndrome type 1. Scott Med J 2007; 52: 54

Kong SC. Probiotics and prebiotics in the management of ulcerative colitis. Food science and technology bulletin: functional foods 2009; 5: 93.
Murray B, Kong SC. Botulinum toxin may predict the outcome of endoscopic sphincterotomy in episodic functional post cholecystectomy biliary pain. Scand J Gastroenterol 2010; 45: 623.

Research Trials