- Ear, Nose and Throat
Kelvin hails from the Worimi people of Port Stephens, NSW, Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University of NSW in 1999, then 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 hospitals. Kelvin qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2007, specialising in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and then completed a fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne 2007-8.
Along the way, Dr Kong has been privileged to serve the urban, rural and remote community. He has also been humbled to partake in many committee and board roles with Royal Australasian College of Surgery (RACS), Australian Hearing (AH), NHMRC, Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA), National Centre for Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) and many hospital initiatives.
Dr Kong is currently practising in Newcastle (Awabakal Country) as a qualified surgeon specialising in Paediatric and Adult Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery) at both John Hunter Hospital and John Hunter Children’s Hospital. He has a diverse experience in ear, nose and throat surgery, initiating community clinics, primary health care, outreach and a private practice. His practice offers a full range of services in the discipline of ENT surgery ranging from cochlear implantation, through to airway reconstruction.
Dr Kong is kept grounded by his family, who provide him with strength and inspiration. He states his greatest achievement to date as his family, which includes his wife and their two children.
Dr Kong is looking forward to helping provide a dedicated service for the Maitland region with Hunter ENT
- BSc, MBBS(UNSW), FRACS