Clin Assoc Prof NG Kee Chong
Deputy Group Chairman, Medical Board
(Disease Outbreak & Preparedness), SingHealth
Chief Risk Officer, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Assoc Prof Ng Kee Chong graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1989. He pursued specialty training in Paediatrics and joined KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) in 1997. He was awarded a Ministry of Health (Singapore) fellowship in post-graduate training (1998-1999) at the Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario, in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. He earned his Master in Business in Business Administration in 2015 from Singapore Management University.
Assoc Prof Ng was Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) from 1997 to 2016, setting up KKH’s mass casualty response plans for both civil & Hazmat emergencies. He also led the hospital’s disaster responses including the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.
He was Head of the Children’s Emergency at KKH from 2005 to 2016, and co-chair of the Ministry Of Health Toxicology Clinical Practice Guidelines Workgroup from 2009 to 2011. With the setting up of the Paediatrics Singhealth Academic Clinical Programme (PAEDS ACP), Assoc Prof Ng was appointed as Chair of PAEDS ACP from 2011. He was a member of the Duke-NUS Medical School Admissions Committee till 2018.
Assoc Prof Ng was previously Chairman, Division of Medicine, KKH, from 2012-2017, and Campus Director of KKH Medical Innovation & Care Transformation from 2015 to 2017. He served as Chairman Medical Board from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2023.
He is a member of the Ministry of Health National Trauma Committee (NTC) & Co-Chair of the “Emergent Issues” subcommittee in NTC. He is currently Vice-President of the MOH Singapore Resuscitation & First Aid Council (SRFAC) and has been a member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Pediatrics Life Support (PLS) Taskforce since 2011 and is currently Chair of the ILCOR PLS Taskforce.
Assoc Prof Ng was awarded the Singhealth Excellence Awards – Distinguished Visionary Leader Award in 2017. In 2022, he received the National Medical Excellence Awards – National Outstanding Clinician & was also awarded the National Day Awards 2022 – Public Administration Medal (Silver).
Assoc Prof Ng is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Duke-NUS Medical School, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and is currently the President of the College of Paediatrics & Child Health, Singapore. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health in UK.
He has led various regional outreach teams to teach paediatric resuscitation using the train-the-trainer frameworks in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and in China. His interests include paediatric disaster response & planning; paediatric resuscitation; paediatric toxicology and regional clinical outreach and training.