After completing medical school, Dr Kon had postgraduate medical training in some of the best neurosurgery and neurocritical care centres in the UK at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, Charing Cross Hospital, London, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and at the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore. His PhD in neuroscience was obtained at Imperial College London. He did his advanced neurosurgery fellowship at the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada under a top world-renowned neurosurgeon.
Before practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Kon was a consultant neurosurgeon at both Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) campuses under the Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute and a visiting consultant at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore.
He was the founding co-director of the NNI Centre for Deep Brain Stimulation, and the Centre for Neurotechnological Innovation. He is a specialist in the use of minimally invasive surgery of the brain and is the first neurosurgeon in Asia to introduce the use of minimally invasive neurosurgery using the Brainpath MIPS approach. He has trained many surgeons in Asia and Europe in minimally invasive techniques.
He has been actively involved in research to further the field of neurosurgery and is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and hold several patents. He has been the principal investigator of many randomized controlled clinical trials and the recipient of national and international research grants. He also serves on the ethics board of the Centralised Institutional Review Board.
He has a longstanding commitment to neurosurgery and has received a long service award from the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore for his contributions. He also received an Outstanding Faculty Award for the training of neurosurgery residents. In addition, Dr Kon has a strong passion towards patient care and has been awarded several Service with A Heart awards by the Singapore General Hospital.
- Nathalie Rose Barr PhD award, Imperial College London
- Multiple best research poster awards (local and international conferences)
- Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) fellowship
- Outstanding Faculty Award, Residency in Singhealth (RiSE) Award
- Service With A Heart Awards, Singapore General Hospital
- Long Service Award, National Neuroscience Institute and SingHealth