A/Prof Fong graduated with the top medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was awarded the Gold Medal in the Master’s Examination in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NUS). He also achieved the Board of Examiner’s Prize (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) and a letter of commendation from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists leading to his postgraduate degrees.
In 2002, A/Prof Fong won a Fellowship programme in Minimally-Invasive Gynaecologic Surgery and was the lead-surgeon in laparoscopic surgery in NUH since 2004. Under his leadership, many firsts were achieved in the region. In 2008, he performed the first robotic surgery in NUH and the team went on to perform the first robotic surgery for gynaecological cancer in the region. In 2009, A/Prof Fong was the first to perform single incision surgery in the region and then the first multidisciplinary single incision surgery in the region. In a breakthrough in 2014, A/Prof Fong led the team in transplanting ovarian tissue back into a patient with ovarian failure, which led to Asia’s first baby conceived naturally from implanted ovarian tissue.
A/Prof Fong was President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore from 2011-2013 and Chair of the Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology-Gynaecological Endoscopy Committee from 2011-2015. He became President of the 3rd Congress of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders in 2017, and currently serves on the Board of the Asian Society of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis.
A/Prof Fong is accredited with admissions rights to Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, and Thomson Medical Centre. His clinic, Astra Laparoscopic & Robotic Centre For Women and Fertility (ALRC) is also a partner of the Astra Women’s Specialists group.
Fluent in English, Mandarin, Bahasa, Cantonese, and Hokkien, A/Prof Fong sees local and international patients from all walks of life.