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Adj Asst Prof Chong Kok Wee

Chong Kok Wee

Adj Asst Prof Chong Kok Wee

MBBS (Spore), MRCPCH (UK)

Head & Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Paediatric Allergy

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Consultant Allergy Service KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Profile

Dr Chong Kok Wee is Head of the Paediatric Allergy Service and a Consultant at the Department of Paediatric Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2007 and obtained his post-graduate Paediatric Medicine qualifications in 2012.

Dr Chong specialises in paediatric allergy and his research interests include food and drug allergies in children, oral immunotherapy and allergy prevention. He has presented his research work in multiple international and regional conferences and actively publishes in peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship Award in 2018, furthering his training in paediatric allergy in Imperial College, London, a renowned and leading tertiary centre in this field.

The multiple awards which he has accumulated, including the Singapore Health Quality Service Award, Service From The Heart Award, Best Registrar Award, are testimonies to his constant pursuit for clinical excellence and his passion to serve his patients to the best of his abilities.

Dr Chong serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor/ clinical lecturer in all three undergraduate medical schools, and as physician faculty for the paediatric medicine trainees. He is a passionate educator, who believes that every student has the potential to be a role model physician to someone else. He has received Role Model Certificate of Commendation, as well as the Outstanding Faculty Award (Singhealth Residency), for his efforts in educating the junior doctors

Education

  • MRCPCH (UK), Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2012)
  • MBBS, National University of Singapore (2007)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Head, Allergy Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women's and Children's Hospital (2021-Present)
  • Consultant, Allergy Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women's and Children's Hospital (2017-Present)
  • Board of Director Member, Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology (APAPARI) (2021-Present)
  • Executive Committee Member, Allergy & Clinical Immunology Society of Singapore (2021-Present)
  • Member, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) (2012-Present)
  • Member, World Allergy Organisation (2015-Present)

Awards

  • Service From The Heart Award 2020
  • SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship Award 2018
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2018 – Silver
  • Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM) Travel Grant Award 2017
  • Outstanding Faculty Award - Residency in SingHealth Excels (RiSE) 2016
  • Service From The Heart Award 2016
  • Best Registrar Award 2014
  • Role Model Certificate of Commendation 2014
  • Best Registrar Award 2013
  • Best House Officer Award 2008

Research Interests

Publications

  • Tolerance development in cow’s-milk-allergic infants receiving amino-acid-based formula- a randomized controlled trial. Pantipa Chatchatee, Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, Lars Lange, Suwat Benjaponpitak, Kok Wee Chong et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2021 Jul 2;S0091-6749(21)01053-8
  • Use of multiple epinephrine doses in anaphylaxis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nandinee Patel, Kok Wee Chong, Alexander Y G Yip, Despo Ierodiakonou, Joan Bartra, Robert J Boyle, Paul J Turner. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2021 Apr 20;S0091-6749(21)00566-2.
  • Outcome of drug provocation testing in children with suspected beta-lactam hypersensitivity. Kok Wee Chong, Si Hui Goh, Wen Chin Chiang, Anne Goh, Wenyin Loh. Asia Pacific Allergy. 2021 Jan;11(1):e3
  •  Perioperative anaphylaxis: A five-year review in a tertiary paediatric hospital. Theresa Sw Toh, Sze Y Foo, Wenyin Loh, Kok Wee Chong, Anne En Goh, Hwan I Hee, Si Hui Goh. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. 2021 Jan;49(1):44-51.
  • Peanut Allergy – No Longer a Life Sentence. Kok Wee Chong, Paul J. Turner. Acta Medica Academica 2020;49(2):198-206
  • Reaction phenotypes in IgE-mediated food allergy and anaphylaxis. Chong KW, Ruiz-Garcia M, Patel N, Boyle RJ, Turner PJ. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2020 May;124(5):473-478 
  • A 5-year retrospective review of children with peanut allergy in the largest paediatric hospital in Singapore. May Ping Lee, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Wenyin Loh, Si Hui Goh, Anne Goh, Wen Chin Chiang, Kok Wee Chong. Asia Pacific Allergy. 2020 Jan;10(1):e6
  • Lysozyme and mucolytics – the hidden allergen. Lynette Tan, Kok Wee Chong, Si Hui Goh. Singapore Med J 2020; 61(9): 497
  • Enzyme replacement therapy desensitization in a child with infantile onset Pompe disease. Toh TSW, Chong KW, Goh AEN, Goh JCY, Ting TW, Tan ES, Goh SH. Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology. 2020 Feb 16.
  • Food allergy desensitisation: a hard nut to crack? Kok Wee Chong, Paul J Turner. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2019 Nov;104(11):1021-1022.
  • Goat's milk anaphylaxis in a cow's milk tolerant child. Si Hui Goh, Kok Wee Chong, Wenyin Loh, Anne Eng Neo Goh. Asia Pacific Allergy. 2019 Oct;9(4):e34
  • Predictive value of peanut skin prick test, specific IgE in peanut-sensitized children in Singapore. Kok Wee Chong, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Nicole Chan, Raynian Seah, Chek Han Tan, Si Hui Goh, Anne Goh, Wenyin Loh. Asia Pacific Allergy. 2019 Jul 8;9(3):e21
  • IgE-mediated cow's milk protein allergy in Singaporean children. Kok Wee Chong, Si Hui Goh, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Wenyin Loh, Isabel Sia, Sherilyn Seah, Anne Goh. Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology. 2019 Jul 16.
  • International survey on growth indices and impacting factors in children with food allergies.Meyer R, Wright K, Vieira MC, Chong KW, Chatchatee P et al. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2019 Apr;32(2):175-184.
  • Growth of children with food allergies in Singapore. Kok Wee Chong, Karen Wright, Anne Goh, Rosan Meyer, and Rajeshwar Rao. Asia Pacific Allergy. 2018 Oct;8(4):e34
  • An unusual case of infant seizures with anaphylaxis to wheat. Chong KW, Simon Ling, Loh W. Asia Pacific Allergy. 04/2018.
  • Association of carbamazepine-induced severe cutaneous drug reactions and HLA-B*1502 allele status, and dose and treatment duration in paediatric neurology patients in Singapore. Chong KW, Chan DW, Cheung YB, Ching LK, Hie SL, Thomas T, Ling S, Tan EC. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 11/2013; 99(6):581-4

Research Trials

  • Pancake Oral Immunotherapy For Egg Allergy In Inducing Tolerance (POET) Study
  • Clinical and immunological response to treatment with SQ house dust mite sublingual immunotherapy in Singaporean Children with house dust mite induced allergic rhinitis