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Dr Kong Juin Yee


MD (Jefferson, FAAP, Diplomate of American Board of Pediatrics) (Peds) (Neonatology)

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Neonatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Development, Growth and Development Assessment, Jaundice, Prematurity and Related Conditions, Vaccinations.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neonatology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Kong received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA in 2005. She completed her General Pediatrics residency in Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University, California, USA in 2008. She further completed her fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine in University of California, San Diego, USA where she was chief fellow in 2010-2011. She is board certified in General Pediatrics with sub-board certification in Neonatal-perinatal Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. She had designed, completed and published a randomized controlled trial on using end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring in the delivery room to prevent hypo/hypercapnia in newborn infants. She also spent time in underserved areas of Africa (Uganda) and South East Asia (Myanmar), providing neonatal intensive care and teaching trainees as part of the Helping Babies Breathe program.

She is currently a Senior Consultant in the Department of Neonatology, KK Women's & Children's Hospital where she continues her interests in research especially in neonatal resuscitation and in the teaching of medical students and junior trainees.


  • Fellowship in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine (Australia) 2012
  • Fellowship in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine (USA) 2011
  • Residency in General Pediatrics (USA) 2008
  • MD (USA) 2005

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS School of Medicine Singapore, 2018
  • Clinical Tutor, Yoo Loo Lin School of Medicine Singapore, 2013
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore 2017
  • Instructor, Singapore National Resuscitation Council (SNRC), 2014
  • Provider, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2011
  • Provider, Neonatal Resuscitation Life Support (NRP), 2008
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008


Research Interests

  • Neonatal Resuscitation, Neonatal ventilation and chronic lung disease, Nutrition, Global Health


  • Fluid supplementation for neonatal unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia.
    Lai NM, Ahmad Kamar A, Choo YM, Kong JY, Ngim CF. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Aug 1;8:CD011891.
    doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011891
  • Intubation Attempts Increase the Risk for Severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants-A Retrospective Cohort Study.
    Sauer CW, Kong JY, Vaucher YE, Finer N, Proudfoot JA, Boutin MA, Leone TA.
    Journal of Pediatrics. July 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.06.051
  • Outcomes of infants with abdominal wall defects over 18years.
    Kong JY, Yeo KT, Abdel-Latif ME, Bajuk B, Holland AJ, Adams S, Jiwane A, Heck S, Yeong M, Lui K, Oei JL; New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Neonatal Intensive Care Units' Data Collection.
    Journal of Pediatric Surgery. June 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.06.003
  • Umbilical lines in a sick extremely low birth weight infant: Clinical quandary of X-ray images.
    Li JH, Kong JY, Teo H, Chandran S.
    BMJ Case Reports 2016; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-215275
  • Aortic Thrombus Causing Ischaemic Bowel Mimicking as Necrotizing Enterocolitis in a Premature Neonate.
    Ting CY, Kong JY, Ong LY, Abdul Haium AA.
    Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. Jan 2016: 42-45
  • Fluid supplementation for neonatal unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia (Protocol).
    Lai NM, Ahmad Kamar A, Choo YM, Kong JY, Ngim CF.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD011891. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011891
  • Quantitative End-tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring in the Delivery Room: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Kong JY, Rich W, Finer NN, Leone TA.
    Journal of Pediatrics. Jul 2013;163(1):104-8. Epub 2013 Jan 17.
  • Visual Diagnosis : Seizure-like Symptoms in a 2-day-old Term Female.
    Kong JY, Smyth J, Turner A.
    Neoreviews. May 2012 13:e325
  • Visual Diagnosis : An Irritable 16-day-old Infant.
    Kong JY, Lee H.
    Neoreviews. Jan 2007 8: e47 

Research Trials

  • The utility of qualitative end tidal CO2 detector in providing effective ventilation during resuscitation of preterm newborns: a pilot randomized controlled trial (ongoing) – Principal Investigator
  • Sustained Aeration of Infants Lung (SAIL) study – site principal investigator