Local Faculty

Dr. Ong Yew Kwang

Clinical Director & Senior Consultant

Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)


Dr Ong Yew Kwang is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in NUH. His subspecialty is in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Dr Ong obtained his MBBS (Honours) from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 1998. He entered Otolaryngology training in Singapore in 2002, during which he obtained the Diploma in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (DOHNS)(Lon), MRCS (Edin) and Master of Medicine (ORL). He completed his training in 2008 and was a gold medalist in the exit examination.

In 2009, he pursued a year of clinical fellowship in endoscopic skull base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre under Dr Carl Snyderman and Dr Ricardo Carrau. His training was in complex sinus and skull base surgeries in collaboration with neurosurgeons. Following that, he also spent a mini-fellowship in functional rhinoplasty under Dr Yong Yu Jang at Asan Medical Center, Seoul.

Dr Ong is currently the co-leader of the endoscopic skull base service with the neurosurgeons, which specialises in the management of skull base lesions including pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, chordomas and extensive sinonasal tumours. To date, he remains the only fellowship-trained skull base surgeon in Otolaryngology in Singapore. He collaborates with the oculoplastic team in endoscopic lacrimal and thyroid ophthalmopathy surgeries. He also has an interest in minimally invasive surgery of the head and neck, such as endoscopic-assisted thyroidectomy and tongue base surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea. He is a Visiting Consultant to Changi General Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for his expertise in endoscopic skull base surgery.

Dr Ong is an Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate ENT training. He is a core faculty member of the NUH ENT ACGME program. He has taught in both local and regional conferences in sinus and skull base surgeries and has published in peered-reviewed journals.