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Dr Kimberley Kiong

Dr Kimberley Kiong Liqin



Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Otorhinolaryngology/ENT, Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interest: Head & Neck Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Site chief (SGH), SDDC Head & Neck
  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre
  • Consultant Otorhinolaryngology - Head &Neck Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Consultant Otolaryngology (ENT) Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Consultant National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Visiting Consultant Children's ENT Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Kiong completed her undergraduate medical training in NUS and ENT Residency in Singhealth. She underwent further subspecialty training in Head & Neck Surgery at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA. She sees ENT, head & neck and thyroid conditions, with a special interest in endoscopic surgery for skull base tumours and robotic surgery for oropharyngeal tumours. She also participates actively in research with more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals


  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MRCSEd (ENT)
  • MMed ORL (Singapore)
  • Specialist Accreditation in ENT (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Faculty, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • ​Member, Singapore Society of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, 2017 - present
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2013 - present


  • Service with a Heart Award (2022)
  • Singhealth Outstanding Resident Award (2015/2016)
  • Singhealth Outstanding Resident Award (2014/2015)
  • Singhealth Outstanding Resident Award (2013/2014)

Research Interests


  • Meta-analysis of induction chemotherapy as selection marker for chemoradiation in the head and neck.  Kiong KL, DeSouza NN, Sultana R, NG Iyer. Laryngoscope, 2017 Nov 24.
  • Salivary fistula: Blue dye testing as part of an algorithm for early diagnosis.  Kiong KL, Tan NC, Skanthakumar T, Teo EH, Soo KC, Tan HK, Roche E, Yee KS, NG Iyer. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, 2017 Dec;2(6):363-368.
  • Biobrane for burns of the ear - a novel technique.  Kiong KL, Chong SJ, Tan BK. Burns, 2015 Mar; 41(2):414.
  • Transaxillary thyroidectomies: a comparative learning experience of robotic vs endoscopic thyroidectomies.  Kiong KL, Iyer NG, Skanthakumar T, Ng JC, Tan NC, Tay HN, Tan HK. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 May; 152(5):820-6.
  • Transoral robotic surgery for obstructive sleep apnea in Asian patients: a Singapore sleep centre experience.  Toh ST, Han HJ, Tay HN, Kiong KL. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2014 Jul:140(7):624-9.
  • Laparoscopic repair of esophageal perforation due to Boerhaave syndrome.  Kiong KL, Ganesh R, Anton CK. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech, 2011 Aug;21(4):e203-5
  • Early improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus post-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in Asian patients.  KL Kiong, Ganesh R, Anton CK, Lim SC. Singapore Medical Journal, 2010 Dec;51(12):937-43

Research Trials