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Assistant Professor William Kok-Fai Kong

MBChB (NZ), FRACP (Australia), FRCP (Edin), FESC 

 

Consultant Department of Cardiology, NUHCS

Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

 

Assistant Professor William Kok-Fai Kong graduated from the Auckland University, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) in 2002. He completed advanced specialist training in Cardiology in Christchurch Hospital and Wellington Hospital in New Zealand. He was admitted as a fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physician (FRACP) in Cardiology in 2011.

 

He obtained the Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA) in 2014 to undergo subspecialty training in interventional echocardiography, structural heart disease/ valvular heart disease in Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands under the supervision of Dr Victoria Delgado and Professor Jeroen J Bax, the current president of European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He is also undergoing PhD study at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) at Leiden, the Netherlands examining the epidemiology, clinical, genetics and imaging aspects of bicuspid aortic valve and aortopathy.

 

He was subsequently elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 2017. He was appointed as Specialty Editor in Cardiology for Singapore Medical Journal since 2016.

 

Currently, he is running a weekly Valve Clinic in NUH and to provide transesopahgeal echocardiography and stress echocardiography in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. He is actively involved in the management of patients with valvular heart diseases/ structural heart disease. He is also a member of the Heart Team providing echocardiographic assessment/support for transcatheter therapies for patients who deemed high risk for surgery. 

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS & COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

1. Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physician (FRACP)

2. Fellow of European Society of Cardiology (FESC)

3. Fellow of Royal College of Physician (Edinburgh)

4. Specialty Editor (Cardiology), Singapore Medical Journal

5. Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore

 

Specialty Interest(s):

  • 3D/4D Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Interventional Echocardiography
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Aortopathy
  • Computed Tomography Coronary Angiogram

 

Awards:

  • European Society of Cardiology congress 2015 in London- Best Poster Award
  • NUHS Quality Improvement Project / Rapid Improvement Event Awards- Merit Award Jan-April 2015
  • Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Asia Pacific 2014- Best Abstract Award (moderated poster category)
  • Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Asia Pacific 2014- Best Abstract Award (oral presentation category)
  • Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA) in 2014

 

Publications:

1.) Inter-ethnic differences in valve morphology, valvular dysfunction, and aortopathy between Asian and European patients with bicuspid aortic valve.

Kong WK, Regeer MV, Ng AC, McCormack L, Poh KK, Yeo TC, Shanks M, Parent S, Enache R, Popescu BA, Yip JW, Ma L, Kamperidis V, van der Velde ET, Mertens B, Ajmone Marsan N, Delgado V, Bax JJ.

European Heart Journal 2017 (in press)

 

2.) Bicuspid Aortic Valve: What to Image in Patients Considered for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement?

Kong WKF, Delgado V, Bax JJ.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Sep;10(9). pii: e005987. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.117.005987. Review.

 

3.) Successful Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Valve Regurgitation Following a David I Valve-Sparing Procedure.

Tay EL, Kong WK, Yip JW, Low TT, Hon JK.

JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Jun 12;10(11):e101-e103. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2017.03.035. Epub 2017 May 17.

 

4.) Bicuspid Aortopathy

Delgado V, Kong WKF, Bax JJ.

JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Sep 1;2(9):1047-1048. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2017.1272.

 

5.) Effect of Renin-Angiotensin Blockers on Left Ventricular Remodeling in Severe Aortic Stenosis.

Goh SS, Sia CH, Ngiam NJ, Tan BY, Lee PS, Tay EL, Kong WK, Yeo TC, Poh KK.

Am J Cardiol. 2017 Jun 1;119(11):1839-1845. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.02.037. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

 

6.) Transcatheter aortic valve thrombosis: the relation between hypo-attenuated leaflet thickening, abnormal valve haemodynamics, and stroke.

Vollema EM, Kong WKF, Katsanos S, Kamperidis V, van Rosendael PJ, van der Kley F, de Weger A, Ajmone Marsan N, Delgado V, Bax JJ.

Eur Heart J. 2017 Apr 21;38(16):1207-1217. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx031

 

7.) Outcomes in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Bicuspid Versus Tricuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis.

Yoon SH, Bleiziffer S, De Backer O, Delgado V, Arai T, Ziegelmueller J, Barbanti M, Sharma R, Perlman GY, Khalique OK, Holy EW, Saraf S, Deuschl F, Fujita B, Ruile P, Neumann FJ, Pache G, Takahashi M, Kaneko H, Schmidt T, Ohno Y, Schofer N, Kong WKF, Tay E, Sugiyama D, Kawamori H, Maeno Y, Abramowitz Y, Chakravarty T, Nakamura M, Kuwata S, Yong G, Kao HL, Lee M, Kim HS, Modine T, Wong SC, Bedgoni F, Testa L, Teiger E, Butter C, Ensminger SM, Schaefer U, Dvir D, Blanke P, Leipsic J, Nietlispach F, Abdel-Wahab M, Chevalier B, Tamburino C, Hildick-Smith D, Whisenant BK, Park SJ, Colombo A, Latib A, Kodali SK, Bax JJ, Søndergaard L, Webb JG, Lefèvre T, Leon MB, Makkar R.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 May 30;69(21):2579-2589. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.03.017. Epub 2017 Mar 18

 

8.) Mitral valve repair for secondary mitral regurgitation in non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy is associated with left ventricular reverse remodelling and increase of forward flow.

Kamperidis V, van Wijngaarden SE, van Rosendael PJ, Kong WK, Regeer MV, van der Kley F, Sianos G, Ajmone Marsan N, Bax JJ, Delgado V.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Feb 23. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jex011. [Epub ahead of print]

 

9.) Sex Differences in Phenotypes of Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Aortopathy: Insights From a Large Multicenter, International Registry.

Kong WK, Regeer MV, Ng AC, McCormack L, Poh KK, Yeo TC, Shanks M, Parent S, Enache R, Popescu BA, Yip JW, Ma L, Kamperidis V, van der Velde ET, Mertens B, Ajmone Marsan N, Delgado V, Bax JJ.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Mar;10(3). pii: e005155. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.005155.

 

10.) Integrated imaging of echocardiography and computed tomography to grade mitral regurgitation severity in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

van Rosendael PJ, van Wijngaarden SE, Kamperidis V, Kong WKF, Leung M, Ajmone Marsan N, Delgado V, Bax JJ.

Eur Heart J. 2017 Jul 21;38(28):2221-2226. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehw612.

 

11.) Prognostic Implications of Raphe in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Anatomy.

Kong WK, Delgado V, Poh KK, Regeer MV, Ng AC, McCormack L, Yeo TC, Shanks M, Parent S, Enache R, Popescu BA, Liang M, Yip JW, Ma LC, Kamperidis V, van Rosendael PJ, van der Velde ET, Ajmone Marsan N, Bax JJ.

JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Mar 1;2(3):285-292. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.5228

 

12.) Computed tomography for planning transcatheter tricuspid valve therapy.

van Rosendael PJ, Kamperidis V, Kong WK, van Rosendael AR, van der Kley F, Ajmone Marsan N, Delgado V, Bax JJ.

Eur Heart J. 2017 Mar 1;38(9):665-674. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehw499

 

13.) Comparison of Quantity of Calcific Deposits by Multidetector Computed Tomography in the Aortic Valve and Coronary Arteries.

van Rosendael PJ, Kamperidis V, Kong WK, van Rosendael AR, Marsan NA, Bax JJ, Delgado V.

Am J Cardiol. 2016 Nov 15;118(10):1533-1538. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.021. Epub 2016 Aug 23.

 

14.) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With Early- and New-Generation Devices in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis.

Yoon SH, Lefèvre T, Ahn JM, Perlman GY, Dvir D, Latib A, Barbanti M, Deuschl F, De Backer O, Blanke P, Modine T, Pache G, Neumann FJ, Ruile P, Arai T, Ohno Y, Kaneko H, Tay E, Schofer N, Holy EW, Luk NHV, Yong G, Lu Q, Kong WKF, Hon J, Kao HL, Lee M, Yin WH, Park DW, Kang SJ, Lee SW, Kim YH, Lee CW, Park SW, Kim HS, Butter C, Khalique OK, Schaefer U, Nietlispach F, Kodali SK, Leon MB, Ye J, Chevalier B, Leipsic J, Delgado V, Bax JJ, Tamburino C, Colombo A, Søndergaard L, Webb JG, Park SJ.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Sep 13;68(11):1195-1205. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.06.041.

 

15.) Prevalence, clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of various flow and gradient patterns in mild or moderate aortic stenosis with normal left ventricular ejection fraction.

Tan YQ, Ngiam JN, Kong WK, Yeo TC, Poh KK.

Int J Cardiol. 2016 Oct 15;221:1107-15. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.07.055. Epub 2016 Jul 5

 

16.) Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: from revolution to evolution.

Tay EL, Poh KK, Yip JW, Kong WK.

Singapore Med J. 2016 Jul;57(7):406-7. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016122.

 

17.) Impact of Different Iterations of Devices and Degree of Aortic Valve Calcium on Paravalvular Regurgitation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

Kong WK, van Rosendael PJ, van der Kley F, de Weger A, Kamperidis V, Regeer MV, Marsan NA, Bax JJ, Delgado V.

Am J Cardiol. 2016 Aug 15;118(4):567-71. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.05.053. Epub 2016 May 29

 

18.) Anaemia in patients with aortic stenosis: influence on long-term prognosis.

Ng AC, Kong WK, Kamperidis V, Bertini M, Antoni ML, Leung DY, Marsan NA, Delgado V, Bax JJ.

Eur J Heart Fail. 2015 Oct;17(10):1042-9. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.297. Epub 2015 Jun 4

 

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