Surgery for Brain, Spine & Nerves

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This was an exciting time and he was involved in many activities, getting his University light blue colours in 1980-2 by playing in the annual varsity matches against Oxford University in Eton Fives. He also did something completely different in his 3rd undergraduate year, the Computer Science Tripos part 2 in 1981-2.

In 1982, Dr Hong received his Bachelor of Arts from Cambridge University and moved to St Thomas’ Hospital in London for the clinical part of his training. He returned to Cambridge to pass his Medical finals in 1985. In 1986, he received his Master of Arts from Cambridge University.

For the next 4 years, Dr Alvin Hong worked in different hospitals around London, training as a Senior house officer in General Surgery in Kingston Hospital, and Ear, Nose and Throat surgery in the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in Gray’s Inn.

In 1989, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and returned to Singapore where he was the first registrar in the new Department of Neurosurgery in Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He stayed until 1992 when he returned to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge to complete his Neurosurgical training.

Dr Alvin Hong was awarded the Norman Dott Gold medal in 1994 as the candidate with the highest mark in the Intercollegiate Examination in Neurosurgery for that year in the United Kingdom.

In 1995, Dr Hong returned to Singapore General Hospital where he became a Consultant Neurosurgeon in the same year. In January 2001, he became a Senior Consultant. The Department of Neurosurgery integrated with the National Neuroscience Institute in June 2002, and Dr Hong was appointed the Unit Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute, SGH campus.

In February 2004, Dr Alvin Hong left Singapore General Hospital to commence his private practice. He remains a Visiting Consultant to the National University Hospital.

Norman Dott Gold Medal 1994 for Neurosurgery UK


Alvin Hong Neurosurgery LogoDr Alvin Hong's photoDr Alvin Hong with Norman Dott medal