Raffles Shield Panel Specialists

Dr Nicolas Kon Kam King

Clinic Details


Clinic Address: 3 Mount Elizabeth Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre #11-14/15 Singapore 228510

Clinic Number: 6592 6871

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm, Sat: 10am – 1pm

Adjunct Associate Professor Nicolas Kon is an experienced neurosurgeon practicing at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital with special interest in neuro-oncology (including awake brain mapping and surgery for tumours), minimally invasive brain surgery (brain tumours, brain haemorrhage), functional neurosurgery (trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, spasticity, spinal cord stimulation), and deep brain stimulation (Parkinson disease, tremors and other disorders). He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Education & Training

After completing medical school, Assoc Prof Kon had postgraduate medical training in some of the best neurosurgery and neurocritical care centres in the UK at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, Charing Cross Hospital, London, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and at the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore. His PhD in Neuroscience was obtained at Imperial College London. He did his advanced neurosurgery fellowship at the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada under a world-renowned neurosurgeon.


Before practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Assoc Prof Kon was a consultant neurosurgeon at both Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), National Neuroscience Institute and a visiting consultant at the National Cancer Centre (NCC), Singapore. He was the founding co-director of the NNI Centre for Deep Brain Stimulation, and the director of the Centre for Neurotechnological Innovation. He is also a specialist in the use of minimally invasive surgery of the brain and is the first neurosurgeon in Asia to introduce the use of minimally invasive neurosurgery using the Brainpath MIPS approach. He has trained many surgeons in Asia and Europe in minimally invasive techniques.

Research & awards

He has been actively involved in research to further the field of neurosurgery and is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in international journals, book chapters, and hold several patents on medical devices. He has been the principal investigator of many randomized controlled clinical trials and the recipient of prestigious national and international research grants and awards. He also serves on the ethics board of the Singhealth Centralised Institutional Review Board.

He has a longstanding commitment to neurosurgery and has received a long service award from the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore for his contributions. He also received an Outstanding Faculty Award for the training of neurosurgery residents. Assoc Prof Kon has a strong passion for patient care and has been awarded several Service with A Heart awards by the Singapore General Hospital.

MB ChB (U of Sheffield, United Kingdom) 2000
MRCS (RCS, England, United Kingdom) 2005
PhD-DIC (U of London, United Kingdom) 2009
FRCS (Neurosurgery) (RCS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) 2013
FAMS (Academy of Medicine, Singapore) 2019