Professor Wong Hee Kit is the Chair of the University Orthopaedics, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster, National University Health System; and Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is also a Visiting Consultant to the Scoliosis Clinic at the Youth Health Service, Health Promotion Board, Singapore. He was the Head of the University Spine Centre from 1996 to 2015.
Prof Wong's practice is exclusively in the subspecialty of Spine Surgery, focusing on the management of degenerative, infective, metabolic, and neoplastic conditions of the spine. He has special interests in the surgical treatment of back pain, scoliosis and other forms of spinal deformity, with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery as well as major reconstructive and revision spinal surgery. He is one of the pioneers of minimally invasive "keyhole" surgery for the treatment of juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Prof Wong's research interests are in the area of spinal nerve injury and repair, tissue engineering and stem cell solutions for back pain, the epidemiology and genetic basis of, and growth modulation in idiopathic scoliosis. He is an active member of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Asia Pacific Spine Society (APSS). He is currently the President of ISASS, and is a past President of APSS. He serves as a Board Member in the Pacific Asian Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and also chairs the Fellowship Committees in the SRS & ISSLS. He peer reviews for the journal SPINE, the Journal of Spinal Deformity, the Asian Spine Journal, the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Science.
In recognition for his contributions and his exemplary excellent work, he was awarded the "Master Clinician Award 2011" by the National University Health System, the “National Outstanding Clinician Award 2012" by the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and the Distinguished Senior Clinician Award 2016 by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.
He sees patients at the University Spine Centre in NUH on Wednesdays and Fridays, and scoliosis patients on Thursdays at the Scoliosis Clinic at the Health Promotion Board.