"Dr Christina Ong is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric gastroenterologist. Her clinical expertise includes management of children with gastrointestinal conditions as well as performing endoscopic procedures. As an experienced paediatrician with more than 20 years clinical experience, she also specialises in treating children with general medical conditions.”
Dr. Christina Ong graduated from the Imperial College School of Medicine (London) in 1997. She has been a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) since 2001, and was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health in 2012. She is dually accredited by the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Paediatric Medicine and Paediatric Gastroenterology.
Dr Ong undertook her general paediatric and gastroenterology training at the major teaching hospitals in London including the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and St Mary’s Hospital, London. She is on the Specialist Register for General Paediatric and Paediatric Gastroenterology in the UK.
In 2011, she relocated back to Singapore to work at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). She was the Head and Senior Consultant at the Gastroenterology service, Paediatric Medicine until 2018. She held academic positions as an Assistant Professor at Yong Loo Lin, Duke-NUS and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. Today, she still contributes to the care of patients in KKH as a visiting consultant.
As an experienced paediatrician, Dr. Ong is adept at managing general paediatric conditions including:
• Newborn screening and well-baby checks
• Routine vaccination
• Developmental Assessment
• Common childhood illnesses
Her subspecialist interest is in management of children with gastrointestinal problems including:
• Abdominal pain
• Nutrition and growth issues
• Constipation, diarrhea and rectal bleeding
• Irritable bowel Syndrome
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Celiac disease
• Gallstones and Gallbladder disease
• Liver diseases (Hepatitis A/B,C, Fatty Liver disease, Autoimmune liver disease) etc.
She is one of few accredited paediatric doctors in Singapore who can perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy in children and adolescents.
In her many years of research, Dr. Ong has received several research grants and authored multiple peer-reviewed articles in international journals. As a key opinion leader in the field of paediatric gastroenterology, she is frequently invited to lecture at international and local conferences. She was the organizing chairman of the inaugural Singapore Paediatric Clinical Nutrition Conference in 2018.
In recognition of her clinical excellence and patient care, she has received numerous awards over the years. These include two Service of the Heart Awards (2013, 2015) and the SingHealth Quality Service Award: Silver (2012), Gold (2014) and Star (2015, 2016).
Dr. Ong is currently practising at SOG – Christina Ong Clinic for Children and Gastroenterology, located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Medical Centre.