Professor Pek-Lan Khong is Senior Consultant and Head of Department of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital (NUH) and Professor and Head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). She also helms the appointment of Director, Clinical Imaging Research Centre (CIRC), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Prof. Khong received her medical degree from the National University of Singapore, then went on to obtain specialist degrees in Radiology in Hong Kong (FHKCR, FHKAM) and the United Kingdom (FRCR). She completed a post-graduate Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) from the University of Hong Kong. For her sub-specialty training, she trained in Paediatric Radiology at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK, the Boston Children’s Hospital, USA, and Hybrid PET-CT in Oncology at the University Hospital Zurich.
Prior to her return to Singapore, Professor Khong has been Professor of Radiology and the Head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Hong Kong from 2008-2021. She practiced as Consultant Radiologist at Queen Mary Hospital and the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. She also served as the Chief-of-Service of the Department of Medical Imaging, at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, China, from the founding of the hospital in 2012 through to 2017.
Prof. Khong’s research interest started with paediatric neuroradiology, in particular, the paediatric applications of diffusion-weighted and diffusion-tensor MR imaging. From 2007, she focussed on Oncological Imaging, establishing hybrid-PET and molecular imaging in The University of Hong Kong. In particular, her research was on paediatric cancers, lymphomas and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Published works include more than 200 original articles in international peer-review journals on the topics of paediatric neuroradiology, hybrid-PET imaging in oncology, and radiological protection in medicine. She sits on the review board of multiple national grant funding bodies and lectures locally, regionally, and internationally.