Associate Professor Jonathan Kong

RIDBC Background

Professor Kong is a well-known paediatric and adult ENT surgeon who performs one of the highest numbers of cochlear implant surgeries per year in Sydney.

Professor Kong specialises in ear surgery, hearing, cochlear implantation, and children’s ENT. After completing his surgical training in Sydney he spent nearly two years in the UK and Europe specialising in advanced ear, hearing, cochlear implantation, and acoustic neuroma surgery before returning to Sydney.

Professor Kong is based on Sydney’s North Shore and regularly operates at North Shore Private Hospital, The Mater Hospital North Sydney, and Macquarie University Hospital. He is one of the principal surgeons at the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (an RIDBC service) and performs one of the highest number of cochlear implant surgeries in Sydney each year.

He is a respected teacher of surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for the University of Sydney and the Director of the Visiting Otology Fellowship Program at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He runs the RPA Hospital Otology and Temporal Bone Course in Sydney and courses in Endoscopic Ear Surgery.

Specialities and interests

Ear surgery, hearing, cochlear implantation, and children’s ENT.


  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Associate in Music (AMusA)


Primary: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

  • The Mater Hospital
  • Macquarie University Hospital
  • North Shore Private Hospital

Profile link and research articles

Ear Surgeon Profile

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)