Kevin Jeremy San Yoong Fong|
21 May 1971
Brent, London, United Kingdom
Salvatorian College, London|
Greenhill Tertiary College, London
University College London|
Cranfield University, Bedfordshire
|Known for||Lecturer, scientific advisor, course organiser, television presenter, writer|
|Institutions||University College London|
|Doctoral advisor||Space medicine|
Kevin Fong (born 21 May 1971) is consultant anaesthetist at UCL Hospitals, and is anaesthetic lead for both the Patient Emergency Response Team and Major Incident Planning. He is an Honorary Senior lecturer in physiology at UCL where he organises and runs an undergraduate course Extreme Environment Physiology. He is an expert on space medicine in the UK and is the co-director of the Centre for Aviation Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE Medicine), University College London (UCL).
Fong is best known for his television appearances, particularly as an occasional presenter of the long-running BBC2 science programme, Horizon. He presented the 2012 Channel 4 series Extreme A&E where he visited trauma centres all over the world. In 2015, he presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, an annual series of lectures in front of a live audience of schoolchildren, and broadcast on BBC Four, with the subject 'How to Survive in Space'.
Fong was educated in South Harrow in London, at St Anselm’s (Roman Catholic) primary school, followed by Salvatorian College, a Catholic state academy in Wealdstone and Greenhill Tertiary College in Harrow. He holds degrees in astrophysics and medicine from University College London and a master's degree in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University.
Kevin Fong is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He has worked as a Consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at UCLH, and was co-founder and co-director of CASE Medicine, UCL Medical School. He is an Honorary Lecturer in Physiology at King's College London and UCL.
He was a NESTA Fellow between 2003 and 2008. During this time he took part in a diving expedition for Coral Cay and worked regularly with NASA as a visiting researcher with the Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office at Johnson Space Center and occasionally with the medical group at Kennedy Space Center. It was during one of his visits to NASA that he completed his master's degree in Astronautics (co-supervised by Professor Bill Paloski, now Director of NASA’s Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division). He is a Fellow of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts and is an Advisor to the British National Space Centre and Chair of the UK Space Biomedical Advisory Committee.
Fong was a guest in Material World (BBC Radio 4), on 20 January 2000, where he argued for British participation in space travel research, particularly focusing on the long-term effects on the human frame. He presented Channel 4's science programme Superhumans in 2004, an episode of Frontiers  on Radio 4, entitled Engineering Flu, and five episodes of the BBC documentary series Horizon. He also makes regular appearances for Health Check on BBC World Service and has been interviewed in other programs.
He wrote and presented Space Shuttle: The Final Mission (BBC) in July 2011, an hour-long documentary following the final mission of the Space Shuttle, meeting and interviewing those involved in the mission.
He appeared in Operation Gold Rush with Dan Snow, 2016, following the route and trials and tribulations experienced by stampeders in the Gold Rush in the Klondike in the late 19th century.
On 6 August 2017, he was a guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.
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- Fong, K. J. (2010). "Risk management, NASA, and the National Health Service: Lessons we should learn". British Journal of Anaesthesia. 105 (1): 6–8. doi:10.1093/bja/aeq139. PMID 20551024.
- Fong, K. J.; Arya, M.; Paloski, W. H. (2007). "Gender differences in cardiovascular tolerance to short radius centrifugation". Journal of gravitational physiology : a journal of the International Society for Gravitational Physiology. 14 (1): P15–P19. PMID 18372686.
- Channel 4 Extreme A&E Synopsis .
- "Kevin Fong". The Royal Institution. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- "Fellowship programme - 15 years of". Nesta. Archived from the original on 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- "Dr. William Paloski". Uh.edu. 2013-05-16. Archived from the original on 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- "Engaging Fellows: Kevin Fong | Wellcome Trust Blog". Blog.wellcome.ac.uk. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- "Wellcome Trust | Wellcome Trust". Wellcome.ac.uk. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- "Review of 2004; Physician Dr Kevin Fong in Superhuman" (PDF). Channel 4.
- Frontiers: Engineering Flu - BBC Radio 4
- "BBC Radio 4 - A Trip Around Mars with Kevin Fong". Bbc.co.uk. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- "How to survive in space".
| Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer