Professor Jin-Yong Kang MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPEd, FRACP

Professor Kang
Professor Kang

Professor Kang studied Medicine in Birmingham University, coming top in his year and graduating with an honours degree in 1973.  He trained in Gastroenterology at the General Hospital, Birmingham and the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.  In 1981 he joined the National University of Singapore as Lecturer in Medicine and subsequently became Consultant Gastroenterologist, Head of the Division of Gastroenterology and Associate Professor of Medicine.  He emigrated back to Britain in 1995, and since 1999 he has been Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s Hospital and Queen Mary’s University Hospital, Roehampton. He was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore in 2011.  From 2008 Professor Kang has been carrying out his private practice within the London Gastroenterology Partnership. Professor Kang’s clinical interests include dysphagia, dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, other oesophageal conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer screening. He performs gastroscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy and oesophageal physiological studies. He is actively involved in research in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, including Barrett’s oesophagus and laryngopharyngeal reflux, eosinophilic oesophagitis, diverticular disease of the colon, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Professor Kang is active in research, has both an MD and a PhD and more than 180
publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is co-Lead of the National Registry of
eosinophilic oesophagitis. He is involved in drawing up British Society of Gastroenterology
guidelines for the management of Barrett’s Oesophagus and also for oesophageal
manometry and pH studies. He is a member of the Multinational Committee within the
ROME Foundation, an international organization which promotes research into functional
gastrointestinal disorders and whose diagnostic criteria for conditions like irritable bowel
syndrome and functional dyspepsia are adopted by gastroenterologists throughout the
world. Professor Kang has had extensive experience in clinical Gastroenterology and endoscopy for more than 30 years.  He has performed more than 5,000 colonoscopies and over 14,000 gastroscopies with a significant complication rate of under 0.1%.