Dr. Cynthia Kong

I was born and raised in Toronto, and gladly left behind my winter gear and -30C windchill to become a Vancouverite in 2009. I studied Pharmacology in my undergraduate years, and completed medical school at UBC in 2016. I was fortunate to then pursue my lifelong dream of pediatrics at BC Children’s Hospital, completing my Pediatric Residency in 2020. During my residency I acted as Chief Resident, with a focus on resident education, advocacy, and restructuring overnight hospital coverage to meet the needs of our growing inpatient population.

I currently work at Fairmont Pediatrics and BC Women’s Hospital as a consultant pediatrician. I enjoy teaching medical students and residents, and challenging them to apply textbook learning into new clinical settings.

Outside of work, my hobbies are fairly indoors-y. I enjoy strategic boardgames, acrylic painting, expanding my collection of houseplants, and dropping into my local dance studio. Hip hop, dancehall and street are some of my favourite styles. My husband is a teacher for children with special needs, and I love how our areas of expertise complement each other.

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What do you love most about your job?

Providing care to newborns, children, and youth is a real privilege. For children with chronic medical conditions, I am passionate about empowering families in their medical journey.