About Mr Juling Ong
Juling Ong is a Craniofacial and Paediatric Plastic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children who completed his training on the Pan Thames rotation in 2015. After completing the specialty examinations in Plastic Surgery in 2012, Juling was awarded the Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship (Royal Society of Medicine) to undertake further craniofacial training in the United States.
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His interests include craniofacial trauma, secondary craniofacial reconstruction following trauma and cancer surgery, computer-aided design, modelling and engineering for craniofacial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, congenital craniofacial conditions, head and neck cancer, global health and humanitarian work.
Juling Ong is on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery and is a member of the British Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the Cleft and Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland (CSGBI), the American Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Association (ACPA), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Society for Craniofacial Surgery (ISCFS).
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Children’s plastic and reconstructive surgery
Facial trauma and reconstruction
Surgery and laser treatments for scars
Mr Ong completed his basic medical degree at Guys and St Thomas Hospitals in London. He has full registration and licence to practice with the General Medical Council and is on the specialist register in plastic surgery. He is a recognised trainer by the GMC and responsible for teaching junior doctors as a clinical and educational supervisor.
PUBLICATIONS & ARTICLES
Ong, J., Harshbarger, R.J., Kelley, P., George, T., 2014. Posterior cranial vault distraction: evolution of technique. Seminars in plastic surgery. 28(4) pp. 163-178.
Pease, N.L., Ong, J., Townley, W.A., 2014. Fixed reference points in mapping medial sural artery perforator location. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 11.
Kirkpatrick, N., Ong, J., Driver-Jowitt, S., Eccles, S., 2013. The evolution of a Craniofacial Charity. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 70(2) pp. 125-126.
Ong, J., 2013. Humanitarian work: a trainees perspective. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 70(2) pp. 125-126.
3D printing from microfocus computed tomography (micro-CT) in human specimens: Education and future implications
SC Shelmerdine, IC Simcock, JC Hutchinson, R Aughwane, A Melbourne, …
The British Journal of Radiology 91 (1088), 20180306
Three-dimensional soft tissue prediction in orthognathic surgery: a clinical comparison of Dolphin, ProPlan CMF, and probabilistic finite element modelling
PGM Knoops, A Borghi, RWF Breakey, J Ong, NUO Jeelani, R Bruun, …
International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery
Developing an In-house Interdisciplinary Three-Dimensional Service: Challenges, Benefits, and Innovative Health Care Solutions
MM Hatamleh, J Ong, ZM Hatamleh, J Watson, C Huppa
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 29 (7), 1870-1875
Results Following Adoption of a Modified Melbourne Technique of Total Scaphocephaly Correction
JD Sharma, JL O’Hara, A Borghi, N Rodriguez-Florez, W Breakey, J Ong, …
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 29 (5), 1117-1122
Lack of association of cranial lacunae with intracranial hypertension in children with Crouzon syndrome and Apert syndrome: a 3D morphometric quantitative analysis
A Mondal, N Rodriguez-Florez, J O’Hara, J Ong, DJ Dunaway, G James
Child’s Nervous System, 1-7
Syndromic Craniosynostosis: Complexities of Clinical Care
J O’Hara, F Ruggiero, L Wilson, G James, G Glass, O Jeelani, J Ong, …
Molecular Syndromology 10, 83-97
Posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis: evolution of technique
J Ong, RJ Harshbarger III, P Kelley, T George
Seminars in Plastic Surgery 28 (04), 163-178
Postzygotic activating variants in mapk pathway genes cause intracranial and extracranial vascular malformations that respond to targeted inhibition
L Al-Olabi, S Polubothu, K Dowsett, KA Andrews, P Stadnik, AP Joseph, …
Archives of Disease in Childhood 102 (Suppl 3), A11-A12
Perioperative blood loss and transfusion in craniosynostosis surgery
C Park, J Wormald, BH Miranda, J Ong, A Hare, S Eccles
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 29 (1), 112-115
Mosaic RAS/MAPK variants cause sporadic vascular malformations which respond to targeted therapy
L Al-Olabi, S Polubothu, K Dowsett, KA Andrews, P Stadnik, AP Joseph, …
Journal of Clinical Investigation
A 24-Month cost and outcome analysis comparing traditional fronto-orbital advancement and remodelling with endoscopic strip craniectomy and molding helmet in the management of …
BA Jivraj, N Ahmed, K Karia, R Menon, E Robertson, A Sodha, …
Statistical shape modelling to aid surgical planning: associations between surgical parameters and head shapes following spring-assisted cranioplasty
N Rodriguez-Florez, JL Bruse, A Borghi, H Vercruysse, J Ong, G James, …
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 12 (10 …
WPI-13 Lack of association of cranial lacunae with intracranial hypertension in children with crouzon syndrome and apert syndrome: a 3D morphometric quantitative analysis
A Mondal, N Rodriguez-Florez, JL O’Hara, J Ong, NO Jeelani, …
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 90 (3), e5-e5
Humanitarian Work: A Trainee’s Perspective
Annals of Plastic Surgery 70 (2), 125-126
Facing the World: The evolution of a craniofacial charity
N Kirkpatrick, J Ong, S Driver-Jowitt, S Eccles
Annals of Plastic Surgery 70 (2), 127-130
Does severity predict distress? The relationship between subjective and objective measures of appearance and psychological adjustment, during treatment for facial lipoatrophy
J Ong, A Clarke, P White, M Johnson, S Withey, PEM Butler
Body Image 4 (3), 239-248
Objective evidence for the use of polylactic acid implants in HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy using three-dimensional surface laser scanning and psychological assessment
J Ong, A Clarke, P White, MA Johnson, S Withey, PEM Butler
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 62 (12), 1627-1635
A quantitative comparison of psychological and emotional health measures in 360 plastic surgery candidates: is there a difference between aesthetic and reconstructive patients?
CN Cordeiro, A Clarke, P White, B Sivakumar, J Ong, PEM Butler
Annals of Plastic Surgery 65 (3), 349-353
Facial atrophy in HIV-related fat redistribution syndrome: a plastic surgical perspective on treatment options and a look to the future
A Abood, J Ong, S Withey, M Johnson, P Butler
International Journal of STD & AIDS 17 (4), 217-220
Specialist HIV nurses and plastic surgeons providing poly-l-lactic acid (pla/newfill®) for HIV-positive individuals with facial lipoatrophy: is the rate of adverse events similar?
E Kirkpatrick, E Castro-Sanchez, J Malloy, J Ong, K Miles, S Edwards, …
HIV Medicine 8, 22
A low temperature method of isolating normal human articular chondrocytes
NC Hidvegi, KM Sales, D Izadi, J Ong, P Kellam, D Eastwood, PEM Butler
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 14 (1), 89-93
Growing up in Malaysia, Mr Juling Ong was acutely aware of the global disparity in health provision between the rich and the poor. Realising how incredibly fortunate he was to have had much of his education and surgical training in the UK, he seized the opportunity to get involved with the Craniofacial Charity Facing the World in 2008. Since then, he has cared for complex craniofacial patients in the UK as well as on three overseas missions to Vietnam.
In 2011, Mr Ong had the opportunity to visit Sierra Leone, one of the least developed countries in the world. This surgical mission is sponsored by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and has expanded to four or five missions a year with UK surgeons carrying out surgical procedures as well as providing surgical training on the ground.
Three years later, Mr Ong travelled to El Salvador with Austin Smiles on a mission to treat patients with a range of cleft, orthognathic and craniofacial conditions. In 2018, he travelled to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to help teach with the CLEFT charity. He was a member of the teaching faculty in the Comprehensive Cleft and Craniofacial Workshop, teaching over 120 doctors and associated healthcare providers as well as providing training on a number of complex facial cleft cases.
In May 2018, he travelled to Ethiopia with Facing Africa to reconstruct the faces of patients suffering from Noma.
In 2023, Juling traveled to Dhaka to advance comprehensive cleft and craniofacial care in Bangladesh. He participated in a three-day conference with both international and Bangladeshi experts. In addition, Mr Ong held a clinic, seeing approximately 30 patients, before operating on selected complex cases which provided good teaching opportunities for both local surgeons and those watching the surgery via a video link.
As a surgeon, working for these charities has given him some of the most intense but rewarding educational opportunities of his career and really highlighted the ways in which first world medicine can benefit the developing world.