Prof Kevin Fong

Dr Kevin FongTel: 020 3447 3343

University College Hospital

Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Professional background

Kevin Fong is Consultant Anaesthetist at UCL Hospitals, and is Anaesthetic Lead for both the Patient Emergency Reponse Team and Major Incident Planning. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Physiology at University College London where he organises and runs an undergraduate course Extreme Environment Physiology.  He studied astrophysics and medicine at University College London, and completed postgraduate clinical training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine.  He has a long standing interest in human space exploration and space medicine and has worked with NASA's Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office at Johnson Space Centre in Houston.  Kevin is founder and associate director of the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme environment medicine at University College London.

Research interests

  • Anaesthesia and Critical Care
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Human Factors


Ghosh SK, Rahman FZ, Bown S, Harris P, Fong K, Langmead L.  Survival following Treatment of Aortoesophageal Fistula with Dual Esophageal and Aortic Intervention.  Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2011 Jan 14;5(1):40-4.

Fong KJ. Risk management, NASA, and the National Health Service: lessons we should learn. Br J Anaesth. 2010 Jul;105(1):6-8.

Fong KJ, Arya M, Paloski WH.  Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Tolerance to Short Arm Centrifugation. J Gravit Physiol. 2007 Jul;14(1):P15-9.

Fong KJ, Lohn JWG, Brett SJ, Healy M, Leonard R, Lockey D, Montgomery HM, Shaw S, Shirley P, Ward P, Whitely C, Withey S, Challoner E The 7th July London Suicide Bombings – One Year On. Care of the Critically Ill Patient, 2006 Vol 22 Number 3, p1-2

Fong K.  Human spaceflight in the UK: the cost of non-participation.  Earth, Moon, and Planets, Volume 94, Numbers 3-4, June 2004, pp. 169-176(8)

Fong K. The Next Small Step. British Medical Journal. 2004 Dec 18;329(7480):1441-4.

Fong K. Life in Space: An Introduction to Space Life Sciences and the International Space Station.  Earth, Moon and Planets 87 (3): 121-126, 1999    

McKeefry DJ, Watson JD, Frackowiak RS, Fong K, Zeki S. The activity in human areas V1/V2, V3, and V5 during the perception of coherent and incoherent motion. Neuroimage. 1997 Jan;5(1):1-12.

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