Kevin Jeremy San Yoong Fong
21 May 1971
|Education||Salvatorian College, London|
Greenhill Tertiary College, London
|Alma mater||University College London|
Cranfield University, Bedfordshire
|Known for||Lecturer, scientific advisor, course organiser, television presenter, writer|
|Institutions||University College London|
Kevin Jeremy Fong  is a British doctor and television presenter. He is a consultant anaesthetist and anaesthetic lead for Major Incident Planning at UCL Hospitals. He is an Honorary Senior lecturer in physiology at UCL where he organises and runs an undergraduate course Extreme Environment Physiology. Fong also flies as a prehospital doctor with Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. In addition, 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).(born 21 May 1971)
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 born in London and educated at St Anselm’s (Roman Catholic) primary school in Harrow on the Hill, 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 programmes.
He is the author of the 2014 book, Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century (ISBN 1594204705). In July 2011, he wrote and presented Space Shuttle: The Final Mission (BBC), an hour-long documentary following the final mission of the Space Shuttle, meeting and interviewing those involved in the mission. He presented the 2015 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, entitled "How to survive in space", and appeared as the resident scientist in the ITV series "It's Not Rocket Science". He has appeared as an expert guest on The One Show.
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.
Fong presented the 2019 BBC World Service podcast "13 Minutes to the Moon", detailing the Apollo 11 Moon landing. A second series was released in 2020 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 disaster.