Dr Ong is a consultant rheumatologist at the Royal Free Hospital and senior clinical lecturer at University College London. He qualified in medicine and surgery from the University of Melbourne in Australia, undertaking his postgraduate training in north east England and gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians.
He pursued rheumatology with specialist training in Oxford Deanery, developing his interest in scleroderma and connective tissue disease as research fellow at the Royal Free Hospital. This research work has been published and Dr Ong was awarded with PhD in medicine.
Dr Ong’s interests are scleroderma spectrum diseases and Raynaud’s syndrome. His main research interest is the translational aspects of scleroderma, specifically cytokines, chemokines and the immune cellular network.
He has led several studies in the assessment of cytokines as putative biomarkers and therapeutic targets in scleroderma and immune-phenotyping. Dr Ong is the principal investigator in numerous clinical trials in scleroderma.
Research interests include clinical and translational research into scleroderma and Raynaud’s phenomenon and active clinical trials programme.