Imperial College London

DrWing MayKong

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology and Ethics



+44 (0)20 7594 0881w.kong




325Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Within the Faculty of Medicine I am Head of Ethics and Law for Undergraduate Medicine and the Medical Ethics and Law domain lead with the Professional Values and Behaviour Domain in the new undergraduate medical curriculum,

Ethics and Law are thought in every year of undergraduate medicine and we aim to build on students' learning in successive years and integrate the topics with the rest of their clinical learning. With the new curriculum we have increased our emphasis on experiential learning and team working and we have introduced co-production approaches. These provide students with experience in working with people with long term health conditions and help embed learning about respect, autonomy, dignity, diversity and inclusivity and quality health care.  

I am so the Module 2 lead for The Humanities, Philosophy and Law BSc. This BSc provides students with an opportunity to explore issues relating to the body, the mind and death through the disciplines of law, ethics, philosophy and the humanities. 

In May 2011 I was elected Chair of the Institute of Medical Ethics, a charitable organisation aimed at promoting the teaching, learning, discussion and application of medical ethics in clinical practice. The Institute provides grants for medical students to support electives, internships and intercalacted degrees in issues related to medical ethics and recenetly published a consensus statement on the core cotent of learning for medical ethics and law in the medical school curriculum.

I am also a Consultant Endocrinologist with a special interest in the Diabetic foot, working at Central Middlesex Hosital, LNWUH NHS Trust.



Gillon R, Boyd K, Brazier M, et al., 2019, Guest editorial: a tribute to the Very Reverend Edward Shotter (FCMME), Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol:45, ISSN:0306-6800, Pages:629-630

Kerr M, Barron E, Chadwick P, et al., 2019, The cost of diabetic foot ulcers and amputations to the National Health Service in England, Diabetic Medicine, Vol:36, ISSN:0742-3071, Pages:995-1002

Kong WM, Knight S, 2017, Bridging the education-action gap: a near-peer case-based undergraduate ethics teaching programme, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol:43, ISSN:0306-6800, Pages:692-696

Kong WM, 2015, What is good medical ethics? A clinician's perspective, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol:41, ISSN:0306-6800, Pages:79-82

Kong WM, Vernon B, 2013, Harnessing the LMG legacy: the IME's vision for the future, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol:39, ISSN:0306-6800, Pages:669-671

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