Lingkun Kong, M.D.

Dr. Lingkun Kong is an internationally trained and experienced pediatric ophthalmologist who sees and treats children with eye diseases as well as adults with strabismus and double vision.

Dr. Kong obtained her medical degree at Harbin Medical University, one of the top medical schools in China. She then went on to complete her master’s degree in medical science, which was focused on inflammatory diseases in the eye. After completing her ophthalmology residency at Harbin, she moved to Australia to advance her career in pediatric eye diseases, especially in retinopathy of prematurity. She was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 2000 from University of Queensland, Australia, with her thesis titled The expression of the VEGF gene in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy.

Dr. Kong then moved to Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine in 2000 to continue her medical career. She repeated her residency training at Texas Tech University in El Paso to fulfill American medical board requirements and completed her fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Kong has published over 70 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals and has presented more than 100 times at national and international medical conferences. She continues to be invited to lecture and has patented two inventions that will help prevent premature delivery of infants.

Dr. Kong is a member of various societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology among others. She is also a principal investigator in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, and has served as a steering, planning, and writing committee member for several clinical trials. Her clinical trial at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine on the treatment of ROP with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab has established the foundation for other nationwide clinical trials.

Outside of medicine, she loves spending time with her family and likes to travel. She also enjoys and participates in charity work.

Medical School:
Harbin Medical University
Texas Tech University and Harbin Medical University
Clinical Interests:
Pediatrics, Strabismus, Double Vision