Dr. Chong is currently the Chief of Pediatric Surgery at one of the tertiary pediatric centers within the Northern California Kaiser Permanente System, located in Oakland. Working with Kaiser leadership, pediatric specialists, and pediatric anesthesiologists, he played a key role in creating an outstanding Pediatric Surgery Division that serves the Kaiser Permanente pediatric patient population in the greater Bay Area. His specialty and interests lie in minimally invasive surgery to correct congenital malformations in neonates including tracheoesophageal fistula, esophageal atresia, congenital megacolon, anorectal malformations, and pulmonary malformations. He continues to perform clinical research and works closely with UCSF medical students and Kaiser Oakland pediatric and UCSF East Bay surgical residents. He firmly believes in the integrated Kaiser system to deliver the most efficient, cost-effective, and excellent medical care to not only children but also adults. He completed his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship training at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama/University of Alabama at Birmingham under the mentorship of Dr. Keith E. Georgeson, world renowned pioneer and leader in pediatric minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Chong is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in three disciplines: Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care.