Dr. YB Chong is a board-certified specialist (physician and nephrologist) under National Specialist Registry, Malaysia. He graduated from University of Malaya (UM) Kuala Lumpur in 2002 (passed with distinction, gold medalist for MBBS 2002). He subsequently obtained his postgraduate MRCP (UK) in 2006. He then joined UM as a lecturer in 2007, underwent his nephrology training and qualified as a nephrologist after Board Certification in 2009. He then pursued his advanced nephrology training in Qucen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong in 2010, specialising in glomerulonephritis. He continued his career in UM after his advanced training, and was promoted as Associate Professor of Medicine in 2013. In 2014, Dr. Chong joined KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital as resident consultant nephrologist and physician.
He was renal fellow of Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) in 2010 and council member of Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN) for year 2016-2018. Currently he is a fellow of Royal College of Edinburgh (RCPE), and member of Royal Colleges of Physicians of United Kingdom (MRCP UK), American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) and Academy of Medicine Malaysia (AM).
He has received numerous academic awards and prizes during his undergraduate and postgraduate training including the T.J. Danaraj Award, Silver Medal of King Edward VII College of Medicine, Gold Medal of Dr. S.G. Rajahram Memorial Prize, MSN Young Investigator Award 2009. World Congress of Nephrology Fellowship 2009 and APSN Fellowship Award 2010.
He involved actively in research in the past, and has participated in numerous international clinical trials and published several papers in ISI-cited journal.