About Professor Onn Min Kon

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Lung Health

Sub-specialties: Respiratory Infections, Tuberculosis, Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria, Sarcoidosis Interventional Bronchoscopy, General Respiratory Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis.

Professor Onn Min Kon is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at OneWelbeck Lung Health.

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Bookings: bookings.lunghealth@onewelbeck.com

Tel: 02036532006

Professor Onn Min Kon is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at OneWelbeck Lung Health.

Areas of Expertise

Professor Onn Min Kon treats various conditions including the following:

Some of the treatments and procedures offers are:

About Professor Onn Min Kon

Alongside his work at OneWelbeck Professor Onn Min Kon is a Professor of Respiratory Medicine Imperial College London and a Consultant Respiratory Physician, Head of Service Tuberculosis Service.

Additional Information


  • Meritorious Service Award, British Thoracic Society 2019
  • European Respiratory Society  – Long Range Planning Committee Assembly 10
  • Chair of UK Joint Tuberculosis Committee

Research Highlights

Key Publications

  • Use of Xpert MTB/RIF and Xpert Ultra in extrapulmonary tuberculosis.
    Park M, Kon OM. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2020 Sep 24:1-13.
  • Pediatric Endobronchial Ultrasound-Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Under Conscious Sedation for Suspected Tuberculosis in London.
    Park M, Owles H, Williams A, Williams B, Whittaker E, Kon OM.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Oct;39(10):e329-e331
  • Chua F, Armstrong-James D, Desai SR, Barnett J, Kouranos V, Kon OM, José R, Vancheeswaran R, Loebinger MR, Wong J, Cutino-Moguel MT, Morgan C, Ledot S, Lams B, Yip WH, Li L, Lee YC, Draper A, Kho SS, Renzoni E, Ward K, Periselneris J, Grubnic S, Lipman M, Wells AU, Devaraj A.
    The role of CT in case ascertainment and management of COVID-19 pneumonia in the UK: insights from high-incidence regions.
    Lancet Respir Med. 2020 May;8(5):438-440.
  • Manalan K, Green N, Arnold A, Cooke GS, Dedicoat M, Lipman M, Loyse A, Harrison TS, Kon OM.
    A cost comparison of amikacin therapy with bedaquiline, for drug-resistant tuberculosis in the UK.
    J Infect. 2020 Jan;80(1):38-41.
  • Berrocal-Almanza LC, Harris R, Lalor MK, Muzyamba MC, Were J, O’Connell AM, Mirza A, Kon OM, Lalvani A, Zenner D.
    Effectiveness of pre-entry active tuberculosis and post-entry latent tuberculosis screening in new entrants to the UK: a retrospective, population-based cohort study.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Nov;19(11):1191-1201.
  • Jha A, Dunning J, Tunstall T, Thwaites RS, Hoang LT; MOSAIC Investigators, Kon OM, Zambon MC, Hansel TT, Openshaw PJ.
    Patterns of systemic and local inflammation in patients with asthma hospitalised with influenza.
    Eur Respir J. 2019 Oct 24;54(4):1900949.
  • Whitworth HS, Badhan A, Boakye AA, Takwoingi Y, Rees-Roberts M, Partlett C, Lambie H, Innes J, Cooke G, Lipman M, Conlon C, Macallan D, Chua F, Post FA, Wiselka M, Woltmann G, Deeks JJ, Kon OM, Lalvani A;
    Interferon-γ Release Assays for Diagnostic Evaluation of Active Tuberculosis study group. Clinical utility of existing and second-generation interferon-γ release assays for diagnostic evaluation of tuberculosis: an observational cohort study.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Feb;19(2):193-202.
  • Singanayagam A, Manalan K, Sridhar S, Molyneaux PL, Connell DW, George PM, Kindelerer A, Seneviratne S, Lalvani A, Wickremasinghe M, Kon OM.
    Evaluation of screening methods for identification of patients with chronic rheumatological disease requiring tuberculosis chemoprophylaxis prior to commencement of TNF-α antagonist therapy.
    Thorax. 2013 Oct;68(10):955-61.
  • Navani N, Molyneaux PL, Breen RA, Connell DW, Jepson A, Nankivell M, Brown JM, Morris-Jones S, Ng B, Wickremasinghe M, Lalvani A, Rintoul RC, Santis G, Kon OM, Janes SM.
    Utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in patients with tuberculous intrathoracic lymphadenopathy: a multicentre study.
    Thorax. 2011 Aug 3.
  • Berry MP, Graham CM, McNab FW, Xu Z, Bloch SA, Oni T, Wilkinson KA,Banchereau R, Skinner J, Wilkinson RJ, Quinn C, Blankenship D, Dhawan R, Cush JJ, Mejias A, Ramilo O, Kon OM, Pascual V, Banchereau J, Chaussabel D, O’Garra A.
    An interferon-inducible neutrophil-driven blood transcriptional signature in human tuberculosis.
    Nature. 2010 Aug 19;466(7309):973-7