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Areas of Expertise

Professor Onn Min Kon treats various conditions including the following:

  • Respiratory Infections
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Non-tuberculous mycobacteria
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Asthma/COPD

Some of the treatments and procedures offers are:

  • Lung function
  • CT scans
  • PET scans
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound needle aspirates

Research and 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

  • Why did you choose to become a part of OneWelbeck?

    This clinical facility designed and co-run by leading clinicians allows us to provide the very best tools and practice within a state of the art facility to patients.

  • What are the moments which stand out most in your career so far?

    Providing a tertiary care respiratory infection service.

  • What keeps you busy in your personal life?

    Family, playing music and dog-walking.

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