Dr. Michael Kong is a board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck surgeon and retired-United States Naval Medical Officer. He practices the full scope of General Otolaryngology and has extensive experience in treating pediatric and adult sleep disordered breathing, nasal obstruction, ear disease, recurring or chronic sinusitis, and surgical thyroid disorders.

Dr. Kong graduated with honors from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree. After joining the Navy and earning his Medical Degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, he completed a medicine internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA and finished residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at a combined program at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C. He obtained board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery shortly thereafter.

Dr. Kong served 21 years in the US Navy supporting operational readiness and providing care to active duty service members, their families and retirees of all branches. He also served as Department Head on board the USS Cleveland LPD-7 deploying to the Persian Gulf and as a General Medical Officer at Regional Support Organization, San Diego, CA, in support of the second largest Surface Ship base in the Navy. As a staff Otolaryngologist, assignments included Department Head at US Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, and Naval Hospital, Bremerton, WA.

Dr. Kong’s military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Medal. While serving as Department Head at US Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, he received the Award of Excellence in Patient and Family Centered Care in 2014 as a result of positive patient feedback expressing his compassionate approach to individualized care.

Dr. Kong retired from the Navy in the summer of 2020 and is looking forward to joining North Kitsap ENT to continue providing the best care possible.