Mr. Soon did his medical education at University of Singapore, graduating with MBBS in 1974. He pursued his postgraduate training in General Surgery in Singapore and obtained his Fellowship in General Surgery (FRACS) in 1979. He worked for three years as a Consultant General Surgeon at various hospitals in Singapore and subsequently returned to Malaysia to join the government medical service. In 1990, he joined Gleneagles Penang as a Consultant General Surgeon.
Mr. Soon is married with two children. He enjoys reading, gardening and travelling.