Dr Sharon Koh graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (MBBS) where she also obtained her Masters of Medicine in General Surgery. She then completed her advanced surgical training in both National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital and obtained her fellowship diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2013 and obtained her accreditation as a specialist in General Surgery in 2014.
Dr Koh’s subspecialties are in colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery and advanced endoscopy. She completed her 18-month fellowship of advanced colorectal surgery with a special focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) under the mentorship of Professor Phillip R Fleshner alongside a team of ten colorectal surgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, USA after being awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA) by the National University Hospital of Singapore.
Dr Koh is a fully qualified and trained general surgeon, with subspecialty training in colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery and advanced endoscopy. She was the Former Director of Endoscopy of Alexandra Health, National University Health Services. She spent time under the proctorship of Professor Hironori Yamamoto both locally and in Jichi, Japan during her years of training in NUH to develop her skills in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.
Dr Koh believes in extending her medical care beyond that of the hospital grounds and believes that both holistic and quality care can be achieved when patients’ well-being is the heart of her service.
Dr Koh has published several peer-reviewed papers in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Annals of surgery journals and presented her research in several international conferences. She was also awarded the International Organization of Inflammatory
Bowel Disease (IOIBD) research grant in 2014. She has also published papers and a book chapter on endoscopic management of both benign and malignant lesions in the gastrointestinal tract.
Dr Koh is currently a member in the Society of Colorectal Surgeons locally and an international member of the European Society of Coloproctology and has participated in several GlobalSurg Collaborative cohort studies from 2018-2020. As a former Director of Endoscopy in Alexandra Integrated Health, she participated in the planning and running of the endoscopy center from 2018-2020. She is currently a senior clinical lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Our host, Jerald Foo, will be taking you to our first centre at Jurong East.