Associate Professor Cherry Koh

Associate Professor - Surgical Outcomes, Central Clinical School / Central Clinical School

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Biographical details

A/Professor Cherry Koh is a Colorectal Surgeon with a subspecialty interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, transanal resection techniques, IBD, pelvic floor disorders and pelvic exenteration for advanced pelvic malignancies. Dr Koh was trained in St Vincent’s hospital and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before completing her general surgical training in Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Hospitals in Sydney. She undertook further subspecialty training in Colorectal Surgery in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as well as the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Dr Koh has a wide academic interest and as part of her post-graduate training, she completed a Masters of Surgery in Colorectal Surgery researching the value of anorectal physiology in the treatment of faecal incontinence and the effectiveness of biofeedback for obstructive defaecation. During her time in Oxford, she also took the opportunity to visit and work at a number of other renowned Colorectal Centres in Europe including Leeds General Infirmary, St Mark’s Hospital in London, Basingstoke, UZ Leuven in Belgium and Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland. Cherry is currently back in Sydney where she continues her clinical and academic careers. She is currently the recipient of the Notaras fellowship and has been awarded the Foundation for Research Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for her PhD work through SOuRCe (Surgical Outcomes Research Centre) at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital looking at the issues surrounding decision making in exenterative surgery.
Her clinical interests are laparoscopic/ minimally invasive colorectal surgery, transanal resection techniques, IBD, pelvic floor disorders and pelvic exenteration for advanced pelvic malignancies

Teaching and supervision

Professor Koh is the Course Director for the “Applied and Advanced Pelvic Side Wall Anatomy and Pelvic Floor workshop” run through the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery.
She is also a Tutor for the SOuRCe/IAS based MD research students which attracts up to around ten medical students each year.
She also co-supervisors and provides support to the Central Clinical research students as needed.

Associations

2017: Patient Registry and Industry Liaison - AusPEN (Australian Parenteral and enteral Nutrition) Intestinal Failure Working Party Subcommittee.
Since 2016 Advisory Board Member for Shire Australia Pty Ltd - For the introduction of Teduglutide (GLP-2 analogoue) for patients with short gut syndrome

Awards and honours

2012 - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Foundation for Surgery Research Fellowship
2011 - ACPGBI Travelling Fellowship Travelling Fellow to: St Mark’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom; Basingstoke Hospital, United Kingdom; Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom; Hospital University De Genève in Switzerland; Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven, Belgium; & IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, Italy
2010 - Best Teacher Award by the Medical Training & Administration, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
2009 – Awarded the Mitchell Notaras Colorectal Fellowship By CSSA (Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia)
2007 – Awarded the University of Sydney Colorectal Scholarship and the Brian Smith Foundation Scholarship while undertaking the Masters of Surgery
2005 – Awarded the Selwyn Family Foundation Scholarship for Rigid Sigmoidoscopy Study
2003 - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons - 1st Runners up for Mark Killingback Prize at Annual Scientific Congress, 12th – 16th May 2008, Hong Kong
2003 - Ranked in the 99th and 98th percentile for USMLE parts I and II (United States Medical Licensing Examinations)
2003 - Winner of Peter Braithwaite Prize (Best paper by Advanced Surgical Trainee at Annual Tasmanian State Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Scientific Meeting)

In the media

http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health/source/
http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/cherry.koh.php
https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/ias/about_academic.html


Keywords

Colorectal surgery; Surgery

Clinical Specialty

Surgery

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Koh, C., Solomon, M. (2015). Management of Locally Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer. In H R H Patel, T Mould, J V Joseph, C P Delaney (Eds.), Pelvic Cancer Surgery: Modern breakthroughs and future advances, (pp. 567-582). London: Springer-Verlag. [More Information]

Journals

  • Young, C., Zahid, A., Koh, C., Young, J., Byrne, C., Solomon, M., Rex, J., Candido, J. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of four different regimes of biofeedback programme in the treatment of faecal incontinence. Colorectal Disease, 20(4), 312-320. [More Information]
  • Young, C., Zahid, A., Koh, C., Young, J. (2017). Hypothesized summative anal physiology score correlates but poorly predicts incontinence severity. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 23(31), 5732-5738. [More Information]
  • Wright, D., Koh, C., Solomon, M. (2017). Systematic review of the feasibility of laparoscopic reoperation for early postoperative complications following colorectal surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 104(4), 337-346. [More Information]
  • Lee, P., Francis, K., Solomon, M., Ramsey-Stewart, G., Austin, K., Koh, C. (2017). Triangle of Marcille: the anatomical gateway to lateral pelvic exenteration. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(7-8), 582-586. [More Information]
  • Koh, C., Badgery-Parker, T., Salkeld, G., Young, J., Heriot, A., Solomon, M. (2016). Cost-effectiveness of pelvic exenteration for locally advanced malignancy. British Journal of Surgery, 103(11), 1548-1556. [More Information]
  • Rombouts, K., Koh, C., Young, J., Masya, L., Roberts, R., De-Loyde, K., de Wilt, J., Solomon, M. (2015). Does radiotherapy of the primary rectal cancer affect prognosis after pelvic exenteration for recurrent rectal cancer? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 58(1), 65-73. [More Information]
  • Solomon, M., Brown, K., Koh, C., Lee, P., Austin, K., Masya, L. (2015). Lateral pelvic compartment excision during pelvic exenteration. British Journal of Surgery, 102(13), 1710-1717. [More Information]
  • Brown, K., Koh, C., Solomon, M., Qasabian, R., Robinson, D., Dubenec, S. (2015). Outcomes after en Bloc Iliac Vessel Excision and Reconstruction during Pelvic Exenteration. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 58(9), 850-856. [More Information]
  • Brown, K., Koh, C., Solomon, M., Choy, I., Dubenec, S. (2015). Spiral Saphenous Vein Graft for Major Pelvic Vessel Reconstruction during Exenteration Surgery. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 29(6), 1323-1326. [More Information]
  • Brown, K., Koh, C., Vasilaras, A., Eisinger, D., Solomon, M. (2014). Clinical algorithms for the diagnosis and management of urological leaks following pelvic exenteration. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 40(6), 775-781. [More Information]
  • Chew, M., Lee, P., Koh, C., Chew, H. (2013). Appraisal of the LIFT and BIOLIFT procedure: Initial experience and short-term outcomes of 33 consecutive patients. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 28(11), 1489-1496. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Koh, C., Bu, Z., Wu, A., Zhang, L., Wu, X., Wu, Q., Zong, X., Ren, H., Tang, L., et al (2012). Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with FOLFOX: Improved outcomes in Chinese patients with locally advanced gastric cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 105(8), 793-799. [More Information]
  • Koh, C., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2008). Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of the effectiveness of biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction. British Journal of Surgery, 95(9), 1079-1087. [More Information]

2018

  • Young, C., Zahid, A., Koh, C., Young, J., Byrne, C., Solomon, M., Rex, J., Candido, J. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of four different regimes of biofeedback programme in the treatment of faecal incontinence. Colorectal Disease, 20(4), 312-320. [More Information]

2017

  • Young, C., Zahid, A., Koh, C., Young, J. (2017). Hypothesized summative anal physiology score correlates but poorly predicts incontinence severity. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 23(31), 5732-5738. [More Information]
  • Wright, D., Koh, C., Solomon, M. (2017). Systematic review of the feasibility of laparoscopic reoperation for early postoperative complications following colorectal surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 104(4), 337-346. [More Information]
  • Lee, P., Francis, K., Solomon, M., Ramsey-Stewart, G., Austin, K., Koh, C. (2017). Triangle of Marcille: the anatomical gateway to lateral pelvic exenteration. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(7-8), 582-586. [More Information]

2016

  • Koh, C., Badgery-Parker, T., Salkeld, G., Young, J., Heriot, A., Solomon, M. (2016). Cost-effectiveness of pelvic exenteration for locally advanced malignancy. British Journal of Surgery, 103(11), 1548-1556. [More Information]

2015

  • Rombouts, K., Koh, C., Young, J., Masya, L., Roberts, R., De-Loyde, K., de Wilt, J., Solomon, M. (2015). Does radiotherapy of the primary rectal cancer affect prognosis after pelvic exenteration for recurrent rectal cancer? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 58(1), 65-73. [More Information]
  • Solomon, M., Brown, K., Koh, C., Lee, P., Austin, K., Masya, L. (2015). Lateral pelvic compartment excision during pelvic exenteration. British Journal of Surgery, 102(13), 1710-1717. [More Information]
  • Koh, C., Solomon, M. (2015). Management of Locally Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer. In H R H Patel, T Mould, J V Joseph, C P Delaney (Eds.), Pelvic Cancer Surgery: Modern breakthroughs and future advances, (pp. 567-582). London: Springer-Verlag. [More Information]
  • Brown, K., Koh, C., Solomon, M., Qasabian, R., Robinson, D., Dubenec, S. (2015). Outcomes after en Bloc Iliac Vessel Excision and Reconstruction during Pelvic Exenteration. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 58(9), 850-856. [More Information]
  • Brown, K., Koh, C., Solomon, M., Choy, I., Dubenec, S. (2015). Spiral Saphenous Vein Graft for Major Pelvic Vessel Reconstruction during Exenteration Surgery. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 29(6), 1323-1326. [More Information]

2014

  • Brown, K., Koh, C., Vasilaras, A., Eisinger, D., Solomon, M. (2014). Clinical algorithms for the diagnosis and management of urological leaks following pelvic exenteration. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 40(6), 775-781. [More Information]

2013

  • Chew, M., Lee, P., Koh, C., Chew, H. (2013). Appraisal of the LIFT and BIOLIFT procedure: Initial experience and short-term outcomes of 33 consecutive patients. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 28(11), 1489-1496. [More Information]

2012

  • Li, Z., Koh, C., Bu, Z., Wu, A., Zhang, L., Wu, X., Wu, Q., Zong, X., Ren, H., Tang, L., et al (2012). Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with FOLFOX: Improved outcomes in Chinese patients with locally advanced gastric cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 105(8), 793-799. [More Information]

2008

  • Koh, C., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2008). Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of the effectiveness of biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction. British Journal of Surgery, 95(9), 1079-1087. [More Information]

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