Dr James Toh

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Westmead Clinical School

Telephone 1300168178
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Website sydneycolorectalsurgeons.com.au

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Biographical details

Dr James Toh is a colorectal surgeon at Westmead Hospital. He obtained his FRACS in general surgery and completed 3 years of post-fellowship colorectal training including an international fellowship in robotic surgery. He is a clinical researcher at the Ingham Institute and is a Senior Lecturer with The University of Sydney. He is currently a PhD candidate evaluating microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer. He has written extensively on inflammatory bowel disease, surgical technique including laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as on colorectal cancer. He won the Mark Killingback prize for best colorectal research presented at the RACS Annual Scientific Congress in 2016 and numerous other awards for research including the CSSANZ Research Prize in 2015. He was a finalist in the NSW AMA Supervisor of the Year Award and was Citizen of the Year at Liverpool (National Australia Day Council) in 2016.

Research interests

Dr Toh's main research interest is in inflammatory bowel disease, robotic surgery, surgical technique, immunotherapy and microsatellite instability.

Current projects

CAPP3 - Aspirin in Lynch Syndrome

Circulating Tumour Cells in Colorectal Cancer

Arc of Riolan Mapping

Microsatellite Instability in Colorectal Cancer

Crohn's Disease

Associations

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Colorectal Surgical Society Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ)
  • Clinical Researcher, Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT) member, Ingham Institute of Applied Research, Liverpool
  • South West Translational Cancer Research Centre (SW-TCRC) member
  • Section member Colon and Rectal Surgery, Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Section member Academic Surgery, Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • South West Clinical School, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • General Surgeons Australia (GSA)
  • Gastroenterology Society Australia (GESA)
  • John Flynn Scholar (JFSS) and National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) - friend of the Alliance

Awards and honours

2017 RACS Morgan Travelling Fellowship

2017 Lorne Cancer Conference Travel Bursary

2016 Mark Killingback Colorectal Research Prize

2016 National Australia Day Council Citizen of the Year (Liverpool)

2016 Liverpool Council Heroes of Liverpool Award

2015 Colorectal Surgical Society Australia and New Zealand Research Prize

2015 Finalist in Australian Medical Association (AMA) Supervisor of the Year Award

2015 University of New South Wales Tutor of the Year – South Western Clinical School

2015 - 2016 RACS Foundation for Surgery Small Projects Research Grant

2015 - 2016 Sydney South West Area Health Service Research Grant

2013 University of New South Wales Clinical Associate Dean Teaching Award

2013 Sydney South West Area Health Service Liverpool Hospital Best Registrar with Training
Potential Award

2010 Sydney South West Area Health Service Communication and Customer Service Excellence Award

2000 - 2005 John Flynn Medicine Rural Scholarship

In the media


Selected publications

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Journals

  • Toh, J., Matthews, R., Kim, S. (2018). Arc of Riolan-Preserving Splenic Flexure Takedown During Anterior Resection: Potentially Critical to Prevent Acute Anastomotic Ischemia. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 61(3), 411-414. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Wang, N., Young, C., Rickard, M., Keshava, A., Stewart, P., Kariyawasam, V., Leong, R. (2018). Major Abdominal and Perianal Surgery in Crohn's Disease: Long-term Follow-up of Australian Patients With Crohn's Disease. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 61(1), 67-76. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Kim, S. (2018). Port positioning and docking for single-stage totally robotic dissection for rectal cancer surgery with the Si and Xi Da Vinci Surgical System. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 12(3), 545-548. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Shedden, K., Pathma-Nathan, N., Ctercteko, G., El Khoury, T., Gaveghan, F. (2017). A rare case of peristomal cutaneous B cell lymphoma. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 32(9), 1365-1366. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Chapuis, P., Bokey, L., Chan, C., Spring, K., Dent, O. (2017). Competing risks analysis of microsatellite instability as a prognostic factor in colorectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 104(9), 1250-1259. [More Information]
  • Gosselink, M., Jenkins, L., Toh, J., Cvejic, M., Kettle, E., Boadle, R., Ctercteko, G. (2017). Scanning electron microscope imaging of pilonidal disease. Techniques in Coloproctology, 21(11), 905-906. [More Information]
  • Toh, J. (2017). Surgery for Colorectal Cancer in Crohn's Disease: Should We Perform a Total Proctocolectomy for All Patients With High-Grade Dysplasia and Cancer in Crohn's Disease? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 60(8), e605. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Zakaria, A., Yang, I., Kim, S. (2017). Totally robotic single docking low anterior resection for rectal cancer: pearls and pitfalls. Techniques in Coloproctology, 21(11), 893-895. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Stewart, P., Rickard, M., Leong, R., Wang, N., Young, C. (2016). Indications and surgical options for small bowel, large bowel and perianal Crohn's disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 22(40), 8892-8904. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., de Souza, P., Lim, S., Singh, P., Chua, W., Ng, W., Spring, K. (2016). The Potential Value of Immunotherapy in Colorectal Cancers: Review of the Evidence for Programmed Death-1 Inhibitor Therapy. Clinical Colorectal Cancer, 15(4), 285-291. [More Information]

2018

  • Toh, J., Matthews, R., Kim, S. (2018). Arc of Riolan-Preserving Splenic Flexure Takedown During Anterior Resection: Potentially Critical to Prevent Acute Anastomotic Ischemia. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 61(3), 411-414. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Wang, N., Young, C., Rickard, M., Keshava, A., Stewart, P., Kariyawasam, V., Leong, R. (2018). Major Abdominal and Perianal Surgery in Crohn's Disease: Long-term Follow-up of Australian Patients With Crohn's Disease. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 61(1), 67-76. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Kim, S. (2018). Port positioning and docking for single-stage totally robotic dissection for rectal cancer surgery with the Si and Xi Da Vinci Surgical System. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 12(3), 545-548. [More Information]

2017

  • Toh, J., Shedden, K., Pathma-Nathan, N., Ctercteko, G., El Khoury, T., Gaveghan, F. (2017). A rare case of peristomal cutaneous B cell lymphoma. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 32(9), 1365-1366. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Chapuis, P., Bokey, L., Chan, C., Spring, K., Dent, O. (2017). Competing risks analysis of microsatellite instability as a prognostic factor in colorectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 104(9), 1250-1259. [More Information]
  • Gosselink, M., Jenkins, L., Toh, J., Cvejic, M., Kettle, E., Boadle, R., Ctercteko, G. (2017). Scanning electron microscope imaging of pilonidal disease. Techniques in Coloproctology, 21(11), 905-906. [More Information]
  • Toh, J. (2017). Surgery for Colorectal Cancer in Crohn's Disease: Should We Perform a Total Proctocolectomy for All Patients With High-Grade Dysplasia and Cancer in Crohn's Disease? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 60(8), e605. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., Zakaria, A., Yang, I., Kim, S. (2017). Totally robotic single docking low anterior resection for rectal cancer: pearls and pitfalls. Techniques in Coloproctology, 21(11), 893-895. [More Information]

2016

  • Toh, J., Stewart, P., Rickard, M., Leong, R., Wang, N., Young, C. (2016). Indications and surgical options for small bowel, large bowel and perianal Crohn's disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 22(40), 8892-8904. [More Information]
  • Toh, J., de Souza, P., Lim, S., Singh, P., Chua, W., Ng, W., Spring, K. (2016). The Potential Value of Immunotherapy in Colorectal Cancers: Review of the Evidence for Programmed Death-1 Inhibitor Therapy. Clinical Colorectal Cancer, 15(4), 285-291. [More Information]

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