Dr Cherry Koh

Dr Cherry Koh works jointly at the Department of colorectal Surgery in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Surgical Division in Chris Obrien Lifehouse. Prior to commencing in 2012 at the Royal Prince Alfred hospital, she was completing her Colorectal Fellowship at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford, United Kingdom.
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Background

Dr Cherry Koh has a wide academic interest. 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 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. She is currently recipient of the Notaras fellowship and has been awarded the Foundation for Research Fellowship by the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons for the PhD work thorugh SOuRCe (Surgical Outcomes Research Centre) at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital looking at the issues surrounding decisions making in exenterative surgery.

 

Research Interests

Her clinical interests are laparoscopic/minimally invasive colorectal surgery, transanal resection techniques, IBD, pelvic floor disorders and pelvic exenteration for advanced pelvic malignancies.

Cherry is a 2018 Pilot and Seed recipient for her project entitled 'Relook Laparoscopy for Peritoneal Surface Disease (ReLaPSeD) trial.'