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About Colorectal Practice

Our Surgeon

Dr Sharon Koh ZhilingSenior Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Surgery),
FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS

Dr Sharon Koh is a fully qualified and trained general surgeon, with subspecialty training in colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery and advanced endoscopy. She is currently the Senior Consultant Surgeon at Colorectal Practice and Former Director of Endoscopy of Alexandra Health, National University Health Services.

Colorectal surgeon, 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 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.

Her 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.

She 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.

Dr Koh's other interest include endoscopic management of both benign and malignant lesions in the gastrointestinal tract for which she has published papers and a book chapter on. 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.

She is currently a member in the Society of Colorectal Surgeons locally and an international member of the European Society of Coloproctology and have 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.

Dr Sharon Koh believes in extending her medical care beyond that of the hospital grounds and was part of the SOUL (Surgical Outreach for Underprivileged) committee in 2011-2012 and was part of the F1 Grand Prix medical support team from 2008-2011. Having been involved in the Ministry of Health’s Value Driven Outcome (VDO) project for hemorrhoidectomy - she believes that both holistic and quality care can be achieved when patients’ well-being is the heart of her service.

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Comprehensive Range of Colorectal Services for Your Peace of Mind

We tailor our treatments based on your lifestyle requirements and healthcare needs. At our colorectal clinic, we believe in providing personalized care as it allows for better surgical outcomes and creates a supportive environment for our patients.

For a detailed consultation, contact us at 6266 1226 or fill up the contact form below.

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