Curriculum Vitae



  • Associate Professor

  • Department of Surgery
    Faculty of Medicine
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  • ACTING CHAIRMAN, University Malaya, 01/01/2021 to present
  • ACTING CHAIRMAN, University Malaya, 01/01/2021 to present
  • HEAD OF UNIT, University Malaya, 06/07/2020 to present
  • HEAD OF UNIT, Faculty, 08/09/2020 to 31/12/2020
  • ACTING CHAIRMAN, University Malaya, 01/09/2016 to 21/12/2017
  • HEAD OF UNIT, University Malaya, 01/04/2010 to 21/12/2017
  • Asia-Pacific Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association, Committee Member, 2021 to 2022 (International)
  • College of Surgeons Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Member, 2021 to present (National)
  • Malaysia Society of Transplantation Committee Member, Committee Member, 2021 to present (National)
  • MyHPBS Society, President/ Chief, Since 2020 (National)
  • MyHPBS society, Committee, 2020 to 2021 (National)
Area of Expertise
  • SURGERY (Liver Cancer, Pancrease Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Bile duct Cancer, Gall stone diseases)
  • Liver Transplantation (Liver Transplantation)
  • SURGERY (Hepatobiliary, Liver, Pancrease, Gall bladder, Gallstones, Cancer)
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    • Koong, J. K., Ng, G. H., Ramayah, K., Koh, P. S., & Yoong, B. K. (2021). Early identification of the critical view of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy using indocyanine green fluorescence cholangiography: A randomised controlled study. Asian Journal of Surgery, 44(3), 537-543. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2020.11.002
    Refereed Journals
    • Weiwei Zhai, Hannah Lai, Neslihan Arife Kaya, Chen Jianbin, Hechuan Yang, Bingxin Lu, Jia Qi Lim, Siming Ma, Sin Chi Chew, Khi Pin Chua, Jacob Josiah Santiago Alvarez, Pauline Jieqi Chen, Mei Mei Chang, Lingyan Wu, Brian K P Goh, Alexander Yaw-Fui Chung, Chung Yip Chan, Peng Chung Cheow, Ser Yee Lee, Juinn Huar Kam, Alfred Wei-Chieh Kow, Shridhar Ganpathi Iyer, Rawisak Chanwat, Jidapa Thammasiri, Boon Koon Yoong, Diana Bee-Lan Ong, Vanessa H de Villa, Rouchelle D Dela Cruz, Tracy Jiezhen Loh, Wei Keat Wan, Zeng Zeng, Anders Jacobsen Skanderup, Yin Huei Pang, Krishnakumar Madhavan, Tony Kiat-Hon Lim, Glenn Bonney, Wei Qiang Leow, Valerie Chew, Yock Young Dan, Wai Leong Tam, Han Chong Toh, Roger Sik-Yin Foo, Pierce Kah-Hoe Chow Dynamic phenotypic heterogeneity and the evolution of multiple RNA subtypes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: the PLANET study National Science Review, nwab192,
    • Koong JK, Ng GH, Ramayah K, Koh PS, Yoong BK. (2021). Early identification of the critical view of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy using indocyanine green fluorescence cholangiography: A randomised controlled study. Asian Journal of Surgery, 44(3), 537-543. doi: 0.1016/j.asjsur.2020.11.002. Epub 2020 Nov 19. (WoS)
    • Rajaram, R.B.; Yoong, B.K.; Loh, P.S.; Khoo, S; Mohammad, M.A.; Koh, P.S.; Koong, J.K. ; Hashim, N.H.M.; Jamaluddin, F.H. and Mahadeva, S. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Metabolic Syndrome are a Major Obstacle to Living Donor Liver Transplantation in Malaysia: A Single-Centre Experience. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dec 2019, 34(S3); 426-426. (WoS)
    • Vachiravel, S; Koh, P.S.; Ho, S.H.; Bhavani, R and Yoong, B.K. Pre-operative prophylactic biliary stenting in patients with choledochocystolithiasis who achieved complete stone clearance following ERCP: A single-centre randomized controlled trial. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nov 2018; 33(S4), 167-168. (WoS)
    • Cheung T.T, Han H.-S ,She W.H, Chen K.-H, Chow P.K.H,Yoong B.K,Lee K.F, Kubo S,Tang C.N, Wakabayashi G.The Asia Pacific Consensus Statement on Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Report from the 7th Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting Held in Hong Kong. Liver Cancer, 2017 (WoS)
    • Abdullah BJJ, Yeong CH, Goh KL, Yoong BK, Ho GF, Carolyn Yim CW, Anajali K. Robotic Assisted Thermal Ablation of Liver Tumours. European Radiology. 2015. 25(1): 246-257 (WoS)
    • Goh KL, Razlan H, Hartono JL, Qua CS, Yoong BK, Koh PS, Abdullah BJ. Liver cancer in Malaysia: epidemiology and clinical presentation in a multiracial Asian population. J Dig Dis. 2015 Mar;16(3):152-8. doi: 10.1111/1751-2980.12223. PMID: 25512092. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Abdullah, B.J.J., Yeong, C.H., Goh, K.L., Yoong, B.K., Ho, G.F., Yim, C.C.W., & Kulkarni, A. Robot-assisted radiofrequency ablation of primary and secondary liver tumours: early experience. Eur Radiol 24(1);79-85. (WoS)
    • Koh PS, Yusof MM, Yoong BK, Rajadurai P. Mediastinal hepatocellular carcinoma with unknown primary: an unusual and rare presentation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2014 Dec;45 Suppl 1:74-6. doi: 10.1007/s12029-013-9549-8. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Koh PS, Koong JK, Westerhout CJ, Yoong BK. Education and imaging. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: A huge liver paraganglioma. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Jul;28(7):1075. doi: 10.1111/jgh.12254. PMID: 23782121. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Koh PS, Ho SH, Yoong BK, Abdullah BJ, Goh KL. Massive subcapsular air collection in the liver: a rare life-threatening complication following ERCP rendezvous procedure. J Dig Dis. 2013 Jun;14(6):337-9. doi: 10.1111/1751-2980.12030. PMID: 23279747. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Peng Soon Koh, Boon Koon Yoong, Anushya Vijayananthan, Ouzreiah Nawawi & Sanjiv Mahadeva. (2013). Jaundice and life- threatening hemobilia: An uncommon presentation of adult choledochal cysts. Journal of Digestive Diseases. 4(8):451-4. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • A R Yusoff, Z M Siti, A R M Muzammil, B K Yoong, R Vijeyasingam. Cholangiocarcinoma: A 10-Year Experience Of A Single Tertiary Centre In The Multi Ethnicity- Malaysia.Med J Malaysia 67(1):45-51
    • Khean-Lee Goh & Boon-Koon Yoong. 2012, Early detection of pancreatic cancer: A possibility in some cases but not a reality in most. Journal of Digestive Diseases. Vol 13, issue 8 p389-442 (WoS)
    • Yusoff AR, Razak MM, Yoong BK, Vijeyasingam R & Siti ZM.Survival analysis of cholangiocarcinoma: a 10-year experience in Malaysia.World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Feb 7;18(5):458-65. (WoS)
    • Peng Soon Koh, Kar Huei Cha, Lucy Chan, Sanjay Rampal, Boon Koon Yoong. Superior somatic pain relief and improved visceral pain control is achieved using pre-emptive analgesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre. 2012; 15(2):1-7 (SCOPUS)
    • Abstracts of the 2011 Asian-Pacific HPBA (Hepato- Pancreato-Biliary Association) 3rd Biennial Congress. September 27-30, 2011. Melbourne, Australia. HPB (Oxford). 2011 Oct;13 Suppl 3:1-254. PMID:21970028 (WoS)
    • Predictors of axillary lymph node metastases in breast cancer: is there a role for minimal axillary surgery Yip CH, Taib NA, Tan GH, Ng KL, Yoong BK, Choo WY. World J Surg. 2009 Jan;33(1):54-7 (WoS)
    • Velaiutham S, Taib NA, Ng KL, Yoong BK, Yip CH.Does the pre-operative value of serum CA15-3 correlate with survival in breast cancer?Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2008 Jul-Sep;9(3):445-8 (WoS)
    Article in Proceedings
    • Jun Kit Koong, Ee Shuan Lim, Peng Soon Koh and Boon Koon Yoong. Refractory Hypoglycaemia As A Rare Cause Of Initial Presentation In Previously Undoagnosed Hepatocellular Carcinoma. HPB 2015; 17(Suppl. S2):25 266. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Aaliyah Zambri, Jun Kit Koong, Peng Soon Koh and Boon Koon Yoong. Relationship Of Serum Alpha Feto Protein And Viral Hepatitis With Hepatocellular Carcinoma In A Multi Ethnic Population: A Single Institution Review. HPB 2015;17(Suppl. S2):25 266. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Peng Soon Koh, Boon Koon Yoong, Anushya Vijayananthan, Ouzreiah Nawawi, Sanjiv Mahadeva. Jaundice and life- threatening hemobilia - A rare presentation of adult choledochal cysts. HPB 2013, 15 (Suppl. 2); 98. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Peng Soon Koh, Jun Kit Koong, Caroline Judy Westerhout, Boon Koon Yoong. A huge paraganglioma mimicking a giant cavernous hemangioma of the liver. J Gastroenterol Hepatology. 2012; 27(suppl 5):225. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    AB Science
  • A prospective, multicenter, double-randomised, double blind, 2-parallel groups, phase 3 study to compare as first line therapy efficacy and safety of masitinib in combination wtih gemcitabine, to gemcitabine in combination with placebo, followed as second line treatment by masitinib in combination with FOLFIRI 3 versus placebo in combination with FOLFIRI 3 in the treatment of non resectable locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, Consultant, 2016 - 2018 (International)
  • OPTIMA Trial (Celsion Corporation)
  • A phase III, randomised, double blind, dummy- controlled study of ThermoDox in hepatocellular carcinoma using standardized RFA treatment time 45 mins for solitary lesions 3 cm to 7 cm , Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2015 (International)
  • Singapore Cancer Research Institute (SCRI)
  • Phase III Multi Centre open labl randomized controlled trial of selective internal radiation therapy(SIRT) versus Sorafenib in Locally advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (sirvsNib) , Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2016 (International)
  • NONE
  • Clinical Study Protocol M10-963 An open-label, Randomized Phase 3 Study of the Efficacy and tolerability of Linifanib (ABT-869) Versus Sorafenib in Subjects with Advance Hepatobiliary Carcinoma , Consultant, 2010 - 2011
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    • Can Post Operative Pain of Ambulatory Inguinal be reduced by Preemptive Pregabalin, Toh Charng Chee, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Multicentre Study of efficacy of DC Beads Versus Conventional Tansarterial Chemotherapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma, L.Sivaneswaran Lechmiannandan,, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • fluid resuscitation and haematocrit levels in the outcome of acute pancreatitis, Lim I Vern, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • the effect of wound re-disinfection with povidone iodine prior to wound closure reduces surgical site infection in mesh repair open hernioplasties, Nur Khadijah Binti Mohd Roslan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Value of operative measurement of drain amylase after pancreatic surgery, Jeffery Lim Ze Kang, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Academic/Professional Services
  • President of Malaysia Society of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeons, 11/09/2021 to 11/09/2022, National, (Expert Advisor)
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • Multimodality Treatment in Pancreatic Necrosis, MyHPB Congress, 13/08/2021 to 15/08/2021, MyHPBS  (National)
  • Learning Curve in Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy, SELSMA WEBINAR SERIES 2021, 12/03/2021 to 12/03/2021, Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgery of Malaysia (SELSMA) (National)
  • surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting of the college of surgeons AMM, 23/05/2014 to 25/05/2014, college of surgeons academy of medicine of malaysia
  • Hemopatch - A Dual Novel Action Patch for HPB SUrgery, MyHPBS2020 Conference, 05/12/2020 to 05/12/2020, MyHPBS Society (National)
  • laparoscopic hepatectomy, laparoscopic hepatectomy workshop, 11/09/2014 to 13/09/2014, ethicon  (Others)