Curriculum Vitae

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. YOONG BOON KOON

Associate Professor
  • Department of Surgery
    Faculty of Medicine
  • +603-79492441

AREAS 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

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • MSurg(UM)(2006), (Surgeri)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • BSc(Med),MBBS(1996), (Perubatan dan Pembedahan)
    University of New South Wales, Australia

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Acting Chairman
    01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 (University Malaya)
  • Acting Chairman
    01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 (University Malaya)
  • Head of Unit
    06 Jul 2020 - 31 Dec 2022 (University Malaya)
  • Head of Unit
    08 Sep 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 (Faculty)
  • Acting Chairman
    01 Sep 2016 - 21 Dec 2017 (University Malaya)
  • Head of Unit
    01 Apr 2010 - 21 Dec 2017 (University Malaya)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • MALAYSIA SOCIETY OF TRANSPLANTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER, COMMITTEE MEMBER
    2021 to present (National)
  • COLLEGE OF SURGEONS ACADEMY OF MEDICINE MALAYSIA, MEMBER
    2021 to present (National)
  • MYHPBS SOCIETY, PRESIDENT/ CHIEF
    Since 2020 (National)
  • ASIA-PACIFIC HEPATOPANCREATICOBILIARY ASSOCIATION, COMMITTEE MEMBER
    2021 to 2022 (International)
  • MYHPBS SOCIETY, COMMITTEE
    2020 to 2021 (National)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2016 (University)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. 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
Others
  1. 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, https://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwab192
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
Article in Proceeding
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2010 - 2011, 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)
International
  1. 2016 - 2018, 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)
  2. 2014 - 2016, 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))
  3. 2014 - 2015, 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))

PAPER PRESENTED


INVITED SPEAKER
  1. Multimodality Treatment in Pancreatic Necrosis, MyHPB Congress, MyHPBS  (National) (13 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021)
  2. Learning Curve in Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy, SELSMA WEBINAR SERIES 2021, Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgery of Malaysia (SELSMA) (National) (12 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021)
  3. surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting of the college of surgeons AMM, college of surgeons academy of medicine of malaysia (23 May 2014 - 25 May 2014)
EVENT ORGANISER
  1. Hemopatch - A Dual Novel Action Patch for HPB SUrgery, MyHPBS2020 Conference, MyHPBS Society (National) (05 Dec 2020 - 05 Dec 2020)
OTHERS
  1. laparoscopic hepatectomy, laparoscopic hepatectomy workshop, ethicon  (Others) (11 Sep 2014 - 13 Sep 2014)

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2022) President of Malaysia Society of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeons, National, (Expert Advisor)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
Master
  1. (2014) Value of operative measurement of drain amylase after pancreatic surgery, Jeffery Lim Ze Kang
  2. (2013) 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
  3. (2012) Multicentre Study of efficacy of DC Beads Versus Conventional Tansarterial Chemotherapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma, L.Sivaneswaran Lechmiannandan,
  4. (2012) fluid resuscitation and haematocrit levels in the outcome of acute pancreatitis, Lim I Vern
  5. (2010) Can Post Operative Pain of Ambulatory Inguinal be reduced by Preemptive Pregabalin, Toh Charng Chee