PERSONAL DETAIL


Associate Prof. Dr. Yoong Boon Koon

Department of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
 
  +603-79492441
  bkyoong@um.edu.my
  Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
 
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-1092-2010

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • International Hepato-pancreato-biliary Association(IHPBA), Member, 2011 to 2011, (International)
  • International Hepato-pancreato-biliary Association(IHPBA), Membership, 2012 to 2013, (International)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Acting Chairman, University Malaya, 01/09/2016 to 21/12/2017 (Chair of Liver Transplantation Committee)
  • Head of Unit, University Malaya, 01/04/2010 to 21/12/2017 (Current Head of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Unit)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • 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)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Article in Academic Journals

2017
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Khean Lee Goh,Hamizah Razlan, Juanda Leo Hartono, Choon Seng Qua, Boon Koon Yoong, Peng Soon Koh and Basri Jeet Abdullah. Liver cancer in Malaysia: Epidemiology and clinical presentation in a multiracial Asian population. Journal of Digestive Diseases. 2015 Mar;16(3):152-8. doi: 10.1111/1751- 2980.12223.PMID: 25512092 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Peng Soon Koh, Mastura Md Yusof, Boon Koon Yoong & Pathmanathan Rajadurai. Mediastinal hepatocellular carcinoma with unknown primary: an unusual and rare presentation. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer. 2014 Dec;45 Suppl 1:74-6. doi: 10.1007/s12029-013- 9549-8. PMID:24045908 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Peng Soon Koh, Shiaw Hooi Ho, Boon Koon Yoong, Basri Jeet Abdullah, Khean Lee Goh. 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 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Peng Soon Koh, Jun Kit Koong, Caroline Judy Westerhout, Boon Koon Yoong. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic:A huge liver paraganglioma. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Jul; 28(7):1075.PMID: 23782121 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

2012
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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. (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)

2008
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)
Proceeding

2015
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

2013
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

2012
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • 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, Co-Investigator, 2016 - 2018, AB Science, (International)
  • 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, Singapore Cancer Research Institute (SCRI), (International)
  • 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, OPTIMA Trial (Celsion Corporation), (International)
  • 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, Co-Investigator, 2010 - 2011, NONE, (International)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2016, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


INVITED SPEAKER
  • surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting of the college of surgeons AMM, 2014-05-23 to 2014-05-25, college of surgeons academy of medicine of malaysia
OTHERS
  • laparoscopic hepatectomy, laparoscopic hepatectomy workshop, 2014-09-11 to 2014-09-13, ethicon

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Ongoing
  • Master Degree, Jeffery Lim Ze Kang, Value of operative measurement of drain amylase after pancreatic surgery, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Nur Khadijah Binti Mohd Roslan, the effect of wound re-disinfection with povidone iodine prior to wound closure reduces surgical site infection in mesh repair open hernioplasties, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Lim I Vern, fluid resuscitation and haematocrit levels in the outcome of acute pancreatitis, 2012/2013

Completed
  • Master Degree, L.sivaneswaran Lechmiannandan,, Multicentre Study of efficacy of DC Beads Versus Conventional Tansarterial Chemotherapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma, 2012/2013
  • Master Degree, Toh Charng Chee, Can Post Operative Pain of Ambulatory Inguinal be reduced by Preemptive Pregabalin, 2010/2011