Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. KHONG TAK LOON


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Committee member for Tabung Prof Atiya, Faculty, 10/05/2021 to present
  • CHAIRMAN, Faculty, 04/02/2021 to 04/02/2021
  • HEAD OF UNIT, Faculty, 15/01/2019 to 31/07/2020
  • Coordinator for Surgical End of Posting Exams and Coordinator for the UMMP 3.2 Barrier exams, University Malaya, 04/12/2017 to 31/07/2020
  • Member of the UMMC Drug Safety Committee, University Malaya, 08/09/2017 to 31/12/2020
  • Stage 2 Surgical Block Chair for Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University Malaya, 01/04/2018 to 01/02/2019
  • Affiliate member to the UM Clinical Research Institute, University Malaya, 04/10/2017 to 31/12/2019
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • FRCS, GENERAL SURGERY, ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, ENGLAND
  • MD, MEDICINE AND SURGERY, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, UK
  • MSC (SURGICAL SCIENCE), SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK
  • MBBS, MEDICINE AND SURGERY, EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY, UNITED KINGDOM
TEACHING
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
Teaching
  • Other - Science of Tissue Management 2019, Post Graduate ( - )
  • other - Basic Surgical Suturing and Knot Tying Course, Pre-Houseman, UNIVERSITY MALAYA ( - )
  • Others - Laparoscopic colorectal surgery hands-on cadaveric workshop, Post Graduate ( - )
  • MIA3001 - UMMP Stage 3.1, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - )
  • MID2005 - BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE III, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • MIA2001 - UMMP Stage 2, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - )
  • MIA4001 - UMMP Stage 3.2, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - )
  • MIA4001 - UMMP 3.2, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - )
  • MD01 - Bachelor of Dental Surgery, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - )
  • Other - Non technical skills for surgeons, Post Graduate, College of Surgeons, Malaysia (2019/2020 - )
  • MIA3001 - UMMP 3.1, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 2 3 )
  • MIA2001 - MBBS Stage 2, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • MIA4001 - Stage 1, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • other - Non Technical Skills Course for Surgeons, Post Graduate, Royal College of Surgeons (Nov 2018 - 1 )
  • Teaching Activity
  • MTA27200 - ADVANCED CLINICAL TRAINING, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • Cheng, KJ. (2021). IL-1 and colorectal cancer pathogenesis: Enthralling candidate for anti-cancer therapy. Crit Rev Oncol Hemat (WoS)
    • Khong, T. L., Khoo, X. H., & Hilmi, I. (2021). A Systematic Review on the Effectiveness of Clinician-Directed Interventions to Improve Compliance to Post-Polypectomy Surveillance Guidelines. Digestive diseases. https://doi.org/10.1159/000520859
    2016
    • Khong TL, Naik K, Sivakumar R, Shah S (2015). Impact of the United Kingdom national bowel cancer awareness campaigns 2012 on colorectal cancer services and patient survival. Colorectal Dis. 2015 Dec;17(12):1055-61 (WoS)
    2014
    • Ferguson HJ1, Hall NJ2, Bhangu A1; National Surgical Research Collaborative (2014). A multicentre cohort study assessing day of week effect and outcome from emergency appendicectomy. BMJ Qual Saf, 23(9):732-40 (WoS)
    • Khong, T. (2014). Outcome of appendicectomy in children performed in paediatric surgery units compared with general surgery units. British Journal of Surgery Volume, 101(6), 707-714 (WoS)
    2013
    • Tak L Khong, Ngayu Thairu, Helene Larsen, Peter M Dawson, Serafim Kiriakidis and Ewa M Paleolog (2013). Identification of the angiogenic gene signature induced by EGF and hypoxia in colorectal cancer. BMC Cancer, 13:518 (WoS)
    • National Research Collaborative (2013) . Multicentre observational study of performance variation in provision and outcome of emergency appendicectomy. Br J Surg, 100(9):1240-52. (WoS)
    2012
    • Helene Larsen, Barbara Muz, Tak L. Khong, Marc Feldmann and Ewa M. Paleolog. (2012). Differential effects of Th1 versus Th2 cytokines in combination with hypoxia on HIFs and angiogenesis in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Res Ther. 14(4), R180. (WoS)
    • Khong TL, Siddiqui J, Mallinson P, Horton D, Gandhi J, Daniel R. (2012). Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome: uterus didelphys, obstructed hemivagina, and ipsilateral renal agenesis-role of sonographically guided minimally invasive vaginal surgery. Eur J Pediatr Surg, 22(2), 171-3 (WoS)
    2007
    • Khong TL, Larsen H, Raatz Y, Paleolog E. (2007). Angiogenesis as a therapeutic target in arthritis: learning the lessons of the colorectal cancer experience. Angiogenesis, 10(4):243-58. (SCOPUS)
    2006
    • Khong TL, Winstanley V, Lee G, Christmas T, Ramsay J. (2006) Primary uretero-iliac fistula: the unusual source of haematuria. Int Urol Nephrol. 39(3):751-3. (WoS)
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    NONE
  • EAGLE study - ESCP Safe-anastomosis Programme in Colorectal Surgery, Principal Investigator(PI), 2021 - 2021 (International)
  • GlobalSurg 3: Quality and Outcomes in Global Cancer Surgery, Consultant, 2018 - 2018 (International)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
  • Effectiveness of a Clinical Decision Support System to improve compliance to post polypectomy surveillance guidelines, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2022 (National)
  • Private Funding
  • Association between RIP1, NLRP3, HMGB1 and IL-1 in colorectal cancer tumour and serum samples, Consultant, 2020 - 2022 (National)
  • ProPBM : A randomised control trial comparing a modified patient blood management (PBM) protocol with standard care for patients undergoing major surgery., Consultant, 2019 - 2021 (National)
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • The Role of RIP1/IL-1a/IL-8 Pathway in Mediating Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition (EMT), Cellular Invasion in Colorectal Cancer, Consultant, 2020 - 2023 (National)
  • Development of a predictive tool for the predisposition of colorectal cancer using gut microbiome analysis and mucosal immunity with reference to Blastocystis sp, Consultant, 2019 - 2021 (National)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • Effectiveness of an online educational module in improving compliance to post polypectomy colonoscopy surveillance, Jessy Ng Suk Ning, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, LYNETTE SHEENA DEWA RAJO, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • -, NG SUK NING, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • -, YOHESUWARY A/P GUNARASA, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    Completed
    • -, SEE BOON KEONG, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Webinar entitled "Working together in stoma care' in commemoration of Norma Gill day., 26/06/2021 to 26/06/2021 (International)
    • Expert panel for the Antibiotics Awareness Week - use of antibiotics from the perspective of a surgeon, 10/11/2020 to 10/11/2020
    • REBUNG project - community project to improve awareness of cancer and to facilitate early diagnosis and referral from primary care to hospitals, 21/09/2020 to 08/04/2021
    • Community awareness and support for cancer survivors - talk on 'Frailty and outcomes in the elderly cancer patients', 05/10/2019 to 05/10/2019
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Sonographic cervical length and its impact on timing of delivery and inducibility of labout, 28/10/2021 to 28/10/2021, University, (External Assessor)
  • Malaysia Toray Science Foundation - grant assessor, 23/09/2021 to 23/09/2021, University, (External Assessor)
  • Produced educational content on workplace based assessments for the Training the Trainers workshop, 06/09/2021 to 10/10/2021, National, (Mentor)
  • Assessing awareness of CRC and uptake of faecal occult blood tests, 05/01/2021 to 05/01/2021, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Alexander Simpson-Smith Prize , Alexander Simpson-Smith Foundation, 2006 (RESEARCH)
    • Alan Edwards Prize , British Association of Surgical Oncology , 2006 (RESEARCH)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • IBD Digital Education Solution Project, Jenssen, Johnson and Johnson, 15/12/2021 to 31/12/2022, Consultant (National)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    INVITED SEMINAR
  • Challenges on Pre-Operative , Intra-Operative, Post-Operative care of elderly patients, Annual Scientific Congress of the College of Surgeons 2019., 02/08/2019 to 04/08/2019, College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (International)
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • Transdisciplinary approach in perioperative medicine, Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists and College of Anaesthesiologists Annual Scientific Congress 2021 , 06/08/2021 to 08/08/2021, Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists and College of Anaesthesiologists (International)
  • Adapting our colorectal services at a COVID-hybrid university hospital as we transition from Movement Control Order (MCO) to Recovery MCO (RMCO), Adjusting to the new norm in Colorectal Practice, 27/07/2020 to 27/07/2020, Ethicon, Johnson and Johnson (International)
  • Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision in Male Patients, Coloproctology - Annual Scientific Congress 2020, 05/03/2020 to 08/03/2020, Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons  (International)
  • Surgical considerations in elderly patients with cancer, Surgical consideration for the oncogeriartric patient, 05/10/2019 to 05/10/2019, Department of Surgery, University Malaya (University)
  • Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy and cytoreductive surgery in Gynae malignancies, Malaysian International Congress of O&G 2019, 18/07/2019 to 21/07/2019, Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia  (International)
  • Colorectal cancer for the General Surgical Trainees, Coloproctology 2018, 02/03/2018 to 04/03/2018, Malaysian Association of Colorectal Surgeons (National)
  • ORAL PRESENTER
  • Regulation of the proangiogenic switch on colorectal cancer cells by epidermal growth factor and hypoxia, BASO ACS & Cancer Genetics Group Joint Scientific Conference 2009, 23/06/2009 to 24/06/2009, British Association of Surgical Oncology (International)
  • Investigation of convergence between Epidermal Growth Factor and hypoxia on the pro-angiogenic switch in colorectal cancer, Surgical Academic Research Society 2008, 10/03/2008 to 12/03/2008, Surgical Academic Research Society (National)
  • Regulation of the proangiogenic switch in colorectal cancer cells by Epidermal Growth Factor and hypoxia, BASO The Association for Cancer Surgery Annual Scientific Conference 2006, 15/05/2006 to 17/05/2006, British Association of Surgical Oncology (National)
  • Hypoxia: Its role in angiogenesis and Colorectal Cancer, Simpson-Smith Memorial Day 2006, 08/05/2006 to 10/05/2006, Imperial College London (National)
  • POSTER PRESENTER
  • United Kingdom National Bowel Cancer awareness programme More pain, no gain?, British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting 2014, 03/06/2014 to 06/06/2014, British Society of Gastroenterology (International)
  • Investigation of convergence between EGF and hypoxia on the proangiogenic switch in colorectal cancer, Assoc of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Meeting 2009, 08/06/2009 to 10/06/2009, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (International)
  • Regulation of the proangiogenic switch on colorectal cancer cells by epidermal growth factor and hypoxia, Assoc of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Meeting 2009, 13/05/2009 to 15/05/2009, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (International)
  • Hypoxia is a potent regulator of the pro-angiogenic switch in colorectal cancer cells, Assoc of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Meeting 2007, 09/07/2007 to 11/07/2007, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (International)
  • Investigation of convergence between Epidermal Growth Factor and hypoxia on the pro-angiogenic switch in colorectal cancer, Simpson-Smith Memorial Day 2007, 07/05/2007 to 07/05/2007, Imperial College London (National)