Dr Cherry Koh | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Dr Cherry KohColorectal Surgeon

Dr Cherry Koh

Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS (Hons), MS (Colorectal Surgery), FRACS


Phone: (02) 9519 7576
Fax: (02) 9519 1806


  • Colorectal Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Pelvic-floor Dysfunction
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Minimally and Maximally Invasive Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer Patient Decision-making

Dr Cherry Koh works jointly at the Department of Colorectal Surgery in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Surgical Division in Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Prior to commencing in 2012 at the Royal Prince Alfred hospital, she was completing her Colorectal Fellowship at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Cherry completed her undergraduate training with the University of Melbourne in 2001 graduating with the surgical medal. She subsequently undertook general surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital and The Alfred in Melbourne as well as Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In 2010, she was awarded the Notaras Fellowship by the Training Board of Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand which granted her a post-fellowship position at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Oxford for her Colorectal Fellowship. While she was in the United Kingdom, she was also awarded the ACPGBI (Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland) travelling fellowship. As part of her travelling fellowship, she travelled and worked in St Mark’s Hospital, Basingstoke, Leeds General and Infirmary in the United Kingdom as well as Geneva in Switzerland.

Cherry has a wide clinical and academic interest. Clinically, she is interested in both minimally as well as maximally invasive surgery. Together with her colleagues, Cherry is organising the inaugural TAMIS (Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery) live surgery workshop in Lifehouse later this year which has been very well received.

Academically, Cherry completed a Masters in Colorectal Surgery in 2008 looking at pelvic floor dysfunction. She is currently doing a PhD part time enrolled through the University of Sydney looking at decision making in patients with locally or recurrent rectal cancer. Cherry is also the Colorectal Research lead for the Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Institute of Academic Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is actively involved with supporting research and the supervision of research students. Cherry is also actively involved with the care of patients with colon and rectal cancer and also has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease.

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