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Dr Koh Ye Xin

Dr Koh Ye Xin



Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Surgery & Surgical Oncology, Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery

Clinical Interest: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Transplantation

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Gallstones, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Cancers, Liver Cancer, Liver Tumours, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Endocrine Tumours, Pancreatic Tumours.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore


Dr Koh Ye Xin is a Consultant at the Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery in Singapore General Hospital and a member of the Singapore Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (HPBA-S). Dr Koh serves as the Co-Chairman in the Quality Improvement Committee of the Surgery Academic Clinical Program.

Dr Koh graduated from the Singhealth General Surgery Residency Programme and the Singapore Chief Residency Programme from the Healthcare Leadership College.

Dr Koh is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and holds a Master of Medicine (Surgery). He was the Asia-Pacific awardee of the Japan Hepatopancreatobiliary Society observership to Hokkaido University for training in advanced hepatopancreatobilary malignancy. He was a senior clinical fellow in Abdominal Transplantation at Cambridge University, Addenbrookes hospital, focusing on Multivisceral and Intestinal transplantation.

Dr Koh has authored several scientific publications in regional and international journals and has delivered multiple scientific presentations at conferences worldwide. He is the recipient of the Surgery Academic Clinical Programme Nuturing Clinican Scientist Award and is currently collaborating with A Star scientists and NTU engineers to develop novel bioengineering techniques to create a perfusable pancreatic islet cell carriage device and recellularisation of dellularised of pancreatric parenchyma matrices.

Dr Koh is passionate about passing on knowledge and contributes to education and training as an Assistant Professor in the National University Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke NUS Medical School. He also and serves as a physician faculty to the Singhealth General Surgery Residency Programme and as a mentor to the general surgical chief residents of the Singapore Chief Residency Programme.


  • ​Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Master in Medicine (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore)
  • Membership Diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore)
  • Physician Faculty Singhealth General Surgery Residency

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Assistant Professor Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Assistant Professor Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Chairman, Clinical Quality Improvement Commitee, Surgery Academic Clinical Program
  • Member, Hepatopancreatobiliary Assocation (Singapore)


  • Nuturing Clinician Scientist Scheme Award, Singhealth Duke-NUS Surgery, 2019
  • Asia-Pacific Awardee for Observership to Japan, Hokkaido University, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery 2, 2018
  • Inspiring Resident Educator Award, 2015 & 2016
  • Resident of the Year Award, 2011-2016
  • National Serviceman of the Year (Full Time) Award, 2011
  • Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps Pride Day Gold Award, 2011
  • Sword of Honor for the Medical Officer Conversion Course, 2010
  • Best House Officer Award, 2009
  • Dean’s List, 2007
  • National Youth Achievement Award Gold, 2002
  • National Youth Achievement Award Silver, 2000

Research Interests


  1. Human Islet Isolation and Distribution Efforts for Clinical and Basic Research.
    Ng NHJ, Tan WX, Koh YX, Teo AKK.
    OBM Transplantation 2019;3(2):31; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1902068.
  2. Liver Resection for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease-Associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
    Koh YX, Tan HJ, Liew YX, Syn N, Teo JY, Lee SY, Goh BK, Goh GB, Chan CY.
    J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Aug 6. pii: S1072-7515(19)30448-X. doi 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.07.012.
    PMID: 31398386
  3. Critical Appraisal of the Impact of the Systematic Adoption of Advanced Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery on the Surgical Management of Mirizzi Syndrome.
    Koh YX, Basu P, Liew YX, Teo JY, Kam JH, Lee SY, Cheow PC, Jeyaraj P, Chow PKH, Chung AYF, Ooi LLPJ, Chan CY, Goh BKP.
    World J Surg. 2019 Dec;43(12):3138-3152. doi: 10.1007/s00268-019-05164-y.
    PMID: 31529332
  4. Pre-operative predictors of early recurrence/mortality including the role of inflammatory indices in patients undergoing partial hepatectomy for spontaneously ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma.
    Chua DW, Koh YX, Liew YX, Chan CY, Lee SY, Cheow PC, Chow PK, Chung AY, Ooi LL, Goh BK.
    J Surg Oncol. 2018 Dec;118(8):1227-1236. doi: 10.1002/jso.25281. PMID: 30399204
  5. Regional Lymph Node Metastases in Groin Sarcomas: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge.
    Ng DWJ, Koh YX, Tan GHC, Soo KC, Teo MCC.
    Am J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 18. PMID: 29782363
  6. A Retrospective Review of the Diagnostic and Management Challenges of Mirizzi Syndrome at the Singapore General Hospital.
    Seah WM, Koh YX, Cheow PC, Chow PKH, Chan CY, Lee SY, Ooi LLPJ, Chung AYF, Goh BKP.
    Dig Surg. 2017 Nov 30. PMID: 29190631
  7. A Clinical Scoring System to Predict the Clinical Sequelae of Computed Tomography Diagnosed Intussusception.
    Tan HL, Koh YX, Taufik M, Lye WK, Goh BKP, Ong HS.
    World J Surg. 2017 Sep 15. PMID: 28916884
  8. Cloquet's node trumps imaging modalities in the prediction of pelvic nodal involvement in patients with lower limb melanomas in Asian patients with palpable groin nodes.
    Koh YX, Chok AY, Zheng H, Xu S, Teo MC.
    Eur J Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct;40(10):1263-70.PMID: 24947073
  9. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Comparing Pancreaticoduodenectomy Versus Limited Resection for Duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors.
    Chok AY, Koh YX, Ow MY, Allen JC Jr, Goh BK.
    Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct;21(11):3429-38. PMID: 24854490
  10. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Comparing the Surgical Outcomes of Invasive Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms and Conventional Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.
    Koh YX, Chok AY, Zheng HL, Tan CS, Goh BK.
    Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Aug;21(8):2782-800. PMID: 24687151

Research Trials