MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Staff Specialist at Department of Gastroenterology and Liver
Research and Clinical Expertise:
Surveillance for bowel cancer and polyps, and National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
Dr Kenneth Koo is a Senior Staff Specialist at the Department of Gastroenterology and Liver at Liverpool Hospital and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. Dr Koo graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed post-graduate advanced training in Gastroenterology at Liverpool, Bankstown and Canberra Hospitals. Dr Koo was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2005, and a PhD in the field of clinical epidemiology in bowel cancer in 2012 from the University of New South Wales.
Dr Koo's clinical interest include screening for and surveillance of bowel cancer and polyps, the diagnosis and management of inflammatory and functional bowel diseases, chronic liver disease and small bowel disease. Dr Koo is accredited for gastroscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
His clinical research interests include screening for bowel cancer and quality assurance in the use of colonoscopy and their outcomes. He has implemented and leads the direct access colonoscopy service which facilitates rapid, efficient and safe colonoscopy access for patients with positive faecal occult blood test. He is actively involved in teaching junior medical officers and medical students. He supervises Advance and Basic Physician trainees and students in the Independent Learning Project.
University of Melbourne 1995
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians 2005
Ph.D. in Medicine Dissertation
Colorectal Cancer in Sydney South West Area Health Service, University of New South Wales 2012
Conjoint Committee Certified in
Gastroscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy
Staff Specialist, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist (2007 – present)
Conjoint Senior Lecturer (2002 – present)
University of New South Wales
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