Dr Kenneth Koo

Dr Kenneth Koo

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

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)
Liverpool Hospital

Conjoint Senior Lecturer (2002 – present)
University of New South Wales

Select Publications

  1. Incision therapy for an unusual esophageal stricture. Bassan MS, Shetti M, Edwards P, Abi-Hanna D, Koo J. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Feb;83(2):451. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.08.015. PMID: 26278656
  2. Knowledge and predictors of dysplasia surveillance performance in inflammatory bowel diseases in Australia. Leong RW, Perry J, Campbell B, Koo J, Turner IB, Corte C, Fok IK. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Oct;82(4):708-714.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.04.004. PMID: 26007222
  3. Birthplace is not a determinant of colorectal adenomas. Tran F, Koo JH.
    World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jul 14;20(26):8606-11. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i26.8606. PMID: 25024615
  4. Knowledge of, attitudes toward, and barriers to participation of colorectal cancer screening tests in the Asia-Pacific region: a multicenter study. Koo JH, Leong RW, Ching J, Yeoh KG, Wu DC, Murdani A, Cai Q, Chiu HM, Chong VH, Rerknimitr R, Goh KL, Hilmi I, Byeon JS, Niaz SK, Siddique A, Wu KC, Matsuda T, Makharia G, Sollano J, Lee SK, Sung JJ; Asia Pacific Working Group in Colorectal Cancer. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Jul;76(1):126-35. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.03.168. PMID: 22726471
  5. Colorectal cancer screening practise is influenced by ethnicity of medical practitioner and patient. Koo JH, You MY, Liu K, Athureliya MD, Tang CW, Redmond DM, Connor SJ, Leong RW. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Feb;27(2):390-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2011.06872.x. PMID: 21793910

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