SELSMA Webinar Series: Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB)

Dr Leow Voon Meng
Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon,
Senior Lecturer Cluster of Oncology,
Advanced Medical & Dental Institute (AMDI), USM Penang.

Dr Leow Voon Meng is a Consultant General and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeon. He is currently working in Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, University Science Malaysia in Penang. His education began at University Science Malaysia from which he obtained his Medical Degree and Master of Medicine (Surgery)postgraduate degree in 2000 and 2008 respectively. He has completed his subspecialty training in Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery Fellowship Programme with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. He expanded his experience as a Fellow at Dumond-UCLA Liver and Pancreas Transplant Centre, the United State of America in 2013.
He is actively involved in the national subspecialty training of hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery training in Malaysia. He is skilled with both advanced endoscopy especially ERCP and minimally invasive surgery and this remains the preferred primary approach for most of his surgial intervention. His area of interest ius liver transplant surgery and actively participates in organ procurement service in Malaysia.
As an academic surgeon, he facilitates research for young researchers, organises skills based endo-laparoscopic training workshops and published actively in peer-reviewed journals.


Dr Manisekar Subramaniam
Consultant Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon,

Head of National Service in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation,
Hospital Alor Setar.


Assoc Prof Dr Bong Jan Jin
Consultant Surgeon General Surgery and Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery,
Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia.

Dr. Bong Jan Jin is a consultant hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgeon working at the Sunway Medical Centre in Malaysia. He graduated from the University of Leeds UK, and completed a postgraduate research thesis leading to the award of M.D. degree from the same university. He was trained at the prestigious Northwest Thames Higher Surgical Training Program (London Deanery). After completion of specialist training in general and hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery (awarded Certificate of Completion of Training by the General Medical Council UK), he continued his training as a senior clinical fellow at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. He is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council UK, and a fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
After twenty years at the United Kingdom, Dr. Bong returned to his home country, Malaysia, in 2009. He was appointed Associate Professor (Academic) at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and became the head of hepatobiliary unit at the Hospital UKM.
He joined Sunway Medical Centre in 2013. He was appointed Associate Professor at the Sunway Institute for Healthcare Development at Sunway University in 2016.
Dr. Bong has published many original articles in the field of hepato-biliary surgery in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently an editorial board member for Asian Journal of Surgery and Journal of Pancreatology. His research interests include hepatocellular carcinoma, minilaparoscopic surgery, and minimum-invasive HPB surgery.


Prof Dr Brian Goh Kim Poh
Senior Consultant and Professor Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery,
Singapore General Hospital National Cancer Center,
Singapore Duke-National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Professor Goh is presently Director of Solid Organ Transplant at the Singhealth-Duke NUS Transplant center. He underwent fellowship training in both HPB surgery at Singapore General Hospital and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons accredited abdominal organ transplant (liver, kidney, pancreas) fellowship program at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. He is a highly-experienced subspecialty surgeon having performed over 1200 major HPB/transplant surgeries since completing surgical training and become a board-certified surgeon. Dr Goh is presently one of the key-developers and leaders of minimally-invasive HPB surgery in Southeast Asia. He is also a pioneer of the application of robotic HPB surgery in the region and has performed over 500 major laparoscopic/robotic HPB/transplant surgeries including over 100 robotic procedures as the principal surgeon. Dr Goh has a Master of Science in research and is active in both clinical and translational research. He has held over SGD 50M in grant funding and has authored/co-authored over 270 PubMed-indexed articles. He has a H-index of 47 and his work has been cited over 6000 times. He has delivered close to 200 scientific presentations at international scientific meetings and has received several international awards in recognition of his contributions to the field.


Assoc Prof Dr Cheung Tan To
Clinical Associate Professor Chief of Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery.

Tan To Cheung is the Chief of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery within the Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, and Vice President of the Hong Kong Society of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Council member of Liver Foundation. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Hong Kong.
Dr Cheung is a world-renowned leading experts in the field of laparoscopic liver resection for primary liver cancer. He has performed the most laparoscopic liver hepatectomies in Hong Kong with good outcome and zero mortality. He published the results of laparoscopic hepatectomies at Queen Mary Hospital in various journals, including Annals of Surgery twice. (More than 200 citations since 2013 and >80 citations since 2016). He has presented his work on laparoscopic liver resection in patient with cirrhosis in 135th American Surgical Association Annual meeting. The papers he published has been highly cited. He completed the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 2018. His thesis was the “Application on Minimally invasive Hepatectomy for liver cancer”.
Dr Cheung is very active and outspoken in this field internationally. He was the founding member of International Laparosocpic liver Surgery Society and was elected as Advisory board member in 2019. Vice Chairman of radiology committee of International liver transplant society.
Dr Cheung is an active researcher with a successful grant record including principle investigator and co-investigator of various grants from UGC HK and China with a total amount of more than 42 Million.
Dr Cheung was a recipient of the GB Ong Travelling Fellowship Award 2013 and James IV travelling Fellowship Award 2017. He has authored more than 200 peerreviewed articles and other publications, and is frequently invited to lecture internationally and to present in plenary sessions. He has mentored a large number of trainees, including post graduate degree and oversea academia.


Assoc Prof Dr Yoon Boon Koon
Consultant Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon,
University Malaya Medical Centre.

Associate Professor Yoong Boon Koon obtained his BSc(med) and MBBS degree in University of New South Wales (Aust) in 1996 and and his Master of Surgery in University of Malaya in 2006. After completion of his Clinical Associate Fellowship in Hepatopancreaticobiliary(HPB) Surgery and Liver Transplantation at Queen Mary Hospital in 2009. In 2010, he established the Hepatobiliary Unit in University Malaya Medical Center, and started the Living Donor Liver Transplantation Program in 2017 for the same center. He is currently the Head of General Surgery Division and Chairperson of Liver Transplantation Committee of University Malaya Medical Center.


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