Dr Sharon Koh Zhiling

Division of Surgical Oncology (Colorectal Surgery), NCIS
Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, NUHS

Clinical Lecturer
Department of Surgery, Yong Ll Lin School of Medicine, NUS 


Dr Sharon Koh graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (MBBS) where she also obtained her Masters of Medicine (Surgery). She obtained her fellowship diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and had completed here fellowship training program in Colorectal Surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, USA. During her time there, she received training in minimally invasive colorectal surgery and proctology, and management of complex inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr Koh’s other interest include advanced endoscopic management of both benign and malignant lesions in the gastrointestinal tract for which she has published papers and book chapters.

Dr Koh has keen interest in the field of clinical research and is also active in her role as a Clinical Lecturer in YLLSoM (NUS), where she is involved in the education of both under and post graduate students.

Education and Fellowships

  • YLLSoM National University of Singapore (MBBS)
  • Masters of Medicine (Surgery)
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)  
  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA


Specialty Interests

  • Diagnostic and advanced therapeutic endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and neoplasia
  • Colorectal and anal cancer


Professional Memberships

  • Member, Singapore Medical Association
  • Member, Singapore Colorectal Society

Awards and Grants 

  • 2014 - International Organization For the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD) Research Fellowship Award
  • 2005 - National University of Singapore Alumni Exchange Award

Updated as of 28 June 2017