DR LP CHEAH : Curriculum Vitae 



Qualifications and Awards
Work Profile
Presentations and Publications
Conferences
 

QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

· The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons : FRACS(General Surgery) 2005 
-- Registrar Case Presentations : Northern Hospital : First Prize
-- Laparoscopic Suturing Competition: Registrars Conference: First Prize

· Gastroenterological Society of Australia(GESA) - Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2005 
-- Accredited in Upper GI Endoscopy(Gastroscopy) and Colonoscopy

· The Royal College of Surgeons of England : Diploma of Member of the Royal College of Surgeons(MRCS) of England 2000 
-- Audit of Colorectal Cancer Follow-Up. 5th Annual District Audit Conference, Leicester, England : Poster Presentation (First Prize)

· University of Melbourne : Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (First Class Honours) : RMH and Western Hospital Clinical School 1997
-- Australian Medical Association Prize - Top medical student
-- Rowden White Faculty Prize - Top medical student
-- The Novartis Prize - Top medical student
-- Dean's Honours Lists
-- The Robert Andrew Stirling Prize in Clinical Surgery (1997)
-- Exhibition Prize in Anatomy (1993)
-- T. F. Ryan Prize in Anatomy (1993)
-- Dwight’s Prize in Anatomy (1993)
-- Matthew W. McKenzie Award in Anatomy (1992)
-- Hedley F. Summons Prize in Otolaryngology (1997)
-- Leonard Mitchell Prize in Ophthalmology (1997)
-- The Roger Melick Prize in Clinical Medicine (1997)
-- Sir Alfred Edward Rowden White Prize in Obstetrics (1997)
-- Robert Gartly Heatly Prize in Obstetrics (1997)
-- Edgar & Mable Coles Prize in Obstetrics (1997)
-- Ian Johnston Prize in Reproductive Medicine (1996)
-- Herman Lawrence Prize in Clinical Dermatology (1995)
-- Edgar Rouse Prize in Occupational Medicine (1995)
-- Sunderland Prize in Neuroscience (1993)
-- The Australian College for Emergency Medicine Victoria Region Prize (1992)
-- Equity Scholarship
-- Toastmasters International: Completed CTM

· Klang High School, Selangor, Malaysia 
-- SPM/O-Levels– 10As
-- STPM/A-Levels – 5As : Top student in Malaysia in Bio-Maths stream
-- Scholar of the Year and many other academic prizes
-- National University of Malaysia Biology Quiz – First Prize
-- New Straits Times National Essay Writing Contest – First Prize

WORK PROFILE

::::: Appointments ::::: 

· Consultant General Surgeon 
– Public Hospital: Echuca

– Private Hospitals: John Fawkner Private Hospital; Western Private Hospital; Mitcham  Private Hospital; Western Gastroenterology; Coburg Endoscopy; Western Day Surgery
· Fellow in Surgery(Honorary) – University of Melbourne
View from Univeristy of Melbourne : School of Rural Health Website ]

::::: Clinical Work :::::

> Elective surgery
· Endoscopy – Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy
· Hernia Repair – Inguinal, Incisional, Epigastric, Umbilical/Paraumbilical, Femoral, Spighelian, Interstitial
·Minor Plastic surgery : Skin cancers(Excision & local flap/skin grafts), Melanoma(Wide excision, Sentinel lymph node biopsy);Skin lumps(sebaceous cyst, lipoma) and subcutaneous tumours(neurofibroma, dermatofibroma) 

·Ingrown toenail 

·Vasectomy


· Laparoscopic surgery – Cholecystectomy, Inguinal hernia repair(TEP), Diagnostic/staging, Transcystic CBD exploration

· Pilonidal sinus disease(Modified Karydakis/Bascom operation)
· Breast and Endocrine – Wide local excision(inc mammoplasty/breast rearrangement surgery), Mastectomy, Sentinel lymph node biopsy, Axillary clearance, Thyroidectomy, Focused parathyroidectomy, Correction of inverted nipple(Nippel Eversion surgery)
· Colorectal – Perianal conditions(Haemorrhoids, anal fistula, anal fissure, perianal abscess), Hemicolectomy, Anterior resection

· Hand Surgery – Carpal tunnel release, Dupuytren’s fasciectomy and Z-plasty, Trigger finger release
· Varicose Vein Surgery


> Emergency surgery

Trauma - Skin laceration requring plastic surgery, tendon injury, nerve injury, foreign body

Appendicitis - Appendicectomy (Laparoscopic/open)

Perforated bowel, perforated stomach ulcer

Bowel obstruction

Inflammed gallbladder(Acute cholecystitis)

Diverticulitis

Rectal bleeding - Haemorrhoids

Incarcerated hernia

Perianal abscess, thrombosed haemorrhoid

Cellulitis, abscess


::::: Administrative/Service Planning/Audit/Patient Safety Activities :::::

· Medical Clinical Governance Committee – Surgical representative(Ballarat Base Hospital 2006)
· Clinical Review Panel – Surgical representative(Ballarat Base Hospital 2006)
· Division of Surgery - Secretary(Ballarat Base Hospital 2006)
· Conducted Interviews for Internship applicants(Ballarat Base Hospital 2006)
· Clinical System Project - Statewide Design Workshop(HealthSMART)
· Code Brown Exercise(EmergoTrain System)


::::: Teaching :::::

· Medical Students – Lectures, tutorials(with aid of laptop/Internet surgical websites/image library), long cases, bedside and ambulatory care teaching
· Mentoring Program – University of Melbourne
· Intern education – tutorial
· Registrar & resident teaching
· Overseas-trained Doctors education – Lecturer in VMPF Fast-track Bridging Course for AMC Part II Clinical Exams; hospital teaching; teaching in rooms

· General Practitioners - Surgical Skills Workshop: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (2007 - 2016 )
· Nurse education – Theatre sessions, tutorials, study day




::::: Continuing Medical Education/Conferences :::::

· Modern Era of Hernia Surgery(Adelaide 2011)

 ·RACS Annual Scientific Congresses

· International Surgical Society and Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand Joint Meeting(Pattaya, July 2006) : Nominated to represent the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
· Subscriber to Medscape and Websurg; editor for various surgical topics on Wikipedia

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

· Cheah LP and Godsiff SP. Letter to the British Medical Journal : Hyponatraemia following Orthopaedic Surgery (July 1999)

· Cheah LP and Hemingway DM. Audit of Colorectal Cancer Follow-Up.
-- 5th Annual District Audit Conference, Leicester, England (25 Nov 1999) : Poster Presentation (First Prize)

· Cheah LP and Hemingway DM: Improving Colorectal Cancer Follow-Up – The Single-Visit Colorectal Cancer Follow-Up Clinic : Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons (July 2002): Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2002; 84:260-262

· Cheah LP, Loftus IM, Watkin DFL and Fossard DP. The Evolution of the Day Case Abscess Service: The British Journal of Surgery 2001; 88:22

· Cheah LP, Loftus IM, Watkin DFL and Fossard DP. Reaudit of the Day Case Abscess Service.
-- Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Meeting 2001, Birmingham, England(25 Apr 2001): Presentation
-- Leicester Royal Infirmary Surgical Directorate Audit Day (7 July 2000): Presentation
-- Clinical Effectiveness Conference 2000, Leicester, England(3 Nov 2000): Poster Presentation
· Cheah LP, Baragwanath P, Rodgers P and Hemingway DM. Audit of Anastomotic Leaks In Anterior Resection.
-- Clinical Effectiveness Conference 2000, Leicester, England (3 Nov 2000): Poster Presentation

· Cheah LP and Hemingway DM. The Dedicated Single-Visit Colorectal Cancer Follow-up Clinic.
-- Clinical Effectiveness Conference, Leicester, England(3 Nov 2000): Poster Presentation
-- Cancer Services Collaborative 4th Learning Workshop, Blackpool, England(16 Nov 2000): Poster Presentation
-- Leicestershire Cancer Services Conference, Leicester, England(Jan 2001): Poster Presentation

· Cheah LP and Danne P. Zone I Neck Injuries - Emergency Surgical Access
-- Southern Trauma Symposium(8 Nov 2002) : Presentation
-- Annual Scientific Congress RACS(9 May 2003): Presentation
-- Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2003; 73: A114

· Cheah LP and Sweeney T. Emergency Surgical Decompression of the Abdomen during Cardiac Arrest in the setting of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
-- Annual Scientific Congress RACS(9 May 2003) : Presentation and Poster Presentation
-- Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2003; 73: A44
-- Abstract: 2004 World Congress on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (www.wsacs.org/view_abstract.php?idAbstract=5)

· Cheah LP, Crowley C and Watters D. Learning Impact – Is Private Assisting Useful as Study Time?
-- Annual Scientific Congress RACS(9-13 May 2005)(Perth): Poster Presentation
-- Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2005; 75: A102

· Cheah LP and Watters D. BOSS Clinical Information System – Geelong Hospital’s Experience
-- Annual Scientific Congress RACS(9-13 May 2005)(Perth): Poster Presentation
-- Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2005; 75: A101
-- 21st Annual TEPR Conference-Towards an Electronic Patient Record(14 May 2005)(Salt Lake City): Presentation
-- Abstract: Health Informatics Conference 2005 (http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=995173454866842;res=E-LIBRARY)

· Cheah LP and Watters D. Improving Communication between Surgeons – What a surgeon needs to know from the electronic handover to cover for another surgeon’s patients
-- Annual Scientific Congress RACS(9-13 May 2005)(Perth): Poster Presentation
-- Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2005; 75: A102

· Cheah LP, Amott D, Pollard J and Watters D. Electronic Medical Handover – Towards safer medical care. MJA 2005; 183:369-372
-- Abstract: Australian Patient Safety Bulletin(Newsletter of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety) June 2006 Issue 3
-- Abstract: The RACS Surgical News Oct 2006 Vol 7 No 9

· Cheah LP and Sweeney T. Emergency Surgical Decompression of the Abdomen in Cardiac Arrest from Abdominal Compartment Syndrome : 4 years on.
-- Annual Scientific Congress RACS(16 May 2006)(Sydney) : Presentation
-- Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2006; 76: A29

· Cheah LP and Watters D. Surgical Handovers : What Information is Needed Handing Over and Handing Back
-- Annual Scientific Congress RACS(18 May 2006)(Sydney) : Presentation
-- Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2006; 76: A29

· Cheah LP and Watters D. Continuity of Care and the Balance between Work and Life : Experience during General Surgical Training
-- Annual Scientific Congress RACS(16 May 2006)(Sydney) : Presentation
-- Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2006; 76: A71

Cheah LP. Website-Asssisted Learning for Students and Residents

  • Annual Scientific Congress RACS(14 May 2008)(Hong Kong) : Presentation
  • Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2008; 78: A123

Cheah LP. Making the Most of Our Precious Surgical Resources – Educating Trainees and Surgeons about Saving in Theatre and Reducing Wastage

  • Annual Scientific Congress RACS(14 May 2008)(Hong Kong) : Presentation
  • Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2008; 78: A123

Cheah LP.  Servicing Rural/Provincial Australia in General Surgery – What Can Be Done from within Australia

  • Annual Scientific Congress RACS(14 May 2008)(Hong Kong) : Poster Presentation
  • Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2008; 78: A120

Cheah LP.  The Surgeon Who Commutes

  • Annual Scientific Congress RACS(8 May 2014)(Singapore) : Presentation
  • Abstract: ANZ J. Surg. 2014; 84: RS14

CONFERENCES

::::: Conferences & Seminars ::::: 

· 5th  Annual District Audit Conference – “Clinical Governance - The Way Forward into the New Millennium” (Nov 1999) : Leicestershire Health, Leicester
· Seminar on Change Management (Nov 1999) : Leicester
· Clinical Effectiveness Conference 2000(Nov 2000) : Leicester
· Millennium Festival of Medicine Keynote Conference – Accomplishments and Challenges in Surgical Practice(Nov 2000): London
· State Annual Scientific Meeting: Geelong(2004)
· Annual Scientific Congress – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons: Brisbane(2003);Melbourne(2004); Perth(2005);Sydney(2006); Hong Kong(2008), Kuala Lumpur(2012), Singapore(2014), Perth(2015) 
· International Surgical Society and Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand Joint Meeting (Pattaya, July 2006)

· Modern Era of Hernia Surgery(Adelaide 2011)


::::: Postgraduate Courses :::::

· Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators Course(May 2015): RACS Perth

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Workshop(May 2015) : Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand

Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course(DSTC)(Nov 2004): RACS Melbourne

· Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Workshop(Nov 2005): RACS Melbourne
· Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery workshop(Dec 2004): Werribee, Melbourne
· Laparoscopic Suturing workshop(May 2005): RACS, Melbourne
· Communication Skills Workshop for Cancer Clinicians(Nov 2005): RACS Melbourne
· Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) Course (June 1999) : Leicester, UK
· Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) Course (May 2000) : Sheffield, UK
· Microsoft® Excel Course – Introduction (March 1999), Intermediate (Dec 1999) and Advanced (Dec 1999): Leicester, UK
· M54 Coloproctology Course (Nov 1999) : Wolverhampton, UK
· Basic Surgical Skills Course (Mar 1999) : MASTT Centre, Leicester, UK