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Dr Foo Fung Joon from Sengkang General Hospital

Adj Asst Prof Foo Fung Joon

FRCS (Edin)

Head & Consultant

Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Consultant Colorectal Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


​Dr Foo Fung Joon did his medical training in the UK at Nottingham followed by surgical training in Leeds and Manchester. At the end of his specialist training, he completed a Colorectal Fellowship at Singapore General Hospital. He then did a fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Paris awarded by the European Society for Coloproctology. 

He was then appointed a colorectal consultant in Singapore General Hospital and more recently Sengkang General Hospital where he leads for the Colorectal Service, Enhanced Recovery Programme, Hospital Nutrition Service, Gastrointestinal Function Unit and Residency Education.

His interests include colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and surgical nutrition.


  • FRCS (Edin)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Director, Operating Theatre Management Unit (OTMU), SKH
  • Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Surgery-in-General Residency Program
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Nutrition Support Service Board Member, Singapore General Hospital
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service Board Member, Singapore General Hospital
  • Exco Member, Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2020 (Silver Award)
  • European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) Fellowship, January - March 2017
  • Singapore General Hospital 'Service With A Smile' Award, February 2016
  • The Price Thomas Travelling Fellowship, 2014
  • The Nottingham Medical - Chirurgical Society Prize, 2003

Research Interests


  • Annular Pancreas Associated with an Ampullary Carcinoma.  FJ Foo, U Gill, CS Verbeke, JA Guthrie, KV Menon. J Pancreas Jan 2007. 8(1):50-54 [PMID: 17228134].
  • Bleeding Duodenal Ulcer with Right Upper Quadrant Mass: A Rare Cause of Recurrent Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.  FJ Foo, M Sheridan, AA Nicholson, AM Smith. Gut Mar 2008. 57(3): 404, 423 [PMID: 18268056].
  • Pancreatic and Peripancreatic Tuberculosis Mimicking Malignancy.  FJ Foo, CS Verbeke, JA Guthrie, A Ala, KV Menon. J Pancreas Mar 2007. 8(2): 201-205 [PMID: 17356244].
  • Right Sided Bochdalek Hernia in an Adult: Case Report and Review of Literature.  S Rout, FJ Foo, JD Hayden, JA Guthrie, AM Smith. Hernia Aug 2007. 11(4): 359-62. [PMID: 17342385].
  • Intra-operative Culture Swabs in Acute Appendicitis: A Waste of Resources.  FJ Foo, IJ Beckingham, I Ahmed. Surgeon. Oct 2008. 6(5): 278-281 [PMID: 18939374].
  • Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma Associated with Hydronephrosis and Colovesical Fistula Formation.  J McCaffrey, FJ Foo, N Dalal, KH Siddiqui. Tumori: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Oncology 2009. 95: 808-810. [PMID: 20210248].
  • Hypercalcaemia in Breast Cancer Patients - Not always Bony Metastases.  S Summers, FJ Foo, S Vardarajan. BMJ Case Reports 2009;  doi:10.1136/bcr.03.2009.1725 [PMID: 21686968].
  • Osteomyelitis of the Iliac Crest: A Rare Complication Following Perforated Appendicitis.  ML Lau, FJ Foo, R Bury, A Guleri, P Kiruparan. Surgical Infections (Larchmt) Aug 2010.  11(4): 397-402. [PMID: 20055574].
  • Hyperhydrosis: Evolving Concepts and a Comprehensive Review.  T Vorkamp, FJ Foo, S Khan, J Schmitto, P Wilson. The Surgeon Oct 2010. 8(5): 287-292. [PMID: 20709287].
  • Ruptured Internal Iliac Artery Aneurysm Presenting As Cullen’s Sign.  Gan CK, Wong W, Foo FJ, Hodgson D, Archibald R, Ravi S. JSCR Nov 2010. 9:9.
  • Solitary Fibrous Tumour of the Small Bowel Mesentery: A Case Report and Review of the Litreature.  ML Lau, FJ Foo, MCJ Sissons, P Kiruparan. Tumori: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Oncology. Nov-Dec 2010. 96(6): 1035-1039. [PMID: 21388072].
  • Simplified Minimal Invasive Parathyroidectomy: A series of 100 cases and a review of the literature.  W Wong, FJ Foo, M Lau, A Sarin, P Kiruparan. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons. May 2011. 93(4): 290-293. [PMID: 21944794].
  • Agreement between Computed Tomography and Ultrasound on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Implications on Clinical Decisions.  FJ Foo, CJ Hammond, AR Goldstone, ST Rashid, RM West, AA Nicholson, DJA Scott. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Nov 2011. 42(5): 608-614. [PMID: 21852165].
  • Jejunojejunal intussusception secondary to submucosal lipoma resulting in a 5 year history of abdominal pain.  I Seow-En, FJ Foo, CL Tang. BMJ Case Rep. Oct 2014. [PMID: 25355752].
  • Trans-anal Revision of Rectal Anastomotic Stricture.  W Wang, FJ Foo, CY Ng. Clinics in Surgery. Dec 2016. 1 (1245) 1-3.
  • A novel derivation predicting survival after primary tumour resection in stage IV colorectal cancer: validation of a prognostic scoring model and an online calculator to provide individualised survival estimation.  WJ Tan, SR Dorajoo, MYH Chee, FJ Foo, WS Tan, MH Chew, CL Tang. DCR. (In Press).
  • Evaluation of Long-Term Outcomes of Microsatellite Instability Status in an Asian Cohort of Sporadic Colorectal Cancers.  WJ Tan, JL Hamzah, S Acharyya, FJ Foo, KH Lim, IBH Tan, CL Tang, MH Chew. J Gastrointest Cancer. May 2017. [PMID: 28550452].
  • Rectal Cancer Surveillance—Recurrence Patterns and Survival Outcomes from a Cohort Followed up Beyond 10 Years.  WJ Tan, HJ Tan, SR Dorajoo, FJ Foo, CL Tang, MH Chew. J Gastrointest Cancer. June 2017. [PMID: 28660522].
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of the use of serum procalcitonin levels to predict intra-abdominal infections after colorectal surgery.  Tan WJ, Ng WQ, Sultana R, de Souza NN, Chew MH, Foo FJ, Tang CL, Tan WS. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2018 Feb;33(2):171-180 [PMID: 29305753].

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