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Adj Asst Prof Kam Juinn Huar

Dr Kam Juinn Huar from Sengkang General Hospital

Adj Asst Prof Kam Juinn Huar

​MBBS (Karachi), MRCS (Edin), M Med (Surg), FRCS (Edin)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: General Surgery, Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Department of General Surgery Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Profile

Dr Kam Juinn Huar, a Head & Senior Consultant at the Department of General Surgery, Sengkang General Hospital. He is also a senior consultant with the Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) and Transplant Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.

Dr Kam graduated with MBBS from University of Karachi in 1999.  He first started his medical service in Malaysia before moving to Singapore to further his career in 2008.  He obtained his MRCS (Edin) in 2007, MMed (Surgery) in 2013 and FRCS(Edin) in General Surgery in 2014.  He is also a fully registered medical practitioner in Malaysia.   

He received his specialist training in the Department of General Surgery, SGH and subsequently joined the Department of HPB and Transplant Surgery in 2014. He underwent subspecialty fellowship training in Nagoya Japan in the field of HPB.

In addition, in November 2016, he also joined Department of General Surgery, Sengkang General Hospital , as the lead in HPB service.  Besides, he is also the Director of Trauma Service, Leads for Acute Care Service and Simulation Exercise for Department of General Surgery, SengKang.  He also holds the role as Clinical Representative for Lap Cholecystectomy for Development of Value Driven Outcome (VDO), Sengkang.

His main interest is in complex biliary surgery.

Education

 

  • ​MBBS (Karachi)
  • MRCS (Edin)
  • M Med (Surg)
  • FRCS (Edin)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke- NUS Graduate Medical School

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

  • Tutor for Clinical Skill Foundation Course (CSFC) for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Singapore

  • Transitional Year Residency Programme Physician Faculty

  • ATLS Instructor

Awards

  • ​SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowships in HPB in Nagoya, Japan, August 2015 - July 2016

Research Interests

Publications

  1. Laparoscopic liver resection for posterosuperior and anterolateral lesions—a comparison experience in an Asian centre. Teo JY, Kam JH, Chan CY, Goh BK, Wong JS, Lee VT, Cheow PC, Chow PK, Ooi LL, Chung AY, Lee SY. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2015 Dec; 4(6):379-90

  2. Robotic Hepatectomy, initial experience of single institution in Singapore. Kam JH, Goh BK, Chan CY, Wong JS, Lee SY, Cheow PC, Chung AY, Ooi LL. Singapore Med J. 2016 Apr ; 57(4):209-14

  3. Significance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and prognostic nutrition index as preoperative predictors of early mortality after liver resection for huge (≥10 cm) hepatocellular carcinoma. Goh BK, Kam JH, Lee SY, Chan CY, Allen JC, Jeyaraj P, Cheow PC, Chow PK, Ooi LL, Chung AY. J Surg Oncol. 2016 May; 113(6):621-7

  4. Laparoscopic isolated caudate resection and laparoscopic caudate with left hepatectomy. Ye Xin Koh, Ser Yee Lee, Adrian K. H. Chiow, Juinn Huar Kam, Brian K. P. Goh, Chung Yip Chan . Asvide 2017; 4: 097

  5. Prediction of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence Beyond Milan Criteria After Resection: Validation of a Clinical Risk Score in an International Cohort. Zheng J, Chou JF, Gonen M, Vachharajani N, Chapman WC, Majella Doyle MB, Turcotte S, Vandenbroucke-Menu F, Lapointe R, Buettner S, Groot Koerkamp B, Ijzermans JNM, Chan CY, Goh BKP, Teo JY, Kam JH, Jeyaraj PR, Cheow PC, Chung AYF, Chow PKH, Ooi LLPJ, Balachandran VP, Kingham TP, Allen PJ, D'Angelica MI, DeMatteo RP, Janargin WR, Lee SY. Ann Surg. 2017 Oct;266(4):693-70

  6. Interval increase in the prevalence of symptomatic cholelithiasis-asoociated non-alcoholic fatty liver disease over a ten-year period in an Asian population. Khaw KB, Choi RH, Kam JH, Chakraborty B, Chow PK. Singapore Med J. 2017 Dec; 58(12):703-707

  7. Metabolomic prediction of treatment outcome in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients receiving gemcitabine. Phua LC, Goh S, Tai DWM, Leow WQ, Alkaff SMF, Chan CY, Kam JH, Lim TKH, Chan ECY. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2018 Feb; 81(2):277-289

  8. Critical appraisal of the impact of individual surgeon experience on the outcomes of laparoscopic liver resection in the modern era: collective experience of multiple surgeons at a single institution with 324 consecutive cases. Goh BKP, Teo JY, Lee SY, Kam JH, Cheow PC, Jeyaraj P, Chow PKH, Ooi LLPJ, Chung AYF, Chan CY. Surg Endosc. 2018 Apr; 32(4):1802-1811

  9. Evolution of minimally invasive distal pancreatectomies at a single institution. Goh BKP, Lee SY, Kam JH, Soh HL, Cheow PC, Chow PKH, Ooi LLPJ, Chung AYF, Chan CY. J Minim Access Surg. Apr-Jun 2018;14(2):140-145

  10.  Prospective study to determine early hypertrophy of the contra-lateral liver lobe after unilobar, Yttrium-90, selective internal radiation therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Teo JY, Allen JC, Ng DCE, Abdul Latiff JB, Choo SP, Tai DW, Low ASC, Cheh FK, Chang JPE, Kam JH, Lee VTW, Chung AYF, Chan CY, Chow PKH, Goh BKP.  Surgery. 2018 May; 163(5):1008-1013

  11. Changing trends and outcomes associated with the adoption of minimally invasive hepatectomy: a contemporary single-institution experience with 400 consecutive resection. Goh BKP, Lee SY, Teo JY, Kam JH, Jeyaraj PR, Cheow PC, Chow PKH, Ooi LLPJ, Chung AYF, Chan CY. Surg Endosc. 2018 Jul

  12. Predictors of post-hepatectomy liver failure in patients undergoing extensive liver resections for hepatocellular carcinoma. Chin KM, Allen JC, Teo JY, Kam JH, Tan EK, Koh YX, Goh KPB, Cheow PC, Raj P, Chow KHP, Chung YFA, Ooi LL, Chan CY, Lee SY.  Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2018 Aug; 22(3):185-196

  13. Initial experience with laparoscopic and robotic surgery for the treatment of periampullary tumours; single institution experience with the first 30 consecutive cases. Goh BKP, Low TY, Kam JH, Lee SY, Chan CY.  ANZ J Surg. 2019 Apr; 89(4) E137-E141

  14.  External validation of the Japanese difficulty scoring system for minimally-invasive distal pancreatectomies. Goh BKP, Kabir T, Koh YX, Teo JY, Lee SY, Kam JH, Cheow PC, Jeyaraj PR, Chow PKH, Ooi LLPJ, Chung AYF, Chan CY. Am J Surg. 2019 Mar 15

  15. Preoperative Predictors including the Role of Inflammatory Indices in Predicting early Recurrence After Re-resection for Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Guo Y, Chua DW, Koh YX, Lee SY, Cheow PC, Kam JH, Teo JY, Chow KH, Chung AY, Ooi LL, Chan CY, Goh BKP. World J Surg. 2019 Jun 20

  16. Outcome of minimally-invasive versus open pancreatectomies for solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas: A 2:1 matched case control study. Tan HL, Tan EK, Teo JY, Kam JH, Lee SY, Cheow PC, Jeyaraj PR, Chow PK, Chung AY, Ooi LL, Chan CY, Goh BKP. Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2019 Aug;23

  17. Critical Appraisal of the Impact of the Systematic Adoption of Advanced Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery on the Surgical Management of Mirizzi Syndrome. Koh YX, Basu P, Liew YX, Teo JY, Kam JH, Lee SY, Cheow PC, Jeyaraj P, Chow PKH, Chung AYF, Ooi LLPJ, Chan CY, Goh BKP World J Surg. 2019 Dec

  18. Changing trends and outcomes associated with the adoption of minimally invasive pancreatic surgeries: A single institution experience with 150 consecutive procedures in Southeast Asia. Goh BK, Low TY, Koh YX, Lee SY, Teo JY, Kam JH, Jeyaraj PR, Cheow PC, Chow PK, Ooi LL, Chung AY, Chan CY. J Minim Access Surg. 2019 Oct 1

  19. Minimally invasive major hepatectomies: a Southeast Asian single institution contemporary experience with its first 120 consecutive cases. Goh BKP, Lee SY, Koh YX, Kam JH, Chan CY. ANZ J Surg. 2019 Nov 12

Research Trials