With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Patricia Kho is an experienced medical oncologist practicing at Farrer Park Hospital. She has subspecialty interests in lung, head and neck, breast, and gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Kho is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Medical Oncology Group in Australia, the International Association of Lung Cancer, the Australian Lung Trials Group, and the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group.
Dr. Kho returned to Sydney in 2005 and was appointed Head of the Department of Medical Oncology in Liverpool Hospital, a public university hospital in Sydney. She was also the Director of the clinical trials unit and a clinical lecturer during this time. In 2009, Dr. Kho joined a private practice at the Sydney Adventist Hospital to allow her more time to pursue her academic interests. At the same time, she was also a visiting scientist at the Garvan Institute of Research in Sydney.
Her interest in translational research in search of personalized cancer treatments led her to work at Genome Institute of Singapore under Prof Edison Liu from 2002 to 2003. She subsequently obtained a Master of Philosophy (Medicine) from the University of Sydney with a research thesis entitled "Optimising Adjuvant Treatment for Colorectal Cancer".
Dr. Kho graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and worked at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore before continuing her specialist postgraduate training in Medical Oncology at the Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (now known as Chris O'Brien Lifehouse) under the mentorship of Prof Michael Boyer, Prof Stephen Clarke, and Prof Alan Coates. She obtained her fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2003.
Dr Kho's specialty interests are breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and head, neck and lung cancers.