Koh, Tse Hsien

Title :   Adjunct Associate Professor
Address :   Department of Microbiology, Division of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital
Academia, Diagnostics Tower, Level 7
20 College Road, Singapore 169856
Email :   koh.tse.hsien@sgh.com.sg
Contact No. :   6321 4942 (Office), 6222 6826 (Fax)
Current Position :   Senior Consultant and Head, Department of Microbiology, Division of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital
Vice Chair (Research), Pathology Academic Clinical Programme (ACP)
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School


Research Interest:

Characterization and molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Community Klebsiella pneumoniae infections. Food, environmental and animal sources of bacteria that impact human health. Zoonotic bacterial infections.


Selected Publications:

1. Koh TH, Cao DY, Chan KS, Wijaya L, Low SB, Lam MS, Ooi EE, Hsu LY. bla(OXA-181)-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae, Singapore. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;18(9):1524-5
2. Koh TH, Khoo CT, Wijaya L, Leong HN, Lo YL, Lim LC, Koh TY. Global spread of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1. Lancet Infect Dis. 2010 Dec;10(12):828
3. Koh TH, Sng LH, Yuen SM, Thomas CK, Tan PL, Tan SH, Wong NS. Streptococcal cellulitis following preparation of fresh raw seafood. Zoonoses Public Health. 2009 May;56(4):206-8
4. Koh TH, Low BS, Leo N, Hsu LY, Lin RT, Krishnan P, Chan D, Nadarajah M, Toh SL, Ong KH. Molecular epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Singapore. Pathology. 2009;41(7):676-80
5. Koh TH, Yamaguchi K, Ishii Y. Characterisation of the metallo-beta-lactamase VIM-6 and its genetic support. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2008 Nov;32(5):446-9
6. Sergio DM, Koh TH, Hsu LY, Ogden BE, Goh AL, Chow PK. Investigation of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs used for research. J Med Microbiol. 2007 Aug;56(Pt 8):1107-9
7. Koh TH, Sng LH, Wang GC, Hsu LY, Zhao Y. IMP-4 and OXA beta-lactamases in Acinetobacter baumannii from Singapore. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2007 Apr;59(4):627-32
8. Koh TH, Wang GC, Sng LH. Clonal spread of IMP-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in two hospitals in Singapore. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Nov;42(11):5378-80
9. Koh TH, Wang GC, Sng LH. IMP-1 and a novel metallo-beta-lactamase, VIM-6, in fluorescent pseudomonads isolated in Singapore. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004 Jun;48(6):2334-6
10. Koh TH, Babini GS, Woodford N, Sng LH, Hall LM, Livermore DM. Carbapenem-hydrolysing IMP-1 beta-lactamase in Klebsiella pneumoniae from Singapore. Lancet. 1999 Jun 19;353(9170):2162




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