Clinical Team - Dr Kim Guowei



Dr Kim Guowei

Associate Consultant

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Department of Surgery

National University Hospital

MBBS, MRCS(Edin), MMed, FRCS(Edin)


Professional Appointments

Dr Kim Guowei graduated from National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2007. He did his surgical residency at the National University Hospital, Singapore and served as Chief Resident in the Department of General Surgery. He completed his general surgical training in 2016, obtaining the qualifications of MRCS (Edinburgh) in 2011, MMed (General Surgery) in 2015 and FRCS (Edinburgh) in 2016. Dr Kim was accredited as a specialist in General Surgery by the specialist accreditation board in 2016.

With a keen interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and education, Dr Kim holds an appointment as Clinical Lecturer for the Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore since 2014. He has also served as an instructor at workshops in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy as well as in laparoscopic surgery locally as well as in Malaysia and Bangladesh. Dr Kim is active in academia and research, having authored several publications and book chapters as well as presenting frequently at international meetings.


Publications and Research Trials

  • Extensive peritoneal lavage after curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer (EXPEL): study protocol of an international multicentre randomised controlled trial. Kim G, Chen E, Tay AY, Lee JS, Phua JN, Shabbir A, So JB, Tai BC. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2016 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27889694
  • Tips and tricks to avoid bile duct injury in SILC: an experience of 500 cases Li T, Kim G, Chang S. Surg Endosc. 2016 Nov; 30 (11):4750-4755. PMID: 26932550
  • Is Elective Gastroscopy Prior to Bariatric Surgery in an Asian Cohort Worthwhile? Ng JY, Cheng AK, Kim G, Kong LW, Soe KT, Lomanto D, So JB, Shabbir A – Obes Surg. 2016 Sep;26(9):2156-60. doi: 10.1007/s11695-016-2060-0. PMID: 26780361
  • Goal-directed program after sleeve gastrectomy improves weight loss Kim G, Tan CS, Ng JY, Cheng AK, Rao J, Soe KT, Kong LW, Naseer F, Er PS, Lomanto D, So JB, Shabbir A. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Mar-Apr;12(3):518-21. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.11.014. PMID: 26944549
  • Single-incision laparoscopic hepatic resection in patients with previous hepatic resections: a mini case series; Kim G, Lau AC, Chang SK. Asian J Endosc Surg. 2014 Jan;7(1):63-6. doi: 10.1111/ases.12072. PMID: 24450347
  • Single-portendo-laparoscopic surgery in combined abdominal procedures; Kim G,Lomanto D,Lawenko MM,Lopez-Gutierrez J,Lee-Ong A,Iyer SG,Cheah WK, So JB, Tsang CB, Fong YF. Asian J Endosc Surg.2013 Aug;6(3):209-13.doi:10.1111/ases.12037. PMID: 23879412