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Dr. Phang is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia. His medical training was received at the University of Toronto.
He received surgical training at Memorial University of Newfoundland and specialized colorectal surgery training at the University of Minnesota in 1996-97.
He holds American Board certification for Surgery and Colorectal Surgery. He has a Masters of Science degree in biochemistry and clinical research training in critical illness at the University of Alberta and colorectal surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Phang’s current research includes diagnostic imaging of rectal cancer, advanced techniques of rectal cancer surgery including laparoscopy, sphincter-preserving rectal cancer resection, transanal microsurgery, population outcomes for colorectal cancer, and anorectal function after cancer resection.
He has taught many surgeons in British Columbia and Canada on rectal cancer and laparoscopic colon surgery, and many medical students and family physicians on colorectal diseases.
He is leader of the colorectal surgery group at St Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.