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Dr Yong Chern Kho graduated with Honours in Medicine from the University of New South Wales in 2010, having trained at Prince of Wales Hospital, St George Hospital, Bankstown Hospital, and Liverpool Hospital. Dr Kho won prizes during his training for best oral presentation at the St George Hospital Symposium in 2008, a travel grant from the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association in 2009, and the Dean’s List from the University of New South Wales in 2010 for his outstanding contribution to research.
Dr Kho undertook his internship, residency and senior residency at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Canterbury Hospital and Broken Hill Base Hospital. While in Broken Hill, he had the opportunity to be involved in outreach clinics with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Subsequently he went on to obtain a Masters of Medicine from the University of Sydney and a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists as part of his post-graduate qualifications.
As part of his specialist training, Dr Kho underwent further training at Canberra Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, The Skin Hospital at Darlinghurst and Westmead, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Westmead Adults Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He has completed training rotations in rurally based clinics in Wagga Wagga, Kiama, Nowra, and Wollongong.
Dr Kho has also published in a number of peer-reviewed international journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, and the Hong Kong Journal of Dermatology and Venerology. He has been first author in several book chapters and has presented at local and international conferences, including the annual scientific meetings of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, American Academy of Dermatology, Australian Wound Management Association, Australasian Society for Dermatology Research, and the Australasian Dermatopathology Society.