Dr Kim-Chi Phan-Thien

Colorectal Surgeon​

BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), MS, FRACS

Dr Kim Phan-Thien specialises in minimally invasive and robotic techniques for the management of colorectal and pelvic floor conditions.

Kim graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales and obtained her Master of Surgery from the University of Sydney. She completed her surgical training and colorectal fellowship through Liverpool and St George Hospitals. Kim is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Kim has a particular interest in minimally invasive (transanal, laparoscopic and robotic) techniques for the treatment of colorectal conditions. She is a certified Master Surgeon and program director of the Centre of Excellence in Robotic, Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery at Hurstville Private Hospital. As an experienced robotic surgeon, she is a da Vinci accredited robotic proctor and helps with the training of surgeons in robotic techniques.

Kim’s clinical practice encompasses colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal pathology. To provide wholistic care for her female patients with endometriosis and functional problems of the pelvic floor, she collaborates with Endogynaecology and Urogynaecology specialists. As a member of the St George Pelvic Floor Unit, she helps manage colorectal problems affecting women during their pregnancy and following delivery.

Kim has a passion for teaching and research. She is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She has been recognised by the Academy of Surgical Educators of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the University of New South Wales for her contributions to medical education. Kim has been an invited speaker at scientific meetings. Her past research collaborations in Lynch syndrome have led to the Cancer Institute NSW Premier’s Award for Excellence in Translational Cancer Research.

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