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Dr Koh Li-Hua Michelle

Dr Koh Li-Hua Michelle

MBChB, MRCPCH (UK), PGDip Paed Pall Med

Senior Consultant


I started in my role of Senior Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care in KKH in January 2024.

Prior to this appointment, I trained and worked in the UK in Paediatrics, and Paediatric Palliative Medicine. After graduating with my medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, I completed my house jobs and then started Paediatric training in London. I entered sub-specialty training in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, obtaining my Certificate of Completion of Training (UK) in both Paediatrics and Paediatric Palliative Medicine in 2010.

My first consultant position was a Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Following that, I was appointed by University Hospital Southampton (UHS) to start a specialist paediatric palliative care service in that hospital and for the South Coast region of England. This post also included being the medical director at Naomi House Children’s Hospice & Jacks Place for Young Adults, and managing patients across settings in hospital, hospice and the patient’s home. I developed and grew this clinical service, secured further funding to expand the team and attracted two excellent successor consultants to lead this now established service.

In 2020, I returned to a Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant post at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In 2024, I relocated to Singapore as KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital presented me an opportunity to deliver and develop paediatric palliative care as a specialty in Singapore.


  • PGDip PaedsPallMed, University of Cardiff
  • MRCPCH (UK) 2003
  • MBChB University of Edinburgh 1999

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


Research Interests

  • End of Life care

Publications and Research Trials

  • Palliative and end of life care for a child: Understanding parents’ coping strategies.
    AS Darlington, D Randall, L Leppard, M Koh. Acta Paediatrics 2021 Feb;110(2):673-681
  • Consensus guidelines on Artificial Nutrition and Hydration for children and young people towards end of life across four specialist Paediatric Palliative care centres
    A Anderson, K Burke, L Bendle, M Koh, R McCulloch, M Breen BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2021 Mar;11(1):92-100
  • Chapter: Palliative Care for Children with Advanced Cancer.
    M Koh, F Craig, J Wolfe. Oxford Textbook of Cancer in Children, 7th Edition. Ed H. N. Caron, A. Biondi, T. Boterberg, F. Doz. Oxford University Press
  • Chapter: Nutrition and Quality of Life in Children Receiving Palliative Care
    M Koh Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, 2nd edition. Ed V.R. Preedy, CRC Press.
  • Diagnostic Radiology in Paediatric Palliative Care. P Patel, M Koh, L Carr, K McHugh. Pediatric Radiology 44 (1) (2014) 3-11
  • Palliative care education in neonatal units: impact on knowledge and attitudes
    K Twamley, P Kelly, R Moss, A Mancini, F Craig, M Koh, M Bluebond-Langer BMJ Support Palliat Care 3 (2) (2013) 213-220
  • Snake: the development and validation of a questionnaire on sleep disturbances in children with severe psychomotor impairment
    M Blackenburg, A Tietze, T Hechler, G Hirschfeld, E Michel, M Koh, B Zernikow. Sleep Medicine 14 (2013) 339-351
  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in a Paediatric Patient.
    M Koh Paineurope 2012: Issue 2
  • Paediatric Pain.
    M Koh, D Rajapakse, F Craig. MIMS Handbook of Pain Management, 6th Edition 2012. Ed H. Cottle
  • Sleep Disturbances in Children with Multiple Disabilities.
    A Tietze, M Blankenburg, T Hechler, E Michel, M Koh, B Schlüter, B Zernikow. Sleep Medicine Reviews 16 (2012) 117-127
  • Provision of palliative care services for children.
    M Koh MIMS Oncology and Palliative Care 4 (4) (2010)

Research Trials

  • Updated on 2024-02-15T16:00:00Z