Derek Jah- Yuen Luo

Gastroenterologist

Derek-Luo

Areas of expertise:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Liver disease (Hepatitis B, C, Autoimmune)
  • Functional bowel disease (functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Anaemia and GI bleeding (pillcam)
  • Dyspepsia and reflux (pH and manometry)
  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease (ERCP and EUS)

 

Qualifications:

  • MBChB (Otago) 1999, FRACP 2007

 

Current employment:

  • Consultant gastroenterologist, Middlemore Hospital 2010
  • Training Lead, Endoscopy Users Group, Middlemore Hospital 2014
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Auckland 2010

 

Additional language skills:

  • Mandarin and Cantonese

 

Training:

  • Undergraduate: Otago Medical School, University of Otago 1994-1999
  • Basic and advanced training: Auckland region, Gastroenterology and General Medicine 2000-207
  • Post Fellowship Training: Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Institute of Digestive Disease, Chinese University of Hong Kong 2008-2010

 

Committees:

  • President, Auckland Chinese Medical Association 2015
  • Vice President Auckland Chinese Medical Association 2013-2014
  • CME co-ordinator, Auckland Chinese Medical Association 2013
  • General Committee member, Auckland Chinese Medical Association 2011-2013
  • Co-founder CHAINZ (Chinese Health Awareness Initiative New Zealand) 2014
  • Pan-Asian Health Interest Group
  • Counties Manukau Health 2015
  • Gastroenterology Specialist Advisory Committee member
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2015
  • Regional Upper GI Cancer Tumour Stream Member 2015

 

Memberships:

  • New Zealand Society of Gastroenterologists
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Auckland Chinese Medical Association

 

Research:

  • Outcomes for patients who have been testing for IgG subclasses in the Auckland Region. (Supervisor for Dr Arjun Sugumaran)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound waiting times at Middlemore Hospital: Are we meeting the demand and what are the implications for the new cancer targets? (Supervisor for Dr Ming Han Lim poster presentation NZSG 2015)) Management of Chronic Pancreatitis at CMDHB: Inter-rater agreement of management
    between Surgeons and Gastroenterologists and comparison with American Pancreatic Association (APA) guidelines. (Supervisor for Dr Anurag Sekra, oral presentation NZSG 2014)
  • Prophylaxis and testing in patients with Chronic Hepatitis B and B-cell lymphoma. (Supervisor for Dr Judy Huang, poster presentation NZSG 2013)
  • Outcomes for Endoscopic Ultrasound in a single centre. (Supervisor for Dr Geogry Peter Kini) Poster presentation NZSG 2013
  • Prevalence of HLA DQ2/DQ8 positivity among different ethnicities particularly Asian extracts from HLA DQ2/DQ8 tissue typing (Supervisor for Dr John Hsiang) Poster presentation NZSG 2012, Shanghai APDW 2013
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening perception, behaviour and willingness in general medical inpatients at Middlemore Hospital: A Study based on the Health Belief Model (Supervisor for Dr Judy Huang) Poster presentation NZSG 2012, Shanghai APDW 2013
  • Nano powders are Highly Effective in Achieving Haemostasis in Severe Peptic Ulcer Bleeding: An interim Report of a Prospective Human Trial. Poster presentation at DDW 2010.
  • The usefulness of screening colonoscopy in asymptomatic Hong Kong Chinese aged between 40-49 years. Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong (Supervisor: Professor James YW Lau). Poster presentation at DDW 2010.
  • A randomized comparison of ultra-thin and standard colonoscopies in achieving cecal intubation. Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong. (Supervisor: Professor James YW Lau). Poster presentation DDW 2010. Published Gastrointest Endosc 2012
  • Anti-reflux plastic biliary stenting vs standard plastic stenting in distal malignant obstructive jaundice. A study to assess stent patency. Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong. (Supervisor: Professor Joseph Sung)
  • Comparison of guaiac based and immunochemical faecal occult blood tests for the detection of advanced colonic neoplasm in an asymptomatic population in Hong Kong. Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.
  • Implications of the American College of Radiology Recommendations for the reporting of CT Colonography: findings on asymptomatic population in Asia. Oral presentation DDW 2009 by Professor Joseph Sung.
  • Management of large biliary stones by ERCP. Department of Gastroenterology, Middlemore Hospital. (Supervisors: Dr Toby Rose, Dr Dinesh Lal, Dr Stephen Persson)
  • Endoscopic follow-up of gastric MALT lymphomas: The Middlemore experience 1996 – 2007. Department of Gastroenterology, Middlemore Hospital (Supervisor : Dr Stephen Persson)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound guided Fine Needle Aspiration for the investigation of pancreatic mass lesions. Department of Gastroenterology, North Shore Hospital (Supervisor: Dr Russell Walmsley). Poster presentation NZSG 2007 Christchurch.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound guided Fine Needle Aspiration for the investigation of pancreatic cystic lesions. Department of Gastroenterology, North Shore Hospital (Supervisor: Dr Russell Walmsley). Poster presentation NZSG 2007.
  • Outcomes of patients referred for TIPSS to the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit. New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit and Department of Radiology, Auckland City Hospital (Supervisors: A/Prof Ed Gane, A/Prof Andrew Holden). Oral presentation NZSG 2007 Christchurch.
  • Antiglycan antibody testing in inflammatory bowel disease: A pilot validation study. Departments of Gastroenterology and Immunology, Auckland City Hospital and Department of Medicine, University of Auckland. (Supervisors: A/Prof Alan Fraser, A/Prof Rohan Amerutaugna). Oral presentation NZSG 2007 Christchurch.
  • Case Report: Gastrointestinal complications post bilateral sequential lung transplant. (Supervisor: A/Prof Mark Lane). Planned poster for NZSG meeting and submission to Internal Medicine Journal.
  • Diagnostic yield and clinical outcomes in 200 consecutive patients referred for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy – Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Auckland City Hospital (Supervisors: Dr Philip Wong, A/Prof Mark Lane, Dr David Rowbotham). Accepted by RACP General Medicine SAC as Advanced Training Project. Presented at New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology, Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2005 as a poster. Paper submitted to New Zealand Medical Journal. Revision in progress. Follow-up study of further 80 capsules done. Presented as oral presentation in NZSG meeting Christchurch November 2007.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Related Liver Disease – Departments of Respiratory Medicine, New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit, Auckland City Hospital. (Supervisors: A/Prof Ed Gane, Dr Mark O’Carroll). Accepted by RACP General Medicine SAC as advanced training project. Presented as oral presentation at New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology, Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2005.
  • Summer 1997 – 1998 – Summer Studentship in Public Health – A survey of Christchurch School of Medicine Community Paediatric Unit, University of Otago (Supervisor : Dr R P K Ford)
  • Summer 1996 – 1997 – Summer Studentship in Public Health – “Smoking hygiene: A study of attitudes to passive smoking” Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago (Supervisor: Prof A Woodward). Paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal.