Dr Hyun Soo Ko is a German and Australian qualified Consultant Radiologist with a focus on clinical cancer research.
She joined Peter Mac in 2017 and was the lead of the Upper GI tumour stream from Feb 2017 to Apr 2021.
Dr Ko is an advocate of evidence-based medicine. She believes in multi-disciplinary research collaboration as the key in future medicine. One of her recent projects focuses on Artificial Intelligence (radiomics) to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes in cancer patients.
Her team’s efforts were recently recognized by the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia at the COSA Annual Scientific Meeting Sep 2020 (1st prize in Clinical and Translational Research), by the American Roentgen Ray Society at the ARRS Annual Meeting Apr 2021 (Certificate of Merit SAM credited presentation). One of her students also won the 1st prize of medical doctoral thesis of the University of Melbourne in 2020.
Dr Ko completed her MD in 2000. At 31 years of age Dr Ko became the youngest consultant in her cohort in Germany. She was privileged to work for world-class medical institutions in Europe, North America and Australia where she trained in General, Breast and Paediatric Radiology. Her strong interest in research led her to completing a research fellowship in Canada in 2010.
Her work experience includes:
- the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (Canada’s most research intensive hospital)
- the University of Heidelberg (1st ranked medical school in Germany)
- the German National Cancer Research Center (Germany’s largest biomedical research center)
- Harvard - Children’s Hospital Boston (USA)
- the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (Australia)
She has received multiple grants and awards, including the European Society of Paediatric Radiology Neuhauser Fellowship award and third prize at the Sick Kids’ Diagnostic Imaging Research Day.