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Clin Asst Prof Cherylin Fu

Clin Asst Prof Cherylin Fu Wan Pei

MBBS, MRCSEd, MMed (Surg), FRCSEd (Gen Surg)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Colorectal Surgery

Clinical Interest: Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME), Pelvic Floor Disorders, Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction, Advanced Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Anal Fissures, Anal Fistulas, Benign Colorectal Diseases, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Faecal Incontinence, Haemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Obstructed Defecation, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Perianal Conditions, Rectal Prolapse, Rectocoele, Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Endoscopy.

Clinical Appointments

  • Director Pelvic Floor Disorders Service Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Colorectal Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Director Gastrointestinal Function Unit Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, NTU-Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS, Surgery ACP and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS


Dr Cherylin Fu has been a senior consultant surgeon under the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Singapore General Hospital and Department of Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore since 2012. She is also the current Director of the Gastrointestinal Functional Unit as well as the Pelvic Floor Disorders Service at Singapore General Hospital.

She obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2004 and completed her advanced specialist training in colorectal surgery under the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2012. She went on to do her colorectal fellowship in Brisbane, Australia from 2013 to 2014, pursuing her interests in pelvic floor dsorders and advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

She routinely manages colorectal cancer, benign colorectal diseases and proctology, and has a keen interest in advanced laparoscopic techniques such as Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) for rectal cancer and Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction (NOSE).

She is also a specialist in pelvic floor disorders such as rectal prolapse and faecal incontinence, helming weekly multidisciplinary pelvic floor clinics as the Director of the service. She regularly performs endoanal ultrasound and anorectal physiology tests as part of her expertise in pelvic floor disorders and is highly experienced in surgical procedures for rectal prolapse.

Dr Fu is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching in all three medical schools in Singapore and was part of the core faculty of the SingHealth Surgical Residency Program. Apart from speaking regularly at various local and international conferences, she also organises regular public forums and campaigns in order to raise awareness on colorectal cancer and pelvic floor disorders in Singapore.
She has actively participated in the Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore since 2010 and was a committee member in 2022.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery), March 2012
  • Master of Medicine (Surgery), National University of Singapore, April 2008
  •  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, August 2007
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Singapore, 2004
  • GCE ‘A’ Levels, 1998
  • GCE ‘O’ Levels, 1996
  • Primary School Leaving Examination, 1992

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association


  • SGH Service with a Heart Award 2023
  • Faculty Appreciation Award – Residency in Singhealth Excels Awards 2022
  • SingHealth Doctors and Dentists Long Service Award 2022
  • SingHealth Service with a Heart Award 2022
  • SingHealth Long Service Award, 2020
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards, 2018
  • Singhealth Service with a Heart Award, 2017
  • SingHealth Long Service Award, 2015
  • Singapore General Hospital Long Service Award, 2015
  • SingHealth Heart of Gold and CEO Service Award, 2013
  • FY13 HMDP Scholarship – Fellowship in Treatment and Surgery for Pelvic Floor and Functional Bowel Disorders, Brisbane, Australia, 2013
  • Singapore General Hospital Service With A Heart Award, 2012
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award, 2012
  • Singapore General Hospital Service Quality Award, 2009
  • SingHealth Medical Officer Award, 2007
  • ENT Bookprize Competition, 2003
  • NUS School of Medicine Dean’s List (Distinction in Microbiology), 2001

Research Interests

  • Pelvic floor Disorders
  • Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision
  • Colorectal Polyps


  • Trends in the surgical management of rectal prolapse: An Asian experience. Yvonne Ying-Ru Ng, Emile John Kwong Wei Tan, Cherylin Wan Pei Fu. Asian J Endosc Surg. 2022 Jan.
  • Local recurrence and disease-free survival after transanal total mesorectal excision: results from the international TaTME registry SX Roodbeen, M Penna, S van Dieren, B Moran, P Tekkis, PJ Tanis, … Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 19 (11), 1232-1240, 2021
  • Incidence and risk factors for anastomotic failure in 1594 patients treated by transanal total mesorectal excision: results from the international TaTME registry M Penna, R Hompes, S Arnold, G Wynn, R Austin, J Warusavitarne, … Annals of surgery 269 (4), 700-711, 2019
  • Carbon dioxide embolism associated with total mesorectal excision surgery: a report from the International registries EA Dickson, M Penna, C Cunningham, FM Ratcliffe, J Chantler, … Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 62 (7), 794-801, 2019
  • Predictive Factors and Risk Model for Positive Circumferential Resection Margin Rate After Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision in 2653 Patients With Rectal Cancer. Sapho X Roodbeen et al. International TaTME Registry Collaborative. Ann Surg. 2019 Nov.
  • Bystander CD8+ T cells are abundant and phenotypically distinct in human tumour infiltrates. Simoni Y, Becht E, Fehlings M, Loh CY, Koo SL, Teng KWW, Yeong JPS, Nahar R, Zhang T, Kared H, Duan K, Ang N, Poidinger M, Lee YY, Larbi A, Khng AJ, Tan E, Fu C, Mathew R, Teo M, Lim WT, Toh CK, Ong BH, Koh T, Hillmer AM, Takano A, Lim TKH, Tan EH, Zhai W, Tan DSW, Tan IB, Newell EW. Nature. 2018 May;557(7706):575-579.
  • Risk Factors for Recurrence After Laparoscopic Ventral Rectopexy, Fu CW, Stevenson AR. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Feb;60(2):178-186.
  • Individualised multiplexed circulating tumour DNA assays for monitoring of tumour presence in patients after colorectal cancer surgery. Ng SB, Chua C, Ng M, Gan A, Poon PS, Teo M, Fu C, Leow WQ, Lim KH, Chung A, Koo SL, Choo SP, Ho D, Rozen S, Tan P, Wong M, Burkholder WF, Tan IB. Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 19;7:40737.
  • Post-operative aspirin use and colorectal cancer-specific survival in patients with stage I-III colorectal cancer. Goh CH, Leong WQ, Chew MH, Pan YS, Tony LK, Chew L, Tan IB, Toh HC, Tang CL, Fu WP, Chia WK. Anticancer Res. 2014 Dec;34(12):7407-14.
  • Technology and Colorectal Cancer - Improving patients outcomes through advances in technology, Medical Grapevine, Dec 2015
  • Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD) – Current Adoption and Preference". April 2014, Society Of Colorectal Surgeons Singapore Newsletter
  • Randomized controlled trial of the LIFT (Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract) procedure versus conventional surgery for the treatment of trans-sphincteric fistula-in-ano), March 2012 to March 2015
  • Stapled anastomosis for anterior resection is safe even after previous stapled haemorrhoidectomy--a report of five cases. Fu WP, Quah HM, Tang CL, Ooi BS, Eu KW. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2010 Dec;25(12):1503-6
  • Screening for Colorectal Neoplasia Using a Quantitative Immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test – A Feasibility Study in an Asian Population. Fu WP, Kam MH, Ling WM, Ong SF, Suzannah N, Eu KW. Tech Coloproctol 2009;13:225–230
  • Laparoscopic high anterior resection with natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) for early rectal cancer. Ooi BS, Quah HM, Fu CW, Eu KW. Tech Coloproctol 2009;13(1):61-4
  • Traumatic Rectal Perforation Presenting as Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Lower Limb. Fu WP, Quah HM, Eu KW. Singapore Medical Journal 2009; 50(8) : e270
  • Screening for Childhood Obesity – International vs Population Specific Definitions. Which is more specific? Fu WP, Lee HC, Ng CJ, Tay YK, Kau CY, Seow CJ, Siak JK, Hong CY. International Journal of Obesity (2003) 27,1121-1126
  • Initial Experience of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer in the Outram Campus, SGH Proceedings, 2008

Research Trials

  • Surgery for Posterior Compartment Prolapse in an Asian Population
  • Delayed anastomotic leaks after surgery for colorectal cancer
  • Role of colonoscopy post stenting for colorectal cancer