October 26, 2017 Erwin Jia Yuan, Khoo

Designation/Title : Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics
Department: Department of Paediatrics, International Medical University
Tel: +606-7677798 (Ext: 102)
E-mail : jiayuan_khoo@imu.edu.my

Education and Training

Certificate in Paediatric BioethicsChildren’s Mercy Hospital in affiliation with University of Missouri2016
MRCPCHRoyal College of Paediatrics AND Child Health, UK2012
MBBSInternational Medical University2006
Adv Dip Med SciInternational Medical University2003


Research interests:

  • Bioethics
  • Paediatrics
  • Ambulatory paediatrics
  • Vaccines
  • Artificial intelligence / Big data
  • Medical Education

Research projects/grants:

International (as Principal Investigator)

  • NIL

National Research & Development Grants

  • Effects of soluble corn fiber on BMC, BMD and bone biomarkers of pre-adolescent boys and girls: a randomized controlled trial as Co-investigator – Grant amount: RM1,422,600 (External grant: Tate & Lyle PLC). Approval by Ministry of Education JPNWP.900 – 6/1/7Jld.16(02) (2017)
  • Antibiotics-resistant (ADR) bacteria: prevalence and infection control measures in local medical facilities as Co-Investigator – Grant amount: Undisclosed (External grant: Sunway University). Approval by NMRR-17-362-34122 (2017)
  • Parental perception and attitude of non- therapeutic circumcision practice in children as Principle Investigator – Internal Grant amount: RM 4,500 (2017)
  • Perception of final year medical students on expanded Newborn Screening using Whole-Genomic Sequencing as Principle Investigator – Internal Grant amount RM675 (2016)
  • Work Readiness of IMU Graduates in the 21st Century as Co-Investigator – Internal Grant amount RM23,750.00 (2016)
  • Parents Perception and Expectation on Bedside Teaching Conducted for Undergraduate Medical Student in Paediatric Posting as Principle Investigator – Internal Grant amount RM1500.00 (2015)
  • Physical Fitness Evaluation Among Medical Students as Principle Investigator – Internal Grant amount RM2600.00 (2015)
  • Emotional Burnout and Stress in Paediatric Doctors in Malaysian Public Hospital as Principle Investigator – Internal Grant amount RM4852.00 (2014)

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2012-2017)

  • Chang Chung Yuan, (PhD student). Project title: Peak Bone Mass Attainment in Malaysian Children: Influence of Diet, Lifestyle Patterns, Vitamin D status and Maternal Influences. Researchers: Winnie Chee Siew Swee, Yang Wai Yew, Megan Chong Hueh Zan, Erwin Khoo Jiayuan


Professional affiliations:

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK
  • College of Paediatrics Malaysia
  • Academy of Medicine Malaysia
  • National Specialist Registry Malaysia

Academic Awards:

  • United States Claire Giannini Trust Scholar, 2015
  • Young Investigator Award, Perinatal Society Malaysia, 2015

Recent publications 
(Last 5 years – 2012-2017)


  • David CE Ng, R Shangkeree, EJ Khoo. Irregular Pupils in an Asthmatic Child. Journal of Paediatric and Child Health (2017) In press
  • Khoo EJ. A national effort to introducing paediatric bioethics in Malaysia: a report and declaration of a National Paediatric Bioethics Symposium. Asian Bioethics Review 2017;9:153-5.
  • Khoo EJ, Aldubai S, Ganasegeran K, Lee XE, Atikah NZ, Tan KK. Emotional exhaustion is associated with work related stressors: a cross-sectional multicenter study in Malaysian public hospitals. Archivos argentina de pediatria 2017;115:212-219.
  • Khoo EJ. Feed Their Mind: A Review of the Reported Association Between Breastfeeding and Improved Neurocognition. The Patient 2017;6:70-71
  • Khoo EJ, Schremmer RD, Diekema DS, Lantos JD. Ethics Rounds: Ethical Concerns When Minors Act As Standardised Patients. Pediatrics. 2017; 139:e20162795


  • Khoo EJ. Systemic lupus erythematosus: not just a rash. Archives of Disease in Childhood December 2016;101:1094


  • Khoo EJ, Davendralingam Sinniah. E-cigarettes: Facts and Legal Status. International e-Journal of Science, Medicine & Education 2015;9:10-19
  • Davendralingam Sinniah, Khoo EJ. Don’t Worry? Cognitive and affective reassurance: Systematic review of patient outcome effects The Patient 2015;3:78