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Catherine Poh

Clinician Scientist


Telephone: 604-675-8000 x 7072
Fax: 604-675-8263
675 W 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3


Research Roles:

  • Clinician Scientist, Integrative Oncology and Cancer Control Research Program, BCCRC

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, UBC

  • Assistant Pathologist, Dept. of Anatomical Pathology, Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre BC Oral Biopsy Service

  • Consulting Dentist, Oral Oncology, BCCA - VCC

  • Staff Dentist, Oral Mucosa Disease Program, Dental Clinic, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre

  • Associate Member, Depts. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Surgery (Otolaryngology Division), Faculty of Medicine, UBC

  • Leader, Downtown Eastside Outreach Program, BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program, BCCRC



  • PhD (Oral Biology and Medical Sciences), UBC, 2001

  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists, Canada

  • DDS (Dental Surgery), National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  • Certificate in Oral Pathology/Medicine, UBC 


Research Interests:

  •  Efficacy of Optically-guided Surgery in the Management of Early-staged Oral Cancer
  • Characterization of clonal alterations within novel fluorescence visualization (FV) fields of high-risk oral premalignant lesions
  • Community Screening and Management of High-Risk Oral Premalignant Lesions
  • Molecular Targets for Intervention of High-Risk Oral Premalignancies
  • Clonal Changes in Oral Lesions of High-Risk Patients, Community Study Component
  • Optical Techniques and oral precancer management
  • Clonal changes in oral lesions of high-risk patients


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