P. Terry Phang, MSc MD FRCSC

Residency Program Director, Colo-rectal Surgery
Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS)

Active Staff, St. Paul’s Hospital

City: Vancouver
Hospital Authority: Vancouver Coastal Health

Department of Surgery, St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

Phone: 604.806.8711   Fax: 604.806.9604

Email: tphang@providencehealth.bc.ca

Special Interests

  • Colorectal cancer surgery


Dr. Phang  medical training was received at the University of Toronto. He received surgical training at Memorial University of Newfoundland and specialized colorectal surgery training at the University of Minnesota in 1996-97. He holds American Board certification for Surgery and Colorectal Surgery. He has a Masters of Science degree in biochemistry and clinical research training in critical illness and colorectal surgery.

Dr. Phang’s current research includes diagnostic imaging of rectal cancer, advanced techniques of rectal cancer surgery including laparoscopy, sphincter-preserving rectal cancer resection, and transanal microsurgery. He has taught many surgeons in British Columbia and Canada on rectal cancer and laparoscopic colon surgery, and many medical students and family physicians on colorectal diseases. He is leader of the British Columbia Cancer Agency Surgical Oncology Network committee on rectal cancer that has the mandate of improving outcomes for rectal cancer through programmatic development in BC.