Catherine Poh

Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre 2151 Wesbrook Mall, UBC


Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Mouth and Teeth
Disorders and Conditions 
Oral Cancer

Dr. Catherine Poh is an associate professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia, a clinician scientist in the British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program (BC OCPP) at the BC Cancer Agency, and a researcher at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. She is also a Canadian Institutes of Health Research clinician scientist and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. Dr. Poh is also one of two practicing oral maxillofacial pathologists in British Columbia, Canada, and an active staff member of the Oral Oncology Department of the BC Cancer Agency as well as the Oral Mucosal Disease Program at Vancouver General Hospital.  Her primary research focus involves application of molecular and imaging tools for community screening, early detection, and management of cancerous and precancerous oral lesions.