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   Dr Amir Hamzah is resident Consultant Clinical Immunologist and Allergist (Adults and Paediatrics) in Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur since 2011, and resident Consultant Paediatrician since 2012. He is also the President of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI), a position he has held since 2009. Dr Amir is a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and Members of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), and European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID). 

He is the official Malaysian representative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) House of Delegates which acts a regulatory governing body for the WAO; and has served in numerous councils of the WAO including Communications, Education, Scientific and Clinical Issues, as well as Special Committee on Immunodeficiencies. He also serves as a Board member of the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI).
 


   Professor Datin Dr Chia Yook Chin is a professor at the Department of Primary Care Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. She played a pivotal role in starting the department, which was the first Primary Care Medicine department in Malaysia. She was also involved in the starting of the first 4-year postgraduate training programme in Family Medicine in Malaysia and is currently the Director for the Diploma of Family Medicine. In the recent past years, Professor Datin Chia has researched extensively on the validation of cardiovascular disease risk scores for use in Malaysia. Professor Datin Chia has been the president of the Malaysian Society of Hypertension since 2013 and a member of the Malaysian Clinical Guidelines on Hypertension working group since its first edition.
   

Dr Haris Njoo Suharjono @ Njoo Thwan Bing graduated with an MD from the National University of Malaysia in 1988. Subsequently, he attained his MRCOG and FRCOG from the United Kingdom, and specialized in reproductive medicine (infertility) where he received comprehensive training in assisted reproductive techniques including ovulation induction protocols, monitoring, egg collections and embryo transfers for patients undergoing in vitro fertilizations. 

Dr Haris is presently a senior consultant and Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G) at the Sarawak General Hospital. He has over 27 years of experience in the O&G field.  He is competent in performing various surgical procedures for benign gynaecological conditions as well as managing high-risk pregnancies and operative obstetric emergencies. He is also responsible for developing management guidelines and planning O&G services in the state of Sarawak. Dr Haris has published extensively and spoken at numerous meetings and symposia.
   

Dato' Dr Hj Abdul Razak Abdul Muttalif is currently a Senior Consultant Chest Physician at the Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He previously served as the Head of Respiratory Services of Malaysia from 2010 to 2015. Dato' Dr Hj Abdul Razak obtained his MBBS from the University of Malaya in 1982 and received his Master of Medicine from University Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1992. Subsequently, he went on to pursue and obtained an MSc in respiratory medicine from the Royal Brompton Hospital of London in 1995. In his career as physician and consultant chest physician over the past 12 years, Dato' Dr Hj Abdul Razak has taught over 100 courses related to his field of expertise and has served as a committee member on several respiratory related clinical guidelines and specialty workshops at the national level. He was also the Chairman of the Review Committee for the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. His keen interest in the respiratory field is exemplary – he has spearheaded numerous innovative programmes to improve respiratory services in the government sector and has received several awards of excellence for his tireless efforts. 

Dato' Dr Hj Abdul Razak has published and presented extensively his research findings in the field of respiratory medicine. He also holds professional memberships at several noteworthy international and local medical associations, including the American College of Chest Physicians where he is the Governor for Malaysia. 
 

 Dr Lakshumanan Sanker V is a consultant gastroenterologist/hepatologist at KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital, Malaysia. He received his training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Selayang Hospital, Malaysia, and underwent a Hepatology fellowship training at the Storr Liver Unit, Westmead Hospital, Sydney. He has a considerable experience in multi-centre clinical trials with Hepatitis B and C patients. Dr Sanker has been a long-standing member and is a Past-President of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is an Honorary Treasurer with the Malaysian Liver Foundation.
   

Dr Lee Yin Yin obtained her Advanced Diploma in Medical Sciences from the International Medical College, Malaysia in 1996 and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1998. Subsequently, she attained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2003 and completed her Master’s of Medicine in University of Malaya in 2005. She went on to pursue Advanced Master’s in Dermatology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2009 and Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine in 2012. 

Dr Lee is currently a consultant dermatologist at Sunway Medical Centre and an adjunct lecturer at Monash University Malaysia. She manages paediatric skin conditions, as well as adult skin conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, pigmentary skin disorders, photodermatoses and skin infections. She has experience in performing various dermatological and aesthetic procedures. She has also been actively participating in research and clinical trials. She is the head for the subdivision of Internal Medicine and a committee member of the Medical and Dental Advisory Board in Sunway Medical Centre. Dr Lee has published extensively in local and international journals.

   

Professor Dr Lim Kheng Seang, a University of Malaya graduate, is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya and Consultant Neurologist specializing in epilepsy in the University of Malaya Medical Centre. He received his neurology subspecialty training in the University of Malaya, followed by fellowship training for epilepsy in Melbourne. He is currently a member of the Malaysian Epilepsy Council, the president of the Malaysian Epilepsy Society, and a member of the Commission of Asian and Oceanian Affairs, International League Against Epilepsy.

Professor Lim has published numerous original papers on epilepsy, especially on the psychosocial aspects of epilepsy as well as the pharmacogenomics and pharmacokinetics of antiepileptic drugs. He is currently involved in various research in neurology and epilepsy, and has been involved in many trials of newer treatments for epilepsy. He also specializes in epilepsy surgery assessment for those with refractory epilepsy. Other areas of expertise include vagal nerve stimulation as well as callosotomy evaluation and monitoring.

   

Dr Leong Kin Fon is serving as a Paediatric Dermatologist at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and a Visiting Paediatric Dermatologist at ABC Child Specialist Clinic in Petaling Jaya. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1998 and received his Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2004. He then received subspecialty training in dermatology at Hospital Kuching, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Charite Hospital in Berlin, and the National Taiwan University. While serving in Hospital Kuching, Dr Leong received an excellent service award in 2004. Dr Leong is also a member of the Malaysian Medical Relief Society (MERCY Malaysia) and Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF). 

   

Associate Professor Dr Lim Soo Kun is the present Head of the Division of Nephrology and Director of the Kidney Transplantation Programme at University Malaya Medical Centre. He began his professional career after graduation in 1999. He is a member of the International Society of Nephrology, the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and the Malaysian Society of Nephrology. His other professional roles include being a council member for the Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN) as well as a committee member for the Malaysian Registry of Renal Biopsy (MRRB). 

Dr Lim is a published academician in the field of nephrology. His research interests include renal outcomes in diabetes patients, renal function in kidney transplant recipients and chronic renal failure. Dr Lim has consulted for several pharmaceutical companies and spoken at numerous local and international events.

 

 

Professor Dato’ Dr Mafauzy Mohamed is currently the Director of Campus, Professor of Medicine and Senior Consultant Endocrinologist at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus in Kelantan, Malaysia. He obtained his MBBS from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1980. He was appointed as a lecturer after he received his MRCP (UK) in 1985. He also obtained his Masters of Medical Sciences from University of Sheffield in 1987. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992. In 1996, he was admitted as Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and in 2000 he was promoted as full Professor of Medicine. 

He is actively involved in the field of endocrinology and diabetes. He also serves as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom and has been appointed by several universities as External Examiner for Professional Examinations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and also as Masters and PhD theses examiner. He is currently the Vice-President of the Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society.

   

Dr Mary Cardosa obtained her MBBS and Master’s in Medicine (Anaesthesiology) at University of Malaya. She is currently a consultant anaesthesiologist and pain specialist at Hospital Selayang. She was the pioneer of the “Menang Program”, a cognitive behaviour therapy-based pain management programme established in June 2002 for patients with chronic pain in Selayang hospital in June 2002. She also started the Palliative Care Unit in Hospital Selayang in December 2002. 

Dr Mary’s expertise lies in the area of pain management, particularly chronic pain management. She has published widely, with several book chapters and articles in both local and international journals to her name, as well as developed management protocols and training modules for nurses and doctors. She has been invited to speak at numerous meetings and symposia, and has presented posters both locally and internationally.


  Dr Philip George  is a consultant psychiatrist and addiction specialist. He is presently a Clinical Professor at the International Medical University and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Seremban. He is also a Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist at Assunta Hospital and Medical Director of ‘The Mind Faculty’, Mont Kiara in Kuala Lumpur. 

Dr Philip George graduated with MBBS in 1988 from Manipal, India and did his Masters in Psychiatry in 1996 at the National University of Malaysia. He completed a Certificate in Substance Abuse with the University of Melbourne in 2003. He is a committee member of the Addiction Medicine Association of Malaysia and the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society, as well as Secretary to the Manipal Alumni Association of Malaysia.



 

 Dr Raman Subramaniam is a consultant obstetrician & gynaecologist at the Fetal Medicine and Gynaecology Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated with MBBS from University of Malaya in 1974 and obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London in 1980, Fellowship in Surgery from the International College of Surgeons in 1985, and the American College of Surgeons in 1986. Fellowships from the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists (London), Doctor of Medicine from University of Malaya followed in 1993. Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Ireland) as well as the Academy of Medicine Malaysia soon followed in 1997. 

Dr Subramaniam is currently Adjunct Professor to the International Medical University for research as well as UTAR medical school. He is also a council member for the Quest International University in Perak. He has been appointed President for both the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia and the Malaysian Society for Ultrasound. He is also recognised as a RCOG/RCR Trainer in Obstetrics Ultrasound.



   

Dr Thomas Abraham graduated from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal. He went on to do his Masters in Maxillofacial Surgery and also his FDSRCS and FFDRCSI from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland, respectively. He also obtained his membership in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Subsequently, he worked in numerous Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery Units in Wales, England and Scotland before returning back to Malaysia to join the Ministry of Health as a specialist.

His areas of interest are Head & Neck Oncology, Maxillofacial Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a lead research investigator for the Oral Cancer Research Coordinating Centre and Cancer Research Malaysia. He is also a member of the international faculty of the AO Foundation in Davos, Switzerland. He is actively involved as a mentor and trainer for the Nobel Biocare Implant Training Programme. He has numerous publications in international and peer reviewed journals. He was the publication secretary and editor for the Malaysian Dental Journal of the Malaysian Dental Association. He is currently the Past President of the Malaysian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Hon Secretary of the College of Dental Specialist, Academy of Medicine Malaysia.

   Dr Vijay Ananda Paramasvaran was an undergraduate at Queen’s University, Belfast. He received his subspecialty instruction at University Malaya Medical Centre, where he continues to be a Visiting Clinical Consultant. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2010. He is currently a Resident Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

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