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Dean

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PROF DR PREMNATH NAGALINGAM

MBBS (India), Dip Av Med (USA), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Ireland), AM (Malaysia)
dean@rcsiucd.edu.my
PA: Ms Paulina Bany ext. 1809
paulina@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Surgery

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A/Prof DR BIKRAMJIT PAL

Head of Department

MBBS (India), Diploma in Anaesthesia (India), Master of Surgery (India)
bikramjit.pal@rcsiucd.edu.my

Admin Assistant: Ms Subatra Kalimuthu ext. 1909
k.subatra@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR VASANTHIE BALAKRISHNAN

Senior Lecturer

MBBS (India), M Sur (Ortho) (UKM)
vasanthie@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Dr. Myat Myo Naing

Senior Lecturer

MBBS, MMed (Ortho & Trauma)

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A/Prof DATO’ DR MANJIT SINGH

Fractional Academic

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Dr Sai Krishna Vittal

Honorary Senior Lecturer

MBBS (India), MS (General Surgery)(India), DNB (General Surgery), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (England)

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Medicine

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A/Prof DR SHEIKH SALAHUDDIN AHMED

Acting Head of Department

MBBS(Bangladesh), FCPS(Bangladesh), Diploma in Haematology (China), AFMI(Bangladesh)
sheikh.salahuddin@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR PARAGATI RADHA VENKATASWAMY

Lecturer

MBBS (JIPMER) , MRCP(UK)
r.paragati@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR LALITHA PEREIRASAMY

Fractional Academic

MD(USM), MRCP, MMed (Internal Medicine)(UKM), Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine, Certified Medical Impairment Assessor (NIOSH)
p.lalitha_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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PROF DR LOH LI CHER, RICHARD

Fractional Academic

MBBChBAO (Ireland), MRCP (UK), MD (London), FRCP (Edinburgh), FCCP (USA), FAMM (Malaysia)
richard.loh_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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A/Prof DR ANITHA BHAJAN MANOCHA

Fractional Academic

MBBS (India), MMed (Internal Medicine)(USM), Nephrology Subspecialty, AMM, FRCP (Edinburgh)
anitha.manocha_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Family Medicine

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DR CHEAN KOOI YAU

Senior Lecturer
Vice Dean of Students

MBBS (Queensland), Dip Paeds (Auckland), Dip Obstetrics (Auckland), FRNZCGP
kychean@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR HO KHEK CHOONG

Senior Lecturer

MBBChBAO (UK), MAFP, FRACGP, Dip Dermatology (Singapore)
kcho@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR TAN KEAN CHYE

Senior Lecturer

BSc (Med.Sc)(UPM), MD (UPM), OHD (NIOSH), PGDip. Primary Care Dermatology, DFM, MAFP, FRACGP
kctan@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR CHAN MEI WAI

Lecturer

MBBS (UM), Dip. Family Medicine (DFM), MAFP, FRACGP
chanmw@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Paediatrics

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PROF Dato Dr Hussain Imam Bin Muhammad Ismail

Head of Department

MBBS (U.Malaya)
MRCP(UK), DCH (Lond), FRCP(Edin), FRCPCH(UK), FAMM
Paediatric Neurologist(University of Edinburgh)

hussain.ismail@rcsiucd.edu.my

Admin Assistant: Ms Tharani Devaraj ext. 1949
tharani@rcsiucd.edu.my

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A/Prof DR FOONG SIEW CHENG

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DR TAN MAY LOONG

Senior Lecturer
Vice Dean of Research

MBBS (Malaya), MRCPCH (UK)
mltan@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR FOONG WAI CHENG

Senior Lecturer

MD (USM), MRCPCH (UK)
wcfoong@rcsiucd.edu.my

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PROF DR JACQUELINE JUDITH HO

Fractional Academic

MB ChB, FRCP(Glasg), FRCPCH, FRCPI, M.MedSc(ClinEpid), FAMM
jackie_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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A/Prof DR RONAN PATRICK GLEESON

Head of Department

MA, MD, FRCOG, FRCPI
ronan.gleeson@rcsiucd.edu.my

Admin Assistant: Ms Geetha Naidu ext. 1959
geetha@rcsiucd.edu.my

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A/Prof DR SIVAKUMAR S BALAKRISHNAN

MD (USM), MOG (UM), Fellowship in Urogynaecology
sivakumar@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR VONG NYAM SENG

Fractional Academic

MBBS(Malaya), MMed (O&G), Singapore, MR(A)COG, MR(NZ)COG
nsvong_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR NARINDER SINGH SHADAN

Fractional Academic

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Dr Ranjit Singh

Fractional Academic

MBBS (INDIA), MOG (UM), Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
ranjit.singh_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Dato’ Dr K Balanathan a/l Kathirgamanthan

Fractional Academic

MD(UKM),MMed O&G(UKM), Reproductive Medicine Specialist
k.balanathan_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Dr Ravinderjit Kaur a/p Nagindar Singh

Fractional Academic

MBBS(India), MOG(UKM),MFM Fellowship(MOH)
ravinderjit.kaur_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Psychiatry

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PROF DR ANDREW LAW CHI KIN

Head of Department
Vice Dean of International Student Services

BSc(Hons) [Toronto], MPhil [Cantab], MD [Saint Louis], PhD [McGill], FRCP(Canada), FAPA, FRCP(Edin)
andrew.law@rcsiucd.edu.my

Admin Assistant: Ms Nur Atierah Wahida ext. 1969
atierah@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR UMADEVI A/P K.R. VASUDEVAN

Senior Lecturer

MBBS (India), MPsy (USM), MHR (Ire)
umadevi@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Dr Leong Foo Weng

Lecturer

MB BCh BAO (Ireland), MSc Criminal Justice (USA), MMed Psychiatry (USM)
fwleong@rcsiucd.edu.my

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A/Prof DR AROKIAMARY BHARATHY

Fractional Academic

MBBS (India), M Psy.Med (Malaya)
bharathy_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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A/Prof DR PREM KUMAR CHANDRASEKARAN

Fractional Academic

MBBS (India), M.Psych.Med (UM), F.Neuropsychiatry (Australia), Dip in Evidence-based Medicine in Dementia & Old-age Depression (Denmark), Dip in Evidence-based Medicine in Bipolar Disorder (Denmark), Certificate in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Netherlands)
prem.kumar_pt@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Dr Erik Kinzie

Honorary Senior Lecturer

MD (Oregon), Psychiatric Residency Training (University of North Carolina), Co-Chief Resident (University of North Carolina), ABPN

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Public Health

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DATO’ PROF DR ABDUL RASHID KHAN B. MD JAGAR DIN

Head of Department
Director of UCD MSc Public Health at RUMC

MBBS (Pakistan), Post Grad. Dip. Health Sc (ECU Australia), M Health Sc (ECU Australia), PhD Community Health (UKM)
rashid@rcsiucd.edu.my

Admin Assistant: Ms Siti Nur Afiqah ext. 1979
sitinurafiqah@rcsiucd.edu.my

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A/Prof DATO’ DR SUKUMAR MAHESAN

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DR SITI FATIMAH KADER MAIDEEN

Lecturer

BSc Biomed (MSU), MMed Sc Public Health (UPM), PhD Community Health (UPM)
sitifatimah@rcsiucd.edu.my

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MS FAIRUZ FADZILAH RAHIM

Lecturer

BBMedSc (UM), MSc (MedStat)(USM)
fairuz@rcsiucd.edu.my

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Pre-Medical Year & Foundation in Science

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Dr. Low Khee Lam

Coordinator for Foundation Studies

Bachelor of Science (Pure Physics) (USM), PhD (Applied Physics) (USM)
kllow@rcsiucd.edu.my

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MR GOBINATH RAMACHAWOLRAN

Senior Lecturer (Biology)

BSc. Biotechnology (Hons)(AIMST), MSc. Biotechnology (AIMST)
r.gobinath@rcsiucd.edu.my

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MR LUM CHIA YUEE

Lecturer (Physics)

B.Sc (Physics)(USM), M.Sc (Theoretical Physics)(USM)
cylum@rcsiucd.edu.my

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DR LEE TIEN PING

Lecturer (Chemistry)

B.Sc. Hons (Chemistry)(UPM), M. Sc (Material Chemistry)(UPM), Ph. D (Analytical Chemistry) (USM)
leetienping@rcsiucd.edu.my

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BIOGRAPHY

Professor Premnath studied Medicine at the Kasturba Medical College and graduated with a medical degree conferred by the University of Mysore in 1980. After his internship at Penang Hospital, he was the Regimental Medical Officer for the 19th Royal Malay Regiment of the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces. He has a Diploma in Aviation Medicine from the School for Aerospace Medicine, Brookes USAF Base, Texas where he was attached in 1983. He subsequently served as a Senior Medical Officer/Flight Surgeon at the RMAF/RAAF base in Butterworth before being posted back to Penang Hospital in 1986.
He obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1990. He was the Visiting Fellow at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and City Hospital, Edinburgh from 1993-1995, before returning to Penang Hospital, where he served as a Consultant General & Thoracic surgeon. He joined the Department of Surgery at PMC in 2004 and is a Visiting Consultant at the Department of Surgery, Penang Hospital where he conducts his clinical practice. He has examined in several undergraduate and postgraduate surgical examinations for RCSI since 1999 and PMC(now RUMC). As Director of the RCSI Surgical Training Office at RUMC, he also conducts courses and examinations for RCSI and is involved in postgraduate surgery training programmes with Penang Hospital, RCSI and RUMC. He is a Chairman, Thoracic Surgery Chapter of the National Specialist Register, (Surgery) Academy of Medicine, Malaysia and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
In 2016, he was also appointed Dean of RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS (Mysore, India)
  • DipAvMed- USAF
  • FRCSEd
  • FRCSI

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Oesophageal Disease
  • Surgical Nutrition

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

  • Regional Representative, College of Surgeons of Malaysia
  • Thoracic Surgery Training Supervisor, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • National Specialist Register (NSR), Chairman Thoracic Subspecialty Accreditation Committee
  • International Advisory Board, The Surgeon
  • Regional Advisory Board, Manipal Alumni Science & Health (MASH) Journal
  • Advisor, Society of Surgeons, Penang.
  • Member of Law Tribunal Committee, Penang

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Expandable Metallic Stent on Stent for Cardio-Esophageal Junction Tumor.
    Teo JKH, Narasimman S, Premnath N. Scientific Meeting, College of Surgeons, Kuala Lumpur. May 2013
  • Self Expandable Metallic Stent on Stent for CardioOesophageal Junction Tumour.
    Teo TJH, Narasimman S, Premnath N. College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, KL. May 2013.
  • Quality of Life of Gastric Cancer Patients in Penang General Hospital Six Months Post-Gastrectomy – Res Ipsa Loquitor.
    R Hassan, Michael A, Narasimman S, Tan WJ, Premnath N, CSAMM 2014, Kuching, Malaysia.
  • Post Operative Vomiting Proves fatal. A rare case of Boerhaave’s Syndrome.
    Arivani, Sivaneswaran, Rajkumar, Umasangar, Premnath. CSAMM 2015, Malaysia.
  • Extramammary Paget’s Disease of the Scrotum with Skeletal Metastases – A Case Report:
    Arivarni K, Sivaneswaran L, Umasangar R, Premnath N. CSAMM 2015, Malaysia.
  • 2-Stage Diagnostic Laparoscopy (DSL) in Gastric Cancer and Esophagogastric Junction Cancer: Penang General Hospital Experience.
    Kelvin V, SY Lim, HS Boo, Premnath N. Penang Surgical Symposium. July 2016. Korea International Gastric Cancer Week 2016. 6th Asia Pacific Gastroesophageal Cancer Congress.
  • Coexistence of Infiltrating Ductal carcinoma (IDC ) and Phylloides Tumour ( PT ).
    CI Chiar, KB Neogh, CH Lee, L Sivaneswaran, R Umasangar, Premnath N. Penang Surgical Symposium. July 2016.
  • D2 Gastrectomies for Gastric Adenocarcinoma: A Local Regional Hospital Experience.
    HS Boo, SY Lim, K Voon, Premnath N. Penang Surgical Symposium. July 2016. Korea International Gastric Cancer Week 2016. 6th Asia Pacific Gastroesophageal Cancer Congress.
  • Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour ( GIST ) with Synchronous Lung Adenocarcinoma,
    Urinary Bladder Transitional Cell carcinoma and Adrenal Adenoma -A Case Report.

    HS Boo, Kelvin V, SY Lim, Premnath N. Penang Surgical Symposium. July 2016. Korea International Gastric Cancer Week 2016. 6th Asia Pacific Gastroesophageal Cancer Congress.
  • Ileal Dieulefoy A Rare case of Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleed.
    Low JQL, See BK, Leow YC, Sivaneswaran L, Umasangar R, Premnath N. Penang Surgical Symposium. July 2016.
  • Managing Oesophageal Strictures When All Fails, Oesophagectomy Prevails.
    BK See, Low JQL, CH Chan, Sivaneswaran L, Umasangar R, Premnath N. Penang Surgical Symposium. July 2016.
  • Evolution in the Management of Esophageal Perforation: A Single Centre Experience.
    CB Ng, Karthikeswaran, Voon Kelvin, WJ Tan, SY Lim, Premnath N. Journal for Diseases of the Oesophagus Sept 2016. Vol 29.
  • Coexistence of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) With Other Malignancies: A Single Center Experience.
    Viknesh S, Kelvin V, Munish, SY Lim, Premnath N. 12th International Gastric Cancer Conference, 20-23 April, 2017. Beijing.
  • Primary malignant melanoma of the oesophagus: A Case Report.
    Karthikeashvaren S, Kelvin V, SY Lim, Premnath N. 12th International Gastric Cancer Conference,20-23 April, 2017. Beijing.
  • Radical Gastrectomy in Elderly: Perioperative and Survival Outcomes of Penang Hospital.
    Kelvin V, Vicknesh S, Munish, Karthikeashvaren S, SY Lim, Premnath N. 12th International Gastric
    Cancer Conference. 20-23 April, 2017. Beijing.
  • Challenges in Managing Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in Pregnancy: A Case Report
    Viknesh S, Kelvin V, Munish, SY Lim, Premnath N. 12th International Gastric Cancer Conference,
    20-23 April, 2017. Beijing.
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Associate Professor
MBBS (India), Pg.Dip. in Legal Medicine (UK), Dip. in Med Jurisprudence in Pathology (UK), AMM (Malaysia)
Email: bhupinder@rcsiucd.edu.my

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • B. Sc. (Physics), UniversitiSains Malaysia (USM)
  • M. Sc. (Theoretical Physics), UniversitiSains Malaysia (USM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Theoretical Studies of Smectic Liquid Crystals

PUBLICATIONS

  • C.Y. Lum, L.H. Ong and M. Čepič, Transitions of Smectic A to Tilted Phases in Thin Free Standing Films of Liquid Crystals, SainsMalaysiana, 40(1), pg 9-11, 2011.
  • C.Y. Lum, L.H. Ong and M. Čepič, Influence of Chiral Interactions on Smectic Phases in Free-Standing Films, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.,Vol.546, pp. 195 – 201, 2011
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Toxicology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Low received the B. Sc. in Pure Physics, from Universiti Sains Malaysia in the year 2006 and his PhD in Applied Physics from Universiti Sains Malaysia in the year 2011. His doctorate research focused on investigating the characteristics of photonic crystals. He joined Disted College as a lecturer to teach Physics in A Level and SACE programme in the same year.

In May 2016, he joined KDU Penang University College as Programme Leader for Centre of Pre-University Studies. He served for the college until February 2021. During the term, he was responsible for revising and developing some subjects in Foundation in Science Programme. He taught several subjects in both Foundation in Arts and Science as well. Besides, he also published several journal papers and international conference proceedings indexed by the Web of Science.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (Applied Physics), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2006 – 2011
  • Bachelor of Science (Pure Physics), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2003-2006

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Photonic crystals and metamaterials characterization

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • K. L. Low, M. Z. M. Jafri, and S. A. Khan, “Band Gap Study Using Plane Wave Expansion Method for Metallic Slab with Air Rods in E Polarizing Mode,” Chinese Journal of Physics, vol. 47, p. 10, 2009.
  • K. L. Low, M. Z. M. Jafri, and S. A. Khan, “Effective Plasma Frequency For Two- Dimensional Metallic Photonic Crystals,” Progress In Electromagnetic Research M, vol. 12, p. 13, 2010.
  • S. A. Khan, M. Z. M. Jafri, and K. L. Low, “Decay of Superheavy Nuclei Using the Projection Operator Method,” Chinese Journal of Physics, vol. 48, p. 12, 2010.
  • S. A. Khan, M. Z. M. Jafri, and K. L. Low, “Quasimolecular Potential with Modification,” International Journal of Modern Physics E, vol. 19, p. 8, 2010.
  • K. L. Low, M. Z. M. Jafri and S. A. Khan, “Dielectric Slab Photonic Crystals Containing Metallic Components For E Polarization Mode,” Applied Physics Research, vol. 2, p. 17, 2010
  • K. L. Low and M. Z. M. Jafri, “Numerical Relationship of Metallic Photonic Crystals’ Effective Plasma Frequency with Relative Permittivity,” Jurnal Fizik Malaysia, vol. 37, p. 01054, 2016.
  • K. L. Low, M. Z. Mat Jafri, S. A. Khan, and D. G. S. Chuah, “Surface Plasmon Effects And Resonance State On Square Lattice Of Metallic Photonic Crystals And Defect Mode In H Polarization,”, Progress in Electromagnetic Research C, vol. 83, p. 45, 2018
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BIOGRAPHY

Ms Fairuz received her biomedical science degree from the University of Malaya in 2009. She worked in a microbiological laboratory for a few months before joining the Biopharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health from 2009 to 2011 as a research officer. Then, she had an opportunity to further her study in Masters of Science (Medical Statistics) at Universiti Sains Malaysia. After getting her master degree in 2013, she worked in a health research company as a consultant until she resigned to join RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus in 2014 as lecturer and statistician.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Science (Medical Statistics), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science), University of Malaya, 2009

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Infectious diseases
  • Adolescent health
  • Survival analysis
  • Biosocial health

PUBLICATION

  • Chean KY, Rahim FF, Chin JS, Choi XL, Liew KW, Tan CC, Tan KC, Ooi ST, Tan HJ, Ali IAH. Assessing airflow limitation among smokers in a primary care setting. Malays J Med Sci. 2018;25(3):78–87.https://doi.org/10.21315/mjms2018.25.3.8
  • Karunakaran R, Tay ST, Rahim FF, Lim BB, Puthucheary SD. Molecular analysis of Ciprofloxacin resistance among Non-Typhoidal Salmonella with reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin isolated from patients at a tertiary care hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Jpn J Infect Dis 2014; 67: 157-162 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Karunakaran R, Tay ST, Rahim FF, Lim BB, Puthucheary SD. Molecular analysis of Ciprofloxacin resistance among Non-Typhoidal Salmonella with reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin isolated from patients at a tertiary care hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Jpn J Infect Dis 2014; 67: 157-162 (ISI-Indexed)
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Biography

Dr Siti Fatimah Kader Maideen joined RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus in May 2015 as a lecturer in the Department of Public Health Medicine. Previously she worked in one of the health sciences college in Klang Valley for almost four years. Recently in 2018, she has been promoted to a senior lecturer. She involved in the academic roles for both undergraduate and postgraduate program. Till date, she has supervised 7 postgraduate students. She is a member of the Malaysian One Health University Network (MyOHUN). She has obtained research grants from MyOHUN & USAID and RUMC. She also involved in community outreach activities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine (2008)
  • Master of Medical Science Public Health (2010)
  • PhD Community Health (2017)

Research interest

  • Infectious diseases
  • Orang Asli Health
  • Community mental health

Publications

  1. Kader Maideen, S. F., Mohd-Sidik, S., Rampal, L., Mukhtar, F., Ibrahim, N., Phang, C.-K., … Ahmad, R. (2016). A Web-Based Psychoeducational Intervention Program for Depression and Anxiety in an Adult Community in Selangor, Malaysia: Protocol of a
    Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(2), e112.
    http://doi.org/10.2196/resprot.4622
  2. Kader Maideen SF, Mohd. Sidik S, Rampal L, Mukhtar F (2015) Prevalence, associated factors and predictors of anxiety: a community survey in Selangor, Malaysia. BMC Psychiatry 15:262
  3. Kader Maideen SF, Mohd. Sidik S, Rampal L, Mukhtar F (2014) Prevalence, Associated Factors and Predictors of Depression among Adults in the Community of Selangor, Malaysia. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95395. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095395
  4. Othman, H.F., Pawanchee, Z.F., Yaacob, Y., Syed-Hussain, S.S., Kader Maideen, S.F.,
    Abdulrahman, S.A (2017). Implementation of control measures. In One Health Manual: On
    handling zoonotic disease outbreaks in Malaysia (pg 85-100). Malaysia One Health
    University Network (MyOhun) ISBN: 978-967-960-416-0
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15. Timbalan Pengarah Hospital December 1998 – July 2004 Hospital Pulau Pinang
18. Timbalan Pengarah Kesihatan Negeri July 2004 – August 2005 Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang
19. Ketua Penolong Pengarah (Kanan) September 2005 – August 2007 Bahagian Perkembangan Perubatan, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
20. Timbalan Penolong Pengarah September 2007 – December 2008 Hospital Pulau Pinang
21. Pengarah Hospital January 2009-2011 Hospital Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang
22. Pengarah Hospital January 2009-2011 Hospital Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang
23. Pengarah Hospital 2011-2014 Hospital Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang
24. Pengarah Hospital January 2015 – May 2016 Hospital Pulau Pinang
25. Pengarah Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang June 2016 – present Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri, Pulau Pinang

CONTRIBUTIONS

PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS

STUDY TITLE JOURNAL PUBLISHED YEAR AUTHOR (S)
1. “A Study On The Completeness Of Medical Records of Government Hospitals of Kedah State”, (January 1st-June 30th, 1997) “BULLETIN Q KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA”
JUNE 1998
1998 Dr. Sukumar Mahesan
Kedah State Health Department
Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar
Ministry of Health
2. “THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PATIENT REFERRALS FROM PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS”, 2000 “PENANG HOSPITAL JOURNAL”
Volume 5 2000/2001
2001 Dr. Sukumar Mahesan
Hospital Pulau Pinang
Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar
Ministry of Health
Dr. Sabri Othman
Hospital Pulau Pinang
Dr. Raja Lope Ahmad
Penang State Health Department
3. “Complaints about hospital services” INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL (2001);5(1), 17-19 2001 Dr. Se To Boon Chong
Hospital Pulau Pinang
Dr. Sukumar Mahesan
Hospital Pulau Pinang
Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar
Ministry of Health
Dr. Kevin Moissinac
Penang Medical College
11. “A Comparison of Malaysia’s Key Health Indicators with Global Standards” Medical Journal Penang Hospital 2008 *Sukumar Mahesan, *Juita Ghazalie, **
Sabariah Jaafar, ** Mohaya Zeedah,
**Rohaizat Yon.
*Hospital Pulau Pinang, ** Ministry of Health
12. Rewarding Health Care Staff Medical Journal Penang Hospital 2008 *Sukumar Mahesan, Vasanthie Balakrishnan
*JKN Pulau Pinang, **Penang Medical College

PREPARATION OF MANAGEMENT PAPERS – HOSPITAL, STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT &, MINISTRY OF HEALTH

MANAGERIAL WORK / PROPOSAL PAPER YEAR INVOLVEMENT RELEVANT / COMMITTEE / BOARDS
1. Managerial & Clinical Paper:
“TO IMPROVE THE STATUS OF TREATMENT AND FOLLOW-UP OF PATIENTS AT THE DIABETIC CLINIC, HOSPITAL BUTTERWORTH, PENANG.”
1988 Co-Author with Mr. Chan Kim Huat (Penyelia Hospital) Penang State Health Department
2. Managerial Paper:
“STATISTICAL ANALYSIS & REPORT ON PATIENTCARE WORKLOAD, BALIK PULAU HOSPITAL, PENANG FOR 1991, 1992, & 1993”
1994 Author Director of Health, Penang State Health Department
3. Managerial Paper:
“LAPORAN TAHUNAN PERNGADUAN-PENGADUAN AWAM, JABATAN KESIHATAN NEGERI KEDAH 1996”
1996 Primary Author Jawatankuasa Pengaduan Awam – Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Kedah
4. Handbook For:
“MEDICAL SERVICE COVERAGE LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL MARITIME AND AIRSHOW (LIMA)’9 5”
1995 Committee Author Jawatankuasa Induk LIMA’ 95 and Kedah State Health Department
5. Managerial Paper:
“ISSUES AND PROBLEMS OF KEDAH STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT”
1996 Co-Author with Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin bin Jafaar (MOH) Kedah State Health Department and Ministry of Health
6. Managerial Paper:
“POST – OCCUPANCY EVALUATION of HOSPITAL BALING KEDAH STATE”
1997 Co-Author with Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin bin Jafaar (MOH) Bahagian Perancangan dan Pembangunan, KKM
7. Managerial Paper:
“GUIDELINES FOR SPECIALIST VISITING DISTRICT HOSPITALS KEDAH STATE”
1997 Primary Author Kedah State Health Department
8. Managerial Paper:
“PELAN TINDAKAN PENCEGAHAN PERINGKAT KETIGA, CARE HIDUP SIHAT 1996 – DIABETES MELLITUS (Tertiary Prevention), KEDAH STATE”
1997 Co-Author with Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin bin Jafaar (MOH) Kedah State Health Department
22. Managerial Paper:
“HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE”
1998 Co-Author with Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin bin Jafaar (MOH) Kedah State Health Director and presented at the Mesyuarat Khas KPK dengan Ketua Bahagian 4/1998
23. Handbook On:
“MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICE COVERAGE for SHOOTING EVENTS SUKOM 98”
1998 Co-Author with Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin bin Jafaar (MOH) Jawatankuasa SUKOM and Kedah State Health Department
24. Project Paper:
“ESTABLISHMENT OF HAEMODIALYSIS SERVICES AT DISTRICT HOSPITALS, KEDAH STATE”
1999 Co-Author with Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar (MOH) Kedah State Health Department
25. Study Paper:
“THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PATIENTS REFERRED FROM PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS”
1999 Co-Author with Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar (MOH) Bahagian Perkembangan Perubatan, Ministry of Health Presented at “The 33rd Malaysia – Singapore Congress of Medicine, August 1999”
26. Proposal Paper:
“ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF COPORATIZED HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM”
1999 Sub – Committee Task Force – authored the proposal paper Sub-Committee of Task Force Appointed by KKM – committee
27. Study Paper / Managerial Paper:
“REWARDING OF THE HEALTHCARE STAFF”
2000 Co-Author with Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin bin Jafaar Bahagian Perkembangan, Ministry of Health. Presented at “The 3rd MOH-AMM SCIENTIFIC MEETING NOVEMBER 2020” Kuala Lumpur
28. Proposal Paper:
“AREA HEALTH BOARD, SEBERANG PERAI, PULAU PINANG”
2001 Primary Author JKN Pulau Pinang Presented at “Mesyuarat Lembaga Kesihatan Hospital-Hospital Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang”
29. Managerial Paper:
“PELAN TINDAKAN, BAHAGIAN PERUBATAN, JABATAN KESIHATAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG”
2002 Co-Author with Dr. Raja Lope Ahmad bin Raja Ariffin, TPKN (Perubatan) Penang State Health Department
30. Handbook On:
“MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICE COVERAGE for SUKAN SEA – for the games of WUSHU, SQUASH, JUDO, TEN-PIN BOWLING”
2002 Co-Author with Dr. Sabri Othman (Head Emergency Department, Penang Hospital) Jawatankuasa SUKAN SEA and Penang State Health Department
31. Managerial Paper:
“ESTABLISHMENT OF A MASS CASUALTY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM”
2002 Primary Author Penang State Health Department and Ministry of Health
32. Managerial Paper:
“HOSPITAL OPERATIONAL POLICIES”
2003 Primary Author Bahagian Perkembangan Perubatan, Ministry of Health.
33. Managerial Paper:
“HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF HOSPITAL PULAU PINANG”
2003 Primary Author Bahagian Perkembangan, Ministry of Health.
48. Managerial Paper:
Projek Sistem Pengurusan Pesakit Untuk 106 hospital dan 5 institusi perubatan
2007 Unit Pengurusan Hospital Medical Development Division, KKM
49. Managerial Paper:
“HIS Way Forward” for balance 107 hospital without HIS system
2007 Unit Pengurusan Hospital Medical Development Division, KKM
51. Project Paper
RMK 9 – Mid Term Review – Ambulatory Care Services
2008 Primary Author Ministry of Health
52. Managerial Paper
“HOUSEMANSHIP WORKING HOURS”
2007 KKM Committee Medical Development Division, KKM

PRESENTED PAPERS RELATED TO PUBLIC HEALTH IN SEMINARS, CONFERENCES OR COLLOQUIMS (OWN SELF AND OTHERS CO-AUTHORED BY ME)

YEAR PAPERS PRESENTED INVOLVEMENT PRESENTATION & VENUE
1 1997 Managerial Paper:
“BUSINESS FOCUS / PLAN 1997—BAHAGIAN PERUBATAN,JABATAN KESIHATAN NEGERI KEDAH”
Co- Author MINISTRY LEVEL:
Presented at the “MESYUARAT KHAS KPK DENGAN KETUA BAHAGIAN DAN PENGARAH NEGERI 4/97” Langkawi -Presented by Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar (MOH)
2. 1998 Managerial Paper:
“THE FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF THE PRIVATE HEALTH SECTOR”
Co- Author MINISTRY LEVEL:
Presented at “KAJIAN SEMULA SEPARUH PENGGAL RANCANGAN MALAYSIA KE TUJUH (KSSP RM-7) KEARAH RANCANGAN MALAYSIA KE LAPAN” — KKM, Kuala Lumpur -Presented by Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar
3. 1998 Managerial Paper:
“HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE”
Co- Author MINISTRY LEVEL:
Presented at the “MESYUARAT KHAS KPK DENGAN KETUA BAHAGIAN DAN PENGARAH NEGERI 4/98” KKM, Kuala Lumpur – Presented by Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar
4. 1998 Managerial Paper:
“Evaluation of TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM), KKM”
Co- Author MINISTRY LEVEL:
Presented at “THE 1998 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QUALITY IN HEALTH” KUALA LUMPUR! -Presented by Dato’ Dr, Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar Ministry of Health
5. 1999 Study Paper:
“THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PATIENTS REFERRED FROM PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS”
Co- Author NATIONAL LEVEL:
Presented at the “33rd MALAYSIAN- SINGAPORE CONGRESS OF MEDICINE” AUGUST 1999″ — Kuala Lumpur
-Presented by Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar (MOH)
6. 2000 Study Paper/Managerial Paper:
“REWARDING OF THE HEALTHCARE STAFF”
Co- Author NATIONAL LEVEL:
Presented at “3”IMOH-AMM SCIENTIFIC MEETING NOVEMBER 2000″ -Presented by Dato’ Dr, Ahmad Tajudin Jafaar (MOH)
18. 2002 Managerial Paper:
“IS THERE DISCREPANCY IN STAFF NURSES DEPLOYMENT AT HOSPITAL PULAU PINANG”
Co- Author NATIONAL LEVEL
Poster Presentation at 4th MOH-AMM SCIENTIFIC MEETING 2002″ — Hotel Hilton Seremban, 106 – 12th October 2002
19. 2003 Managerial Paper:
“MASS CASUALTY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM”
Primary Author NATIONAL LEVEL
Presented at the “MESYUARAT TEKNIKAL PENGARAH-PENGARAH HOSPITAL KKM 2003” – Hotel Bintang, Seremban Feb. 2003
20. 2004 Managerial Paper:
“EXAMINATION OF ROLE OF SENIOR NURSES “
Primary Author NATIONAL LEVEL
Presented at the “MESYUARAT TEKNIKAL PENGARAH-PENGARAH HOSPITAL KKM 3/2002” – Renaissance Palm Garden Hotel, Putra Jaya 9 -11 April 2004
21. 2004 Managerial Paper:
“HOUSEMANSHIP NEEDS IN KKM HOSPITALS”
Primary Author NATIONAL LEVEL
Presented at the “MESYUARAT TEKNIKAL PENGARAH-PENGARAH HOSPITAL KKM 3/2002” – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
22. 2002 Managerial Paper:
“INTERHOSPITAL PATIENT REFERRAL BETWEEN MOH HOSPITALS”
Co-Author NATIONAL LEVEL
Presented at the “MESYUARAT TEKNIKAL
PENGARAH-PENGARAH HOSPITAL KKM 3/2002” – Renaissance Palm Garden Hotel, Putra Jaya 9 – 11 April 2002
23. 2002 Managerial Paper:
“SPECIALIST SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PLAN IN MOH”
Co-Author NATIONAL LEVEL
Presented at the “MESYUARAT TEKNIKAL PENGARAH-PENGARAH HOSPITAL KKM 3/2002”- Renaissance Palm Garden Hotel, Putra Jaya 9 -11 April 2002
24. 2002 “SHOULD DIABETICS PRACTISE PROPHYLACTIC HAND CARE” Co-Author NATIONAL LEVEL:
Presented by Dr Vasanthie Balakrishnan
POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION CONGRESS Hospital Alor Setar 2002
25. “DUPLEX SCANNING AND CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY” Co-Author NATIONAL LEVEL:
Presented as POSTER PRESENTATION POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION CONGRESS Hospital Alor Setar 2002
26. 2006 “MEDICAL STUDENTS AND ASPIRATIONS Co-Author NATIONAL LEVEL:
Presented as POSTER PRESENTATION
POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
CONGRESS Hospital Alor Setar 2002
29. 2006 Managerial Paper
“EXAMINATION OF ROLE OF SENIOR NURSES”
Primary Author Presented at the “SABAH NURSING CONFERENCE” Sept. 2004
30. 2005 Managerial Paper
“NURSING AUDIT”
Primary Author Presented at the “SABAH NURSING CONFERENCE” Ogos Sabah
31. 2006 Managerial Paper
“HOSPITAL INFORMATION SYSTEM”
Co-Author Presented at the “MESYUARAT TEKNIKAL PROGRAMME PERUBATAN 1/2006”, Di Hotel Summit
32. 2006 Managerial Paper
“MEDECAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME”
Co-Author Presented at the “KUNJUNGAN PEGAWAI DARI NEGERI VIETNAM DI KKM” PADA OGOS 2006

TAKING LEADERSHIP ROLE IN CME /CEPH IN PUBLIC HEALTH RELATED PROGRAMMES

CME / CEPH PROGRAMMES / ACTIVITIES INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES
1. CME for Clinical Meeting:
“Saturday Clinical Meeting Programmes” of Hospital Pulau Pinang 1999,2000,2001,2002, 2007, 2008, 2015-2016
Leadership Role:
Penasihat Jawatankuasa Perpustakaan
Involved in the planning, coordination and implementation of Saturday Clinical Meeting Programmes of Hospital Pulau Pinang
2. CME for Journals:
“PENANG HOSPITAL JOURNAL”
1999, 2000,2001,2002, 2007,2008, 2015-2016
Leadership Role:
Anggota Sidang Pengarang
To vet through submitted articles for
publication in Hospital Journal
3. CME for Human Resource Development:
• “Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Sumber Manusia (PESUMA), Hospital Pulau Pinang”, 1999, 2000,2001 & 2002, 2007,2008
Leadership Role:
Merangkap Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pembangunan
Sumber Manusia (PESUMA)
Leadership role in planning and organizing training activities related to human resource development and culture of excellence among staff through regular training sessions for the courses
4. CME for All Categories of Staff Hospital Pulau Pinang;
“Kursus Keselamatan & Kesihatan Pekerja”
1999,2000,2001,2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Leadership Role:
Merangkap Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Keselamatan & Kesihatan Pekerja, Hospital Pulau Pinang & Hospital
Seberang Jaya
Involved in the planning, coordination and implementation of health and safety courses for all
category staff of Hospital Pulau Pinang.
5. CME for Quality Activities for State:
“State Quality Assurance Workshops”
1999, 2000,2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009
Leadership Role:
Facilitator
Invited Speaker- “Overview of Quality & Quality
Improvements Activities in MOH”
Facilitating workgroups in their projects & creating awareness & knowledge to participants on Quality Improvements Activities through lectures
6. CEPH for Quality Activities Health Staff:
CEPH — Kota Setar District Health Office, Kedah State 1998
Invited Speaker for topic on “Overview of Quality & Quality Improvements Activities in the MOH” Creating and enforcing awareness and knowledge to participants on Quality Improvements Activities through lectures
7. CME for Pegawai Perubatan KKM -Quality Activities:
“Kursus Induksi Umum dan Khusus untuk Kumpulan Pengurusan dan Professional, KKM — 2000”
Di Pulau Pinang (Hotel Cititel)
Invited Speaker for topic on”Overview of Quality & Quality Improvements Activities in the MOH” Creating and enforcing awareness and knowledge to participants on Quality Improvements Activities through lectures
8. CME for Pegawai Perubatan KKM — Managerial Issues:
“Kursus Induksi Umum clan Khusus untuk Kumpulan Pengurusan don Professional, KKM”— Di Kedah Darul Aman (UUM), 1998
“PRIVATE TO PUBLIC REFERRALS- EFFECTIVENESS?” Hospital Alor Setar 2000
Invited Speaker for topic on “Expektasi Ketua Jabatan” Creating awareness and knowledge to participants on expectation of departmental heads through lecture
Society Biennial Meeting 2000 Hospital Alor Setar
18. CME IN POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION Hospital Alor Setar 2002:
Oral & Poster Paper Presentation:
-“SHOULD DIABETICS PRACTISE PROPHYLACTIC HAND CARE”
-“DUPLEX SCANNING AND CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY”
-“MEDICAL STUDENTS AND ASPIRATIONS”
Involved as one of co-authors of all 3 papers presented
Participant
Involved as one of co-authors of all 3 papers (1 oral and 2 poster presentation)
19. CME IN POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION, Hospital Pulau Pinang 2002 Leadership Role:
Advisor to newly formed post-graduate medical education society
Helped to initiated and facilitate the setting-up of the Post Graduate Medical Education Society, Hospital Pulau Pinang
20. CME for Hospital Staff, Hospital Pulau Pinang:
“Mass Casualty Incident Management” February 6th 2002
Invited Lecturer on topic of — Disaster Management / Mass Casualty Incidence Management Gave lecture on holistic Disaster Management to all participants and also newer concepts in Mass Casualty Incidence Management
21. CME for Pegawai Perubatan Siswazah, Kursus Orientasi, Seri 1 Hospital Pulau Pinang:
– December 2002
Invited Lecturer on topic of — Disaster Management / Mass Casualty Incidence Management Hospital Organization Gave lecture on holistic Disaster Management to all participants and also newer concepts in Mass
Casualty Incidence Management & Hospital Organization
22. CME for Pegawai Perubatan Siswazah, Kursus Orientasi, Seri 2 Hospital Pulau Pinang:
– December 2002
Invited Lecturer on topic of — Disaster Management / Mass Casualty Incidence Management Hospital Organization Gave lecture on holistic Disaster Management to all participants and also newer concepts in Mass
Casualty Incidence Management & Hospital Organization
23. CME for Quality Activities for State:
“State Quality Assurance Convention”

  • 1999
  • 2002
  • 2007
  • 2009
Leadership Role:
Invited as Panel Judge
Judging the various presentations on QA, including making comments, giving structured feedback, advise etc.
24. CME for Doctors & Paramedics Northern region of Malaysia:
“Advanced Workshop In Cardiac Emergencies”

  • 2002
Leadership Role:
Advisor
Advisory Role
25. CME for Pegawai Perubatan KKM -Quality Activities:
“Kursus Induksi Umum dan Khusus untuk Kumpulan Pengurusan dan Professional, KKM — 2006” Sg. Petani, Kedah
Invited Speaker for topic on “Overview of Quality & Quality Improvements Activities in the MOH”
And ” TQM”
Creating and enforcing awareness and knowledge to participants on Quality Improvements Activities and TQM through lectures

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS and RADIO TALK SHOW

  1. LEAN HEALTH CARE PROJECT, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Kiang — Presented project initiation and project output to
  2. Ketua Setiausaha Ministry of Health
  3. Minister of Health
  4. Ketua Setiausaha Negara
  5. BFM 88 Radio Station

PREPARATION CIRCULARS FOR MINISTRY OF HEALTH, MALAYSIA

  1. Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia — “Larangan Kegunaan Telefon Bimbit di Fasiliti-Fasiliti Kesihatan”
  2. Pekeliling Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia — “Guidelines on inter MOH hospital transfer and transport of patients”
  3. Jadual Perlupusan Rekod Perubatan — Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
  4. INNOVATION

    1. Bed-Watcher System developed for Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in 2014, Klang (LEAN PROJECT) — recognized by MAMPU

    COMMUNITY SERVICES

    Tempat Jenis Activities
    St. Josephs Home, Pulau Pinang Home for underprivileged children Regularly and Scheduled Screening medical examination and prescription of medications
    Rumah Cahaya Batu Maung, Pulau Pinang Home for underprivileged children
    Home of the Infirm, Pulau Pinang Home for the elderly
    Amatha Klinik, Mahinderama Buddhist Temple, Pulau Pinang Free community medical clinic
    Bodhi Heart Orphanage Orphanage
    Silver Jubilee Home Home for the elderly
    Kem Perubatan Padang Serai (Kedah) Community
    Kem Perubatan Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang Community
    Kem Perubatan Ketumbar Estate, Baling, Kedah Community
    Children Protection Society, Penang Home for underprivileged children
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Dato’ Prof Dr Rashid has a medical degree from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Health Science from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and a Ph.D. in Community Health from the National University of Malaysia. He is currently the Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Medicine & a director of the Master in Public Health programme at RUMC.

He has written more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and has written numerous books and chapters in books. He is also a member of numerous editorial boards of medical journals. He has a keen interest in community outreach projects. He has been very actively involved in research, health promotion & education and social well-being projects in rural Kedah and Penang as well as among the Orang Asli (Aborigines in Peninsular Malaysia) in Perak. He was awarded the ‘Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri’ by the Governor of Penang which carries the title Dato’ in 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – University of Peshawar (Khyber Medical College), Pakistan – 1991
  • Master in Health Science (Occupational Medicine, Health and Safety) – Edith Cowan University. Perth. Australia – 2002
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Occupational Medicine, Health and Safety) – Edith Cowan University. Perth. Australia – 2001
  • PhD in Community Health – University Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia) – 2011

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Geriatric and Gerontology especially relating to mental health of the elderly
  • Community Health relating to medical anthropology especially in the underprivileged groups
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Biography

I have been a practising psychiatrist for 20 years. Initially, I was drawn to medicine through my experiences at the Indochinese Psychiatric Program in Portland Oregon, USA. During medical school I was drawn to the care of patients suffering from mental illness and decided to pursue a specialty training on psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. Upon graduation, I have worked in many settings; acute care, inpatient, and outpatient. I have also been part of many training programs for medical students and graduate medical education. I enjoy the combination of clinical care and education and look forward to helping future physicians develop skills in psychiatry.

Qualifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, board certification 2006, recertification 2016
  • Co-Chief Resident at University of North Carolina 2004-2005
  • Psychiatric Residency Training at University of North Carolina, 2001-2005
  • Medical School at Oregon Health Sciences University, 2001

Research Interests

Cross cultural psychiatry focusing on the presentation and treatment of mental illnesses in different countries.

Publications

  1. “Mental Health Screenings in North Sulawesi, Indonesia Kessler-6 pilot data and needs assessment results from the LearnToLive Indonesian Health Initiative”, Erik Kinzie, Adam Blake, Ryan Alvares, Iben McCormick-Rickett, Asia-Pacific Psychiatry 8 (2016) 118–126.
  2. “Teaching Cultural Competency to Psychiatry Residents: Seven Core Concepts and Their Implications for Therapeutic Technique”, Jose Pena, Gina Manguno-Mire, Erik Kinzie, Janet Johnson, Academic Psychiatry, March 7, 2015.
  3. “Mojo Rising – Evaluation and treatment for synthetic marijuana intoxication”, William Greene, Erik Kinzie, Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society – January/February 2015 (Volume 167, Number 1).
  4. “A Case Report Highlighting the Growing Trend of Internet-Based Self-Diagnosis of Morgellons Disease”, Gino Mortillaro MD, Chris Rodgman MD, Erik Kinzie MD, Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society- November/December 2013 (Volume 165, Number 6).
  5. “Bad Mojo: use of new marijuana leads to more and more ED visits for acute psychosis”, Christopher Rodgman MD, Erik Kinzie MD, Elizabeth Leimbach BA, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, February 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 2, Page 232).
  6. “Levamisole Found in Patients Using Cocaine”, Erik Kinzie, MD, Annals of Emergency Medicine, April 2009 (Volume 53, Issue 4, Pages 546-547).
  7. “Possible Serotonin Syndrome with Citalopram Following Cross Titration of Clozapine to Ziprasidone”, Erik Kinzie, MD, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD – General Hospital Psychiatry, May 2005 (Vol. 27, Issue 3, Pages 223-224).
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EDUCATION

  • 2015 — Certificate in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • 2012 — Diploma in Evidence-based Medicine in Bipolar Disorder, Lundbeck Institute, Denmark
  • 2009 — Diploma in Evidence-based Medicine in Dementia and Old-age Depression, Lundbeck Institute, Denmark
  • 2007 — Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry (F.Neuropsych), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2000 — Masters in Psychological Medicine (M.Psych.Med), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1993 — Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M. B.,B. S.), Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • March, 2019 — present time
    Associate Professor,
    The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin Malaysia Campus (RUMC), Penang
  • March, 2009 — February, 2019
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer,
    Penang Medical College (PMC), Penang
  • August, 2006 — April, 2007
    Post-graduate Overseas Specialist Training Program (POST) Fellow (University of Melbourne),
    St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • November, 2005 — May 2015
    Affiliate Consultant Psychiatrist,
    Gleneagles Medical Centre (GMC), Penang
  • March, 2002 – present time
    Resident Consultant Neuropsychiatrist
    (NeuroBehavioural Medicine Unit), Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH), Penang
  • November, 2000 – February, 2002
    Clinical Specialist (Department of Psychological Medicine),
    University of Malaya Medical Center (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur
  • August, 1996 – November, 2000
    Trainee Psychiatrist (University of Malaya),
    University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur
  • July, 1999
    Honorary Contract SHO (Imperial College),
    St. Charles Hospital, London
  • August, 1996
    Medical Officer (A+E and OFD),
    Kajang District Hospital
  • June, 1995 – August, 1996
    MO (Psychiatry), Bukit Padang Hospital,
    Kota Kinabalu
  • February, 1995 – June, 1995
    MO (Orthopaedics),
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Kota Kinabalu
  • January, 1994 – January, 1995
    Houseman,
    QEH
  • October, 1992 – October, 1993
    Intern,
    Manipal Hospital

SUB-SPECIALIZATION

  • Certified in TMS at the Brain Imaging Centre in
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands in late May, 2015. The course encompassed the protocols and clinical applications of TMS, as well as neuronavigation.
  • Diploma accreditation by the European Accreditation Committee in CNS (EACIC) in Evidence-based Medicine in Bipolar Disorder and in Dementia and Old-age Depression at the Lundbeck Institute seminar programmes in Skodsborg, Denmark in late March, 2012 and from early to mid-September, 2009 respectively. Courses covered in-depth aspects of bipolar disorders, dementia and depression, as well as latest research breakthrough and key management trends
  • Fellowship training in Neuropsychiatry (F.Neuropsych) from late August, 2006 until early April, 2007 collaborating with the University of Melbourne at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Heidelberg Repatriation Centre, Australia. Training focused on organic
    aspects of psychiatric disorders and a study on the translation and validation of the Malay version of a novel cognitive screening tool developed in Australia in 2000 called the Neuropsychiatric Unit Cognitive Assessment Instrument (NUCOG)
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certified in early December, 2006 in Penang
  • Participant in ‘Medico-legal Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury’ organized by the International
    Neuropsychiatric Association (INA) during the 6th International Congress of Neuropsychiatry (ICN) in Sydney, Australia in mid-September, 2006
  • Accredited in Psychopharmacology with a
    Certificate of Completion at the 24th Collegium
    Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum
    (CINP) Congress in late June, 2004 in Paris, France. Course focused on the neurobiological aspects of neuropsychopharmacology over the life cycle
  • Participant in the ‘ECT Training Day’ in Manchester, England organized by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in end-November, 2003 that focused on EEG monitoring and current use and practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Trained in the use of PECC, an IT-driven tool for the evaluation of psychotic patients in 2001 at UMMC, Kuala Lumpur

SPECIFIC POSTS

  • Associate Professor with RUMC, Penang (since March, 2019)
  • Reviewer for Field of Practice (Psychiatry) in the College of Physicians of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM) (since January, 2018)
  • Member of the Continuing Professional
    Development (CPD) Accreditation Team for the Psychiatry Chapter within the College of Physicians of the AMM (since December, 2017)
  • State Representative and co-opted Council Member of the College of Physicians of the AMM (since October, 2017)
  • Reviewer for the journal BioMed Central (BMC) Emergency Medicine (since September, 2016)
  • Founding Editor of the Manipal Alumni Journal of Health Sciences (MASH) (since August, 2014)
  • Head of Medical Unit at PAH (August, 2012 — December, 2014)
  • Member of the PAH Scientific Research Committee (since July, 2012)
  • Reviewer for the Oman Medical Journal (since August, 2010)
  • Trainer on Bipolar Disorder and Dementia and Old-age Depression and CNS Community Member of the Lundbeck International Neuroscience Foundation (LINF) Faculty (since September, 2009)
  • Head of NeuroBehavioural Medicine Sub-unit at PAH (since May, 2009)
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer with PMC, Penang (since March, 2009)
  • Reviewer for the journal Human
    Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental (since May, 2008)
  • Reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal (since September, 2007)
  • Associate Malaysian Consultant with Centre for Effective Living (CEL) (since September, 2006)
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience (since May, 2006)
  • Accredited Visiting Consultant with GMC Penang (November, 2005 — May, 2015)
  • Penang Coordinator for the Asian Union Against Depression, Malaysian Chapter (MUAD) (since June, 2002)
  • Voluntary Consultant with the Penang Hospice Centre (since 2002)
  • Consultant NeuroBehavioural Physician at PAH (since March, 2002)
  • Specialist Advisory Panel for the Drug Control Authority of Malaysia (since 2001)
  • Liaison Specialist Anaesthetic Pain Control Unit (2000-2002)
  • Team Specialist Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (2000-2002)
  • Clinical tutor for medical students and trainee nurses (2000-2002)
  • Clinical Specialist and Lecturer supervising post-graduate trainee psychiatrists (2000-2002)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow of the AMM (FAMM) (since July, 2014)
  • Certified Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider by the American Heart Association (AHA) (since October, 2007)
  • Member of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on Psychiatry in Developing Countries (since May, 2007)
  • Registered as a specialist in the National Specialist Register (NSR) (since September, 2006)
  • Member of the AMM (since April, 2004)
  • Life Member of the Penang Medical Practitioners’ Society (PMPS) (since 2002)
  • Life member of the Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA) (since 1996)
  • Member of the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) (since 1994)
  • Life member of the Manipal Alumni Association of Malaysia (MAAM) (since 1993)

PUBLICATIONS/POSTERS

  • Author of “Off-label Applications of Psychostimulants and Other Psychotropics — What is Considered Responsible Use?” as symposium presentation at the 1st Congress of the Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AsCNP) for ASEAN International Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology 2019 themed ‘Breakthrough in Neuropsychopharmacology Intervention from ASEAN to Global Perspective’ held from end February to early March in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and available in the Programme Book
  • Principal author of the poster “Ritalin for Apathy in Dementia” at the CINP 2018 World Congress in
    Vienna, Austria in late June, 2018 and published in the Poster Abstract Book. Ref: PS 053, Pages 36-37
  • Principal author of “Adding Methylphenidate to Address Apathy in Dementia – Insights from Case Reports” in Chapter 2 of the Open Access eBook ‘Dementia: Advances and Treatment’ published in mid-February, 2018
  • Principal author of the abstract “Methylphenidate in Alleviating Apathy in Dementia” as oral
    presentation
    at the 5th AsCNP themed ‘Leap of
    Recent Neuropsychopharmacology Achievements in this Decade’ at end April, 2017 in Bali, Indonesia and available in the Program Book. Ref: OP 01-2, Page 24
  • Author of the abstract “Balancing Cancer and Intimacy” at the Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Congress titled ‘Coloproctology 2017’ in mid-March, 2017 in Penang and available in the Abstract Book. Ref: Page 34
  • Author of the abstract “Tackling the False Dichotomy in Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and Serotonin Syndrome” at the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) International Congress themed ‘Psychiatry: Intergrative Care for the Community’ in mid-November, 2016 in Cape Town and available in the Scientific Programme Book. Ref: OP 38, Page 39
  • Principal author of “A Combined Bolus-infusion Approach over Pure Bolus Regime in Stabilizing Hypotension and Maintaining Consciousness in a Case of Methadone Poisoning” published in the Jacobs Journal of Anesthesiology and
    Research
    in late December, 2015. Ref: JJAR 2016; 2(2): 011 (27 Jan, 2016)
  • Principal author of “Translation and Reliability of the Malay version of the NUCOG — a Trial-run
    Study” published in the Manipal Alumni Science and Health Journal in late December, 2015. Ref: MASHJ 2015; 2(1): 12-19
  • Principal author of “The Pseudodementia
    Dilemma” published in the Manipal Alumni Science and Health Journal in late December, 2015. Ref: MASHJ 2015;2(1): 6-11
  • Principal author of “An Approach to Diagnosing and Managing Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Atypical Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and Serotonin Syndrome using a Flowchart Algorithm” published in the Austin Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in late August, 2015. Ref: AJPT 2015; 3(2): 1072 (27 Aug, 2015)
  • 2nd author of the poster “Translation, Reliability and Validity of the Malay Version of the Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Screening Instrument (NUCOG)” presented at the 1st World Congress on Healthy Ageing 2012 themed ‘Evolution: Holistic Ageing in an Age of Change’ in Kuala Lumpur in mid-March, 2012 and available in the Conference Proceedings Book. Ref: Poster No: 188, Page 200
  • Author of “Proposed Management Algorithm for Atypical Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and Serotonin Syndrome” and presented as a poster at the 3rd World Congress of Asian Psychiatry (WCAP
    2011) in early August 2011 in Melbourne, Australia and published in a Supplementary Edition of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry in early August, 2011. Ref: AJP Aug 2011; 4(1) (Suppl): S83
  • 4th author of the paper “The Association between Low Bone Mineral Density and Depression in Malaysian Males” published in HealthMED, the Journal of the Society for Development in New Net Environment in B&H in late December, 2010. Ref: HealthMED 2010; Volume 4, No. 4 (Suppl 1): 1080-1085
  • Principal author of the study “Preliminary Data on the Validity and Reliability of the Malay version of the NUCOG” published in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry in early December, 2010. Ref: AJP Dec 2010; 3(4): 186-189
  • 4th author of the study “Depression and Low Bone Mineral Density: The Correlation among Chinese” published in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry in end September, 2010. Ref: AJP Sep 2010; 3(3): 134-137
  • Author of the abstract “Do’s and Don’ts in Psychiatry” presented at the 13th Penang Scientific/Teaching Conference for GPs in late September, 2010 and available in the Abstracts Book
  • 4th author of the abstracts “Association of Depressive Illness with Low Bone Density in Malaysian Population” and “Evaluation of the Morbidity of Depression in Lowering Bone Density Between Sexes” presented at the 9th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy in Seoul, Korea in late September, 2009 and available in the Abstracts Book. Ref: P-002, Page 114
  • Author of the abstract “Psychiatric Manisfestations in Neurological Disorders — Diagnostic Dilemmas in the A&E” presented at the ‘Symposium on Emergencies in Psychiatry’ in Cameron Highlands in late April, 2009 and available under the Abstracts of Plenary Sessions
  • Recognition by the Singapore Medical Journal under “2008 Reviewers’ List” in late January, 2009. Ref: SMJ 2009 Jan; 50(1): 114-115
  • Principal author of the abstract “Psychometric Properties of the Malay Version of the NUCOG: Initial Results” published in the Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry in mid-December, 2008. Ref: HKJP Dec 2008; Volume 18, No. 4 (Suppl): 50
  • Contributing author of “Psychiatry As I See It” (Chapter 7: 97-100) in the book review of ‘The Life of a Doctor – A Career Guide’ published in the on-line issue of the Malaysian Family Physician in late October, 2008. Ref: MFP 2008; Volume 3, No. 2
  • Author of the abstract “Delirium / Dementia in the Elderly” presented at the 11th Penang Scientific Conference for GPs in mid-October, 2008 and available in the Abstracts Book
  • Author of the abstract “Managing Anxiety Disorders in Private Practice” presented during the 7th Perak Mental Health Convention in Ipoh in early October, 2008 and available under the Abstracts of Symposiums
  • Author of the Spanish abstract “El Insomnio y la Depression son Frecuentes en los Pacientes Durante la Retirada de Sustancias” (Insomnia and Depression are Common in Patients During the Withdrawal of Substances) published in the on-line issue of Psicofarmacos (Psychotropic) in early-September 2008. Ref: www.psiquiatria.com/articulos/psicofarmacos/ vastatflas/36793/
  • Principal author of the original article “Psychiatric Disorders in Older Persons: A Comparison of Thoughts” published in the Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing in mid-August, 2008. Ref: MEJAA Aug 2008; Volume 5, Issue 4: 7-13
  • Author of the abstract “Current Issues in Blood Monitoring with Clozapine” presented at the 10th Johor Mental Health Convention in Johor Bharu in mid-July, 2008 and available in the Programme Book
  • Author of the case report “Employing Mirtazapine to Aid Benzodiazepine Withdrawal” published in the Singapore Medical Journal in late June, 2008. Ref: SMJ 2008 Jun; 49(6): e166-e167
  • 2nd author of the original article “The Incidence of Outpatients in a Private Psychiatric Setting”
    published in the Middle East Journal of Family Medicine in mid-June, 2008. Ref: MEJFM Jun 2008; Volume 6, Issue 5: 40-42
  • Author of the review article “A Review of ECT Practices” published in the on-line issue of the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry in early June, 2008. Ref: MPJ Jun 2008; Volume 17, No. 1: 79-85
  • Author of the abstract “Agranulocyte Monitoring Controversies in Clozapine Therapy” presented at the 4th Sabah Mental Health Conference in Kota Kinabalu in late May, 2008 and available in the Programme Book.
  • Principal author of the poster “Mirtazapine as Substitution Therapy in Benzodiazepine
    Dependence” presented at the CINP Pacific-Asia Regional Meeting 2008 in Kuala Lumpur in early March and available in the Abstracts Book
  • Author of the review article “Agranulocytosis Monitoring With Clozapine: To Follow Guidelines or To Attempt Therapeutic Controversies?” published in the Singapore Medical Journal in late February, 2008. Ref: SMJ 2008 Feb; 49(2): 96-99
  • Recognition by the Singapore Medical Journal under “2007 Reviewers’ List” in late January, 2008. Ref: SMJ 2008 Jan; 49(1): 90-92
  • Recognition by the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience under “Reviewers” in early January, 2008. Ref: JPN 2008 Jan; 33(1): 64-65
  • Principal author of “Organic Psychiatric Disorders in the Older Persons” published in the Journal of Institute of Medicine in early December, 2007. Ref: JOIM Dec 2007; 29(3): 3-9
  • Principal author of the poster “Mirtazapine as Substitution Therapy in Benzodiazepine
    Dependence” presented at the Combined
    Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) and Cutting Edge Addiction Conference 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand in early November and available in the Abstract Book
  • Principal author of the abstract “Pilot Validation of the Malay Version of a Novel Cognitive Screening Instrument — the NUCOG” published in the Journal of Health Management in early September, 2007. Ref: JHM Sep 2007; Supplement: 65
  • Principal author of “The Mortality and Outcome of Delirium, Dementia and other Organic Disorders : A Two-year Study” published in the ASEAN
    Journal of Psychiatry
    in early June, 2007. Ref: AJP 2007; 8(1): 3-8
  • Principal author of “The Presentation and Treatment Options of Neuropsychiatric Disorders” published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry in late March, 2007. Ref: MJP Mar 2007; Volume 16, No. 1: 6-11
  • Principal author of the poster “The Presentation and Treatment Options of Delirium, Dementia and other Organic Disorders” displayed at the 2nd International Conference of the SAARC Psychiatric Federation (SPF) in Kathmandu, Nepal in mid-November, 2006
  • Principal author of the abstract “A 2-Year Outcome of Neuropsychiatric Disorders” presented as a poster at the 6th International Congress of NNeuropsychiatry (ICN) in Sydney, Australia in mid-September, 2006 and published in the Book of Abstracts of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.
    Ref: NDT 2006; Volume 2, No. 3 (Supplement): 110
  • Principal author of the abstract “A 2-Year Outcome of Neuropsychiatric Disorders” published in the Abstracts section of the Turkish Journal of Psychiatry in conjunction with the WPA International Congress themed ‘Psychiatry: Uniqueness and Universality’ at Istanbul, Turkey in mid-July, 2006. Ref: TJP Summer 2006; Volume 17, No. 2 (Supplement 1): 265
  • Author of the abstract “Managing Cognitive Impairment” presented during the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society Scientific Meeting in Kuala Lumpur in early March, 2006 and available in the Abstract Book
  • Principal author of the poster “The Outcome of Neuropsychiatric Disorders” presented at the 6th Ministry of Health (MOH) -AMM Scientific Meeting in Kuala Lumpur in early August, 2005 and available in the Abstract Book
  • Author of poster titled “A Cross-Sectional 2-Year Follow-Up on Outcome in Organic Brain
    Syndromes” displayed at the 1st Scientific Congress of the Post-Graduate Medical Education Society (PGMES) of Penang themed ‘Excellence in Healthcare’ in late May, 2005
  • Principal author of “Characteristics of Organic Brain Syndromes — A Cross-Sectional 2-Year Follow-up Study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia” published in the Annals of General Psychiatry in mid-April, 2005. Ref: AGH 2005, 4(1): 9 (15 Apr, 2005)
  • Author of “Proposition for ECT Guidelines in Malaysia (Part 1)” that appeared in the October, 2004 issue of the Malaysian Psychiatry Newsletter
  • Author of the abstract “Anxiety-Depressive Spectrum” and available in the Abstract Book at the 4th Biennial Scientific Meeting of the PGMES of Kedah in early August, 2004
  • 3rd author of the abstract “A Collaborative Treatment Approach in Treating Drug Users in Penang, Malaysia” published in the Abstracts section of the 2004 National Institute on Drug
    Abuse (NIDA) International Forum themed ‘Progress Through Collaboration’ in mid-June at San Juan, Puerto Rico

PRESENTATION/CONFERENCES

  • Symposium speaker on “Off-label Applications of Psychostimulants and Other Psychotropics — What is Considered Responsible Use?” and Chairman for the session titled ‘The Uses, Abuses and Monitoring of Prescription Drugs’ during the 1st AsCNP – ASEAN 2019 themed ‘Breakthrough in Neuropsychopharmacology Intervention – from ASEAN to Global Perspective’ held from end February to early March in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Speaker on “Role of CNS Stimulants in Dementia” at the Novartis 720° Neuroscience Conclave 2018 and Advisory Board member for the ‘Management of Mixed Dementias’ in early May in Penang
  • Speaker on “Depression and Parkinson’s Disease” during Servier’s Masterclass VII ‘Meet The Experts’ convention in late April, 2018 in Penang
  • Participant at the International Mental Health Conference 2018 themed ‘Coming Together for Mental Health’ in mid-February in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Select participant during the ‘Experts Exchange on Vortioxetine’ and delegate the Lundbeck Regional Symposium themed `ReCognize, ReConnect’ in Kuala Lumpur in mid-August, 2017
  • Participant (oral presenter) on “Methylphenidate in Alleviating Apathy in Dementia” at the 5th Congress of the AsCNP themed ‘Leap of Recent Neuropsychopharmacology Achievements in this Decade’ at end April, 2017 in Bali, Indonesia
  • Guest speaker on “Psychological Stress and Chronic Wounds — The Hidden Mind” at the PMPS Inaugural Northern Wound Management Summit 2017 themed ‘Heal a Wound, Save a Life’ in Penang in early April
  • Symposium speaker on “Balancing Cancer and Intimacy” at the Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Congress titled ‘Coloproctology 2017’ in mid-March, 2017 in Penang
  • Presenter (oral) on “Tackling the False Dichotomy in Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and Serotonin Syndrome” at the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) International Congress themed ‘Psychiatry: Intergrative Care for the Community’ in mid-November, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Participant at a Lundbeck mini-conference titled “Brintellix is One” in early November, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur
  • Speaker on “Prelude to Cognitive Impairment in Depression” at the 8th Sabah MMA Primary Care Conference in mid-April, 2016 in Kota Kinabalu
  • Participant at the Servier Masterclass V Meeting themed ‘Highlights in Depression’ in Kota Kinabalu in mid-April, 2016
  • Speaker on “The Temperature and Impairment of Cognitions in Depression” during the 8th Malaysian Congress on Healthy Ageing themed ‘Making Mental Health a Priority for Healthy Ageing’ in early April, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur
  • 1st presenter on “Introduction to THINC” and “Cold Cognitions” during the 1st THINC Workshop themed `ReTHINC Depression’ in Kuala Lumpur in early August, 2015
  • Speaker on “The Many Masks of Mood Disorders” during the MSD ‘Psychiatry in Action (PAC)’ Meeting 2015 in early June in Port Dickson
  • Participant at the 3rd THINC Expert Forum with EACIC credits on ‘Sharing Knowledge on Cognitive Dysfunction in Depression’ in Shanghai, China in late November, 2014
  • Participant at the 2014 International Congress of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine themed ‘Personalised Diagnostics : From Bench to Bedside’ in conjunction with the 48th Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine in Kuala Lumpur in late August. Also got conferred as a Fellow of the AMM
  • Faculty member and Speaker on “The Varied Faces of Mood Disorders” at the 1st Global Manipal Alumni Health, Science and Technology Convention in Kuala Lumpur in early August, 2014
  • Delegate at the ‘Mood Disorder Meeting’ organized by Lundbeck in conjunction with the 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) in mid-March, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea
  • Course Director and Speaker on “Improving Compliance for Long-term Remission with Desvenlafaxine” during the Pfizer Affective Disorders Summit in Penang in mid-October 2013
  • Participant at a Servier Masterclass III Meeting themed ‘From Clinical Evidence to Clinical Practice’ in Penang in end August, 2013
  • Delegate at the 1st Asia CNS Summit 2013 organized by Pfizer in mid-July in Chengdu, China
  • Speaker on “Breaking the Barriers to Effective Treatment in Depression” during the Breakfast CME Session during the 15th Johor Mental Health Convention themed ‘Creating Partnership: Bridging the Gap’ in mid-June 2013 in Johor Bharu
  • Delegate at the Lundbeck Neuroscience Symposium 2013 themed ‘Walking Together — Patient in Mind’ in late May in Malacca
  • Speaker on “Optimizing Depression Therapy for Optimum Patient Outcome” and Chairperson of a Dinner Symposium and Plenary Sessions at the Symposium ‘Reaching Crossroads and Taking the Right Path in the Management of Abnormal Behavioural Presentations: Assess, Diagnose and Treat’ in late April, 2013 in Cameron Highlands
  • Speaker on “A Structured Approach in Managing Treatment-resistant Depression” during the MSD PAC Meeting 2013 in mid-April in Port Dickson
  • Participant at the Day Conference on Neuropathic Pain Unravelled’ organized by Pfizer in Penang in early April, 2013
  • Participant at the `Luvox Psychiatry Day’ themed “Depression and Anxiety: Management and Challenges Ahead” organized by Abbott in early March, 2013 in Cameron Highlands
  • Speaker on “The Probable Use of Mirtazapine in Alleviating Insomnia and Depression in Benzodiazepine Withdrawal” and Chairperson at the MSD ‘Psychiatry Standalone’ Meeting 2012 in Penang in mid-October
  • Symposium speaker on “Pseudodementia Dilemma” and Chairperson of a Lecture Session as Faculty during the 1st World Congress on Healthy Ageing 2012 themed ‘Evolution: Holistic Ageing in an Age of Change’ in Kuala Lumpur in mid-March
  • Delegate at the 1st Servier Regional Meeting themed ‘Hot Topics in Depression’ in mid-February 2012 in Hong Kong
  • Delegate at the Lundbeck Regional Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia Symposium 2011 themed ‘Making the Difference to Life’ in early December, 2011 in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Chairperson at the MSD Psychiatry Standalone Meeting 2011 in mid-November in Port Dickson
  • Participant at a launch titled “Unveiling the Untypical” organized by Lundbeck in late October, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur
  • Delegate and Chairman of Plenary and Lunch Symposium Sessions themed ‘Galvanizing the Exploration of Mental Health Conundrums of the Young, Adults and Elderly: Reunite, Refresh and Rethink’ in mid-October, 2011 in Cameron Highlands
  • Delegate (poster) at the WCAP 2011 themed ‘Enhancing the Identity and Capacity of Asian Psychiatry – In the Pursuit of Excellence in Asian Psychiatry’ in early August, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia
  • Delegate at the 8th Southeast Asia Neuroscience Conference on ‘Optimizing Patients’ Outcomes with Early and Effective Treatment’ in mid-March, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Delegate at the Lundbeck Asia Symposium, 2010 labelled ‘Your Partner in CNS’ in mid-October in Incheon, Korea
  • Invited speaker (oral) on “Do’s and Don’ts in Psychiatry” at the 13th Penang Scientific/Teaching Conference for GPs in late September, 2010
  • Key-note speaker (oral) on “Serotonergic Dysfunction — Implications for the Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders” at the 2010 MPA-Lundbeck Malaysia Neuroscience Symposium themed ‘Focus on CNS Disorders’ in early April in Penang
  • Participant at the 2nd World Congress of Asian Psychiatry themed ‘Towards Excellence in Asian Psychiatry’ in Taipei, Taiwan in early November, 2009
  • Participant at the 22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ENCP) in Istanbul, Turkey in mid-September, 2009
  • Invited speaker (oral) on “Depression and Coronary Artery Disease” delivered at the Penang Cardiovascular Conference 2009 in mid-August
  • Presenter (oral) on “Managing Anxiety Disorders in Private Practice” in the PAH Quarterly Scientific Meeting in late July, 2009
  • Invited delegate (oral plenary session) presenting “Psychiatric Manisfestations in Neurological Disorders — Diagnostic Dilemmas in the A&E” and Chairman of Plenary Session at the Symposium on Emergencies in Psychiatry in Cameron Highlands in late April, 2009
  • Delegate (oral free paper) presenting “Psychometric Properties of the Malay Version of the NUCOG: Results ‘Hot From the Oven” during the 1st Joint International Conference of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) themed ‘Advancing Psychiatric Care in the Emerging World: East Meets West’ in Hong Kong in mid-December, 2008
  • Facilitator (pre-conference workshop) of
    “Delirium/Dementia in the Elderly” conducted at the 11th Penang Scientific Conference for GPs in mid-October, 2008
  • Invited speaker (oral dinner symposium) on
    “Managing Anxiety Disorders in Private Practice” during the 7th Perak Mental Health Convention themed ‘Prioritising Mental Health — Enhancing Services Through Partnership and Advocacy’ in Ipoh in early October, 2008
  • Delegate (oral free paper) presenting “Current
    Issues in Blood Monitoring with Clozapine” and Chairman of Plenary Session and Lunch Symposium at the 10th Johor Mental Health Convention themed ‘Advances in Psychiatric Therapeutics’ in Johor Bharu in mid-July, 2008
  • Delegate (oral free paper) presenting “Agranulocyte Monitoring Controversies in Clozapine Therapy” at the 4th Sabah Mental Health Conference in Kota Kinabalu themed ‘Facing Challenges – Changing Perceptions’ in late May, 2008
  • Delegate (poster) at the CINP Pacific-Asia Regional Meeting 2008 in Kuala Lumpur in early March
  • Delegate (poster) at the Combined Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) and Cutting Edge Addiction Conference 2007 themed ‘Two Nations, Ten Cultures?’ in Auckland, New Zealand in early November
  • Delegate (oral free paper) presenting “Pilot Validation of the Malay Version of a Novel Screening Instrument — the NUCOG” at the 7th MOH-AMM Scientific Meeting themed ‘Medicine and Healthcare in 2020’ in Penang in early September, 2007
  • Participant at the Lundbeck Lexapro Symposium 2007 titled ‘Knowledge to Link Minds — Modern Management of Depression and Anxiety’ in Shanghai, China in early August
  • Participant at the MPA and Eli Lilly 2007 Neuroscience Conference themed ‘Partnering Towards Patients’ Benefit’ in late January in Putrajaya
  • Delegate (poster) at the 6th ICN themed ‘The Coming of Age of Neuropsychiatry’ in mid-September, 2006 in Sydney, Australia
  • Participant at the 4th Pfizer Asia Neuroscience Forum held in mid-June, 2006 in Beijing, China
  • Presenter (oral) of “ECT — When and How?” at the Malaysian and Singapore Psychiatric Associations’ Mini-Summit themed ‘Prevention of Relapse and Recurrence: On the Road to Recovery’ and proposed the formulation of ECT guidelines in Malaysia, organized by Wyeth at Port Dickson in early April, 2006
  • Participant at the Lilly Neuroscience Medical Conference and the CINP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting in Pattaya, Thailand in mid-March, 2006
  • Invited speaker (oral presentation) on “Managing Cognitive Impairment” during the ‘Quality of Life after Stroke’ Scientific Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, organized by the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS) in early March, 2006
  • Invited guest during a Trainees’ Research Presentation Day organized by the Northern Ireland Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Belfast, Ireland in end-September, 2005
  • Delegate (poster) at the 6th MOH-AMM Scientific Meeting themed ‘Interfacing Clinical Medicine, Medical Research and Public Health’ in Kuala Lumpur in early August, 2005. Also got inducted into the AMM by the Master
  • Participant in the 1st Malaysian Scientific Meeting on ‘Depressive and Anxiety Disorders’ 2005 in Langkawi in early April
  • Participant at an Eli Lilly Regional Neuroscience conference focussing on the therapeutic considerations in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia in late January, 2005 in Seoul, Korea
    Invited speaker (oral presentation) on the
    “Anxiety-Depressive Spectrum” at the 4th Biennial Scientific Meeting of the PGMES of Kedah themed ‘Challenges Ahead’ at Alor Star in early August, 2004
  • Participant at the 24th Congress of the CINP in late June, 2004 in Paris, France
  • Participant at the Management of Mood Disorders — Clinical Issues Workshop 2 organized by Astra Zeneca in Penang in mid-April, 2004
  • Co-organizer, scientific committee member and plenary session chairman of the First Penang Conference on Psychiatry themed ‘Meeting the Challenges’ in mid-October, 2003
  • Speaker (oral presentation) on “Neuropsychiatric Aspects of HIV” during the National Conference of HIV in Pregnancy in Penang in mid-September, 2003
  • Participant at a Novartis Neuropsychiatry Meeting themed ‘Making Connections in Neuropsychiatry’ in Langkawi in late May, 2003
  • Participant at Regional Neuroscience Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in early March, 2003
  • Update presenter (oral) on “Recent Advances in Management of Bipolar Disorder” at the PAH Scientific Meeting in end October, 2002
  • Participant at Regional Neuroscience Focus Group Meeting in Kunming, China in mid-October, 2002
  • Participant at 2nd Asia-Pacific Psychopharmacology Workshop themed ‘Setting New Expectations’ in Kuala Lumpur (2000)
  • Principal researcher and presenter (oral) of conference paper “Organic Brain Syndromes – the 3-D Impact” during the World Mental Health Day forum on Geriatric Psychiatry in Kuala Lumpur (1999)
  • Presenter (oral) of “Conduct Disorders” during the World Mental Health Day seminar on Child Psychiatry in Kuala Lumpur (1997)

TRAINING/FORUMS

  • Moderator at the ‘3rd Evidence-based Medicine in Bipolar Disorder Workshop’ organized by MPA-Lundbeck in Kuala Lumpur in late March, 2018
  • Speaker on “Treating MDD in Day-to-day Clinical Practice Towards Full Functional Recovery” at a dinner talk titled ‘Beyond Mood’ organized by Lundbeck in early March, 2018 in Sungai Petani
  • 1st speaker on “Primary Care Role in Managing Depression” during the Round Table Discussion ‘Updates on the Management of Depression and Osteoporosis’ organized by Menarini in early October, 2017 in Penang
  • Chairperson of the talk “ReCognise Depression is More Than Mood” organized by Lundbeck in early September, 2017 in Penang
  • Speaker on “Illicit Drugs” at Uplands International School in Penang in mid-February, 2017
  • 1st speaker on “Tackling Mood Disorders and the Role of Primary Care in Managing Anxiety and Depression” during the Northern Psychiatry Workshop organized by Menarini in mid-March, 2017 in Penang
  • Chairperson of the talk “Beyond Mood — The Role of Vortioxetine in the Holistic Management of MDD” during a Lundbeck ‘Mind the Gap’ series in Penang in late February, 2017
  • Speaker on “Understand, then Treat Depression” at a Round Table Discussion organized by Menarini in mid-November 2016 in Penang
  • Chairperson of the talk “ReCognise Depression is More Than Mood” organized by Lundbeck in early October, 2016 in Penang
  • Speaker on “Communicating With Your Teenager” at a church seminar in Bukit Mertajam in late
    September, 2016
  • Keynote address speaker on “Social Stigmatization of Mental Illness and Suicide” at a Befrienders’ Penang meeting themed ‘Connect, Communicate, Care’ in Penang in early September, 2016
  • Invited panelist on a “Forum on Mental Health” during the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society
    seminar titled ‘Secrets to Longevity’ in mid-August, 2016 in Penang
  • Panelist at the 7th St. George’s Girl School International Students’ Conference 2016 themed
    ‘Right Brain, Left Brain, Whole Brain?’ at end May in Penang
  • Speaker on “Knowing Psychotropics That the GP May Encounter” for a PMPS update session in Penang in mid-May, 2016
  • Speaker on “STEPS to optimize Management of Depression” at the ‘purP.O.S.E.’ (Pfizer One Stop Education) Workshop 2015 in mid-March in Penang
  • Keynote address speaker on “Social Stigmatization of Mental Illness — Impact and Consequences” at the National Committee of Befrienders’ Malaysia (NCOBM) 2014 in mid-October in Penang
  • Speaker on “Holistic Approach to Mental Health for Medical Professionals” at the PMPS ‘Medico-legal and Medical Update’ seminar in Penang in mid- August, 2014
  • Chairperson during the MSD ‘PAC’ Meeting 2014 in late June in Penang
  • Speaker on “Neuropsychiatric Problems in the Emergency Room” during the symposium ‘Update on Common Psychiatric Emergencies’ in Taiping Hospital in early April, 2014
  • Invited speaker on “The Pristiq Edge” for a Pfizer Round Table Discussion in Kota Kinabalu in late November, 2013
  • Speaker on “Mental Illness or Demonisation” at a church seminar in Bukit Mertajam in mid-November, 2013
  • Speaker on “Detecting Organic Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care” during the symposium ‘Update on Common Psychiatric Disorders’ in Taiping Hospital in late October 2013
  • Invited speaker on “Saphris in Bipolar Disorder” organized by Lundbeck during a PGH lunch CME in late September, 2013
  • Trainer during a Pfizer ‘CNS Field Force Training’ session in Kuala Lumpur in mid-September, 2013
  • Speaker at a seminar titled ‘Mental Disorder or Demonisation?’ at a church in Penang in early September, 2013
  • Speaker on “Evaluation and Treatment of Suicide” at the ‘Stress Management and Suicide in the
    Workplace’ Intel workshop in conjuction with PAH’s Neurobehavioural Unit’s 10th Anniversary in Penang in late August, 2013
  • Facilitator at the 15th Johor Mental Health pre-Convention Workshop on “Physical Treatment in Psychiatry: ECT” in Johor Bharu in mid-June 2013
  • Speaker on “Understanding Mental Illness and Medications for Mental Illness” organized by D’Home, Penang in mid-January, 2013
  • Speaker on “The Role of Memantine in Various Domains in AD” at a Kedah CPG Dementia Workshop in Sungai Petani in mid-December, 2012
  • Speaker on “How Not to Miss Mood Disorders” during the MAAM Continuing Professional
    Development (CPD) Lecture Series 2012 in Petaling Jaya in early December
  • Invited speaker on “Diagnostic Challenges of Bipolar I Disorder and Schizophrenia” at a Saphris Workshop organized by Lundbeck in Penang in mid- July, 2012
  • Speaker on “Detection and Management of Bipolar Mood Disorders” and ‘The Interface between Organic and Functional Disorders” during the symposium ‘Update on Psychiatry and Mental Health’ in Taiping Hospital in mid-July 2012
  • Presenter of “The GI ‘Illness’ Interface with Psychiatry” in the PAH Quarterly Scientific Meeting at end June, 2012
  • Chairperson of a dinner talk “Combination Treatment with Ebixa in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease : Pharmacological and Clinical Rationale” organized by Lundbeck in Penang in mid-June, 2012
  • Moderator at the 1st Evidence-based Medicine in Bipolar Disorder Workshop’ organized by MPA-Lundbeck in Putrajaya in late May, 2012
  • Invited speaker on “Therapeutic Blood Monitoring with Clozapine” during the ‘Novartis Central Workshop on Dementia and Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia’ in late February, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur
  • Speaker on “Overcoming Everyday Challenges in Alzheimer’s Disease — Benefits of Memantine” for an ‘Ebixa CME session’ in Penang General Hospital (PGH) in late February, 2012
  • Facilitator at a ‘Role-play Training Session’ for Servier pharmaceutical representatives in early February, 2012 in Penang
  • Speaker on “The Risk-benefit Issues with Clozapine” at a PGH CME in late November, 2011
  • Invited speaker on “Depression: Bipolar vs. Unipolar” organized by Astra Zeneca in late September, 2011 in Sungai Petani
  • Speaker on “Treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Depression in the Workplace” at a seminar on ‘Anxiety and Depression in the Workplace’ in mid-September, 2011 in Penang
  • Co-facilitator in the workshop themed ‘The Management of Depression in General Practice: What Can Be Done Differently?’ organized by Lundbeck in Penang in mid-July, 2011
  • Chairman of the webcast transmission “Stepping Forward: Helping Patients Revive Their Lives” during the MPA-Astra Zeneca Neuroscience Roadshow Wave 1 in early June, 2011 in Penang
  • Invited speaker on “Overcoming Everyday Challenges in Alzheimer’s Disease — Benefits of Memantine” for an ‘Ebixa CME session’ in QEH, Kota Kinabalu in early May, 2011
  • Chairman of a dinner talk “Breaking the Barriers to Effective Treatment in Depression” organized by Pfizer in Penang in late March, 2011
  • Speaker on “Depression — Epidemiology & Disease” during a Pfizer ‘Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders’ (Prime MD) workshop for GP’s in Penang in mid-March, 2011
  • Trainer at a seminar on “Dementia” themed ‘Am I Losing My Memory?’ organized by the AIN Society and supported by the Health Promotion Board in Singapore in early October, 2010
  • Speaker on “Charity and Psychiatry” at the Rotary Club of Penang weekly meeting in end September, 2010
  • Speaker on “Do’s and Don’ts in Psychiatry” at the MAAM CPD Lecture Series in Kuantan in late September, 2010
  • Facilitator at D’Home Mental Health Association’s ‘Family Support Group Gathering’ in Penang in mid-August, 2010
  • Principal moderator at the ‘2nd Evidence-based Medicine in Dementia and Old-age Depression Workshop’ organized by MPA-Lundbeck in Putrajaya in end April, 2010
  • Speaker on “Simplyfying Anxiety and Depression” at the Malaysian-German Society of Penang at end November, 2009
  • Update presenter on “Challenges in Alzheimer’s Disease” and “When Things Begin to Change in Alzheimer’s Disease” at a dinner lecture organized by Lundbeck themed ‘Overcoming Everyday Challenges in Alzheimer’s Disease’ in Penang in early November, 2009
  • Speaker on “Stress Management in Your Life” at a church seminar in Bukit Mertajam in mid-October, 2009
  • Dinner lecture speaker on “Depression — Diagnosis and SSRI’s Role in Primary Care Setting” organized by Pfizer in early October, 2009 in Penang
  • Speaker on “Update on Dementia” at the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia’s (ADFM) Penang Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Support Group public forum themed ‘Diagnosing Dementia — See It Sooner’ at end September, 2009
  • Co-facilitator in the workshop themed ‘The Management of Depression in General Practice: What Can Be Done Differently?’ organized by Lundbeck in Kuala Lumpur in mid-August, 2009
  • Speaker on “Recognizing and Managing Mental Illness in the Elderly” at the ‘Train the Care Givers of the Elderly’ programme in Penang organized by MHAS in mid-May, 2009
  • Counsellor to patients and carers at the Penang Fo Yi Haemodialysis Society in late February, 2009
  • Speaker on “Perimenopausal Syndrome” delivered during a public forum at the YMCA Penang in early February, 2009
  • Speaker on “Early Psychosis — Applying Global Ideas in Local Context” at the Penang Befrienders’, public forum titled ‘World Suicide Prevention Day 2008’ in late August
  • Invited trainer on “The Dementias” and “The Risk-Benefit Issues with Clozapine” at a workshop for the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at Sungai Petani Hospital organized by Norvartis in mid-March, 2008
  • Speaker on “Recent Advances in the Management of Bipolar Disorder” organized by D’Home, Penang in late-February, 2008
  • Guest speaker on “Mental Health and Social Work Practice” at the University Science of Malaysia (USM) in Penang’s School of Social Sciences in late February, 2008
  • Speaker on “The Mind of the Habitual Criminal” during a seminar on ‘White Collar Crimes’ for Ph.D students at the School of Management in USM, Penang in mid-February, 2008
  • Speaker on “Dealing With Problem Employees and Stress Management” for the Penang Disted-Stamford College’s debut ‘CONNECT Talk Series’ in late January, 2008
  • Speaker for a presentation on ‘The NUCOG’ organized by Solvay for a core neuropsychiatric audience in Penang in early October, 2007
  • Facilitator on “Managing Drug Dependence Effectively” for a ‘Physician Support Network Program’ organized by Scherring-Plough for GPs in mid-September, 2007 in Penang
  • Speaker on “Suicide — Acts and Facts” during the Penang Befrienders’ public forum titled ‘Preventing Suicide Across the Lifespan’ in early September, 2007
  • Presenter on “The Mind of the Habitual Criminal” during the 4th Forum on Crime and Policing in Malaysia themed ‘Rehabilitation and Treatment of Offenders’ in early September, 2007 at USM, Penang
  • Speaker for the Law Awareness Week 2007 themed ‘Rights of the Next Generation’ organized by the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre of Penang in early September
  • Speaker on “The Real Victims of Divorce” for a joint public forum by the National Council of Women’s Organization, Malaysia and the Children’s Protection Society, Penang titled ‘Can Children Manage When Their Parents Divorce or Can’t They?’ in mid August, 2007
  • Speaker on “Organic Brain Syndromes” for medically-trained staff during a seminar titled ‘Psychological Problems in Medically Ill Patients’ at PGH in mid-June, 2007
  • Facilitator on “Managing Drug Dependence Effectively” for a ‘Physician Support Network Program’ organized by Scherring-Plough for GPs in late April, 2007 in Penang
  • Facilitator on “Current Approaches in Depression” organized by Solvay for GPs in early February, 2007 in Penang
  • Speaker on “The Challenges and Pitfalls of Recognizing Depression in Primary Care” at a CME seminar themed ‘Challenges in Treating Anxiety and Depressive Disorders in Primary Care’ in mid-November, 2006 in Penang
  • Speaker on “Issues and Current Approaches in Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)” at a Wyeth’s Meeting with the Experts titled ‘Updates on TRD’ in early October, 2006 in Penang
  • Speaker on “Splitting of Minds” at a Befrienders’ Penang meeting in late June, 2006
  • Participant in an informal discussion on “Maintenance ECT” with consultants from Ailsa Hospital in Ayr, Scotland under the NHS Trust in late September, 2005
  • Speaker during a forum ‘Violence Against Women and Teens’ held by the Women and Family Development Council of Penang in early September, 2005
  • Invited chairman to Solvay’s Retreat on CNS themed ‘Calm the Mind, Clear the Thoughts’ at end-July, 2005 in Cameron Highlands
  • Speaker on “Stress Management” at the Healthy Life Fest at USM, Penang in late July, 2005
  • Chairman of a GP dinner talk “Hormone Therapy Today: What Do We Tell Our Patients?” organized by Wyeth in Penang in late June, 2005
  • Speaker on the “Psychological Aspects of Dizziness” during the Penang Balance Disorders Workshop in mid-June, 2005 organized by Solvay
  • Session chairman at the 7th National Mental Health Convention themed ‘Challenges to Mental Health in Times of Crisis’ at end May, 2005 in Penang
  • Facilitator of a GP Psychiatric Workshop (Penang) organized by Wyeth in early April, 2005
  • Speaker on “Treating the ‘Blues and Blood Pressure’ to Target” at a Solvay retreat on CNS and CVS in Bukit Merah, Perak in mid-March, 2005
  • Expert in a Round Table Discussion on the “Different Approaches in Managing Patients with Anxiety and Depression” for a select group of specialists organized by Wyeth in Penang in early December, 2004
  • Panel member and speaker on “Stress and the Healthy Man” during the Men’s Health public forum organized by Eli Lilly in Penang in mid-September, 2004
  • Honorary speaker presenting on “Suicide — the Acts and Facts” for the National Befrienders’ Workshop in Penang in mid-September, 2004
  • Presenter of conference paper titled “Characteristics of Organic Brain Syndromes — A Cross-Sectional Study” in the PAH Quarterly Scientific Meeting at end August, 2004
  • Course presenter on “Emotionally Disturbed Casualty” for the St. John’s Ambulance Advanced First-Aid course in Penang in mid-June, 2004
  • Trainer on “Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Tools” for the ADFM’s Penang AD Support Group at end May, 2004 with free post-forum public screening
  • Speaker on “Psychiatric Problems in Parkinson’s Disease” delivered to the Penang Support Group of the Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association (MPDA) at end March, 2004
  • 2nd of 3 speakers on “Latest Update in Management of Depression” for physicians and GPs organized by Servier at end February, 2004 in Penang
  • Speaker on the interface between “Medical Social Work and Psychiatry” in mid-February, 2004 at USM, Penang
  • Invited speaker on “Depression” at a Mental Health Seminar in PGH Psychiatric Ward in mid-December, 2003
  • Speaker on “Psychological Problems in Children” for parents at PAH in late October, 2003
  • Trainer for a Penang ‘GP Workshop on Depression’ organized by MPA in early October, 2003
  • Speaker on “Suicide” at a Befrienders’ seminar in mid-August, 2003 in Penang
  • Presenter of lunch talk “Depression-Anxiety Spectrum” for GPs in early August, 2003 in Penang
  • Speaker for a public health talk “Suicide — the Acts and Facts” in Penang at end July, 2003
  • Trainer for a 2-day GP Workshop on Depression organized by MPA in mid-July, 2003 in Penang
  • Speaker for an informal talk on Dementia in the Elderly to the public in late June, 2003 in Penang
  • Speaker in the 2nd Servier symposium themed ‘A New Perspective of Depression Management’ and lectured on “The Depressive-Anxiety Spectrum” to GPs in early June, 2003 in Alor Star
  • Speaker on “Caring for the Caregivers” for the Penang AD Support Group of the ADFM in late March, 2003
  • Speaker in the 1st Servier symposium themed ‘A New Perspective of Depression Management’ and Lectured on “The Depressive-Anxiety Spectrum” to GPs in mid-March, 2003 in Penang
  • Speaker on “Overview of Psychotropic Medication” for the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society in Alor Star towards end October, 2002
  • Speaker at seminar on “Managing Problem Behaviours in Children” for NGO support groups in Penang in early August, 2002
  • Presenter of talk “Depression-Anxiety Spectrum” for GPs organized by Solvay in Penang in July, 2002
  • Presenter at public forum on Schizophrenia titled “Splitting of Minds” at PAH in May, 2002
  • Presenter of “Psychosocial Aspects of People Living with HIV / AIDS” at an AIDS Update and Workshop in Penang in 2002

NON PEER-REVIEWED CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Contributing author on “Depression in Neuropsychiatric Conditions” in the World Health Day 2017 lead article themed ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ in the April issue of MMA News
  • Provided expert opinion on “Suicides are a Social Ill” in the Penang Monthly magazine in April, 2017
  • Guest speaker on “Ageing Well” for the British High Commision Consular Team in Penang in mid-December, 2016
  • Guest speaker on “Neuropsychiatry of Conversion Disorder” during BFM89.9’s ‘Health and Living segment of The Bigger Picture’ radio programme in early November, 2015
  • Principal author of the article “The Pseudementia Dilemma” published in the AMM newsletter ‘The Internist’ in late August, 2013
  • Provided expert opinion on “Preventing Youth Suicide” in the Penang Monthly magazine on 12th December, 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in the ‘2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – 2011’ by International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, England in late October, 2010
  • Author of “Let’s Give ’em Megalomanic Pursuits a Miss” printed in the on-line news portal Malaysiakini in late October, 2010
  • Nominated as one of the ‘Top 100 Health Professionals 2010’ by IBC Cambridge, ‘Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2011-2012’, ‘Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2011’ and ‘Selected Personalities in Asia’ by Rendevous International, Tyne & Wear, UK and ‘The International Hippocrates Award for Medical Achievement — Iconic Achievers’ by IBC from early to mid-2010
  • Author of the chapter “Balancing Ethical and Legal Compromise during Clozapine Treatment in Developing Countries” in the ‘Handbook of Drug Targeting and Monitoring’ published by Nova Science Publishers Inc., Hauppauge NY, USA in mid-November, 2009
  • Author of the chapter “Problemy Dotyczace Agranulocytozy w Badaniach Krwi w Czasie Stosowania Klozapiny” (Issues Relating to
    Agranulocytosis in Blood Tests During the Use of Clozapine) in the Polish book ‘Trudne Problemy w Praktyce Psychiatrycznej’ (Difficult Clinical Problems in Psychiatry) published by MEDYK in Warsaw, Poland in mid-July, 2009 (Chapter 23, Pages 453-461)
  • Featured in ‘Malaysia’s Who’s Who — 4th Edition’and selected for inclusion in ‘Marquis Who’s Who in the World’ — 27th Edition (2010) in July, 2009 and ‘Asia-Pacific Who’s Who’ in December, 2008
  • Professional opinion on “The Worry Theory” and “Are You Confrontational?” in the November, 2008 issue of the Her World magazine
  • 2nd place winner of Organon’s My NaSSA Story Contest in May, 2007 with the case report “Mirtazapine as Substitution Therapy in Benzodiazepine Dependence”
  • Author of “My Comfort Zone?” printed in the on-line newspaper Malaysiakini in late February, 2007
  • 2nd place winner of Organon’s My NaSSA Story Contest in July, 2006 with the case report “An Alternative Antidepressant for PTSD — A NaSSA”
  • Nominated as an ‘International Health Professional of the Year’ by the IBC Cambridge and also as one of the ‘Admirable Asian Achievers’ in mid-2006
  • Enlisted as a member of a panel of volunteer
    doctors
    for the Penang Corporate Response to AIDS (PCRA) in late August, 2005
  • Contributing author in “The Life of a Doctor — A Career Guide for Students, Parents and Young Doctors” published by PMPS in early August, 2005 (re-published as “The Life of a Doctor — A Career Guide” ( 1st Edition) by Unipress Medical and Healthcare, Petaling Jaya in 2008)
  • Provided expert opinion with concensus on an article on suicide in the Star newspaper on 23rd October, 2004
  • Author of “Psychosocial Aspects of Epilepsy” printed in the PMPS Annual Magazine (October, 2004)
  • Author on “Daddy’s Princess” that explore the impact of a father’s absence on daughter’s lives in the June, 2004 issue of the Her World magazine
  • Author of “Psychotic Depression: a Severe Variant
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BIOGRAPHY

I am actively involved in the teaching and assessment program in psychiatry at RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus. I am also committed in curriculum development and research work at RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus. My clinical work in psychiatry is based at Penang General Hospital and Hospital Bukit Mertajam.

After obtaining my medical degree from India in the year 1988, I was posted as house officer and medical officer at different hospitals in Malaysia. I joined the Masters in Psychological Medicine program at University Malaya in the year 1995 and completed in the year 1999. I worked as a clinical psychiatrist at University Hospital Kuala Lumpur for a short period before joining the Department of Psychiatry, RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus in the year 2000. Currently I am holding the post of Associate Professor of Psychiatry.

I am involved in the following organization:

  • Life member of Malaysian Psychiatric Association
  • Committee Member of Dhome Mental Health Association
  • Advisor for Penang Care Mental Health Association

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1983-1988
    • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
    • MBBS ( Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery )
  • 1995- 1999
    • University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • MPM ( Masters of Psychological Medicine )

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Cross cultural Narratives of Death and Bereavement among Medical Students – implications for curricula development. Bharathy A, Pillay R, Russell V. 17th Malaysian Conference on Psychological Medicine, June 2012 Kuala Lumpur & 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference , January 2013 Singapore
  • A social interaction program in an NGO based mental health association in Penang: A qualitative study of patients and caregivers’ experience. Bharathy A, Teh D. 9th Perak Mental Health Convention, October 2012 Ipoh
  • Medical students participation in a social interaction program for people with mental illness and their carers: a qualitative study. Bharathy A, Foo PL. 15th Johor Mental Health Convention, July 2013 & 11th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference ,Singapore in January 2014
  • Medical students’ perception of a film to promote psychiatry as career choice , Vasudevan U, Bharathy A, Russell V. 11th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, Singapore in January 2014
  • A Study of Adolescent Parasuicides : Their demographic characteristics, recent stressors and preceding events prior to the suicide attempt. Bharathy A, Hanim A. 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Psychotherapy, April 2000 Langkawi
  • A Study of Psychiatrically Hospitalized Students at University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. Bharathy A, Hanim A .7th Congress of Asean Federation for Psychiatry and Mental Health, December 1998 Kuala Lumpur.

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Medical students’ perception of the learning environment in PMC. Bharathy A, Russell V, Jun Min K
    –current research in collaboration with National University of Singapore.
  • Improving the monitoring of metabolic risk in people treated with antipsychotic medication. Siva S, Arif N, Russell V, Bharathy A, Vasudevan U, Panikulam J
    –current research with Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Research Centre, Penang Hospital.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Cross cultural Narratives of Death and Bereavement among Medical Students – implications for curricula development. Bharathy A, Pillay R, Russell V . International Journal of Medical Education. 2013 ; 4 : 68-74
  • Changing undergraduate attitudes to mental illness. Bharathy A, Pei-Lynn F, Russell V. – accepted for publication in Clinical Teacher
  • Medical students’ perception of a film to promote psychiatry as career choice , Vasudevan U, Bharathy A, Russell V.- accepted for publication In Australasian Psychiatry
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Leong Foo Weng has always been intrigued by human thinking and behaviour. He had considered taking up a human psychology degree after completing his secondary education. However, he was offered a full scholarship to study medicine, and he took that opportunity instead. His interest in the human mind has never wavered. He went on to pursue his postgraduate study in psychiatry. Having been in the field for nearly ten years, he has seen various psychological issues affecting different ethnic groups as he served in other parts of Malaysia (i.e., East Malaysia, East and West coasts of the peninsular).

Dr Leong’s areas of interest are mental health resilience and personality traits/disorders. He hopes to see individuals who have experienced psychological challenges to get stronger and more resilient as they recover from their hardships. He is currently pursuing a postgraduate study in mental health research focusing on mental health resilience.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MB BCh BAO (UCD/PMC)
  • MSc in Criminal Justice (Saint Joseph’s University, USA)
  • MMed (Psychiatry) (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Resilience in Mental Health
  • Personality traits/disorders

Publications/h4>

Leong, F. W., Mohammad, Y. M. A., Muhammad, R. E. R., Fadzil, N. A., & Kueh, Y. C. (2019). Validation of the Malay version of Mini-IPIP among substance use disorder patients attending methadone clinics in Malaysia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 4434; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224434

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BIOGRAPHY

Lived all my life in Malaysia. I am an Indian and a Hindu by religion. I graduated from Kasturba Medical College, Mysore, India, and since then served in the public hospitals in Malaysia. I have done a fair bit of rural posting and have gained experiences in primary care, accident and emergency, orthopaedic and ENT. My last stop is psychiatry. Got my masters in psychiatry from the local university, University Sains Malaysia (USM) and since then worked as a clinical psychiatrist in a Mental Institution, Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta, Perak.

My last task is to set up psychiatric services in Hospital, Bukit Mertajam and headed the unit until I retired from public service. I was a part-time lecturer at RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus and after retirement, joined RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus full time as a senior lecturer.

My social obligations start with me being a committee member of the Mental Health Association Penang, through this organisation I am able to develop a support group for antenatal and postnatal depressed mothers. Besides that, the other NGO is the D’Home which is involved with family link program for patients and caregivers. I also conduct weekend classes ‘education in human value’ for children and youths in the local community.

Lastly “Living a life that matters don’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice” Michael Josephson

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS. Mysore, India
  • Master of Psychiatry. University Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Master of Science in Health Research (RCSI-RUMC)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

ANTENATAL AND POSTNATAL DEPRESSION STRESS

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Biography

Professor Andrew Law is a keen medical educator who has held leadership roles in teaching at the departmental and faculty levels at the University of Hong Kong – where he continues to hold honorary teaching appointments with the Department of Family Medicine & Primary Care and the Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit  – and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland medical programme in Kuala Lumpur.

Prof. Law worked as an honorary senior consultant for the psychogeriatrics service at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, focusing on major neurocognitive disturbances.  He has been providing consultations and educational talks to non-profit organizations in Hong Kong and is instrumental in creating the Chinese version of a website in educating caregivers of patients suffering from dementia with his collaborators in North America.

Deciphering early vascular disturbance as a culprit in dementia pathogenesis has been Prof. Law’s primary research interest, in which he has earned an award from the Alzheimer Society of Canada.  He has recently received funding from the Malaysian Medical Association to conduct a pilot study on the treatment of behavioural symptoms in dementia patients by neurostimulation.  Prof. Law has been training postgraduate research students and published over fifty book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and conference papers.

 

Qualifications

  • BSc(Hons) in Pharmacology and Human Biology (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • MPhil in Cardiovascular Physiology (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • MD, undergraduate medical training (Saint Louis University, USA)
  • PhD in Neuroscience (McGill University, Canada)
  • Postgraduate medical training in Psychiatry (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

 

Research Interests

  • Neuro-endothelial culprits in neurodegenerative disorder pathogenesis.
  • Neurostimulation as a treatment for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  • Primary care – psychiatry collaborative practice model for common mental disorders.
  • Understanding of medical student perception towards psychiatry as a career.

 

Selected Publications

  1. Jo, W.K., Law, A.C.K.*, Chung, S.K. (2014). The neglected co-star in the dementia drama: the putative roles of astrocytes in the pathogeneses of major neurocognitive disorders. Molecular Psychiatry 19: 159-167 [Impact factor: 14.897]
  2. Wuwongse, S., Chang, R.C.C., Law, A.C.K.* (2010). The putative neurodegenerative links between depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Progress in Neurobiology 91 (4): 362-375. [Impact factor: 9.966]
  3. Law, A., Gauthier, S., Quirion, R. (2001). Say NO to Alzheimer’s disease: the putative links between nitric oxide and dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.  Brain Research Review, 35:1, 73-96. [Impact factor: 7.720]
  4. Wong, G.T., Chang, R.C.C., Law, A.C.K.* (2013). A breach in the scaffold: The possible role of cytoskeleton dysfunction in the pathogenesis of major depression. Ageing Research Reviews 12(1): 67-75 [Impact factor: 6.174]
  5. Liu, W., Wong, A., Law, A., Mok, V. (2015). Cerebrovascular Disease, Amyloid Plaques and Cognitive Impairment. Stroke 46(5):1402-7. [Impact Factor: 6.02]
  6. Lau, W.K.W., Leung, M.-K., Lee, T.M.C.*, Law, A.C.K.* (2016). Resting-state abnormalities in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: A meta-analysis. Transl Psychiatry, 6: e790; doi:10.1038/tp.2016.55 [Impact Factor: 5.62]
  7. Li, Q., Leung, Y.O., Zhou, I., Ho, L., Kong, W., Paul, B., Wei, R., Lam, S., Zhang, X., Law, A., Chua, S.E., Sham, P., Wu, E., McAlonan, G. (2015). Dietary supplementation with n-3 fatty acids from weaning limits brain biochemistry and behavioural changes elicited by prenatal exposure to maternal inflammation in the mouse model. Transl Psychiatry, 5: e641 [Impact Factor: 5.62]
  8. Law, A., Gauthier, S., and Quirion, R. (2003). Alterations of nitric oxide synthase activity in young and aged apolipoprotein E-knockout mice. Neurobiology of Aging, 24:1, 187-190.  [Impact factor: 5.552]
  9. Yeung W.F., Chung, K.F., Zhang, S.P., Yap, T.G., Law, A.C.K. (2009). Electroacupuncture for Primary Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Sleep, 32 (8): 1039-1047. [Impact factor: 5.402]
  10. Bower, E.A. & Law, A.C.K. (1993). The effects of Nw-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester, sodium nitroprusside and noradrenaline on venous return in the anaesthetized cat. British Journal of Pharmacology, 108, 933-940. [Impact factor: 5.270]
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Ravinderjit Kaur is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Maternal Fetal Medicine in Hospital Pulau Pinang.She graduated from Kasturba Medical College, India and subsequently pursued her carrier in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and completed her Masters in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in University Kebangsaan Malaysia.She further subspecialised in Maternal Fetal Medicine with Ministry of Health.Her training included one year attachment at Maternal Fetal Medicine Centre,Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Brisbane.

She has special interest in high risk obstetrics and fetal medicine.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS(India)
  • MOG(UKM)
  • Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine(MOH)

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Fetal Echocardiography

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  1. Role of Amniotic Fluid Index In Management and Outcome In Term Pregnancy
  2. Outcome of pregnancy in patients with Dengue fever/Dengue Haemorrhagic fever during pregnancy
  3. Prevalence of incontinence among women and its effect on quality of life
  4. Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  5. Failure of Methotrexate Treatment in Placenta Percreta
  6. Increased Incidence of Caesarean Section with Obese Patients
  7. Outcome of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Of The Lung after Antenatal Diagnosis
  8. Outcome of Fetus With Ovarian Cyst after Antenatal Diagnosis
  9. Case Reports Perinatal Outcome after Prenatal Diagnosis of Placenta
  10. Sonographic Detection of Placenta Accreta in Second and Third Trimester of Pregnancy
  11. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura :A Diagnostic Dilemma
  12. Fetal Lung Lesions :Management and Outcome
  13. Fetal Anomalies associated with Twin Pregnancies
  14. Facial Cleft Lip and Palate : Sonograhic Diagnosis and Associated Anomalies
  15. Suspected Skeletal Dysplasias: Femur length/Abdominal Circumference ratio can be used in ultrasonoraphic prediction of fetal outcome
  16. The Usefulness of 4 Chamber View During Fetal Echocardiography
  17. Role of Doppler in detection of placenta accrete
  18. The Outcome of Primary Fetal Hydrothorax –A 10 year review of cases in tertiary center (Mater Mothers Hospital, Australia)
  19. Prenatal Diagnosis of Conjoint Twin
  20. Perinatal Outcome after Prenatal Diagnosis of omphalocele
  21. Advanced Abdominal Pregnancy
  22. Hyperparathyroidism in Pregnancy
  23. Conjoint Twin Pregnancy;Thoracophagus
  24. Perinatal Outcome of MCDA Twin Pregnancy Complicated by twin to twin transfusion syndrome after Fetoscopic Laser Photocoagulation
  25. Takayasu In Pregnancy
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BIOGRAPHY

QUALIFICATIONS

Obtained MD and Masters MMed O&G from UKM. Is a trained and gazetted Reproductive Medicine Specialist. Currently the head of Department and Senior Consultant in Seberang Jaya Hospital

2008 Laparoscopic Gynaecology Surgery coordinator for Pulau Pinang state
2007 Gazetted Reproductive Medicine Specialist by Ministry of Health Malaysia
2005 Training in Reproductive Medicine in Singapore (National University of Singapore, Kandang Kerbau Hospital)
1997 MOG, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
1991 MD, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

EDUCATION

Tertiary Medical studies Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Secondary school Sekolah Menengah Sains, Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan
Primary school Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Sultan Ibrahim Satu, Pasir Mas, Kelantan

CURRENT APPOINTMENT

1999 till date Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecologist, Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecologist, Hospital Seberang Jaya

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

April 1998 – 1999 Obstetrics & Gynaecologist Specialist
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecologist,
Hospital Seberang Jaya, Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang.
June 1997 – March 1998 Clinical Specialist
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecologist,
Hospital Sungai Petani, Kedah
June 1996 – May 1997 Postgraduate trainee
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecologist,
Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
June 1993 – May 1996 Postgraduate trainee
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecologist,
Hospital Pulau Pinang, Pulau Pinang
August 1992 – May 1993 Medical Officer in Obstetrics & Gynaecologist Department,
Hospital Kota Bharu, Kelantan
August 1991 – July 1992 Internship, Hospital Kota Bharu, Kelantan

TEACHING

Penang Medical College Teaching medical students
Postgraduate Supervisor, Postgraduate Trainee (USM, UKM) Masters in Obstetrics & Gynacology

COURSES / MEETINGS ATTENDED

  1. XVIII FIGO World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Kuala Lumpur 2006
  2. Kursus Update in O&G Management peringkat Daerah Kuala Muda, Baling, Yan dan Kulim, Kedah as facilitator
  3. 16th Malaysian congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  4. Medico Legal Course (Pakar Perubatan) in ILKAP 2006
  5. 39th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine 2005
  6. IUI workshop, Hospital Seberang Jaya 2004
  7. 1st National Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Workshop, Hospital Sungai Petani 2004
  8. Bereavement Counselling Workshop, Hospital Seberang Jaya 2004
  9. 14th Malaysian Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kuala Lumpur 2004
  10. 13th Annual Congress of the International Society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy, Kuala Lumpur 2004

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Thesis evaluation for postgraduate O&G students – UKM since 2005
  2. Internal examiner for Penang Medical College students
  3. External examiner for nurses (Nursing College)
  4. Speaker for ‘Hypertensive Disorder in Pregnancy’ – Pulau Pinang state level and Rangkaian Hospital Seberang Jaya
  5. Lecturer for Penang Medical College students
  6. Lecturer for Nursing College, Hospital Pulau Pinang
  7. Speaker for Laparoscoy Workshop – National level in Hospital Seberang Jaya
  8. Honorary lecturer for postgraduate O&G students for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia
  9. Committee member for ‘Pengurusan dan Perkembangan Obstetrik dan Ginekologi Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  1. Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Iron Sucrose versus Low Molecular Weight Iron Dextran for Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled trial published in International Journal of Women’s Health
  2. Effects of 6- Week Micronutrient Supplementation on Sperm Parameters and Pregnancy Outcomes in males with Idiopathic Infertility undergoing fertility Interventions: A Pilot Cohort study published in Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine (JPPCM) ,vol 3 issue 4,Oct -Dec 2017
  3. ‘Prospective Case Controlled Study of Dydrogesterone in Threatened Miscarriage’ and ‘A Prospective Randomized Comparative Study of Transdermal Glyceryl Trinitrate versus IV Salbutamol in the Tocolysis of Preterm Labour’ presented in FIGO 2006
  4. A Clinical Study on the Effect of Tribulus terrestris (Tribestan) on the semen Profile in males with Low Sperm Count and Low Motility – published in Malaysia Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2001; Vol 7, No 3

MEMBERSHIP OF ASSOCIATIONS

  • Malaysian Medical Association (Life member)
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society of Malaysia (Life member)

SPECIAL INTEREST

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Laparoscopic Gynaecology Surgery

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Gynae endoscopy and fertility
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Ranjit Singh graduated from Manipal University in 1995. He completed his internship in Hospital Melaka in 1997 and hence was posted to hospitals in West Malaysia.He attained his Masters in O&G training in University Malaya in 2006.He was a specialist in O&G in Hospital Seberang Jaya, Penang.He further subspecialised in Maternal Fetal Medicine and completed in 2013.Currently he is a Consultant in Hospital Seberang Jaya.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS (INDIA)
  • MOG (UM)
  • Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE MD UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA 1993
MASTER OF MEDICINE MMED UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA 2000
(Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

WORKING EXPERIENCES

(a) HOUSEMANSHIP:
June 1993-May 1994
Hospital Pulau Pinang.

(b). MEDICAL OFFICER:

i. July 1994-May 1995
Hospital Umum Sarawak, Kuching, Sarawak.

ii. June 1995-May 1996
Hospital Serian, Kota Semarahan, Sarawak.

iii. June 1996- June 1998 Hospital Pulau Pinang
Registrar O&G with Assoc. Prof. Dr, Shukri Othman and Dr. Awang Nila.
(Including 6 months attachment in Dept. of Anaesthesia, HUSM).

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

i. Registrar in Reproductive Medicine / Infertility, Hospital Penang.
Worked with Dr. K. Mukudan.

ii. Registrar in Gynae Oncology, Hospital Penang.
Worked with Dr. K. Suresh.

iii. Registrar in Reproductive Medicine / Infertility, Hospital USM, Kelantan.
Worked with Dr. Awang Nila.

iv. Completed Gazettement as Clinical Specialist in Hospital Alor Setar, under Senior Consultant Dr. T. Arumainathan. (2001)

v. Trained in Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) at Hospital Alor Setar, Under Dr, K. Kunasegaran, Head of Laparoscopic Gynaecology/MIS (Hospital Sungai Petani). (2001-2002)

vi. IVF Training attachment at National University Hospital, Singapore, Under Prof. P.C. Wong, Head Obstetrician & Gynaecology, NUS. (2004)

Worked in Srigim Women and Children Centre, Penang (Private Hospital) 2003- 2006
IVF training at Monash Infertility Centre, Clayton, Melbourne 2007 Under Prof. David Healy and Dr. Nicholas Loglagis
Waterbirth and natural birthing Techniques – Monica Obneck Training Program, Melbourne and Barbara Harper (Kuala Lumpur) (2007)
Adjuct Senior Lecturer At Penang Medical College (2010)

Special interest in Reproductive Medicine/ Infertility, Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS)/ Laparoscopic Gynaecology. Natural Birthing Methods (WATERBIRTH).

Currently Consultant ObGyn at Island Hospital, Penang, Malaysia.

RESEARCH

  • A Clinical Trial of Routine Amniotomy in Labour Versus the Intention to Leave Membranes Intact, in Low Risk Primigravidae – 1999.
    Dissertation for Master of Medicine (O&G), University Sains Malaysia.
  • Presented at the 12th Malaysian O&G Congress at Genting Highlands in May 2002 AND PGMES Biennial Scientific Meeting, Alor Setar in August 2002 (Winner of Best Oral Paper)
  • The use of B-Lynch Brace Suture in Postpartum Haemorrhage Secondary to Uterine Atony – A Uterus Rescue Procedure!
    Hospital Alor Setar Experience.

    Presented at the 12th Malaysian O&G Congress at Genting Highlands in May 2002 and PGMES Biennal Scientific Meeting, Alor Setar in August 2002. (Winner of Poster Presentation)
    Radical Hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients with carcinoma of the cervix – 11 years’ experience.
    Presented at the 15th Malaysian O&G Congress in Penang. (2005)
  • COURSES ORGANISED

    i. Basic O&G Ultrasound Workshop, 2001, Hospital Alor Setar
    -Organising Chairman and Facilitator.

    ii. Management of High Risk Pregnancy, 2001, Hospital Alor Setar.
    -Organising Committee and Lecturer.

    iii. Sexual Abuse Course, 2001 & 2002, Hospital Alor Setar
    -Organising Committee and Lecturer

    iv. Hypertensive Disorders In Pregnancy, 2001, Hospital Alor Setar, Hospital Kangar, Hospital Sungai Petani
    – Organising Chairman and Lecturer.

    v. PGMES Biennial Scientific meeting 2002
    – Organising Committee.

    vi. ‘Awareness In Needle-stick Injuries’ – A Week Campaign in Hospital Alor Setar.
    -Organising Chairman

    vii. Labour Room Management Course for Northern Region, 2002, Hospital Alor Setar
    -Organising Chairman

    viii. High Risk Pregnancy Course, 2002, Hospital Alor Setar
    -Organising Committee and Speaker.

    ix. First Northern Region Contraception Workshop, 2002, Hospital Alor Setar
    -Organising Committee and Speaker

    x. Health Camp/Pap-smear Campaign in Tuba Island, Langkawi
    -Organising Committee
    LAHC Expect Meeting-Speaker
    Speaker on Cervical Cancer Vaccination Programme Malaysia

    SPECIALISED TRAINING COURSES

    viii. Laparoscopic Workshop in General Surgery
    i. 1st and 2nd Consultants Conference Kuala Lumpur 1999 / 2001
    ii. 8th and 9th Perinatal congress Johore Bharu / Pahang 2001/2002
    iii. 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th Obstetric & Gynaecology Congress Kuantan/Genting/Sabah/Penang 2001/2002/2003
    iv. Practical Infertility Course Kuala Lumpur 2001
    v. National Echo Training Course in Hypertensive Disorder In Pregnancy Shah Alam 2001
    vi. Intermediate Counselling Course Kuala Lumpur 2001/td>
    vii. 3D//4D Ultrasound Course Ipoh 2002
    Alor Setar 2002
    Ix. Implanon Workshop Alor Setar 2002
    x. IUI Workshop Kuala Lumpur 2003
    xi. First Advanced Laparoscopic Workshop Selayang 2003
    xii. FIGO Kuala Lumpur 2006
    xiii. 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive & Sexual Health & Rights Kuala Lumpur 2006
    xiiii. 3rd Biennial Conference of Asia Oceania Research organization of Genital Infections & Neoplasia Seoul 2008
    xv. 1st National Reproductive Medicine Congress Kuala Lumpur 2009
    xvi. Malaysian Healthcare Seminar Surabaya 2009
    xvii. 19th Congress of ObGyn Society of Malaysia Sabah 2009
    xviii. 10th RCOG International Scientific Congress Sarawak 2012
    xviiii. Paediatric and O&G Conference Bangkok 2012

    PROFESSIONAL BODIES

    i. Malaysian Ambassador to the First International Conference for Young Leaders in Montreal, Canada – 1992

    ii. SCHOMOS Chairman, Kedah/Perlis Branch 2001/2002 & 2002/2003.
    Awarded the ZAINAL ABDIN TROPHY – Best State Achievement,

    iii. Executive Chairman, Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) Committee – O&G Dept., Hospital Alor Setar, Kedah.

    iv. Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) – Life Member

    v. Post-Graduate Medical Education Society (PGMES), Hospital Alor Setar – Member

    vi. Executive Panel Member – Advocates and Solicitor’s Disciplinary Board Malaysia.

    vii. Obstetrics And Gynaecological Society Of Malaysia (OGSM) – Member and Regional Coordinator.

    viii. Kedah Family Planning Association – Visiting Specialist.

    ix. Deputy Chairman of the Committee of ‘Needle-stick’ Injuries, Hospital Alor Setar.

    x. HOSPICE – Member

    xi. Academy of Medicine Malaysia – Member

    xii. National Specialist Registry – Member

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Biography

Dr Vong Nyam Seng graduated from University of Malaya with MBBS. He completed his internship in Hospital Universiti, Kuala Lumpur in 1980 and then was posted to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan before transferred to Hospital Kuala Lipis, Pahang.

He started his specialist in O&G in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan. After two years, Dr Vong moved to Kuala Lumpur and open up a private Clinic, meanwhile attended the post graduate studies in O&G. Graduated MMed O&G Singapore which is co-joint exam with MR(Aust)COG & MR(New Zealand)COG. After that he practice in a Maternity Home in Perai, Pulau Pinang.

Joined AIMST University,Kedah as Senior Lecturer in O&G Department from 2013 to 2015. He appointed as the Head of Department of O&G in 2016 until 2017.
Subsequently taught at UCSI, Terengganu Campus as Head of department from 2018 until 2019. He joined RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus as Senior Lecturer in O&G in 2019.

Qualifications

Dr Vong qualified from University of Malaya. He trained in obstetrics and gynaecology in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan and Hospital Daerah Kuala Lipis, Pahang.

  • MBBS(Malaya)
  • MMed (O&G) Singapore
  • MR(A)COG
  • MR(NZ)COG

Interest

He has interest in teaching & training undergraduate medical students in O&G. This includes training the students to approach a clinical problem in a methodical manner and understanding the basic concept in various diseases.

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BIOGRAPHY

Associate Professor Dr Sivakumar S Balakrishnan graduated from University Sains Malaysia in 1993 with an MD. He completed his internship in Hospital Ipoh, Perak in 1994 and then was posted to hospitals in East Malaysia (Sarawak). He then commenced his Masters in O&G training in University Malaya and completed his training in 2000.

He started his specialist in O&G in Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, and Johor. After one and half years, Dr Sivakumar returned to Penang to work in Penang Hospital (2001), where he continued to work as a specialist in the O&G department. At this time he also started teaching at RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus.

In 2005, he commenced his subspecialty training in the field of Urogynaecology. His training included a one-year attachment in James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland, Australia under the renowned Prof Ajay Rane. He returned to Penang Hospital and continued his training for another year. In the January 2008, he was recognised as a Consultant Urogynaecologist, and continued to provide services to the population of Penang as well as the northern region of Malaysia.

He is also involved in training new Urogynaecology subspecialty trainees.

He joined the RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus in August 2012 as a Senior Lecturer in O&G to continue his interest in teaching as well as research in the field of Urogynaecology. Dr Sivakumar is currently a member of the National Urogynaecology subcommittee under the Ministry of Health overseeing the training and development of the Urogynaecology subspecialty.

He is also the founding secretary of the Malaysian Urogynaecology Society. He is currently the vice President of the Malaysian Urogynaecology Society.

He is a member of the International Urogynaecology Association and is currently serving as the South East Asia representative of the International Advisory Board of IUGA.

He is also the incoming President of the Penang Medical Practitioners Society.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MD (USM)
  • MOG (USM)
  • Fellowship in Urogynaecology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Urogynaecology

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Use of Cabergoline for Prevention of Lactation (S Balakrishnan, R Subramanium, T Chow, P Chia) Journal of Irish College of Physicians and Surgeons; Vol 31; No 4, October 2002, Pg 216-218.
  • Sling distress: A subanalysis of the IVS tapes from the SUSPEND trial. Sling distress: a subanalysis of the IVS tapes from the SUSPEND trial. Balakrishnan S, Lim YN, Barry C, Corstiaans A, Kannan K, Rane A. Australia New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007: 47: 496-498 (PMID: 17991116
  • Ambulatory gynaecology and Urogynaecology procedures: a Viable option. K Kannan,A.Kasper, S Balakrishnan A Rane. Australia and New Zealand Continence Journal Vol 14 No 2 38-42, 2008
  • Prospective evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the Apogee system for treatment of vault prolapse. Balakrishnan S, Lim YN, Barry C, Corstians A, Kannan K, Rane A. J of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2008 Aug, 28(6)618-620 PMID: 19003658
  • Prospective study of the Perigee system for the management of cystocoeles–medium-term follow up. Rane A, Kannan K, Barry C, Balakrishnan S, Lim Y, Corstiaans A. Australia New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2008: 48(4): 427-432 PMID: 18837851
  • Transobturator mesh for cystocele repair: a short- to medium-term follow-up using 3D/4D ultrasound. Shek KL, Dietz HP, Rane A, Balakrishnan S. Ultrasound Obstetetrics and Gynaecology 2008, Jul 32(1) 82-86 PMID: 18543373
  • Recurrent non-absorbable suture erosion into the bladder after a Pereyra neck suspension. Kannan, K., Balakrishnan, S., Kasper, A., Corstiaans, A., and Rane, A. (2009) Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 29 (4). pp. 352-353. PMID: 19835510
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Biography

Prof Gleeson worked in London in the Hammersmith Hospital which specialises in tertiary referral high risk obstetrics. He spent four years there doing clinical and research work in the O&G department of the University of London and was awarded MD on the basis of this research. He then worked in the University Department of obstetrics and gynaecology in the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

He returned to Ireland in 1991 as assistant master in the Rotunda Hospital and was appointed to a consultant / senior lecturer post in 1995. He has been convenor of postgraduate meetings in the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 1993 – 1995 and Honorary Secretary of the Institute from 1995 – 1998. He represented the Institute on the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) for three years.

As a senior lecturer in the Rotunda, Dr Gleeson has been responsible for teaching schedules of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and research projects with Trinity College Dublin. Prior to relocating to Malaysia, he held the position of senior lecturer with RCSI.

Qualifications

Prof Gleeson qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1980. He trained in obstetrics and gynaecology in the Rotunda Hospital and Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin.

  • MA
  • MD
  • FRCOG
  • FRCPI

Research Interest

Professor Gleeson has an interest in ultrasound scanning and high-risk obstetrics and ran the twin clinic in the Rotunda. His special areas of interest in gynaecology are endometrial ablation procedures, hysteroscopic surgery, and prolapse repair.

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BIOGRAPHY

Prof Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) is a New Zealander resident in Malaysia for more than 40 years. Before going into Medical Education she worked in the Malaysian Ministry of Heath. Hence she is very familiar with Malaysian Health Care and indeed over the years has contributed to the development of Paediatric and Neonatal Services in Malaysia. She established Cochrane Malaysia and is currently Co-Director. She is also a Cochrane Editor with Cochrane Neonatal and a Trainer in Cochrane Systematic Review methods and hence trains and mentors local Cochrane Review authors.

Jackie is active in both the Malaysian Paediatric Association and Perinatal Society of Malaysia and over the years has taken on a number of roles in these Professional bodies. She currently sits on the National Specialist Register Neonatal Committee. She has also been on a number of committees within the Ministry of Health. She has always been a breastfeeding advocate and at present is a Co-Coordinator for the World Alliance of Breastfeeding Local Governance Council.

Jackie has always enjoyed teaching. She is heavily involved in Undergraduate Education but also has taught Paediatric Trainees as well as Neonatal Fellows. Besides teaching, Jackie has a keen interest in medical education research and endeavours to use research findings in her teaching and learning methods.

She has also served as a Technical Advisor to WHO Reproductive Health and WHO Nutrition and Food Safety and she is an editor for PLOS One, a leading open access medical journal.

RESEARCH

Academy of Medicine Research Award in 1994 and was Fulbright Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, USA, in 2002.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MB, ChB (Otago, NZ)
  • FRCP (Glasg)
  • FRCPCH (UK)
  • FRCPI (Ire)
  • M.Med.Sc (ClinEpid)
  • FAMM

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Jackie’s has two main research areas. Firstly she is interested in generating high-level research evidence and as such is the author of a number of Cochrane Systematic Reviews. Secondly, she is interested in how to get this research into clinical practice and policy. She was a co-investigator in two South East Asian projects aimed at getting research evidence into obstetric and neonatal clinical practice across 4 South East Asian countries; the SEA ORCHID and SEA URCHIN projects.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ho J. Paediatric Problems. The Family Physician 1990;2:13-18.
  2. Ho J. Causes of Chronic Oxygen Dependency in Newborns in a Tertiary Level Neonatal Unit. Mal J Child Health 1992;4(1):20-22.
  3. Jacqueline Ho for MPA Neonatal Data Collection Group. Outcome of Inborn Compared with Outborn VLBW babies admitted to Level 3 Malaysian Nurseries. Med J Mal, 1995;50:42-51.
  4. Lee H B, Ho JJ. Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection in a Malaysian General Hospital. Mal J of Child Health. 1995;7:32-37.
  5. HSS Amar Singh, Jacqueline Ho, A Jai Mohan. Prevalence of HIV in women at delivery using unlinked anonymous testing of newborns in the Malaysian setting. J Paed and Child Health 1999;35:63-66.
  6. Jacqueline J Ho, HSS Amar, A Jai Mohan, Tan Hai Hon. Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Babies Admitted to a Malaysian Nursery. J Paed and Child Health 1999;35:175-80.
  7. Ho JJ, Subramaniam P, Henderson-Smart DJ, Davis PG. Continuous distending airway pressure for respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 3, 2000. Oxford: Update Software.
  8. Teh SC, Chong, SI, Tan HH, Ho JJ. Chinese mothers intention to breastfeed, actual achievement and early postnatal experience. Med J Mal 2000;55(3):347-51.
  9. Ho JJ. Late onset infection in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants in Malaysian level 3 neonatal nurseries. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2001;20:557-61.
  10. Ho JJ. Mortality and morbidity of the small for Gestational Age (SGA) very low birth weight (VLBW) Malaysian infant. Sing J Med 2001;42(8):355-359.
  11. Ho JJ. Mortality from Congenital Abnormality in Malaysia 1991 – 1997: The effect of economic development on death due to congenital heart disease. Mal J Med 2001;56:1-5.
  12. Ho JJ, Amar-Singh HSS, Ismail R. Use of the Griffiths Mental Scales in normal 2-year old Malaysian children. Med J Mal. 2001;56:331-5.
  13. Ho JJ, Henderson-Smart DJ, Davis PG. Early versus delayed initiation of continuous distending pressure for respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2002. Oxford: Update Software.
  14. Ho JJ, Subramaniam P, Henderson-Smart DJ, Davis PG. Continuous distending airway pressure for respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 3, 2008. Oxford: Update Software. Substantive Update of Review first published Issue 3 2000.
  15. Ho JJ. Folic acid in the prevention of neural tube defect: A programme for Malaysia? Med J Mal, March 2004 (accepted for publication Aug 2003).
  16. Rajendra S, Ho JJ. Post–infective tropical malabsorption and irritable bowel syndrome: causality or mimicry? Letter. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2003;18:1174-5.
  17. Rajendra S, KamarulBaharain SR, Karim N, Ho JJ, Kutty K. Ethnic disparity in the prevalence of partial villous atrophy and post-infection tropical malabsorption. J GastroenterolHepatol 2004;19:472-4.
  18. Rajendra S, Ho JJ, Arokiasamy J. Colonic adenomas in a multiethnic population: Race does not matter. J GastroenterolHepatol 2005;20:51-5.
  19. Ho JJ, Henderson-Smart DJ, Davis PG. Early versus delayed initiation of continuous distending pressure for respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 1, 2005. (Substantive update of review first published in Issue 2, 2002)
  20. Sivasangari S, Ho JJ. Methods of securing peripheral vascular catheters to reduce morbidity in neonates (protocol). In: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2, 2005.
  21. Rajendra S, Ho JJ. Colonic diverticular disease in a multiracial Asian population has a predilection. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2005;17:871-5.
  22. Rajendra S, Ackroyd R, Murad S, Mohan C, Ho JJ, Goh KL, Azrena A, Too CL. Human leucocyte antigen determinants of susceptibility to Barrett’s oesophagus in Asians – a preliminary study. Aliment PharmacolTher 2005;21:1377-83.
  23. Thong MK, Ho JJ, Khatijah NN. A population-based study of birth defects in Malaysia. Annals of Human Biology 2005;32:180-7.
  24. Rajendra S, Ho JJ. GERD in British and south-east Asian patients, (Letter). Aliment PharmacolTher 2005;22:579-81.
  25. Ho JJ, Thong MK, Nurani NK. Prenatal detection of congenital malformation in a Malaysian population: Estimation of the influence of termination of pregnancy on birth prevalence in a developing country. Australia and New Zealand Journal of O&G 2005;46:55-7.
  26. Ho JJ, Vyveganathan L, Sekaran J. Consumption of cereal flour in a Malaysian population: Flour fortification for prevention of neural tube defect may be feasible in a rice eating country. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 2006;45:53-60.
  27. Ho JJ, Chang ASM. Changes in the Process of Care and Outcome Over a 10-year Period in a Neonatal Nursery in a Developing Country. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2007;doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmm050.
  28. Ho JJ, Rasa G. Magnesium sulphate for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 3. Art. No.: DOI:10.1002/14651858. CD005588.
  29. Rajendra S, Ackroyd A, Karim N, Mohan C, Ho JJ, Kutty MK. Loss of human leucocyte antigen class l and gain of class ll expression are early events in carcinogenesis: clues from a study of Barrett’s oesophagus. J. ClinPathol. 2006;59:952-7.
  30. Rajendra S, Ackroyd R, Roberson IK, Ho JJ, Karim N. Helicobacter pylori, ethnicity, and the gastroesophageal reflux disease spectrum: a study from the East. Helicobacter 2007;12:177-183.
  31. Henderson-Smart DJ, Lumbiganon P, Festin MR, Ho JJ, Mohammad H, McDonald SJ, Crowther CA. Optimising reproductive and child health outcomes by building evidence-based research and practice in South East Asia (SEA-ORCHID): study protocol. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007;7:43. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-43.
  32. Zaid SA, Chan SC, Ho JJ. Emotional disorders among medical students in a Malaysian private medical school. Sing Med J 2007;48:895-9.
  33. Ho JJ, Subramaniam P, Henderson-Smart DJ, Davis PG. Continuous distending airway pressure for respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 3, 2008. Oxford: Update Software. Substantive Update of Review first published Issue 3 2000.
  34. The SEA-ORCHID Study Group (2008). Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Pregnancy and Childbirth: South East Asia Optimising Reproductive andChild Health in Developing Countries Project. PLoS ONE 3(7): e2646.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002646
  35. Martis R, J Ho JJ, Crowther CA. Survey of knowledge and perception on the access to evidence-based practice and clinical practice change among maternal and infant health practitioners in South East Asia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008, 8:34. doi:10.1186/1471-2393-8-34
  36. Festin MR, Laopaiboon M, Pattanittum P, Ewens MR, Henderson-Smart DJ, Crowther CA for The SEA-ORCHID Study Group. Caesarean section in four South East Asian countries: reasons for, rates, associated care practices and health outcomes. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009, 9:17doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-17.
  37. Turner TJ, Short J for The SEA-ORCHID Study Group. Maternal and perinatal guideline development in hospitals in South East Asia: the experience of the SEA-ORCHID project. Health Research Policy and Systems 2009, 7:10doi:10.1186/1478-4505-7-10
  38. ThinkhamropJ , Turner T Sivasangari S for The SEA-ORCHID Study Group. Maternal and perinatal guideline development in hospitals in South East Asia: results from the SEA-ORCHID project. Health Research Policy and Systems 2009, 7:9doi:10.1186/1478-4505-7-9
  39. Short J, McDonald S, Turner T, Martis R for the SEA-ORCHID Study Group. Improving capacity for evidence-based practice in South East Asia: evaluating the role of research fellowships in the SEA-ORCHID Project. BMC Medical Education 2010, 10:37doi:10.1186/1472-6920-10-37
  40. Pattanittum P, Ewens MR, Laopaiboon M, Lumbiganon P, McDonald SJ, Crowther CA and The SEA-ORCHID Study Group. Use of antenatal corticosteroids prior to preterm birth in four South East Asian countries within the SEA-ORCHID project. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008, 8:47doi:10.1186/1471-2393-8-47
  41. Van Rostenberghe H, Ho JJ, Quah BS, Noraida R. The effects of thyroxine on end organ damage in asphyxiated neonates [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009 Issue 4.
  42. Ho JJ, Pattanittum P, Japaraj RP, Turner T, Swadpanich U, Crowther CA for the SEA ORCHID study group.Influence of training in the use and generation of evidence on episiotomy practice and perineal trauma. Int J Gynecol and Obst. 2010;111:13-18. DOI 10.1016/j.ijgo.2010.04.035
  43. McDonald S, Turner T, Chamberlain C, Lumbiganon P, Thinkhamrop J, Festin MR, Ho JJ, Hakimi M, Henderson-Smart DJ, Short J, Crowther CA, Martis R, Green S For the SEA-ORCHID Study Group. Building capacity for evidence generation, synthesis and implementation to improve the care of mothers and babies in South East Asia: methods and design of the SEA-ORCHID Project using a logical framework approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2010, 10:61
  44. Che Yaakob CA, Dzarr AA, Ismail AA, ZukyNikLah NA, Ho JJ. Anticoagulant therapy for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD007801. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007801.pub2.
  45. Ho JJ. Sodium bicarbonate infusion during resuscitation of infants at birth. RHL commentary (last revised: 1 February 2010). The WHO Reproductive Health Library; Geneva: World Health Organization.
  46. Ho JJ. Appropriate use of antibiotics in the NICU (Invited Commentary). Eastern Medical Journal. 2010;15:133-138.
  47. Jaafar Sharifah H, Angolkar M, Jahanfar S, Ho JJ. Pacifier use versus no pacifier use in breastfeeding term infants for increasing duration of breastfeeding. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2011. Issue 3
  48. Martis R, Ho JJ, Crowther CA. Survey of evidence-based practice use and understanding among final (5th) year medical students in South East Asia. The Open Education Journal. 2011;4:9-16
  49. Ho JJ, Koh CW, Chang ASM. Folic acid supplementation for prevention of anaemia in preterm neonates. [Protocol]. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011 Issue 3.
  50. The SEA-ORCHID Study Group 2011 Impact of Increasing Capacity for Generating and Using Research on Maternal and Perinatal Health Practices in South East Asia (SEA-ORCHID Project). PLoS ONE 6(9): e23994. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023994.
  51. Lumbiganon P, Martis R, Laopaiboon M, Festin MR, Ho JJ, Hakimi M. Antenatal breastfeeding education for increasing breastfeeding duration. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006425. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006425
  52. Ho JJ, Japaraj, RP, CheAnuar CY, Van Rostenberghe HA, Chang ASM, Sivasangari S. Influence of a targeted education intervention on evidence-based practice in tow Malaysian Maternity Units: The SEA ORCHID project in Malaysia. Med J Malaysia 2011;66:283-290.
  53. Ho JJ. One dose per day compared to multiple doses per day of gentamicin for treatment of suspected or proven sepsis in neonates: RHL commentary (last revised: 1 March 2012). The WHO Reproductive Health Library; Geneva: World Health Organization.
  54. Ho JJ, Adnan AS, Darus Z, Nik Ismail NZA, Van Rostenberghe H. Human albumin infusion for treating oedema in people with nephrotic syndrome (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009692. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009692.
  55. Ho JJ. Invited commentary: Childhood obesity. Time to act? Med Journal of Malaysia. 2012;67(2) 143-4.
  56. Sharifah H, Ho JJ, Lee KS. Separate Care Mother infant rooming-in for increasing duration of breastfeeding. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. Issue 8. 2012
  57. Robert Peter J, Ho JJ, Valliapan J, Subramaniam S. Symphysial fundal height measurement (SFH) in pregnancy for detecting abnormal fetal growth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 7.
  58. Mohd Noor Norhayati, Mohd Yacob Azman, Ho JJ. Influenza vaccine for preventing acute otitis media in infants and children. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [Protocol]. Issue 9 2012. Art. No.: CD010089. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010089
  59. Ong HT, Loke MO, Ho JJ. Hypertension control in chronic kidney disease: Don’t Miss the Forest for the Trees. (Invited commentary). Accepted for publication Medical Journal of Malaysia, August 2012.
  60. Muhamad NA, Abdullah NA, Ujang N, Elias A, Ho JJ, Awang S. Community based interventions for reducing dengue incidence (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 11 2012
  61. Tan ML, Ho JJ, Teh KH. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for children with specific learning disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD009398. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009398.pub2.
  62. Ong HT, Ong, LM, Ho JJ. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs) and Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers (ARBs) in Patients at High Risk of Cardiovascular Events: A Meta-Analysis of 10 Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trials. ISRN Cardiology, Volume 2013;2013: Article ID 478597
  63. Hans Van Rostenberghe, Jacki Short, Noraida Ramli, Tan Beng Geok, Sivasangari Subramaniam3, Che Anuar CheYaakob, Azizah Othman, Nor Rosidah Ibrahim, Jacqueline Ho, Zeehaida Mohamed and Habsah Hasan. A psychologist-led educational intervention results in a sustained reduction in neonatal intensive care unit infections. Frontiers in Pediatrics, published: 19 November 2014, doi: 10.3389/fped.2014.00115
  64. Norhayati MN, Ho JJ, Azman MY. Influenza vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in infants and children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010089. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010089.pub2.
  65. Foong WC, Ho JJ, Loh CK, Viprakasit V. Hydroxyurea for reducing blood transfusion in non-transfusion dependent beta thalassaemias. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD011579. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011579
  66. Foong SC, Tan ML, Marasco LA, Ho JJ, Foong WC. Oral galactagogues for increasing breast-milk production in mothers of non-hospitalised term infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD011505. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011505
  67. Abdullah Thani NSI, Khairudin R, Ho JJ, Muhamad NA, Ismail H. Vitamin D supplementation for overweight or obese adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD011629. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011629.
  68. Ho JJ, Subramaniam P, Davis PG. Continuous distending pressure for respiratory distress in preterm infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD002271. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002271.pub2 (Review update)
  69. Robert Peter J, Ho JJ, Valliapan J, Sivasangari S. Symphysial fundal height (SFH) measurement in pregnancy for detecting abnormal fetal growth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD008136. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008136.pub3 (review update).
  70. Subramaniam P, Ho JJ, Davis PG. Prophylactic nasal continuous positive airway pressure for preventing morbidity and mortality in very preterm infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD001243. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001243.pub3.
  71. Low CS, Ho JJ, Nallasamy N. Impact of a new aggressive nutrition policy incorporating early introduction of parenteral nutrition and mother’s own milk on growth of preterm infants. World J Pediatr, 2016 Online first, June 2016.
  72. Vicki Flenady, Aleena M Wojcieszek, Ingvild Fjeldheim, Ingrid K. Friberg, Victoria Nankabirwa, Jagrati V. Jani, Sonja Myhre, Philippa Middleton, Caroline Crowther, David Ellwood, David Tudehope, Robert Pattinson, Jacqueline Ho, Jiji Matthews, Aurora Bermudez Ortega, Mahima Venkateswaran, Doris Chou, Lale Say, Garret Mehl, J. Frederik Frøen, eRegistries: Indicators for the WHO Essential Interventions for reproductive, maternal and newborn health. BMC Pregnancy and Child Health. 2016 Sept 30, DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-1040-y.
  73. Jaafar SH, Ho JJ, Lee KS. Rooming-in for new mother and infant versus separate care for increasing the duration of breastfeeding. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD006641. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006641.pub3. (update)
  74. Jaafar SH, Ho JJ, Jahanfar S, Angolkar M. Effect of restricted pacifier use in breastfeeding term infants for increasing duration of breastfeeding. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD007202. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007202.pub4.
  75. Ibrahim NR, Van Rostenberghe H, Ho JJ. Short versus long feeding interval for bolus feedings in very preterm infants (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD012322. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012322.
  76. Tan ML, Ho JJ, Teh KH. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for children with specific learning disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD009398. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009398.pub3 (update)
  77. Foong WC, Ho JJ, Loh CK, Viprakasit V. Hydroxyurea for reducing blood transfusion in non-transfusion dependent beta thalassaemias. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD011579. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011579.pub2.
  78. Lumbiganon P, Martis R, Laopaiboon M, Festin MR, Ho JJ, Hakimi M. Antenatal breastfeeding education for increasing breastfeeding duration. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue X. Art. No.: CD006425. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006425.pub3 (update)
  79. Jahanfar S, Ho JJ, Jaafar SH, Abraha I, Nisenblat V, Ellis UM, Noura M. Ultrasound for diagnosis of birth weight discordance in twin pregnancies (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012553. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012553.
  80. Norhayati MN, Ho JJ, Azman MY. Influenza vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in infants and children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010089. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010089.pub3.
  81. Ng CA, Ho JJ, Lee ZH. The effect of rooming-in on duration of breastfeeding: A systematic review of randomised and nonrandomised prospective controlled studies. PLoS ONE 2019:14(4):e0215869. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215869
  82. Foong SC, Tan ML, Foong WC, Ho JJ, The ‘Pink Herring’, Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2019;0:1–2. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2018-316682
  83. Ho JJ, Adnan AS, Kueh YC, Ambak NJ, Van Rostenberghe H, Jummaat F. Human albumin infusion for treating oedema in people with nephrotic syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009692. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009692.pub2.
  84. Foong SC, Tan ML, Foong WC, Marasco LA, Ho JJ, Ong JH. Oral galactagogues (natural therapies or drugs) for increasing breast milk production in mothers of non‐hospitalised term infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD011505. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011505.pub2.
  85. Van Rostenberghe H, Ho JJ, Lim CH, Abd Hamid IJ. Use of reflective materials during phototherapy for newborn infants with unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD012011. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012011.pub2.
  86. Ho JJ, Subramaniam P, Zakarija-Grkovic I, Leong JJ, Lim E, Lok JW. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for apnoea of prematurity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD013660. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013660.
  87. Ho JJ, Subramaniam P, Davis PG. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for respiratory distress in preterm infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD002271. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002271.pub3.
  88. Ho JJ, Subramaniam P, Sivakaanthan A, Davis PG. Early versus delayed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for respiratory distress in preterm infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD002975. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002975.pub2.
  89. Tan, M.L., Foong, S.C., Ho, J.J. et al. Postpartum women’s perception of antenatal breastfeeding education: a descriptive survey. Int Breastfeed J 15, 85 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-020-00328-2
  90. Foong, S.C., Tan, M.L., Foong, W.C. , Ho J.J., Rahim F.F. Comparing breastfeeding experiences between mothers spending the traditional Chinese confinement period in a confinement centre and those staying at home: a cohort study. Int Breastfeed J 16, 4 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-020-00353-1
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Foong Wai Cheng received her medical degree from UniversitiSains Malaysia in 1997. She completed her postgraduate training in Paediatrics and obtained the MRCPCH (UK) in 2003. She is registered with the National Specialist Register as a General Paediatrician. She has worked with the Ministry of Health from 1997 till 2005 before joining RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus where she is now a Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics. She is still a practicing paediatrician in Seberang Jaya Hospital and is involved in post-graduate teaching in government hospitals for MRCPCH. She is also a certified NRP and PALS instructor as well as a Cochrane Systematic Review author.

She has a special interest in children with Thalassaemia and chronic illnesses. She is currently the leading educator for the SEA-URCHIN project in Penang, an international educational programme aiming to reduce neonatal infections through education for health care workers.

Dr Foong Wai Cheng is a recipient of the PMC, now RUMC, 10-year Long Service Award in 2016.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.D (USM)
  • MRCPCH (UK)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Tocotrienol Supplementation in School Going Children with ADHD – a randomised controlled trial (TOCAT)
  • Propranolol on Children with Autism Spectrum disorder in Improving Language Functioning

PUBLICATIONS

  • Lai NM, FoongSCheng, FoongWCheng, Tan K Co-bedding in a neonatal nursery for promoting growth and neurodevelopment in stable preterm twins, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1, Art no CD 008313. DOI/ 10.1002 14651858 CD 008313
  • Foong WC, Ho JJ, Foong SC, Tan ML, Ching LL, Yeow TP, Easaw S , Loh RLC Pre-clinical undergraduate students’ preparedness for Evidence-based medicine learning, poster presentation for the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Annual Scientific Meeting 2013,University College Dublin, Ireland; oral presentation for the 8th International Medical Education Conference, International Medical University Malaysia 2013
  • Foong SC, Tan ML, Ho JJ, Foong WCMid-course appraisal as a tool to help students with problems in the undergraduate paediatric course; poster presentation for the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Annual Scientific Meeting 2013,University College Dublin, Ireland; oral presentation for the 8th International Medical Education Conference, International Medical University Malaysia 2013
  • May Loong Tan, Jacqueline J Ho, Siew Cheng Foong, Wai Cheng FoongA survey of Lactation Management teaching in Malaysian undergraduate medical schools; poster presentation for the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, University College Dublin, Ireland; poster presentation for the 8th International Medical Education Conference, International Medical University Malaysia 2013Poster presentation at INMED 2013
  • Poster presentation at the International Thalassaemia Conference 2008
    • as the main author for the poster entitled ‘An evaluation of ferritin levels in patients with beta thalassaemia major during the phases of subsidized and then free-of-charge supply of iron chelators in Penang, Malaysia’
    • as co-author for a poster entitled ‘Determinants of intention to use iron chelation therapy among thalassaemic children in Penang: Responses from initial key-informant interviews’
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Tan May Loong was trained at Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya and graduated in 2001. In 2006, she received her Membership of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), United Kingdom. She served in the Ministry of Health from 2001 until 2009 before joining RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics. Her current responsibilities include undergraduate teaching of Paediatrics and Evidence-based Medicine as well as an honorary clinical practice in Hospital Pulau Pinang with a special focus on childhood developmental problems.

She is the Co-Director of Cochrane Malaysia and is an active Cochrane author and trainer.  In addition, she is also an editor of the Malay translations of Cochrane Plain Language Summaries.

Her other roles include secretary of the Joint Penang Independent Ethics Committee (JPEC) and Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP) trainer.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS (UM)
  • MRCPCH (UK)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Breastfeeding Practice and Advocacy
  • Childhood Developmental and Behavioural Problems:2010-2012: Grant holder from PEMANDU/MPOB and Principal Investigator for “Tocotrienol supplementation for school going children with ADHD – A randomised control trial”

PUBLICATIONS

  • Tan ML, Abrams SA, Osborn DA. Vitamin D supplementation for term breastfed infants to prevent vitamin D deficiency and improve bone health (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018;2018(6):CD013046.
  • Tan, M. L., Foong, S. C., Foong, W. C., Yusuff, Y., & Chettiar, S. M. (2016). Tocotrienol-rich fractions (TRF) supplementation in school-going children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD): a randomized controlled trial. BMC Nutrition, 2(1), 1-9. doi: 10.1186/s40795-016-0055-9
  • Tan ML, Ho JJ, Teh KH. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for children with specific learning disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD009398. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009398.pub3.
  • Foong, S. C., Tan, M. L., Marasco, L. A., Ho, J. J., & Foong, W. C. Oral galactagogues for increasing breast-milk production in mothers of non-hospitalised term infants (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015 issue 4. Art No.: CD011505  doi: 10.1002/14651858.cd011505
  • Tan ML, Foong SC, Lim YL, Khaw CYJ, Tay PL, Cheah YP, Mohamad R. Knowledge and belief of galactogogues consumption among breastfeeding mothers in Penang. Poster Presentation at 24th Regional Congress of the Perinatal Society of Malaysia 2017, Penang, Malaysia.
  • SC Foong, ML Tan, WC Foong, JJ Ho. Do confinement centres support breastfeeding? Oral Presentation at Malaysian Paediatric Association Congress 2018, Ipoh Perak.
  • ZH Lee, JE Chew, CA Ng, XX Lee, HF Lee, ML Tan, JJ Ho .Using Google Translate for Malay translation of Cochrane plain language summaries: a randomized controlled trial (RCT).Oral Presentation at 26th Cochrane Colloquium, Edinburgh, UK
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BIOGRAPHY

Assoc. Prof Dr Foong Siew Cheng obtained her medical degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1994. She completed her postgraduate training in Paediatrics and obtained the MRCP (UK) in 1998. She is registered with the National Specialist Register as a General Paediatrician. She worked with the Ministry of Health from 1994 till 2000 and was awarded the Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (Award for Service Excellence) from the Ministry of Health Malaysia in 1999.

She joined RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (then known as Penang Medical College) in the year 2000 and is now an Associate Professor in Paediatrics.

She has a special interest is in Medical Education and she is currently also the Deputy Head of Medical education in RUMC and part of the Malaysian Medical Educators Network (MedNet) working group.

She serves as a paediatrician in Penang Hospital and is involved in post-graduate teaching for local candidates for the MRCPCH. She is a kangaroo care advocate and is the founding president of Kangaroo Mother Care Advocates Malaysia (KAMY), a national NGO that supports kangaroo mother care for low birth weight infants in Malaysia. She is also breastfeeding friendly; as well as the protem assistant secretary for the upcoming NGO, the Malaysian Association for Lactation and Breastfeeding Medicine (BfMed Malaysia). She is also a Cochrane Systematic Review author and trainer as well as a certified NRP instructor.

During University’s 20th Anniversary celebration in 2016, she was awarded the 15 years Long Service Award at PMC (now RUMC).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MD (USM)
  • MRCP (UK)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Medical education
  • Lactation management and kangaroo mother care
  • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Foong SC, Tan ML, Marasco LA, Ho JJ, Foong WC. Oral galactagogues for increasing breast-milk production in mothers of non-hospitalised term infants (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD011505. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011505
  • Lai NM, FoongSCheng, FoongWCheng, Tan K Co-bedding in neonatal nursery for promoting growth and neurodevelopment in stable preterm twins, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1, Art no CD 008313. DOI/ 10.1002 14651858 CD 008313
  • Tan ML, Foong SC, Foong WC, Yusuff Y, Chettiar SM. Tocotrienol-rich fractions (TRF) supplementation in school-going children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD): a randomised controlled trial. BMC Nutrition. 2016;2(1):1-9.
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QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS, U Malaya
  • MRCP(UK), DCH (Lond), FRCP(Edin), FRCPCH(UK), FAMM
  • Pediatric Neurologist(University of Edingurgh)

RESEARCH INTEREST

  1. Coma Scales in Paediatrics
  2. Causes of Acute Encephalopathy
  3. Neurometabolic Disorders in Malaysia Children
  4. Growth and Nutrition in Cerebral Palsy
  5. Neurological Complications of Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
  6. Causes of Childhood Meningitis
  7. Sleep Disorders in Neurologically Impaired
  8. Childhood Stroke Co Investigator International Pediatric Stroke Study
  9. H1N1 Outbreak in Malaysian Children.
  10. Phase 3 Multicentre Efficacy Trial of Tetravalent Dengue vaccine

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Book Editor
  1. Paediatric Protocols for Malaysian Hospitals, 4th Edition
    Editors: Hussain Imam Hj Muhammad Ismail, Hishamshah Ibrahim, Ng Hoong Phak, Terrance Thomas.
    Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2018
  2. Paediatric Protocols for Malaysian Hospitals, 3rd Edition
    Editors: Hussain Imam Hj Muhammad Ismail, Ng HoongPhak, Terrance Thomas
    Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2012
  3. Paediatric Protocols for Malaysian Hospitals, 2nd Edition
    Editors: Hussain Imam Hj Muhammad Ismail, Ng HoongPhak, Terrance Thomas
    Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2008
  4. “Under 5 deaths in Malaysia 2006”
    Editors : Dr Wong Swee Lan & Hussain Imam Hj Muhammad Ismail
    Ministry of Health Malaysia 2008
  5. “Under 5 deaths in Malaysia 1993-2003”
    Editors : Dr Wong Swee Lan & Hussain Imam Hj Muhammad Ismail
    Ministry of Health Malaysia 2008
  6. Paediatric Protocols for Malaysian Hospitals 1st Edition
    Editors: Hussain Imam Hj Muhammad Ismail & Ng HoongPhak
    Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2005
  7. The Total Child
    Malaysian Paediatric Association, 2003
Clinical Practice Guidelines and Ministry of Health Publications
  1. Rekod Kesihatan Bayi dan Kanak-Kanak, 0-6 tahun (Laki-laki dan perempuan) Edisi kedua 2011, Bahagian Kesihatan Keluarga
  2. Management of HIV infection in Children
    Health Technology Division Ministry of Health, 2008
  3. Rekod Kesihatan Bayidan Kanak-Kanak, 0-6 tahun (Laki-laki dan perempuan) Edisi pertama 2006, Bahagian Kesihatan Keluarga
  4. Withdrawal and withholding of life support in Children
    Health Technology Division Ministry of Health 2006
  5. Management of Dengue Fever in Children
    Vector Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2005
  6. Management of Febrile Fits
    Academy of Medicine Malaysia, 1999
Full Text Publications in Medical Journals
  1. Teck-Hock Toh ,Everlyn Coxin Siew,Chae-HeeChieng, Hussain Imam Mohd Ismail
    Post Intravenous Immunoglobulin Stroke in a Toddler with Syndrome.
    BMJ Case Rep 2020;13:e233149. doi:10.1136/bcr-2019-233149
  2. 1. S.R. Hadinegoro, J.L. Arredondo García, M.R. Capeding, C. Deseda, T. Chotpitayasunondh, R. Dietze, H.I. Hj Muhammad Ismail, H. Reynales, K. Limkittikul, D.M. RiveraMedina, H.N. Tran,A. Bouckenooghe,D. Chansinghakul, M. Cortés, K. Fanouillere, R. Forrat, C. Frago, S. Gailhardou,N. Jackson, F. Noriega, E. Plennevaux, T.A. Wartel, B. Zambrano, and M. Saville for the CYD-TDV Dengue Vaccine Working Group
    Efficacy and Long-Term Safety of a Dengue Vaccine in Regions of Endemic Disease
    N Engl J Med. 2015 Sep 24;373(13):1195-206. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1506223. Epub 2015 Jul 27.
  3. BH Ching, AR Mohamed, TB Khoo and HIHM Ismail
    Multiphasic disseminated encephalomyelitis followed by optic neuritis in a child with gluten sensitivity
    Multiple Sclerosis Journal July 2015 1-3 DOI: 10.1177/1352458515593404
  4. Hussain Imam Muhammad Ismail, KahKee Tan, JamaiyahHaniiff, Tassha Hilda Adnan, Muhammad Adam Bujang
    Predictors of Severe Outcome in Hospitalized Malaysian Children with H1N1 Infection; Experience from a national cohort
    International Medical Journal, Vol 22, No3,147-151, June 2015
  5. Hussain Imam Muhammad Ismail, Chee Ming Teh, Yin Leng Lee
    Neurologic manifestations and complications of pandemic influenza A H1N1 in Malaysian children: What have we learnt from the ordeal?
    Brain & Development 37 (2015) 120–129.
  6. Maria Rosario Capeding, Ngoc Huu Tran, Sri Rezeki S Hadinegoro, Hussain Imam HJ Muhammad Ismail, TaweeChotpitayasunondh,Mary Noreen Chua et al
    Clinical efficacy and safety of a novel tetravalent dengue vaccine in healthy children in Asia: a phase 3, randomised observer-masked,placebo-controlled trial
    Lancet July 11, 2014 S0140-6736(14)61060-6
  7. Capeding MR, Chua MN, Hadinegoro SR, Hussain IIHM, Nallusamy R, et al. (2013) Dengue and Other Common Causes of Acute Febrile Illness in Asia: An Active SurveillanceStudy in Children.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Jul 25;7(7):e2331. doi: 10.1371
  8. Muhammad Ismail HI, Tan KK, Lee YL, Pau WS, Razali KA, Mohamed T, Adnan T, Subramaniam P, Hanif J
    “Characteristics of Children Hospitalised for Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Malaysia.”
    Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 17, No. 4, April 2011, 708-710
  9. Lori C. Jordan, MD, PhD, Mubeen F. Rafay, MB, BS, MSc, Sabrina E. Smith, MD, PhD, Rand Askalan, PhD, MD,Khaled M. Zamel, MBChB, Gabrielle deVeber, MD, MHSc, and Stephen Ashwal, MD, for the International Pediatric Stroke Study Group*Antithrombotic Treatment in Neonatal Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis:
    Results of the International Pediatric Stroke Study
    J Pediatr. 2010 May ; 156(5): 704–710
  10. Amlie-Lefond C, deVeber G, Chan AK, Benedict S, Bernard T, Carpenter J, Dowling M, Fullerton H, Hovinga, Kirton A, Lo W, Zamel K, Ichord R on behalf of members of the International Pediatric Stroke Study.  Use of alteplase in childhood arterial ischemic stroke: A multicenter observational cohort study. Lancet Neurology.  2009; 8(6): 530-536
Presentation at Scientific Meetings
International
As Guest Lecturer
  1. Headaches in Children,
    10th Pakistan Pediatric Neurology Conference
    22-23 February 2019, Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan.
  2. Taming Dengue With Vaccine Symposium on Vaccine Preventable Disease,
    15 Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection
    26-29 November 2014, Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Malaysia
  3. Results of Phase III Dengue Vaccine Efficacy Study in Asia Lunch Symposium, 15th ASEAN Pediatric Federation Congress, 17-20th September 2014
    Hotel Equatorial, Penang, Malaysia
  4. Pediatric Services in Malaysia, Towards Achieving The MDGs
    15th Annual Pediatric Meeting of National Health, 25-27 June 2014
    Landmark Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
  5. “Autoimmune Encephalitis” Symposium on Autoimmune Disorders
    14th Asia Pacific congress of Pediatrics, September 8-12, 2012
    Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  6. “Headache in Children”, Meet the Expert session
    14th Asia Pacific congress of Pediatrics, September 8-12, 2012
    Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  7. Planning for Introduction of Dengue Vaccine –Malaysian Perspectiv
    Asia Pacific Dengue Prevention Board, April 19-20, 2011, Hanoi, Vietnam
  8. “Immunizations.” Symposium on CNS Infections
    8th Biennial Convention of Asean Neurological Association,1-4/4/2009 Kuala Lumpur
  9. Vaccine Introduction Issues in Malaysia
    The First Symposium on Pneumooccal Vaccination in the Asia Pacific Region
    Seoul, Korea, 13-14 December 2007
  10. Seizures in a child- an update
    4th Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine
    23-25 March, 2007. PWTC Kuala Lumpur
B) Free Papers: International
  1. Malini Mahalingam Vigneswari Ganesan, Chee Ming Teh, Hussain Imam Md Ismail
    Delayed Plasma Exchange in Acquired Demyelinating Diseases of Childhood.Poster 15th Asian Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology, 19-22nd September 2019, Shangrila Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2. Malini Mahalingam Vigneswari Ganesan, Chee Ming Teh, Hussain Imam MD Ismail Outcome of Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis of Childhood Following Administration of Tocilizumab
    Poster 15th Asian Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology, 19-22nd September 2019, Shangrila Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  3. Teh Chee Ming Hussain Imam Md Ismail
    Neurological Complications of Enterovirus 71 Infection
    Lecture 15th Asian Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology, 19-22nd September 2019, Shangrila Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  4. Teh Chee Ming, Neo Yan Yee, Hussain Imam Md Ismail
    Clinical Characteristics Differentiating Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke from it Mimics
    Poster 15th Asian Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology, 19-22nd September 2019, Shangrila Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  5. Khian Aun Tan, Vigneswari Ganesan, Chee Ming Teh, Hussain Imam HM, Wee Teik Keng, Mitsuko Nakashima, Naomichi Matsumoto.
    Telo2 Mutation in a Pair of Siblings – a rare Cause of Global Development Delay/ Epilepsy ,Poster, International Child neurology Congress 2018 Mumbai, Hotel Grand Hyatt Kalina, Mumbai, 15-18th November 2018
  6. Khian Aun Tan, Chee Ming Teh, Vigneswari Ganesan, Hussain Imam HMI
    Longitudinal Follow-up and Outcome of Children with Moyamoya disease.
    Poster, International Child neurology Congress 2018 Mumbai, Hotel Grand Hyatt Kalina, Mumbai, 15-18th November 2018
  7. Hussain IHMI, R.Jais
    Incidence of Transverse Myelitis in a Developing country: evidence of a secular trend
    11th European Pediatric Neurology Society Congress, 27-30th May, 2015
  8. Wartel TA HadinegoroSR WirawanD KusnandiR, Hj Muhammad IsmailHI, Revathy N, Capeding MR ChuaMN, ThiyaskornU
    Dengue Disease confirmation base on active surveillance system of febrile illness in highly endemic cohort in Asia Pacific
    Poster, 14th Asia Pacific congress of Pediatrics, September 8-12, 2012
    Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  9. Hussain IHMI, Teh Chee Ming, Yin LengLee
    Neurological manifestations and complications of pandemic influenza A H1N1in Malaysian children
    Poster, 14th Asia Pacific congress of Pediatrics, September 8-12, 2012
    Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  10. T Tajudin, M Haniffa, HS Heng TB Khoo, HIHM Ismail, L Ngu W Keng
    Progressive myoclonic epilepsy with Gaucher type 3a
    Poster at 12th International Child Neurology Congress and 11th AOCCN
    27May- 1June 2012, Brisbane Australia

Presentation at Scientific Meetings :Local

A) Guest Lecturer
  1. Pediatric Neurology- The Climate: The Past, Present and Future.
    8th Pediatric Neurology Update, Hospital Sultan Ismail, 16-18th August 2018.
  2. Medico Legal Aspects of Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
    Neonatal Neurology Update, Malaysian Pediatric Association,
    Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, 29th September 2017.
  3. Medico Legal Aspects of Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
    Seminar in Perinatal Imaging, Perinatal Society of Malaysia
    UiTM Medical Campus, Selayang 25th September 2017.
  4. Postgraduate Training in Pediatrics
    Konvensyen Program Kepakaran Perubatan KKM 2017
    10-12 September 2017, Hotel Best Western I-City , Shah Alam Selangor
  5. Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Work up and Investigations
    Pediatric Epilepsy Training Day
    Auditorium, Penang Hospital 1st April 2017
  6. Positivity at the work place
    Pediatric Department Retreat, Penang Hospital
    3rd December 2016
  7. Neurological Complications of Immunization
    Symposium on NeuroImmunology
    UMMC 3rd September 2016
  8. Childhood Disability Services in Malaysia- Current State & Future
    Pediatric Neurology Update 2013, 28-29th September, 2013, Ipoh, Perak
  9. Immunisasi, Penyelamat Ummah
    Seminar Pendidikan Fatwa Kesihatan PeringkatNegeriPulau Pinang
    5hb September, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang
  10. Planning and Consolidating Acute Peditric Services in Malaysia
    Plenary Lecture, 35th MPA Annual Congress, 27-30 June 2013, Gambang Resort, Pahang
Free Papers ( Local)
  1. Elevated Anti Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody in Conditions Other than Myasthenia Gravis. Tan KA, Ganesan V, Teh CM, Hussain IHMI, Tay CG, Arip Masita.
    8th Pediatric Neurology Update, Hospital Sultan Ismail Pandan, 16-18th August 2018.
  2. Arterial Ischemic Stroke in Children with Cardiac Disease: Characteristics and Outcome. Teh CM, Tan SS, Ganesan V, Hussain IHMI.
    8th Pediatric Neurology Update, Hospital Sultan Ismail Pandan, 16-18th August 2018.
  3. A Case of Congenital Myasthenia Gravis with False Positive Anti ACHR Antibody. Tay CG, Li LM, Teh CM, Ganesan V, Hussain,IHMI, Fong CY.
    8th Pediatric Neurology Update, Hospital Sultan Ismail Pandan, 16-18th August 2018.
  4. Post Intravenous Immunoglobulin Stroke in a Boy with Down Syndrome.
    Siew EverlynCoxin, Toh Teck Hock, ShobhanaSivandan, ChiengChaeHee, Hussain Imam Hj Muhammad Ismail
    Sarawak State Research Day 16September 2016(First Prize for poster presentation)
  5. The Clinical Characteristics of Malaysian Children / Adolescents with MELAS (Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) due to A3243G mtDNA Mutation
    Chee-Ming Teh, Teik-Beng Khoo, Hussain IHMI, Vigneswari Ganesan, Wee-TeikKeng, Norsiah MD, Vee-vee See, Lay-Tin Tan
    Pediatric Neurology Update, Kota Kinabalu, 25-28August 2016
  6. Profiling The Neurological Sequelae of Neonatal Hypoglycemic Brain Injury
    SD Terumalay, AR Mohamed, TB Khoo, Hussain IHMI
    Pediatric Neurology Update 2013, 28-29th September, 2013, Ipoh, Perak
  7. The Tale of Two Toddlers: Minor Bumps and Stroke
    Dianah A Hadi, Ahmad R Mohamed, Sangita DT, Norhayati M, KhooTB, Hussain IHMI
    35th MPA Annual Congress, 27-30th June, 2013, Gambang, Pahang
  8. Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood – A case series
    Tajul AT, Heng HS, Khoo TB, Hussain IHMI
    Poster presentation at the Neuroscience 2011, 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of MSN, Kuala Terengganu, 2011.
  9. A study of risk factors for Pneumonia among children under 5
    AA Manhal, MB Bahari, IHMI Hussain, SM Aljunid, A Zafar
    13th National Institutes of Health(NIH) Scientific Meeting and the 4th National Conference for Clinical Research 9NCCR 2010)
    2-4 June The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
  10. Operculum Syndrome due to herpes Simplex Encephalitis, a report of 2 cases
    MZ Razmal, KhooTB, IHMI Hussain
    30th Annual Congress of Malaysian Pediatric Association
    21-14 August 2008, Holiday Inn Melaka
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EDUCATIONAL LEVEL

2013 Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners \ (FRACGP) /MAFP
Advanced Training Program By Academy of Family Physician, Malaysia
2011 Diploma of Family Medicine (DFM) by Academy of Family Physician, Malaysia
1999-2004 M.B.B.S University Malaya

WORKING EXPERIENCES

1) Past Position Held

Position Date (From-To) Institution/Organization
Housemanship 16.6.2004-15.6.2005 Hospital Ipoh
Medical Officer 16.6.2005-31.12.2005 Hospital Teluk Intan
Medical Officer 1.1.2006-31.1.2007 Hospital Ipoh
Medical and Health Officer 1.2.2006-31.5.2008 Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak, Batu Gajah, Perak
Medical Officer 1.6.2008-31.1.2009 Hospital Ipoh
Medical and Health Officer 1.2.2009-1.5.2009 Klinik Kesihatan Parit, Perak
Medical and Health Officer 1.5.2009-28.2.2015 Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Macalister,
Klinik Kesihatan Tanjung Bungah,
Klinik Kesihatan Bandar Baru Air Itam

2) Present Position

Lecturer, Family Medicine Department, Penang Medical College from March 2015 till present

ICH-GCP EXPERIENCE

Good Clinical Practice course (5-7 August 2015)

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Life member of Academy of Family Physician
Member of National Specialist Registry

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES / PUBLICATION

Research Topic Year Status
Screening For Pulmonary
Tuberculosis among Diabetes
Elderly- A cross-sectional
Study
2015 Principal investigator, in writing phase
Teaching Medical Students A Local Dialect:
Students’ Perception and Experience
2015 Co-Investigator, poster presentation at 20th Family Medicine Specialist Scientific Conference
What do medical students think of Family Medicine?
A cross-sectional study
2015 Co-investigator, poster presentation at 20th Family Medicine Specialist Scientific Conference
DISCOVER study 2015 Co-investigator at the site, Data collection phase
Respiratory Health Status among fire fighters and police officer 2017 Co-investigator, Data Collection phase
Partnership with Private General Practitioner in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Screening: A pilot study 2018 Principal investigator, preparation for data collection phase

AWARDS

  • “Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang” year 2011 from Penang State Health Office, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Bronze editor for 2017 in Cochrane translation project
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Tan Kean Chye joined RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus in the year 2011 as lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine. Apart from his usual roles in teaching and guiding students undergoing training in the Family Medicine rotation, he is also involved in the training of students in the clinical skills unit. Dr. Tan has keen interest in the field of medical simulation, where he conducts simulation exercise for students mainly in medical emergencies.

Dr. Tan is also a Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Instructor. He conducts training for Health Care Providers under Penang CPR Society.

During his free time, he actively volunteers for St. John Ambulance of Malaysia, by conducting training courses and offering his services for members and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)(UPM)
  • Medical Doctor (MD) (UPM)
  • Occupational Health Doctor (OHD-NIOSH)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Care Dermatology
  • Diploma in Family Medicine
  • MAFP
  • FRACGP

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Medical simulation
  • Clinical skills
  • Depression, anxiety and stress levels amongst high school and undergraduate students

PUBLICATIONS

  • Acute emergency teaching for final year medical students using advanced patient simulator: a preliminary evaluation
  • Competence in practical skills – are self-assessed confidence and work-based assessment reliable measures?
  • Is students’ confidence callibrated by knowing their competence?
  • Use of the Commmunication Assessment Tool (CAT) in undergraduate family medicine posting: Comparing self assessment by students with assessments given by their tutors and simulated patient
  • Clinical diagnostic factors in predicting surgical intervention for suspected appendicitis
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Ho joined RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus in 2007 as a lecturer of Family Medicine after acquiring his membership of MAFP in April 2006. His area of special interest in dermatology. He had previously worked in the Department of Dermatology in Ipoh Hospital during which he acquired his Postgraduate Diploma in Family Practice Dermatology awarded by NUS in November 2006.

He is now a Senior Lecturer in RUMC’s Family Medicine department.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBCh, BAO (Queen’s University Belfast, 1994)
  • MMAFP (MAFP, 2006)
  • FRACGP (RACGP, 2008)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Family Practice Dermatology (NUS, 2006)
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Perception of Medical Students toward Family Medicine
  • Motivational interviewing
  • General Practice Dermatology

PUBLICATIONS

Use of the Communication Assessment Tool (CAT) in Undergraduate Family Posting, 2012

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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Chean is a senior lecturer in Family medicine at the RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Queensland, Australia and subsequently her postgraduate fellowship in Family Medicine from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, New Zealand. After spending 17 years in Australasia, Dr Chean decided it was time to change the scenery and weather and returned to her home country, Malaysia.

Upon returning home, she joined the government service as a medical officer for three years and subsequently joined PMC, now RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus. She is enthusiastic about teaching and well-liked by students. Dr Chean is currently residing in Penang with her husband and three children.

In 2018, the RUMC Board presented her with the 15 years Long Service Award.
Dr Chean is an active researcher. She had won 4 scientific poster and oral presentation awards in the past.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.B.B.S.(Aus)
  • FRNZCGP (NZ)
  • Dip.Paed.(NZ)
  • Dip.Obst. (NZ)
  • A.M (M’sia)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Communication skills
  • Medical education
  • Preventive health

PUBLICATIONS

  • Chean KY, Rahim FF, Chin JS, Choi XL, Liew KW, Tan CC, Tan KC, Ooi ST, Tan HJ, Ali IAH. Assessing Airflow Limitation among Smokers in a Primary Care Setting. Malays J Med Sci. 2018; 25(3):78–87.
  • Foong WC, Chean KY, Rahim FF , Goh AS, Yeoh AC, Yeoh SL. Employment and Quality of Life Among Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemia Adults. Asian Journal of Medicine and Biomedicine. 2018; Supplementary 2, 2018 (GG2020).
  • Chean, K.Y, Russell, V. Evaluating Reflective Learning Reflectively – A Qualitative Analysis of Students’ Reports on the Benefits of a Reflective Writing Assignment. Malaysian Family Physician. 2015; 10 (Supplement 2): 19-20
  • Chean, K.Y. Oral Variant Erythema Multiforme-A Case Study. Malaysian Family Physician. 2015; 10(Supplement 2): 5-6
  • Chean K.Y. “Extensive Lip ulcers- a case report”. Australian Family Physician. 2014; 44(7): 443-444.
  • H T Ong, L M Ong, T E Tan, K Y Chean. Cardiovascular Effects of Common Analgesics. Med J Malaysia Vol 68 No 2 April 2013: 189-94
  • Chean KY, Khan A, Tan KC, Ho KC, Lim SC, and Goh LG: Use of The Communication Assessment Tool (CAT) in Undergraduate Family Medicine Posting: Comparing Self-Assessment of Medical Students with Assessments Given by Their Tutors and Simulated Patient: published 1Nov2012. MedEdWorld Publish www.mededworld.org
  • Vincent Russell, Joseph Jacob Panikukam, Chean Kooi Yau. The Impact of Reflective Writing Assignment within the Undergraduate Psychiatry Teaching Curriculum-A Qualitative Study. The Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry (2012, Vol.21 Supplement Issue)
  • Chean,KY. Goh, LG Perceived Lack Of Effectiveness Of The Mini-CEX as a Learning Tool by Final Year Medical Students. Malaysian Family Physician 2011; Volume 6, Supplement 1
  • Blitz J, Chean KY “Simulated Patients’ reflections on their experience of medical student training in a Malaysian medical school” Viguera Editores SL 2009. EDUC MED 2009; 12(Supl 2)
  • EK Ooi, N Subramaniam, JB Sivabalakrishnan,ST Lim, NY Yong, JP Ti, KY Chean, KF Teoh. Chronic Hepatitis C infection in Northern Malaysia. Journal of Gatroenterology and Hepatology 2003, vol 18 suppl P.A105
  • EK Ooi, RPH Ding, KY Chean. Quadruple Therapy As Second Line Treatment for Helicobacter Pylori Infection. Med J Malaysia June 2002; 57 Suppl A:76
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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS ( Mangalore University – Kasturba Medical College – Manipal) – 1993
    • Gold medalist in Microbiology, Pharmacology and Pathology
    • Gold medalist in Community Medicine
    • Best out-going Lady Medical Graduate
  • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) (USM) – 2000
  • Nephrology Subspeciality – Malaysia – May 2006
    • Best Student Award – Dato’ Dr. Zaki Morad’s prize
  • Academy of Medicine – Malaysia – 2007
  • Fellowship Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) – 2019

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • House-officer 1993-1994, Hospital Alor Setar
  • Medical Officer 1994-1996, Department of Anaesthesia, Hospital Alor Setar
  • Medical Officer 1996-1998, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Penang
  • Medical Officer 1998-1999, Department of Internal Medicine,Hospital USM
  • Registrar 1999-2000, Department of Internal Medicine,Hospital USM
  • Clinical Specialist 2000-2002, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Alor Setar
  • Clinical Specialist 2002-2004, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Penang
  • Clinical Specialist 2004-2006, Department of Nephrology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  • Nephrologist – June 2006, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Penang
  • Renal Registrar – March 2007, Department of Nephrology, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Head of Department of Medicine and Nephrologist – April 2008, Department of Medicine, Hospital Seberang Jaya, Penang

PUBLICATIONS

  • Canagliflozin and Renal Outcomes in type 2 DM and Nephropathy. NEJM April 2019
  • Case Report: A patient with massive cerebral arterial air embolism – Medical Journal of Medicine. Chan C.B.T., Teoh G.L., Manocha A.B, Jan 2019
  • Estimating the utility value of hypoglycemia according to severity and frequency using the visual analogue scale (VAS) and time trade-off (TTO) survey: Asrul Akmal Shfie, Chin HN, Subramaniam Thanimalai, Norliza Haron , Anita BM. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders. DOI 10 1007/s40200-018-0369-z
  • A Prospective, Multicentre Observational Study to Determine the Incidence and Outcome of AKI Among Hospitalised patients in Malaysia, Kidney International, Aug 2017, Vol 2, Issue 4 Supplement
  • FAVOURED STUDY. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, factorial-design trial to assess the effect of aspirin and fish oil in the prevention of early thrombosis in AV fistulae in patients with stage iv or v chronic kidney disease requiring haemodialysis – JAMA Intern Med 2017
  • Intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: Perspective from single center experience in Malaysia : J.N. Keng, A.K. Lee , I. Looi , A.B. Manocha. Journal of Neurological Sciences , Oct 2015 , Vol 381, Supplement, page 866
  • A randomized controlled trial to compare the safety and efficacy of oral paricalcitriol versus oral calcitriol in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism Nephrology Jan 2013
  • A population Based study measuring the prevalence of CKD among adults in west Malaysia – Kidney International 2013
  • Molecular Characteristics of alfa and beta Thalassaemia among Malay patients Internal Journal of Molecular Sciences, May 2014
  • Rising from the Dead – Medical Journal Malaysia Oct 2012
  • Case Report : Emphysematous Pyelonephritis Caused by Candida Infection. MD Kamaliah, M Anita Bhajan and GA Abu Dzarr. Journal of Tropical Medicine Vol 36 No3 May 2005

RESEARCH

  • Principal Investigator : A Prospective, Observational, Non-Inferior Study to Assess the effectiveness of a Biosimilar Epoetin Alfa (Binocrit) in Maintaining Haemoglobin Levels in Stable ESRF patients on Haemodialysis (2014-2016)
  • Co-investigator : Morbidity and Mortality Study in Dialysis Patients in West Malaysia – completed 31/12/2008 (HDP study)
  • Co -Investigator : Evaluation of CKD practice patterns through the Global Information Database – 2010-2013

PRESENTATIONS

  • Poster presentation: Quality measure for performance in CRRT – a single centre experience, Chan C.B.T, Rathika R., Teoh G.L, Manocha A.B, Annual MSN Meeting 2018
  • Poster presentation : Case report – A patient with massive cerebral air embolism, Chan C.B.T., Loo L.K. Manocha A.B., Annual MSN Meeting 2018
  • Poster Presentation: Acute Kidney Injury in older patients – Epidemiology and Outcome, Chan C.B.T., Teoh G.L., Leong C.T., Chang A.S.H, Manocha A.B, Annual MSN Meeting 2018
  • Free Oral Paper Presentation: One-year outcomes after Acute Kidney Injury – a single centre experience, Chan C.B.T., Teoh G.L., Leong C.T. Manocha A.B, Annual MSN Meeting 2018
  • Poster Presentation: Depression, Anxiety and Stress among chronic Hemodialysis patients – Chan CBT, Lim YS, Ong YK, Anita BM. Penang Research Day 2018
  • Poster presentation: Immediate outcomes of Hemodialysis catheter placements : A single center experience. Goy SM, Dhadli RK, Chan CBT, Anita BM. Annual MSN Meeting 2018
  • Poster Presentation: Characteristics of older patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis in Seberang Perai Cluster Hospitals. Chan CBT, Lim YS, Ong YK, Anita BM, Malaysian Congress of Geriatric Medicine 2018
  • Poster Presentation: Quality of Sleep in Chronic hemodialysis patients in a suburban community. Chan CBT, Lim YS, Ong YK, Pereirasamy L, Anita BM, Annual MSN Meeting 2018
  • Poster Presentation: Patient factors and dose regimens in determining compliance among HD patients: A Malaysian Study. Retha R, Anita BM, Najwa WA. ISHD 2015
  • Poster Presentation: Adherence Rate of IDWG Among HD Patients in District Hospital With Specialist National QA study 2014
  • Poster Presentation: Adherence of Inter-dialytic weight gain among HD patients ? Chong CL , Suhaimil S , Nur Diyana D, Anita BM. Annual Meeting MSN 2014
  • Poster Presentation : Maternal and Fetal Outcomes Among Lupus Nephritis (LN) Patients in Hospital Seberang Jaya (HSJ) From 2009-2013. Teng KS1, Kok LS1, Anita BM1. Annual meeting MSN 2013
  • Poster Presentation: Patient Education Programme (PEP) to improve phosphate control and adherence to phosphate binder. Nur Diyana D, KokLS , BehKM, Anita BM . Annual MSN Meeting 2013
  • Poster Presentation: Depression is common and under-diagnosed in chronic dialysis patients. Nur Diyana D , Kok LS , Beh KM , Anita BM. Annual MSN Meeting 2012
  • Poster Presentation: Assessment of NIHSS components involving mastication and swallowing as risk factors for pneumonia in acute stroke. KS Ng, I Looi, AB Manocha, S Norshima Nazifah, AA Zariah. Asia Pacific Stroke Conference ( Sri Lanka – Sept 2011)
  • Poster Presentation: Is simultaneous creation of a back-up AV-fistula justified for patients on peritoneal dialysis? AB Manocha, PG Kerr, F Brown, KR Polkinghorne, 11th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology, KL (May 2008)
  • Free paper Oral Presentation: CAPD Peritonitis: Is empirical Cloxacillin and Ceftazidime Justified? Anita BM, Ong LM, Rozina G. 20th Annual Seminar of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology & 5th Dialysis Nurses & Technicians Seminar (May 2004)
  • Poster Presentation: Attitude of Medical Staff Towards brain death and Organ transplantation. 8th Congress of Asia Society of Transplantation. Anita BM, Rozina G, Ong LM, Mahinder Kaur (September 2002)
  • Free paper Oral Presentation: D-Penicillamine induced membrano-proliferative glomerulonephritis in a patient with Wilson’s disease. 19th Annual seminar of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology (May 2003).Anita BM, Ong LM, Rozina G.
  • Poster presentation: A Retrospective study of Twenty cases of meliodosis at Hospital Alor Setar. – 3rd Biennial Scientific Meeting – PGMES, Hospital Alor Setar (2002). Anita BM , Chandran LR
  • Poster Presentation Spinal Cord Compression – an Uncommon Complication of Thalassaemia –3rd Biennial Scientific Meeting – PGMES, Hospital Alor Setar (2002). Anita BM, Chandran LR, Hasmanizar AM
  • Free Paper Oral Presentation – Post-operative vomiting -Anaesthesia and Critical Care Meeting Nov 1996

CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Member of the Development Group for the log book for Credentialing and Priviliging for the Pembantu PerubatanKesihatan for Haemodialysis, 2017
  • Contributor for the The National Quality Standards for Haemodialysis 2018
  • Council Member of Malaysian Society of Nephrology and Editor of Newsletter, 2014 – till date
  • Vice President – Northern Branch, National Kidney Foundation Malaysia, June 2011 till date
  • Editor of National Renal Registry Chapter 12 : Peritoneal Dialysis 2012 till now
  • Organizing Chairperson for the 1st and 2nd Biannual Scientific Summit for the Post-graduate Medical Education Society, Hospital Seberang Jaya 2016 and 2018
  • Appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer for Penang Medical College (UCD and RCSI Malaysia Campus), March 2009 – till now
  • Appointed Honorary Lecturer and Trainer for University Science Malaysia – Masters of Internal Medicine (Part I) since 2012
  • Appointed Honorary Lecturer and Trainer for University Kebangsaan Malaysia – Masters of Internal Medicine (Part I) since 2017 and Family Medicine since 2014
  • Appointed Honorary Lecturer and Trainer for Universiti Malaya – Masters of Family Medicine since 2016
  • Organizing and Hosting Penang Medical College Undergraduate Clinical Exams since 2012 till now
  • Organizing Chairperson of MRCP(UK) Mock exams 2012-2017
  • Organizing Registrar of MRCP(UK) Mock exam 2018
  • Member of Organizing Committee – 1st Asia Pacific CRRT Congress 2017
  • President of Post-graduate Medical Education Society, Hospital Seberang Jaya 2014-2016
  • Member of the Development Group (Malaysia) for the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Practice Guideline Volume 1 and 2, 2009 – 2011 and 2015 – 2016
  • Member of Organizing Committee – 9th International Congress of International Society of Haemodialysis, 2015
  • Member of the Development Group for the Operational Policy for Nephrology, Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2009-2010
  • Accreditor of Portal MyHealth Malaysia, 2009
  • Committee Member – Post-Graduate Renal Society of Malaysia, 2010
  • Committee Member SCHOMOS Kedah-Perlis , 2000-2002
  • Secretary SCHOMOS Kedah-Perlis , 1994- 1995
  • Assistant Secretary, PGMES, Hospital Alor Setar – 2001-2002

MEMBERSHIP

  • Life Member – Malaysian Medical Association, since 1994
  • Member – Malaysian Society of Nephrology, since 2002
  • Member – Academy of Medicine, since 2005
  • Member – Post-Graduate Renal Society of Malaysia, since 2005
  • Member – Malaysian Society of Transplantation since 2007
  • Member – International IgA Nephropathy since 2007
  • Member – International Society of Nephrology since 2016
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BIOGRAPHY

Professor Richard Loh is currently the Fractional Lecturer of Medicine and previously the Head, Department of Medicine in RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus, Malaysia, and Adjunct Professor, Postgraduate Studies and Research, International Medical University, Malaysia. He earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland before pursuing his higher specialist training in Respiratory Medicine in London. During this time, he also completed his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of London on research into asthma immunology and novel immunomodulatory approaches.

Professor Loh is a widely published investigator who lectures regularly in both national and international meetings, as well as an actively practising chest physician. He was the founding Editor of International e-Journal of Science, Medicine and Education of International Medical University, and is an editorial board member of several scientific journals including Respirology. He has held various positions in national professional bodies including The Malaysian Thoracic Society and College of Physician, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, and is the past assembly Head for the “Non-Tuberculosis” Infectious Disease group of the Asia Pacific Society of Respirology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician of Edinburgh, the American College of Chest Physician, and Academy of Medicine Malaysia.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBCh, BAO, LRCP & S (National University of Ireland)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • MD (University of London)
  • FRCP (Edinburgh)
  • FCCP (USA)
  • FAMM (Malaysia)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Asthma & COPD immunopathology, epidemiology and management

PUBLICATIONS

Recent key publications are:

  1. Li-Cher Loh, Choo-Khoon Ong, Hyun-Jung Koo, Sang-Min Lee, Jae-Seung Lee, Yeon-Mok Oh, Joon Beom Seo, Sang-Do Lee. A novel CT-emphysema index/FEV1 approach of phenotyping COPD to preduct mortality. Int J COPD 2018; 13: 2543-50 [Original Article]
  2. Woo Jin Kim, Vitull K Gupta, Masaharu Nishimura, Hironi Makita, Luisito Idolor, Camilo Roa, Li-Cher Loh, et al. Identification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease subgroups in 13 Asian cities. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2018; 22: 820-26 [Original Article]
  3. Li-Cher Loh, Abdul Rashid, Siti Sholehah, Louisa Gnatiuc, Jaymini H Patel, Peter Burney. Low prevalence of abstructive lung disease in a suburban population of Malaysia: a BOLD collaborative study. Respirology 2016; 21: 1055-61 [Original article]
  4. Li-Cher Loh, Yeon-Mok Oh, Sang-Do Lee. The Asian Network for Obstructive Lung Disease (ANOLD)-COPD from an Asian perspective. QJM 2015; 108: 921-2 [Invited commentary]
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Biography

Dr Lalitha Pereirasamy is a Consultant Physician and Pulmonologist in Penang General Hospital, Malaysia. She graduated from University Sains Malaysia and subsequently pursued her carrier in Internal Medicine and completed her MRCP and Masters in Internal Medicine with the National University of Malaysia. She obtained her fellowship in Respiratory Medicine with Ministry of Health, Malaysia and obtained sub- specialization training in Sleep Medicine in Singapore General Hospital and King Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Her special interests within the field of Pulmonology include airway diseases, interstitial lung diseases and sleep medicine. Research, publications and presentations has always been her passion and she has won several awards as best speaker both locally and abroad and has several publications to her name.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor Of Medicine, University Science Malaysia ,Year 2000
  • Member Of The Royal College Of Physicians (Ireland), Year 2007
  • Masters In Internal medicine , National University Of Malaysia, Year 2008
  • Fellowship In Respiratory Medicine, Malaysia Year 2010 – 2013
  • Certified Medical Impairment Assessor, National Institute Of Occupational Safety and Health , Malaysia, Year 2014

ADDITIONAL TRAINING IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

  • Pleuroscopy and Interventional Bronchoscopy
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah, 1/11/110 – 30/11/2011
  • Critical Care Medicine
    Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Penang General Hospital. 5/9/2011 – 30/11/2011
  • Sleep Medicine:
    i.Sleep Disorders Unit, Singapore General Hospital 9/5/2011 – 5/6/2011 ii.Sleep Disorders Unit, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. 7/5/2012 – 30/10/2012
  • Interventional Pulmonology
    Mahidol Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. 1/9/2012-1/10/2012

AWARDS

  • Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang, Ministry Of Health Malaysia 2009, 2017
  • Outstanding Case Report Presentation
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meet, CHEST 2012
    Obstructive sleep apnea in a renal transplant patient
  • Winner of Best Oral Presentation
    National TB Symposium 2012
    Tuberculosis patients’ perception towards Directly Observed Treatment-Short Course (DOTS), a survey in Penang.
  • 2nd Place winner of Oral Presentation
    Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress2012
    Tuberculosis patients’ perception towards Directly Observed Treatment-Short Course (DOTS), a survey in Penang
  • Winner of Best Oral Presentation
    Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress2009
    Outcome of patients with HAP & HCAP admitted to the general medical wards in the National University of Malaysia
  • Best Medical House Officer Award, 2001 Hospital Teluk Intan

POSITIONS HELD

  • Head of Respiratory Unit,Hospital Seberang Jaya
  • Honorary Lecturer and Examiner Penang Medical College
  • Honorary Examiner for USM / UKM/ UM Conjoined Examinations for Masters in Internal Medicine, 2017-2019
  • President, Post Graduate Medical Education Society, Hospital Seberang Jaya, 2018-2020
  • Honorary Secretary, Post Graduate Medical Education Society, Hospital Seberang Jaya 2016-2018
  • Organising Chairperson, Post Graduate Medical Education Society Scientific Summit 2018, Hospital Seberang Jaya
  • Organising Chairperson, Spirometry for Primary Care 2018
  • Executive Committee Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang, Medication Specifications and Technical Committee, 2016-2018
  • Executive Committee Member & Coordinator of Science and Research Committee, Malaysian Thoracic Society, 2015-2020
  • Organising committee for the Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress. Year 2015,2016,2017,2018,2020
  • National Spirometry Trainer (2016-2020), Basic Lung Function Test Certification Course
  • Member of the Asia Pacific Society of Respirology, 2016-2020
  • Member of the European Respiratory Society, 2016-2020
  • Member of the Malaysian Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, 2016-2020
  • Life Member of the Malaysian Association for the Prevention Of Tuberculosis, 2011

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Chronic Granulomatous Lymphadenitis: Not Always Tuberculous. L.Pereirasamy, Kharthik.A, A.Muslim. Poster Presentation. Malaysian Thoracic Society 2017
  • A Giant Solitary Tumor of The Pleura Presenting with Hypoglycemia. L.Pereirasamy, Tan SK, Lam YL. Poster Presentation Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress 2016
  • Validation of the Malay version of the Cambridge Hopkins Restless Leg Syndrome Short Form2 Diagnostic Questionaire. Poster Presentation Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress 2016.
  • A Retrospective Analysis of The Clinical Outcome Of Melioidosis Cases in Penang. LK Loo, Chelsia CBT, L.Pereirasamy, PS Wong, KN Leong, TS Chow. Poster Presentation Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress 2016.
  • Outcome of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy in Adults Living with HIV in Penang, Malaysia.Lim CL,Wong PS, Pereirasamy.L , Ang PP, Leong KN,Chow TS. Journal Of Infectious Diseases And Preventive Medicine 2016
  • A retrospective analysis of outcome of IPT in adults living with HIV in Penang, Malaysia. Poster presentation & European Respiratory Journal Publication 2016
  • Retrospective Review of Patients Diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Respiratory Clinic Penang Hospital in 2012-2013. Kumaresh R, Lalitha P, A Hayat, Albert I, Irfhan Ali, presented as oral presentation at the Annual Congress Malaysian Thoracic Society at the Holiday Inn Melaka 12-15th June 2014.
  • The importance of Habitual Sleep Position in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Asians Naricha Chiralkawasan, Busarakum Teerapraipuk, Lalitha Pereirasamy, Journal Of Sleep Medicine 2014. Poster presentation 2nd ASEAN Sleep Congress 2013.
  • Comparison of polysomnographic findings, clinical presentations, and predictors for cardiovascular-related diseases between habitual side sleeping and habitual back sleeping obstructive sleep apnea among Asians. Naricha Chiralkawasan, Busarakum Teerapraipuk, Lalitha Pereirasamy ICJME 2013
  • Isolated TB of the talus bone. Published CHEST 2012 Supplementary journal Poster Presentation CHEST 2012
  • Poster presentation “Isolated Tuberculosis of the Talus Bone” presented the 14th Annual Congress Malaysian Thoracic Society at the Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak 5th to 8th July 2012, and also at the Word TB Day Conference in Institute Perubatan Respiratory KL on 24th March 2012.
  • Quit Smoking Clinic at Penang Hospital and their outcome of Intervention. Presented at the 4th Sceintific PGMES Congress Bayview Beach Hotel 1st to 3rd July
  • Rhodococcus Equi infection in HIV patients. Case report Published in Penang Medical Journal 2012
  • Outcome of patients enrolled in Quit Smoking Programme in Penang General Hospital. Poster presentation in Post Graduate Medical Education Society, Penang 2011
  • Outcome of patients with HAP & HCAP admitted to the general medical wards in the National University Of Malaysia Presented at the 2009 Annual European Respiratory Congress, Vienna Austria Published in Penang Medical Journal 2009
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Biography

Dr Paragati Radha Venkataswamy has graduated in 1998 from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry ,India with MBBS.

She moved to Malaysia and did her houseman training at Penang General Hospital.Subsequently she was posted to various health clinics in the states of Penang and Perak.She started her training in Internal Medicine at Hospital Taiping since 2010 before being transferred to Hospital Melaka in 2011.

She continued her further training in Internal medicine at Hospital Seberang Jaya since 2012.She obtained her Membership in Royal College of Physicians(UK) in 2015 and had been practising as a Clinical Specialist there.She was in charge of training and assessment of House Officers in the department as a key member of the House Officer training committee.

Dr Radha was an honorary lecturer at AIMST, Kedah and Penang Medical College, as RUMC was formerly known. She was also involved in training postgraduate candidates at Hospital Seberang Jaya.

She obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Dermatology awarded by The Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia in collaboration with the Institute of Dermatology, Bangkok in 2019.

Qualifications

  • MBBS (JIPMER)
  • MRCP(UK)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Dermatology (AFPM in collaboration with IOD,Bangkok)

Interests

  • Dermatology
  • Aesthetic Medicine
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Sheikh is currently working as Associate Professor of Medicine. He qualified MBBS from Mymensingh Medical College (Dhaka University, Bangladesh) in 1982. After completing in-service training (houseman ship), he worked as MO for about one year (government service); thereafter he went for a full-time training course for 1½ years in medicine, and in 1986, he was awarded a grading certificate in Medicine from Bangladesh Armed Forces Medical Institute. In 1990, he qualified Fellowship (FCPS) from Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, having 2-year-program conducted at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) after 2-year training in medicine. In 2001, he obtained Diploma in Haematology from The 2nd Military Medical University, Shanghai, China after a training of about 1 year. He served in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defence in Bangladesh in various hospitals for about 25 years. He had the opportunity to work as specialist in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the Gulf war (1990-1991) and also with UN Missions in Liberia (2003-2004). He also worked in various private medical institute of Bangladesh for a considerable time and was involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Since 2014, he has been working in Malaysia as an academician in the department of internal medicine, initial 2 years he worked at Royal College of Medicine Perak and subsequent 4 years, at the National Defence University of Malaysia. He has been registered as specialist (medicine) in the National Specialist Register (NSR 134301) in Malaysia.

QUALIFICATION
  • MBBS (Dhaka University, Bangladesh)
  • FCPS (Medicine, from Bangladesh)
  • Diploma in Haematology (China)
  • Grading Certificate in Medicine (AFMI, Bangladesh)
RESEARCH INTEREST
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1C)
  • Oral anti-diabetic drugs
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dyslipidemia
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Publications: 45 in peer reviewed indexed national and international medical journals.

Research project one completed (“Factors influencing electrolyte imbalance in diabetic patients”).

Book published one. An Update on Management of Early Stage Diabetic Kidney Disease. 2019. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Latvia, Europe. ISBN 978-613-9-99576-9

Poster presentations one in national medical conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

List of most of the publications:

  1. Ahmed SS. An Update on Pharmacotherapy of Dyslipidemia for Adults. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research. 2020:32(8);86-109.
  2. Ahmed SS. Treating Dyslipidemia in Adults: An Update. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research. 2020:32(5):114-135.
  3. Ahmed SS. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research. 2020:32(4):1-9.
  4. Ahmed SS. Dietary and Blood Lipids in Cardiovascular Diseases. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research. 2020:32(2):11-21.
  5. Ahmed SS. Update on Diagnosis and Management of Early Stage Diabetic Kidney Disease. American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. 2019 (Mar); 9(3):114-124.
  6. Ahmed SS, et al. Knowledge of Risk Factors and Complications of Diabetes in the Indian Ethnic Population of Malaysia Undiagnosed to Have Diabetes. International Journal of Diabetes Research. 2019;8(1):4-8.
  7. Ahmed SS, Laila TR. Cardiovascular Risks and Benefits of Oral Antidiabetic Drugs—An Update. American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. 2018;8(1):14-19.
  8. Laila TR, Ahmed SS, et al. Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – A Review. SAS Journal of Medicine. 2017;3(5):93-99.
  9. Ahmed SS, Laila TR. Controversies in the Early Diagnosis of Diabetic Kidney Disease. International Journal of Medical Research Professionals. 2016;2(2):4-9.
  10. Laila TR, Ahmed SS. Oral Anti-Diabetic Agents as an Alternative Treatment of Diabetes in Pregnancy. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.2016;4(2):13-19.
  11. Ahmed SS, et al. Relationship of Fasting Plasma Glucose and 2 Hours after Breakfast Plasma Glucose with the Rising Levels of Glycosylated Haemoglobin in People with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2016;6(2):48-56.
  12. Ahmed SS, et al. Relationship of Glycosylated Haemoglobin with Fasting Plasma Glucose and 2 Hours after Breakfast Plasma Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes. American Journal of Internal Medicine. 2015;3(4):160-164.
  13. Laila TR, Ahmed SS. Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome- A Case Report. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. 2015;3(4):133-136.
  14. Khan MAM, Banoo H, Ahmed SS, et al. Case Report: Typical signs of secundum atrial septal defect in a young female. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 2015;14(2):203-205.
  15. Ahmed SS, Laila TR. Haemoglobin A1c and Fructosamine in Diabetes: Clinical Use and Limitations. Mitteilungen Klosterneuburg Journal. 2015;65(3):307-320.
  16. Ahmed SS, et al. Factors Precipitating Hypokalaemia in Diabetic Patients. J Enam Med Col. 2014;4(3):145-150.
  17. Ahmed SS, et al. Treatment and Prevention of Common Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease. J Enam Med Col. 2014;4(1):45-55.
  18. Ahmed SS, Ali MZ, Laila TR, Hoque MR. Kikuchi’s Disease-a case report. KYAMC Journal. 2014;04(2):419-422.
  19. Ahmed SS, Laila TR. Medications for Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes and Review of Insulin Degludec and Dapagliflozin. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Invention. 2014;3(1):26-35.
  20. Hoque MR, Chakraborty PK, Paul UK, Ahmed SS, et al. Study on Serum Glucose Level among Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Bangladesh. Mymensingh Med J. 2013;22(4):665-668.
  21. Khan MAM, Banoo H, Ahmed SS. Peripartum Cardiomyopathy- a case report. Medicine Today. 2013;25(2):96-98.
  22. Hoque MR, Muttalib MA, Chakraborty PK, Ahmed SS, et al. Serum Calcium Level among Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Bangladesh. Mymensingh Med J. 2013;22(3):427-431.
  23. Ahmed SS, et al. Proteinuria in Chronic Kidney Disease and its Management. Medicine Today. 2013;25(1):36-41.
  24. Ahmed SS, Ali MZ, Laila TR, Moniruzzaman. Outcome of Urgent Hemodialysis in Chronic Kidney Disease in a Rural Tertiary Care Hospital. KYAMC Journal. 2013;03(2):277-281.
  25. Laila TR, Das S, Ahmed SS & Hoque MR. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei -A Case Report. Mymensingh Medical Journal. 2012;21(4):759-762.
  26. Ahmed SS, Ali MZ, Laila TR, Begum HA & Ali TMM. Review article: Update on Pharmacotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes. KYAMC Journal. 2012;03(1):251-262.
  27. Ahmed SS, Ali MZ & Laila TR. Sinus Histiocytosis with Lymphadenopathy-a Case Report. KYAMC Journal. 2012;02(2):205-208.
  28. Md A Mahid Khan, Hasina Banoo, Sheikh Salahuddin Ahmed, Palash Chandra Banik. Case report: Fever of unknown origin due to left atrial myxoma. Journal of preventive and social medicine 2011;30(1-2):62-65.
  29. Ahmed SS, Ali MZ & Laila TR. Analgesic Nephropathy and Hyperparathyroidism-a case report. KYAMC Journal. 2010;01(1):30-33.
  30. 30. Laila TR, Begum N, Faruque GM, Ahmed SS. Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour of the Uterus: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Bangladesh Cancer Reports. 2007;32(1):22-24.
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Sai Krishna Vittal is a Consultant Endocrine Surgeon based in Chennai, India. He had both his Undergraduate (MBBS) and Postgraduate Education in General Surgery (MS) in the prestigious Madras Medical College. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1999. Subsequently he developed interest in the field of Endocrine Surgery. His major area of interest is in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. He was awarded FRCS (ad eundem) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2013 and Honorary Fellowship of College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka in 2017. He was President of Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons in 2019-2020. He was an International Surgical Adviser of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2012-2020) and is currently Convener of MRCS(Ed) Examinations in Chennai. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University based in Chennai and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University, UK. He has a passion for teaching having participated in and organized many courses and lectures for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He was a Council Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2018-19), Governing Council Member of The Association of Surgeons of India (2013-18), Chairman of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry Chapter of ASI (2016-17) and Member of Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Surgery (2013-18)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS
  • MS (General Surgery)
  • DNB (General Surgery)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FRCS (England)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Thyroid Carcinoma
  • Localisation of Parathyroids
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Myat is 3rd generation of Medical family from Mandalay, Myanmar. I am now Ortho Surgeon (since 2009) as well as Academician. Moreover, I am father of Triathletes. I spent my leisure with golf. Reading and travelling are my best hobbies.

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Special interest in Hand & Spine surgery.
  • Moreover, interested in medical education.
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BIOGRAPHY

Born on 28th of October 1969 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she was educated in Malaysia before pursuing Medical studies in India. Obtained Masters Degree in Surgery / Orthopaedics in the year 2006. Currently married to a doctor and has a daughter six years of age.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.B.B.S (Bachelors in Medicine and Bachelors in Surgery)
  • Masters in Surgery (Orthopaedics)
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Paediatric Orthopaedics

PUBLICATIONS

  • Myositis Ossificans with Sprengels Shoulder in a 4 year-child, Malaysia Orthopaedic Journal 2010, Vol 4-3
  • Outcome Of Treatment of DDH in Older Age Group In Hospital Pulau Pinang – Journal of Penang Hospital 2011
  • Treatment Of Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD) in KTW Syndrome with 8’ Plate, – Journal Of Penang Hospital 2013
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QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS from Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, India (University of Calcutta) in 1989.
  • Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA) from Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, India (University of Calcutta) in 1994.
  • Master of Surgery (MS) from Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER) and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India (University of Calcutta) in 1997.
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE Steps I & II) in 1996. ECFMG
RESEARCH INTEREST (PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR)

Title: “A study on diabetic foot ulcer with nature of microbial growth; impact of Insulin therapy and to determine social correlates” – an observational and prospective clinical study. It was duly approved by IEC & IRB, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India. The study was completed in November 2013. Four research papers were published from the study till date.

Title: “Hi-Fidelity Patient Simulation in Under Graduate Medical Education” – a quasi-experimental time series design with pretest-posttest interventional study involving about 400 final year MBBS students of Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Malaysia. The project was started in October 2015 in MMMC (Melaka Campus) and completed in October 2017. The study involved participation of more than 400 students. The collected data were analyzed and already two research papers were published.

Title: “A prospective randomized controlled trial on high fidelity patient simulation versus video-assisted lecture for undergraduate medical students” – A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) interventional study involving about 200 final year MBBS students of Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Malaysia. The project was started in October 2018 and completed in February 2020.  The study involved participation of more than 180 students. The collected data are currently undergoing analysis and the first research paper from this study is expected to be published by May 2020.

PRESENTATIONS
  • “A prospective randomized controlled trial on high fidelity patient simulation versus video-assisted lecture for undergraduate medical students – a pilot study” – presented as podium presentation in Manipal Research Colloquium 2019, Manipal, India.
  • “A prospective randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of high fidelity simulation in
  • undergraduate medical education in comparison to conventional educational methods” – presented in the facilitated session at the international conference of HPSN World 2019, Orlando, FL, USA in February 26-28, 2019.
  • “The effectiveness of High Fidelity Simulation in Undergraduate Medical Education” – presented as lecture in the concurrent session at the international conference of HPSN World 2019, Orlando, FL, USA in February 26-28, 2019. Adjudged as one of the top most presentation in the conference and is available online: http://www.hpsn.com/wrapup/hpsn-world-2019
  • “The impact of stressors on the learning outcome of High Fidelity Patient
  • Simulation in undergraduate medical students” – presented as an e-poster at the International Conference on Inter-Professional Education, Practice & Care (ICON-IPEPC 2018), Melaka, Malaysia in December 17-18, 2018.
  • “High-fidelity Patient Simulation in Undergraduate Medical Education – the usefulness of practical hands on training to enhance learning”- presented as lecture in the facilitated session at the international conference of Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN India 2016), Mangalore in December 3-4, 2016, organized by CAE Healthcare Academy, USA.
  • “High-Fidelity Patient Simulation in Undergraduate Medical Education” – presented as an e-poster at the international conference of Asia-Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH 2016), Singapore in November 15-17, 2016, organised jointly by Society for Simulation in Healthcare, USA and National University of Singapore.
PUBLICATIONS (FIRST AUTHOR)
  • A study on the usefulness of High Fidelity Patient Simulation in Undergraduate Medical Education. Published in The Asia Pacific Scholar Journal (official journal from Centre for Medical Education (CenMed), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore); January 2018, Vol3, Issue1, Page: 42-49.
  • The importance of HbA1C and erythrocyte sedimentation rate as prognostic factors in predicting the outcome of diabetic foot ulcer disease: Published in International Journal of Advances in Medicine; May 2016, Vol4, Isuue1, Page:137-142.
  • A study on the impact of smoking and alcoholism as determinant factors in the prognosis and outcome of diabetic foot ulcer disease: Published in International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences; May 2016, Vol4, Isuue5, Page: 1720-1724.
  • A study on the relation of the severity of diabetic foot ulcers with the type of bacterial flora isolated from the wounds: Published in International Surgery Journal; Feb 2016, Vol3, Isuue1, Page: 189-194.
  • An observational study on the correlation of the severity of the diabetic foot ulcer disease with the socio-demographic profile and concomitant presence of hypertension and dyslipidemia in an urban population of India: Published in International Journal of Medical and Applied Sciences; Mar 2015, Vol4, Issue1, Page: 267-77.
  • A study on the operative management of biliary strictures:  Published in the Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences; Oct 2014, Vol2, Issue 5F, Page: 1900-1905.
  • Rare Presentation of a case of Littre’s Hernia: Published in the Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences; Aug 2013, Vol2, Issue 31, Page: 5891-5894.
  • Primary Carcinoma of Jejunum: Published in the Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences; July 2013, Vol2, Issue29, Page: 5309-5311.