Associate Professor Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin

MPM (UM), Masters Degree(UM), MBBCh (NZ)


Clinic Schedule and Appointment List

  • Mon 06/04
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  • Tue 07/04
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  • Wed 08/04
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  • Thu 09/04
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  • Fri 10/04
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  • Sat 11/04


Enquiry and Contact Details


My passion is in helping people with mental health get better and also assisting people with an addiction to smoking to quit.

I am an Associate Professor with the Dept. of Psychological Medicine, University Malaya and consultant psychiatrist in University Malaya Medical Centre. I also consult for BefriendersKL. For research, I am the Chief Coordinator for the University Malaya Centre for Addiction Sciences (UMCAS). I lead the tobacco research group, the Nicotine Addiction Research Group UMCAS (NARCC).

I am particularly interested in mood disorders, anxiety disorders and addiction psychiatry. I treat people with psychosis such as schizophrenia. Lately, I have an interest in assisting the elderly in their mental health care.

In order to facilitate the best care, I received my undergraduate training in the University of Otago, New Zealand. I completed my speciality training in the University of Malaya and am registered with the National Specialist Registry. I went to further my studies and completed a PhD in New Zealand recently. I hold two Fellowships from two World Health Organisation Collaborating Centres (WHOCC) namely in psychosocial and rehabilitation psychiatry from Korea through the Yongin WHOCC and in smoking cessation from the Hong Kong Smoking Cessation WHOCC. I also have certification from New Zealand as a smoking cessation specialist.

I am an advocate for mental health and have given numerous lectures, television and radio appearance and run workshops on mental health to reduce stigma for my patients. I host my own podcast for #mentalhealthawareness and am active on social media using @dramersiddiqpsy and am part of the #MedTweetMY team. I believe #mentalhealthmatters and trend on #mentalmalaysia. I am active in research particularly in tobacco control and teach in University of Malaya.

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Research and


  • 2017 Amer Nordin, A., Adamson, S., & Sellman, J. (2017). Food Addiction Does Not Explain Weight Gain in Smoking Cessation. Journal of Smoking Cessation
  • 2016 Loo, J. L., and A. S. Amer-Nordin. A Case of Korsakoff Syndrome in a Chinese Female Malaysian. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, Online early 2016 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • 2016 Kemurungan, published in MMG
  • 2015 Obsessions & Compulsions, When Do They Become an Illness? published in MMG
  • 2015 Going Dry in Health Today May 2015. Article written by Teck Choon
  • 2011 A. Hatim, S. Mas Ayu, H. Habil, M. Mustafa, J. Gill, R. Rusdi, A. Amer Siddiq. Psychiatric co-morbidity and suicidality among methamphetamine dependent patients who seek treatment in Malaysia. European Neuropsyhopharmacology, 2011,21(2): S161 (ISI-Indexed)
  • 2009 Amer Siddiq AN. High Dose of Escitalopram in The Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in a Teaching Hospital in Malaysia. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
  • 2009 Amer Siddiq AN, Hatim A, Imran ZA, Abdul Kadir R. Depression Post Myocardial Infarction: A Cross Sectional Study in University Malaya Medical Center. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry


Fellowships, Memberships &

Professional Affiliations

  • Malaysian Psychiatric Association, Life Member, 2006 till present
  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), Member, 2010 rill present
  • Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association, Member, 2012 till present
  • Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrist, Registered Member, 2013-2014
  • President, Young Psychiatrist Chapter Malaysian Psychiatric Association (2009)


Awards and


  • Plenary speaker for National Oral Health Research Conference, Dental Division, Ministry of Health, 2014
  • Sub-editor the Malaysian Medical Gazette, The Malaysian Medical Gazette, 2014
  • Best Practice Award 2014 - Third Prize Winner, Early Career Psychiatrist, Malaysian Psychiatric Association, 2014
  • Scholarship to attend the Tobacco Control Seminar Series, ASH, Cancer Society, Health Promotion Agency (HPA), Heart Foundation, Smokefree Coalition, Tala Pasifika and Te Ara Hā Ora, 2014
  • Guest Writer for newsletter, Malaysian Dental Association, 2013
  • Invited Speaker for MPA Special Workshop on Addiction at the CINP Conference on Addiction Medicine, Malaysian Psychiatric Association, 2013
  • Guest writer for Malaysian Medical Gazette, Malaysian Integrated Medical Professional Association, 2013
  • Invited speaker to 4th Dental Public Health Conference and Annual Meeting of the Malaysian Association of Dental Public Health Specialist, Malaysian Association of Dental Public Health Specialist, 2013
  • Travel Award for Young Researchers, Young Psychiatrists Committee of PRCP 2012, 2012
  • Invited speaker to 15th Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrist, Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrist, 2012
  • Invited Speaker (Conference), Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry, 2012