Professor Dr April Camilla Roslani

FRCS (Glasg), F'ship in Colorectal Surg. (Sing), MS (UM), FRCS (Edinburgh), BSc (Hons) (UK), MBBCh (UK)

 

Clinic Schedule and Appointment List

  • Mon 12/08
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  • Tue 13/08
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  • Wed 14/08
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  • Thu 15/08
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  • Fri 16/08
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  • Sat 17/08
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Professor Dr. April Roslani graduated with honours from the University of Wales in 1995, and received the Master of Surgery from the University of Malaya in 2003, graduating top of her class. Upon completion of colorectal surgical training with the National University Hospital Singapore in 2007, she set up the Colorectal Surgery Unit in University of Malaya, and was appointed Associate Professor in 2009. She is currently Professor, Head of General and Colorectal Surgery. The Colorectal Surgery Unit currently deals with the largest number of colorectal cancer cases in the country, and leads the way in evaluating new techniques for fistula and haemorrhoids treatment.

A member of various national and international professional bodies, her areas of expertise include general surgery and colorectal surgery, in particular, surgery for colorectal cancer (including laparoscopic resections), haemorrhoidal surgery and fistula surgery. She is also a well-published academician, and is often invited to speak on these subjects locally and abroad.

Her research interests are in colorectal cancer and anorectal diseases, for which she has won a number of international awards, and she is a local resource person for surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, drawing on experience gleaned from the Mayo Clinic, USA, and St. Mark’s Hospital, UK.

She is currently Senior Vice-President for the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Treasurer for the Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, and Council member for the Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology, ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons and ASEAN Federation of Surgical Colleges (including the Education Committee). In addition, she sits on the National Sub-specialty Training Committee for Colorectal Surgery, and is the lead for the National Curriculum project in General Surgery. Through these roles, she works towards advancing colorectal surgical standards within the country.

Get to know me better : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/aprilroslani.html

 

The Doctor

Specialises in

 

 

Research and

Publications

  • 2016 Chun Khui Tan, Suraya Said, Retnagowri Rajandram, Zhiqiang Wang, April Camilla Roslani and Kin Fah Chin (2016). Pre-surgical Administration of Microbial Cell Preparation in Colorectal Cancer Patients A Randomized Controlled Trial". World Journal of Surgery. Accepted (ISI/Scopus Indexed) (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)
  • 2016 GlobalSurg Collaborators. 2016. Mortality of emergency abdominal surgery in high, middle and low income countries. British Journal of Surgery. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2016
  • 2015 Husna Ainuddin, Siew Yim Loh, Karunthan Chinna, Wah Yun Low, April Camilla 2014 (e publishing 2013) Psychometric properties of the self- report Malay version of the Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL ) 4.0 Generic Core Scales among multiethnic Malaysian adolescents (JCHC- 2012- 0080). Journal of Child Health Care (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2015 Meram Azzani, April Camilla Roslani, Tin Tin Su. 2014.The perceived cancer related financial hardship among patients and their families: systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer. DOI:10.1007/s00520-014- 2474-y (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2015 Bello Arbilla Magaji, Foong Ming Moy, April Camilla Roslani, Chee Wei Law, Farhana Raduan, Ismail Sagap. 2015. Psychometric validation of the Bahasa Malaysia version of EORTC QLQ-CR29. APJCP 16(18):8101-5. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  • 2015 Magaji BA, Moy FM, Roslani AC, Law CW, Sagap I. 2015. Psychometric Validation of the Malaysian Chinese Version of the EORTC QLQ-C30 in Colorectal Cancer Patients. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 16(18):8107-12.
  • 2015 Musaropah Sapihis, Siew Yim Loh, April Camilla Roslani, Karuthan Chinna. 2015.Participation restriction in cancer survivors: a cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of occupational gap questionnaire. Jurnal Teknologi 77(33): 49-57. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  • 2015 Ling, LF, Yeoh, WS, Ong, TA, Mansor, A, Khong, SY, Roslani, A,Khalil, A. 2015. Complete traumatic transection of female urethra: delayed repair following pelvic trauma. BJU International 116: 24.Supplement: 4 Special Issue: SI Meeting Abstract: POS - 45 Published: NOV 2015 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2015 Ida Hilmi, April Camilla Roslani, Khean-Lee Goh. 2015. Management of IBD in Malaysia. IBD Research, Special Issue: The Current Status and Prospects of IBD in Asia. vol. 9 no. 3: 180-187. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
  • 2014 Fung Lin Yong, Chee Woon Wang, April Camilla Roslani, Chee Wei Law. The involvement of miR-23a/APAF1 regulation axis in colorectal cancer. Int J Mol Sci. Accepted: 4 June 2014 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2014 Magaji BA, Moy FM, Roslani AC, Law CW. Descriptive epidemiology of colorectal cancer in University Malaya Medical Centre, 2001 to 2010. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(15):6059-64. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2014 Dejea CM et al. 2014. Microbiota organisation is a distinct feature of of proximal colorectal cancers. PNAS published online ahead of print. doi:10.1073/pnas.1406199111 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2014 Law CW, Rampal S, Roslani AC, Mahadeva S. 2014. Development of A Risk Score to Stratify Symptomatic Adults Referred for Colonoscopy. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Jun 9. doi: 10.1111/jgh.12638 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2014 Roslani AC,Ramakrishnan R, Azmi S, Arapoc DJ, Goh A. 2014. Prevalence of faecal incontinence and its related factors among patients in a Malaysian academic setting. BMC Gastroenterology; 14:95 DOI: 10.1186/1471-230X-14-95 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2014 Kumarasamy V, Roslani AC, Rani KU, Kumar Govind S. 2014. Advantage of using colonic washouts for Blastocystis detection in colorectal cancer patients.Parasit Vectors. 7(1):162. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2014 Lau TP, Roslani AC, Lian LH, Chai HC, Lee PC, Hilmi I, Goh KL, Chua KH. Pair-wise comparison analysis of differential expression of mRNAs in early and advanced stage primary colorectal adenocarcinomas. BMJ Open. 2014 Aug 8;4(8):e004930. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014- 004930. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2014 Lau TP, Roslani AC, Lian LH, Lee PC, Hilmi I, Goh KL, Chua KH. 2014. NOD2/CARD15 variants in Malaysian patients with sporadic colorectal cancer. Genet Mol Res 13(AOP) [Epub ahead of print] (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2014 Lau TP, Roslani AC, Lian LH, Lee PC, Hilmi I, Goh KL, Chua KH. Association between EGF and VEGF functional polymorphisms and sporadic colorectal cancer in the Malaysian population. Genet Mol Res. 2014 Jul 25;13 (3):5555-61. doi: 10.4238/2014.July.25.9. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2013 HY Chong, AC Roslani, CW Law. 2013. Colonoscopic prioritization in colorectal carcinoma screening using quantitative immunochemical faecal occult blood test: A pilot study. MJM 68(1):30-33. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  • 2013 Chan WK, Roslani AC, Law CW, Goh KL, Mahadeva S. 2013. Clinical outcomes and direct costing of endoluminal clipping compared to surgery in the management of iatrogenic colonic perforation. J Dig Dis. 2013 Aug 23. doi: 10.1111/1751-2980.12097. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2013 Melanie Arul, April Camilla Roslani, Colin Leong Liong Ng, Swee Hung Cheah. 2013. Culture of low passage colorectal cancer cells and demonstration of variation in selected tumour marker expression. Cytotechnology DOI 10.1007/s10616-013-9600-4 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2013 Loh KW, Majid HA, Dahlui M, Roslani AC, Su TT. Sociodemographic predictors of recall and recognition of colorectal cancer symptoms and anticipated delay in help- seeking in a multiethnic asian population. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(6):3799-804. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2012 Cheng KP, Roslani AC, Sehha N, Kueh JH, Law CW,Chong HY, Arumugam K. 2012. ALEXIS O-Ring Wound Retractor versus Conventional Wound Protection for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in Colorectal Resections. Colorectal Disease 14(6):e346-51. doi:10.111/j.1463-1318.2012.02943.x. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2012 Roslani AC, Abdullah T, Arumugam K. 2012. Screening for colorectal neoplasias with fecal occult blood tests: false-positive impact of non-dietary restriction. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 13(1):237-41. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2012 Agnelli G, George DJ, Kakkar AK, Fisher W, Lassen MR, Mismetti P, Mouret P, Chaudhari U, Lawson F, Turpie AG; SAVE-ONCO Investigators Semuloparin for thromboprophylaxis in patients receiving chemotherapy for cancer. N Engl J Med. 2012 Feb 16;366(7):601-9. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2012 Bello Arkilla Magaji, Foong Ming Moy, April Camilla Roslani, Ismail Sagap, Jasiah Zakaria, Jane M Blazeby, Chee Wei Law.Health-related quality of life among colorectal cancer patients in Malaysia: a study protocol. BMC Cancer 2012 12:384. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2012 Husna A Ainuddin, Siew Yim Loh, Wah Yun Low, Musaropah Sapihis,April Camilla Roslani.Quality of Life of Multiethnic Adolescents Living with a Parent with Cancer. APJCP 2012; 13(12):6289-94. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2011 Ali R, Toh HC, Chia WK; ASCOLT Trial Investigators. The utility of Aspirin in Dukes C and High Risk Dukes B Colorectal cancer--the ASCOLT study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2011 Dec 14;12:261. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2011 Closed versus open approach in laparoscopic colorectal surgery (Protocol)Magaji BA, Roslani AC, Chee Wei L, Moy FM, Buckley BS. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2011 Tha CRASH-2 Collaborators. The importance of early treatment with tranexamic acid in bleeding trauma patients: an exploratory analysis of the CRASH-2 randomised controlled trial. The Lancet. 2011. DOI:10.1016/50140-6736(11)60278-X (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2010 Chieng TH, Roslan AC, Chuah JA. Risk-adjusted analysis of patients undergoing laparotomy using POSSUM and P- POSSUM score in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah. Med J Malaysia 2010; 65(4):286-90 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  • 2010 Koh P.S., Roslani A.C., Vimal K.V., Shariman M., Umasangar R., Lewellyn R. Concurrent amoebic and histoplasma colitis: a rare cause of massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding. World J Gastroenterol 2010;16(10):1296-8. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2010 Shakur H, Roberts I, Bautista R et al. Effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events, and blood transfusion in trauma patients with significant haemorrhage (CRASH-2): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2010; 376(9734):23-32 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2010 CK Kong, AC Roslani, CW Law, DS Law, K Arumugam. Impact of socioeconomic class on colorectal cancer patient outcomes in Kuala Lumpur and Kuching, Malaysia. Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev 2010. 11:1-6 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2009 Shabbir A, Roslani A C, Wong K S, Tsang C B, Wong H B, Cheong W K. Is laparoscopic colectomy as cost-beneficial as open colectomy? ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2009; 79(4): 265-70. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2009 Khine, M., Roslani, A.C. An unusual cause of abdominal pain. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2009; 38(2):180 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2009 Roslani A C, Koh D C, Tsang C B, Wong K S, Cheong W K, Wong H B. Hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy versus standard laparoscopic colectomy: a cost analysis. Colorectal Disease. 2009; 11(5): 496-501. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2009 Koh P S, Roslani A C, Leow M, Ng C L, Lee G E. Locally advanced ano-urologic verrucous carcinoma: a multidisciplinary approach. Techniques in Coloproctology. 2009; 13(1): 101. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2009 CW Law, AC Roslani, LLC Ng. Treatment delay in rectal cancer. Med J Malaysia Vol 64 No 2 June 2009 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  • 2008 Lim G H, Roslani A C, Pang B, Tsang C B. Cholesterol atheroembolism of the colon can mimic the endoscopic features of pseudomembranous colitis. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques. 2008; 18(6): 616-8. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2008 Alfred, K; Roslani, A; Chittawatanarat, K; et al. Short term outcomes of the ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT)procedure for the treatment of fistula-in-ano: A single institution experience in Singapore. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2008; 51(5):696-697 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2007 Roslani A C, Chittawatanarat K, Tsang C B, Koh D C. Short term outcomes of the LIFT (Ligation of the Intersphincteric Tract) procedure for fistula in ano. Thai J Surg 2007; 28(3):118. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
  • 2007 Roslani, A; Koh, D; Tsang, C; et al. Hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy: A cost-effective alternative to standard laparoscopic colectomy. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2007; 50(5):764 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2006 Roslani A C, Ong I A, Tsang C B. Vacuum-assisted closure systems for wound dehiscence complicated by enterocutaneous fistula. Asian Ostomy. 2006; 4: 38-41. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
  • 2006 THE CRASH-2 TRIAL COLLABORATORS: IMPROVING THE EVIDENCE BASE FOR TRAUMA CARE: PROGRESS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CRASH-2 TRIAL (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2006 Roslani A C, Chang N L. Surgical outcome of patients with hyperparathyroidism in a non-specialist surgical ward. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2006; 61(4): 410-5. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

 

Fellowships, Memberships &

Professional Affiliations

  • Chairman, Technical Evaluation Committee, Paediatric Anorectal Manometry System, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 29-May-13.
  • Chairman, Technical Evaluation Committee, General Surgery Linear Cutters, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 14-Dec-12 - 21-Dec-12.
  • Committee Member, Technical Evaluation Committee, Flexible Colonofiberscope, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 04-Dec-12 - 11-Dec-12.
  • Chairman, Technical Evaluation Committee, Surgery Ultrasound System, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 11-Oct-12 - 18-Oct-12.
  • Chairman, Technical Evaluation Committee, Titanium Clips, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 10-Sep-12 - 17-Sep-12.
  • Head, Division of General Surgery, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 01-May-12.
  • Root Cause Analysis Team member, Endoscopic Complications, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 09-Apr-12.
  • Committee Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, FOM Biobank / Cancer Tissue Repository, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 02-Apr-12.
  • Steering Committee, MILES Centre, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 14-Mar-12.
  • Member, Violence Intervention Committee, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 02-Jan-12.
  • Coordinator, Master of Surgery Programme, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 02-Jan-12.
  • OT Sub-Committee, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 02-Jan-12 | Member, Conjoint Universities Committee for Surgery, National, 02-Jan-12.
  • Coordinator, Masters of Surgery Programme, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 24-Jun-11.
  • Acting Head Of Department, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 18-Apr-11 - 01-May-11.
  • Committee member, Technical Evaluation Committee, Bladeless Trocars, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 12-Apr-11.
  • Member, Conjoint Committee of Surgery, National, 06-Dec-10.
  • Committee Member, Technical Evaluation Committee, Operating Theatre Consumables, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 01-Dec-10.
  • Chairman, Technical Evaluation Committee, General Surgery Linear Cutters, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 04-Aug-10 - 21-Oct-10.
  • Chairman, Technical Evaluation Committee, Sutures, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 09-Mar-10.
  • Secretary of OT Sub-Committee, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 22-Apr-08 - 12-Jan-11.
  • Head, Colorectal Surgery Unit, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 02-Jul-07.
  • Representative & Course Coordinator for Surgical Component of BDS Programme, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 02-Apr-07 - 31-Mar-09
  • Department Representative to Drug & Therapeutics Committee, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 01-Oct-03 - 30-Jun-06.

 

Awards and

Recognitions

  • Congress President, APFCP 2019, Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology, 2015, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • FRCS Ad Eundem, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2014, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Best Poster Award, 3rd Prize, Coloproctology 2014: Compliance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy in colorectal cancer patients: a 5-year UMMC experience. Investigators: Khai-Yeong Teh, April Camilla Roslani, Chee-Wei Law, Mastura Md Yusof, Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, 2014, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Best Poster Award, 2nd Prize, Coloproctology 2014: Factors influencing delayed referral to tertiary centre for colonoscopy among patients with alarming symptoms of colorectal cancer. Investigators: Boon-Yong Yang, Chee-Wei Law, Ausama A Malik, Hoong-Yin Chong, April Camilla Roslani, Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, 2014, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Best Poster Award, 2nd Prize, Coloproctology 2013: Blastocystis sp. Infection In Colorectal Cancer Patients: Prevalence And Risk Factors. Investigators: Vinoth Kumarasamy, April Camilla Roslani, Umah Rani Kuppusamy, Suresh Kumar Govind, Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, 2013, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Best Poster Award, 3rd prize, Coloproctology 2013:Routine Culture of Low Passage Colorectal Cancer Cells and Demonstration of Variation in Selected Tumour Marker Expression. Investigators: Melanie Arlusamy, Cheah Swee Hung, April Camilla Roslani, Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, 2013, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • ICCP 2013 International Fellowship Award, International Council of Coloproctology, 2013, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Best poster award, First Prize, Coloproctology 2012, Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, 2012, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Best poster award, Third Prize, Coloproctology 2012, Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, 2012, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Best Poster Award, 5th Scientific Congress of the ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons, ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons, 2010, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Gold Medal for outstanding achievement in Biosciences and Biotechnology, Innovation and Creativity Expo 2010, University of Malaya, 2010, (UNIVERSITY)
  • Best Poster Prize, Asian Federation of Coloproctology, 2007, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • ASCRS Travel Scholarship, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), 2007, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Best Paper Prize (Oral Presentation) 2nd International Congress of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, 2007, (INTERNATIONAL)
  • Clinical Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore, 2006, (INTERNATIONAL)