Dr Eg Kah Peng


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Dr Eg Kah Peng is a paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine specialist in the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). She is also a lecturer of the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. She obtained her basic medical degree (MBBS) from International Medical University, Malaysia and postgraduate qualification (Master of Paediatrics) from University of Malaya. She received her sub-speciality training in paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine in UMMC since year 2013. She obtained certificates of Diploma in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine from the European Respiratory Society and Paediatric Respiratory Specialist from the Asian Pacific Pulmonology Society in year 2016. She was also granted a short-term research training scholarship by the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology in year 2017 and spent a year working as an honourary research fellow in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Her research topic was mainly focused on the development and validation of a bronchoscopic-defined scoring system for bronchitis in children. She presented her preliminary research work in the Malaysian Thoracic Society Congress 2018 and won a best poster presentation award.
Dr Eg’s special interests include paediatric chronic cough, asthma and other wheezing illnesses, sleep-related breathing disorders and home ventilation. She is trained in procedures such as flexible bronchoscopy, percutaneous thoracocentesis, polysomnography reporting and non-invasive ventilation.

Dr Eg is a member of various national and international professional associations. She is a life member of Malaysian Paediatric Association and Malaysian Thoracic Society. She is also a member of European Respiratory Society, Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, and Australian & New Zealand Thoracic Society.

Besides serving as a clinician, academic staff and researcher, Dr Eg also participated in humanitarian work including being a voluntary doctor for Tzu Chi outreach ambulatory clinic for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Get to know me better : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/kah-peng.html


The Doctor

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Research and


  • 2018 Thomas RJ, Eg KP, Masters IB, McElrea M, Chang AB. Towards developing a valid scoring tool for bronchitis during flexible bronchoscopy. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2018;53(11):1510-6. (DOI: 10.1002/ppul.24163)
  • 2018 . Li Min L, Yen Yen W, Jessie Anne de B, Anna Marie N, Sze Ying K, Yoke Fun C, et al. Epidemiology, clinical presentation and respiratory sequelae of adenovirus pneumonia in children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. PLoS ONE. 2018;13(10):e0205795. (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205795)
  • 2018 . Ooi JM, Eg KP, Chinna K, Nathan AM, de Bruyne JA, Thavagnanam S. Predictive risk factors for complicated pneumonia in Malaysian children. J Paediatr Child Health. 2018. (DOI: 10.1111/jpc.14213)
  • 2017 . Nathan AM, Qiao YL, Jafar FL, Chan Y-F, Eg KP, Thavagnanam S, et al. Viruses and hospitalization for childhood lower respiratory tract infection in Malaysia: A prospective study. Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Medicine. 2017;1(2):46. (DOI: 10.4103/prem.prem_2_17)
  • 2017 . Nathan AM, Loo HY, de Bruyne JA, Eg KP, Kee SY, Thavagnanam S, et al. Thirteen years of invasive and noninvasive home ventilation for children in a developing country: A retrospective study. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017;52(4):500-7. (DOI:10.1002/ppul.23569)
  • 2017 Nathan AM, de Bruyne JA, Eg KP, Thavagnanam S. Review: Quality of Life in Children with Non-cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis. Front Pediatr. 2017;5:84.
  • 2017 Eg KP, Mirra V, Chang AB, Santamaria F. Editorial: Chronic Suppurative Lung Disease and Bronchiectasis in Children and Adolescents. Front Pediatr. 2017;5:196.
  • 2016 . Shanmugam S, Nathan AM, Zaki R, Tan KE, Eg KP, Thavagnanam S, et al. Parents are poor at labelling wheeze in children: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatr. 2016;16:80. (DOI:10.1186/s12887-016-0616-8)
  • 2016 . Koh MT, Eg KP, Loh SS. Hospitalised Malaysian children with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza: clinical characteristics, risk factors for severe disease and comparison with the 2002-2007 seasonal influenza. Singapore Med J. 2016;57(2):81-6.


Fellowships, Memberships &

Professional Affiliations

  • Life member of Malaysian Paediatric Association
  • Life member of Malaysian Thoracic Society
  • Member of European Respiratory Society
  • En Bloc member of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
  • Member of Australian & New Zealand Thoracic Society
  • Member of Malaysian Medical Association


Awards and


  • Excellent Service in year 2006 conferred by the State Health Department, Perak
  • Best Poster Presentation Award (second prize) at the Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress 2016
  • Best Scientific Poster Presentation at the Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress 2018