Graduated with MBBS from University Malaya in 1988, obtained his Masters of Surgery in 1995 and was awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000. In 1995, I underwent formal training and apprenticeship in both adult and paediatric heart surgery at the National Heart Institute (Institut Jantung Negara) Kuala Lumpur. During this period i obtained invaluable vast experience in this field under the mentorship of the famous surgeon who operated on our Prime Minister at that time, Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Yah Yahya bin Tun Dr. Awang and team of well known and experienced surgeons such as Dato' Dr. Azahari Yaakub, Dato'Dr. Ahmad Sallehuddin and renowned Paediatric Heart Surgeon, Mr. Lee Wend Seng. I left for private practise at the KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital in August 2000. In August 2009, I decided to come back government service by joining University Malaya as a Professor and Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery Division. Under the Department of Surgery and Faculty of Medicine. Between 2000-2009, I underwent sub specialised short term training in Thoracic Surgery especially in the field of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery(VATS) in South Korea and Boston, USA, Endovascular Surgery in Thailand and Perth, Australia, and Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery (MIVS) and Coronary Bypass Surgery (MIDCAB) in Germany. Currently, specializes in the field of Adult Cardiothoacic Surgery with special interest in Aortic Aneurysm repair (both Open & Endovascular), VATS Lobectomy, MIVS and MIDCAB. I have now extended my work to included Minimimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery and 3-D VATS. I was the Past Vice President of the Malaysian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (MATCVS) and currently is a member of the Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Malaysia (MBCTS) and is involved in the development of the training program for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Malaysia in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I have experience in building new Cardiac Intensive Care Units in KPJ Johor Specialist and University Malaya Medical Center (UMMC) and hope to soon announce the formation of the UM Heart & Lung Center. I am heavily involved in the teaching and training of undergraduates, postgraduate and doctorate students and involve in various local, multicenter and international collaborative research studies. I had trained 4 cardiothoracic surgeons and currently have another 4 in various stages of their subspecialty training. I have also started an ECMO program for UMMC. Currently, in the early phase of starting a Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery facility at the UMMC.
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