Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology Department is located at Block P in the Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya. Together with the establishment of University of Malaya, this department was among the earliest otorhinolaryngology specialty developed in Malaysia. Our clinic and ward are located in the University Malaya Medical Center building which is a teaching hospital serving the needs of patients care, and teaching for the undergraduate and postgraduate students. Besides the regular outpatient clinic and inpatients services providing for the care of ear, nose and throat, research and management of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC) was given lots of importance to make the public and the medical fraternity aware of this disease which is highly prevalent in Malaysia.


Department of Otorhinolaryngology was started in 1967. It was headed by the following personnels:

  • Dr Chee Chong Seng (Singapore)
  • Professor Dr Roland Werner (Germany)
  • Professor Dr Umapathy Prasad (India)
  • Dr Raman. R (India)
  • Dr Vijay Kumar Khanijow (Malaysia)
  • Professor Dato’ Dr Mohd Amin Jalaluddin (Malaysia)
  • Professor Dr Gopalakrishnan. G (Malaysia)
  • Professor Dr Raman. R (India)
  • Assoc. Professor Dr Rahmat Omar (Malaysia)

Contact Information

Department of
Faculty of Medicine
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-79492062
Fax: 03-79556963


The Department of Otorhinolaryngology provides diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services through its outpatient, inpatient, and specialized units to provide collaborative care.

Detail Services

Outpatient and Specialized Clinics

The clinic is open to follow-up and walk-in patients (new cases) follow normal office hours from Monday to Friday.

Speech & Language Therapy Unit

 The services provided include but not limited to as the following:-

  • Assessment and diagnosed individuals with communication disorders.
  • Speech and Language therapy services based on the assessment and diagnoses.
  • Counseling and guidance to patients and family members regarding therapy methods/procedures in order to facilitate effective communication, as well as provide necessary information and referrals to other support services as needed.
  • Training and workshops sessions to parents and teachers, as well as to educate the public regarding therapy services.

Audiology Unit

The Audiology Unit of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Malaya Medical Centre provides comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology services to diverse inpatient and outpatient population ranging in age from babies to geriatrics. The services provided include but not limited to as the following:-

  • Full Audiology evaluation
  • Auditory Brainstem Response testing
  • Otoacoustic Emission testing
  • Hearing aid evaluation
  • Cochlear implant services
  • Counseling related to hearing disorders and tinnitus

Laryngology and Voice Disorders Unit

This specialised unit offers comprehensive care with regards to management of patients with voice and phonatory disorders such as common vocal folds lesions like vocal nodules, cysts, polyps, and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Patients will be assessed using rigid and flexible endoscopy as well as digital voice recordings for playback and analysis.

Cochlear Implant Unit

This unit is run by a team of cochlear implant experts. Patients referred are investigated and assessed the suitability for cochlear implantation. Suitable patients for the procedure are organised in all relevant aspects in preparation for the procedure and also post-operative follow-up and rehabilitation.

Balance Centre

This centre investigates and treats patients with vestibular disorders. Patients are referred from ENT clinic and other clinics within and outside the hospital. It is equipped with Computerised Dynamic Posturography, which is a one of its kind mode of investigation in the country as well as electronystagmography (ENG) with caloric stimulation.

Allergy and Immunotherapy Centre

This centre is a one stop centre for allergy related conditions whereby allergy testing, counselling and therapy is conducted. Patients are referred from ENT, Paediatric, Dermatology, and Respiratory and outside clinics for the above services. This centre is currently managed by qualified otolaryngologists and staff with specialised training in allergy.

Elective and Emergency Surgery

Elective surgeries shall be performed as schedule unless in emergency situation. Recent equipments utilize include radiofrequency surgical tools, powered instruments (microdebrider), latest carbon dioxide (CO2) laser with surgitouch and  robotic manipulator, high-speed otology drill, and image guided surgery.

Day Care Surgery

Amongst cases handled in Day Care Surgery include myringotomy and grommet insertion, excision/biopsy of head and neck lump or growth, foreign body removal, endoscopic sinus surgery, reduction of nasal bones fractures, and myringoplasty.


This workshop is organised twice a year at the Simulation Lab, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. It was aimed to give exposure to the latest Endoscopic techniques in ENT and Head & Neck surgeries. The workshop was held in February and August every year.



This is a collaboration programme with the Faculty of Dentistry to conduct a hearing test and health screening for Special Olympics athletes.

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  • Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya,
    Lembah Pantai, 59100,
    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


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  • Phone No : 03-79494422
    Fax : 03-79492030