Description of the Unit

The gastroenterology and hepatology unit in UMMC is one of the most advanced tertiary centers in Malaysia. We offer a comprehensive and state-of-the art care in a wide range of complex gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases in the country. In addition to that, we provide services in advance therapeutic endoscopic procedures. The endoscopy unit is one of 17 centers in the world to be accredited the Centers of Excellence by the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO). The gastroenterology and hepatology unit is additionally part of a multi-disciplinary Adult Liver Transplant service in UMMC.


Our services include inpatient care, outpatient clinics, day care procedures, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (see Endoscopy Unit).

We provide a wide-range of advanced GI Endoscopic Services including :

EUS (diagnostic & therapeutic)

ERCP (including 'spy-glass' cholangioscopy)


POEM (for Achalasia)

The following diseases and conditions are managed by our division:

  1. Upper Gastrointestinal and Small Bowel Disease

  2. Lower Gastrointestinal Disease

  3. Liver Diseases

  4. Biliary and Pancreatic Diseases


The clinic days are as follows:



8 am to 1pm

Monday (IBD Clinic)

8 am to 1pm


2pm to 5pm




We are heavily involved in research and have published numerous articles at both national and international levels.
Our research interests include:


Head of Unit :
Professor Dr. Ida Normiha Hilmi

Consultants and Specialists :

Professor Dr. Sanjiv Mahadeva
Professor Dr. Chan Wah Kheong
Associate Professor Dr. Ho Shiaw Hooi
Dr. Rosmawati Mohamed
Dr. Ruveena Bhavani Rajaram
Dr. Abdul Malik Thalha
Dr. Khoo Stanley
Dr. Chuah Kee Huat

Honorary Professor :
Professor Emeritus Dato Dr. Goh Khean Lee

Honorary Consultants :
Dr. Alex Leow Hwong Ruey
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Dr. Suresh Sithambaram