Principal Officers


Prof. Dr. Nazirah Hasnan is Consultant Rehabilitation Physician & Deputy Director (Clinical) University of Malaya Medical Centre. She is also a Senior Lecturer at Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Her qualification are PhD (UM-USYD), MRehabMed (UM) MBBS (UM)

Her areas of expertise and interest are Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Pressure Ulcer and Wound Management

Pain Management, Technology for exercise and rehabilitation, (Functional Electrical Stimulation, Virtual Reality Rehabilitation), Exercise for spinal cord injury and persons with disabilities. Dr Nazirah is also engaged in Health Promotion for persons with disabilities.



Professor Dr Ida Normiha Binti Hilmi began her career with the Gartnavel and Western Infirmary in Scotland, and has also served with the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Southend Hospital and Homerton Hospital. Her area of expertise is gastroenterology. She is a member of Asia Pacific Working Group on the Diagnosis and Management of Ulcerative Colitis, Asia Pacific Working Group on Colorectal Cancer, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Academy of Medicine, Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Royal College of Physicians. Recent publications include contributions to J Dig Dis, Gut Pathogens, and Helicobacter. She is an active researcher and has won numerous awards including the Best Oral Presentation for East Anglia GUT meeting, East Anglia Deanery, in 2001; the Hunter's Prize in Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, in 1996; the Margaret Isabel Ure Prize in Medicine and Surgery , University of Glasgow, in 1997, and noted for her poster presentation of NOD2/CARD15 mutations in Malaysian patients with Crohn's Disease at the Falk Symposium Scientific Committee, in 2006. She is also a regular on the speaker circuit.

Dr Mohd Nahar Azmi Mohamed is the Head Department, Senior Academician and Consultant Sports Physician in the Department of Sports Medicine, University Malaya Medical Center. Dr Nahar is also a visiting Consultant Sports Physician at National Sport Institute and one of the Panel Board Members at National Coach Academy. He is a certified Aerobics Instructor and Master Trainer obtain from Ministry of Youth and Sports since 2005.

Dr Nahar undertook his training in Sports Medicine between 1999 to 2003 at University of Malaya and join as a full time Academician from 2003 till to date. He then received his appointment as Associated Professor in Sports Medicine since October 2015.

He is currently manages Sports Injuries and Sports Rehabilitation but his interest is more on Exercise Prescription especially those in moderate to high-risk group. Dr Nahar involve in a number of research and has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals. His current research study involve a group of Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer patients.

His involvement is not only in Academic and Research but he also has passion in creating a healthy lifestyle awareness for staff and patients in University Malaya Medical Center. He organised an Aerobics and Zumba session for staff twice a week, morning exercise for Hospital Management and Head Department twice a week. He also created an Exercise Support Group for Cancer Survivor in 2014 and till to date has received an overwhelming response from Cancer Survivors.

Dr Prashant Samberkar is a qualified Pathologist from Mumbai University. He has more than 18 years experience in the field Forensic Pathologist. In his capacity as an Associate Professor to the Department of Forensic Pathology, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), he conducts autopsies, crime scene examinations and gives evidence in the courts of Malaysia. As an academician he is profoundly occupied in lecturing and training undergraduate and post graduate medical student. As a respected clinician his contribution to Forensic Pathology was recognized in Fiji Islands and he was awarded the Excellent Service Certificate for two consecutive years.

He is on the Organ Transplant Committee at the UMMC and recently has joined as a member with the Malaysian Medical Association. He is also a life member with the Indian Medical Association. He has interest in Research, has publications in International Academic Journals and very recently has contributed photographs to the latest edition of Modi's Textbook of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology.

During this tenure spanning nearly two decades he had the opportunity to execute more than 5000 autopsies, numerous crime scene examinations and court appearances as an expert witness. This has allowed him to acquire a better understanding of the legal systems around the globe and sharpen his skills in providing reliable, impartial and evidence based opinions on numerous criminal cases, medico-legal documents and issues related to Iatrogenic Hospital Deaths leading to litigations.

Associate Professor Dr Khairul Azmi Bin Abd Kadir started his career in 1997 and is now a Medical Lecturer and Acting Head Of Department in the Department Of Biomedical Imaging at UM. He is a member of the Interventional Radiology Society Of Malaysia and specializes in Radiology (Neurointerventional Radiologist, Neuroradiology and General Interventional Radiology). He has contributed to various publications such as the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience and ISI prestigious journal.

His consultancy experience include being a Clinical Consultant from 2008-2012 at the Expert Advisor For IGMIC(Image Guided Minimally Invasive Center) organized by PPUM. He has spoken at various international events such as the 2nd Neuro Ophthalmology Symposium in 2010 and 2nd ISEC's International Scientific Meeting Oculoplastic Symposium in 2009.

YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Goh Khean Jin is leading authority in the field of neurosciences, and is affiliated with numerous professional bodies including being the Chairman of the Clinical Neurophysiology Section, Malaysian Society of Neurosciences. He started his medical career as Graduate Medical Officer at the Medical Unit 1, Singapore General Hospital in 1988. His areas of expertise include clinical neurology, internal medicine, clinical neurophysiology (electromyography, electroencephalography, evoked potential studies, clinical electrophysiology ), neuromuscular disorders (neuropathy, myopathy, neuromuscular junction disease) and botox therapy. He has contributed to various books and medical journals both national and international publications. His awards include : 7th Royal College of Physicians, London and Academy of Medicine of Malaysia Award for Research in Malaysia, Royal College of Physicians, London and Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, 2001, (National); Anugerah Khidmat Prestasi Cermerlang, Universiti Malaya, 1999; Certificate of Merit for the Discovery of Nipah Virus, Universiti Malaya, 1999, (University); Mahathir Science Award , Academy of Science, Malaysia, 2006, (International); and the Most Cited Paper Award for his work on "Fatal encephalitis due to a new paramyxovirus among pig-farmers in Malaysia," as well as the Merdeka Award in Health Science and Technology, The Merdeka Award Trust, 2008. In terms of contribution to society, he has also served as a medical advisor to the National Stroke Association of Malaysia.







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