Profiles

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS, Cert Theology (Aust, Hons), MBBS (Mal), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Glasg), MSc Community Paediatrics (Ldn, distinction), is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician and Researcher. He served in the civil service for more than 35 years and was formerly Head of Paediatric Department at Ipoh Hospital and Head of Clinical Research Centre at Perak, Malaysia. 

He has been working with individuals with disability since 1978. He has been instrumental in establishing a number of family support groups and disability NGOs. He has assisted the Family Health Division, MOH to revise the child health programme for developmental screening and developed the national registration mechanism for disability registration. 

He helped establish the National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC) and is currently its adviser. He is an active Child Advocate and is the recipient of the “Outstanding Asian Paediatrician Award” 2012 and “SENIA Advocacy Award” 2016. He is active in supporting and working with parents and their children with disability. 

He has a long standing interest in children in the community child abuse, adolescents, disadvantaged & marginalised children (especially the Orang Asli). With his wife, he is also offers spiritual direction and counselling.

Dr Ch’ng Gaik Siew

Dr Ch’ng Gaik Siew is a consultant clinical geneticist and paediatrician and currently heads the Department of Genetics, Penang Hospital. Dr Ch’ng formerly worked for 11 years in the Department of Genetics, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, which serves as the national referral centre for inherited metabolic disorders and genetic disorders in Malaysia. 

Dr Ch’ng obtained her medical degree from UKM (National University of Malaysia) and the United Kingdom postgraduate qualification in Paediatrics (MRCPCH, UK). She went on to complete the Clinical Genetics Fellowship programme and spent the last year of training at the Institute of Human Genetics, International Centre for Life, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. 

Dr Ch’ng has an active involvement in continuing medical education, professional development and research in genetics and rare disorders. She has been appointed as the Honorary lecturer for MSc in genetic counselling course from UKM and a committee member of the National Task Force for Paediatric Palliative Care. She is a life- member of Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics. As a clinical geneticist, Dr Ch’ng provides pre and post-test counselling and genetic testing which include carrier detection, presymptomatic/predictive testing and prenatal diagnosis. 

She also serves as a resource of information to other health care professionals on genetic and rare disorders through the role as care coordinator in management of complicated multisystemic genetic disorders, in addition to rendering professional advice for patient support groups and the general public. Dr Ch’ng has keen interest in mindfulness-based therapies and their clinical application in supporting caregivers and patients with life-limiting genetic disorders.

Dr Eg Kah Peng

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).

Dr Fahisham Taib

Dr Fahisham Taib is a Paediatrician and Senior lecturer of Universiti Sains Malaysia. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1999. He then pursued his postgraduate degrees by obtaining MRCPCH from Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health UK, MMedSci from National University of Ireland in Galway, DCH from Royal College of Physician and Surgeon Glasgow and SpecCertPallCare from University of Melbourne Australia. He also completed a 2 years stint in Cardiff under the guidance Dr Richard Hain (PPC trainer) as he pursued his palliative care training under MTI fellowship program in Wales. 

At Hospital USM, he covered hospital and community complex palliative care and general cases and spear headed SCAN team locally. He is an avid writer which he has produced 32 papers nationally and internationally to his name.
He actively involved in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students plus holding key post such as hospital ethical committee, UG year 5 coordinator and various other posts in the department and faculty. 

He works in the community with various NGOs as volunteer to under privilege children such as Syrian children in Malaysia, Community and Family Case Study (under USM) for USM community service and voluntary Doctor for YOKUK Sayang Homecare. He trained volunteers under MAPPAC banner, Homecare team in YOKUK and recently has been elected to head myPPC, MPA advocacy wing which function to disseminate palliative care knowledge among doctors and public. 

He also has interest in fishing and watching the nature during his spare time.

Dr Sa’ari Bin Mohamad Yatim

Dr Saari Mohamad Yatim graduated with MD from Universiti Sains Malaysia and obtained his Master Degree in Rehabilitation Medicine ( M.Rehab Med) from Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He is also pursuing his area of interest study in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Medical Department, Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong in 2010.

Dr Saari has been working in public services under Ministry of Health, Malaysia for twenty years and sits on several committees locally and internationally. Currently he is the Deputy Head of Rehabilitation Medicine services in the Ministry of Health and Head of Rehabilitation Department, Hospital Serdang, Selangor. 

He is also an executive board members of Asia-Oceanian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

Prof Dr Sharaf Ibrahim

Dr Sharaf Ibrahim did his medical studies in Cairo University, Egypt. He was trained in orthopaedic surgery in UKM and paediatric orthopaedic surgery in Glasgow. He was a clinical professor in UKM from 1993 to 2019. 

After retirement in July 2019, he is now a visiting paediatric orthopedic surgeon in Hospital UKM. His passion is in teaching and training junior surgeons. Internationally, he has taught in South-East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr Sharmina Kamal Shamsul Kamal

DR SHARMINA KAMAL SHAMSUL KAMAL is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist attached to Sunway Medical Centre. She obtained her speciality from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, United Kingdom in 2012. 

She has been on the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia Council since 2014 and was Honorary Secretary from 2017 - 2019.

Dr Tay Chee Geap

Dr Tay Chee Geap is currently a consultant paediatric neurologist at Sunway Medical Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. He studied medicine and completed his postgraduate and sub-specialty training at Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Subsequently, he went abroad to further his paediatric neuromuscular training in the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, London. 

He was an academic staff at Department of Paediatrics, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur for 12 years, from 2007 to 2019. In addition to teaching and training both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Dr Tay has published widely in both national and international peer-reviewed academic journals. 

He is an editor of the “Textbook of Paediatrics and Child Health” (ISBN: 978-967-488-115-3) and also a reviewer of the Neurology Asia Journal. His research interest is in the field of paediatric neurology particularly paediatric neuromuscular disorders.

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