I am a paediatric surgeon at the University of Malaya Medical Centre and Faculty of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of Malaya, after which I pursued further training in Paediatric Surgery at the Paediatric Institute, Hospital Kuala Lumpur. I then commenced a 2-year fellowship as a Clinical Research Associate at the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for Children and the UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK, a world renowned centre of excellence for ground-breaking clinical and research work in children.
Prior to my return to my home country of Malaysia, I spent over 8 years as a clinician investigator at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore. There I continued to hone my clinical and surgical skills, in parallel with pursuing my interests in clinical research, which include the following:
1. Anorectal malformation and Hirschsprung’s disease – diagnostic techniques, clinical outcomes, impact on health, quality of life, transition care
2. Undescended testis – epidemiology and demographics, community awareness, diagnostic techniques, clinical outcomes, impact on health.
3. Health services in paediatric surgical practice – access to care, enhancing quality of care, data analytics
I also have a passion for education and training, especially in the development of surgical trainees.