Paediatrics

 

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The upper age limit of such patients ranges from age 12 in Malaysia. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Zaidi Bin Zakaria is our Consultant Paediatrician. Dr. Zaidi is from School of Medical Science, University Science of Malaysia in 1995 and obtained his Master’s Degree in Paediatrics from the same university in August 2004.
Dr. Zaidi had ten years experience working in a vast number of major State Government Hospitals such as General Hospital of Taiping, General Hospital of Sarawak, General Hospital of Alor Setar, General Hospital of Kuala Terengganu, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, General Hospital of Kota Bharu and General Hospital of Pulau Pinang.
He also had the opportunity to work in a district hospital i.e Hospital of Serian, Sarawak as a Medical and Health Officer and as an acting Hospital Director. He was with Bagan Specialist Centre, Butterworth as a Resident Paediatrician from 2005 – 2009. Having involved in Paediatrics (as a medical officer and specialist) for the last 10 years, Dr. Zaidi has gained and built a special interest in Neonatology. He was appointed as Pediatrician in-charge in Neonatology Unit at General of Hospital Kota Bharu and Hospital Pulau Pinang before joining Bagan Specialist Hospital Centre in 2005.

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Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Ahmad Rustam graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with MD degree in 1998 and Masters of Medicine (Paediatrics) in 2007. He has been serving the Malaysian public since 1998 at various government hospitals and Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with over 12 years of training and exposure in the field of General Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiology. He also had the privilege to do his fellowship training in Paediatric Cardiology at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom in year 2010 and 2011. Aside from his vast exposure in the paediatric discipline, he has also participated in various local and international meetings and conferences. In the field of medical education, Dr Ahmad Rustam was involved in clinical training, tutorial and lectures for students of Melaka Manipal Medical College and Penang Medical College, contributing to the development of the younger generation through his teaching posts in both colleges. He also mentors elective medical students, house officers and registrars in the paediatric department at the government hospital. Dr Ahmad Rustam has special interests in transthoracic echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography, paediatric cardiac intensive care and interventional procedures for congenital heart disease such as PDA occlusion, ASD device closure and percutaneous transcatheter balloon valvuloplasty / angioplasty.

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Aside from her vast exposure in the paediatric discipline, she has also participated in various local and international meetings and conferences. In the field of medical education, Dr Tan Ying Beih was involved in clinical training, tutorial and lectures for students of Universiti Islam Malaysia (UIA) and AIMST contributing to the development of the younger generation through her teaching posts in the College. She is also mentors for elective medical students, house officers, paediatric registrars and supervisor for fellow trainee in neonatology in the government hospital.

Education and Fellowship:

Dr. Tan Ying Beih graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with MD degree in 1999 and Member of the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health, United Kingdom in 2004. She has been serving the Malaysian public since 1999 at various government Hospitals Malaysia with over 15 years of training and exposure in the field of General Paediatrics and Neonatology. She also had the privilege to do his fellowship training in Neonatology at KK Women and Children Hospital, Singapore in year 2009.

Specialty Interests:

Dr. Tan Ying Beih has special interest in newborn screening, neonatal intensive care, general paediatric diagnosis and management and developmental milestone screening and assessment. She is a qualified user on Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales and also trained on Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development.

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Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Nasir graduated from UKM and obtained his MD in 1989. He passed his Masters examination in General Paediatrics from USM. He has vast experience as Senior Consultant Paediatrician in diagnosis, treatment and management of various children and neonatal cases. Additionally, he has very strong knowledge of examining and interpreting laboratory tests and performing routine procedures. He also has good communication skills and able to communicate well in English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese (Cantonese) languages.

Education and Fellowship:

SSP, AMP, PMP,PJK, MD (UKM), M.Med. Paediatric (USM), will be joining KPJ Penang Specialist Hospital as a Sessional Consultant Paediatrician effective 1st May 2014.

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