Languages: Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, English
MMC Registration No: 32223
NSR Registration No: 125710
Dr. Afzal is a European Board Certified Urologist, who is well versed in all fields of urological sub-specialities including endourology, uro-oncocology, urogynaecology, andrology and kidney transplant. He also has unique expertise in minimally invasive procedures of the prostate.
Dr. Afzal completed his primary medical degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science (MBBS), at the University of Malaya in 1995 but his predilection for Urology led him to pursue his postgraduate studies at the same university, graduating with a Masters of Surgery in 2001, and subsequently to obtain his Fellowship of the European Board of Urology in 2008.
He received his early training in the mid-90s in Muar Hospital in Johor and later as Medical Officer at Seremban General Hospital in Negeri Sembilan.
In 1997-2001, Dr. Afzal took up a position as Trainee Lecturer and Medical Officer at the Department of Surgery at the University of Malaya Medical Centre before moving on to become a Urologist at the Urology Unit at the same hospital, where he was responsible for running the clinic, operating theatre and department staff training as well as to assist in the UMMC kidney transplant program.
In 2001, the Urology Unit of University of Malaya’s Department of Surgery appointed Dr. Afzal as a Lecturer, a post he maintained for four years until he left in 2005 to set up his own private practice as Consultant Urologist at Putra Medical Centre in Alor Star, Kedah. He joined KPJ Penang Specialist Hospital as Consultant Urologist in August 2009.
Dr. Afzal’s interest in Urology is marked by his numerous research, publications and presentations on topics relating to this field and his involvement as co-investigator in International Multicentre Trials.
His accomplishments include, among others, the first case of Prostiva, prostate therapy in Malaysia, the biggest case series of Prostiva, prostate therapy in Malaysia, and one of the largest case series of Memokath prostatic stent in Malaysia.