ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. MARNIZA BINTI SAAD

Marniza Saad is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Department of Clinical Oncology, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since 2006. She also holds the Associate Professor post at the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya (UM) Kuala Lumpur. She obtained her Medical Degree from University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom in 1997. She completed her general medical training within the South Wales Medical Rotation in 2000. In 2001 she joined UM as a trainee lecturer in Oncology. She pursued her formal training as clinical oncologist at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, UK from 2002 to 2006 and was awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Radiologists (Clinical Oncology) in 2006. She is now the supervisor and internal examiner for the Master of Clinical Oncology programme in UM since May 2006. Working within the department Education Committee, she has deep passion for education and training of future oncologists in Malaysia. She was the Head of Department of Clinical Oncology UMMC from 2013 to 2015. During this time she was overseeing the development of Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) with the designated expert teams, until successful initiation of the services in UMMC in May and September 2015, respectively. She is currently in the UMMC Intra-Operative Radiotherapy Working Group to introduce the service in UMMC in the near future. She is an Exco Committee member for Malaysia Oncological Society since 2013. She is a member of College of Radiology Academy of Medicine Malaysia and European Society for Medical Oncology. Her areas of special interest include genitourinary cancer, sarcoma, breast and gastrointestinal cancers. She is the principle investigator for several international clinical trials mainly in urological cancers and regularly speaks in the areas of her interest at both local and international conferences. 

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. TAN AI HUEY

Dr. Tan Ai Huey is an Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist at the University of Malaya, with a subspecialty interest in Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders. She has served as a Council Member of the Malaysian Movement Disorder Council since 2013, and was Co-Author of the National Consensus Guidelines for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. In 2018, she was elected as the President of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN), the professional body that represents Malaysian clinicians and scientists in the neurology/neuroscience field. At the international level, Dr Tan serves on several committees in the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) including the MDS Education Committee.   Dr Tan’s research areas are in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, with a particular interest in exploring the role of gut infections and gut microbiota in neurodegenerative diseases.  Other research scopes include genetics, inflammation and geriatric aspects of parkinsonian disorders, and the characterization of rare/orphan neurological diseases. She has numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters, and has won several research awards. Dr. Tan is very passionate about teaching and is grateful to have met many great teachers and mentors in her life. She is actively involved in curriculum planning as well as exams coordination at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, at the Faculty of Medicine in University of Malaya.

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PROF. DR. SEE MEE HOONG

Prof. Dr. See Mee-Hoong is an esteemed senior lecturer at the University of Malaya and a dedicated Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the University Malaya Medical Center (UMMC). Graduating with her undergraduate medical degree from UPM in 2003, she continued her journey of academic excellence by earning her Master's Degree in Surgery (General) from the University of Malaya in May 2011. Her profound commitment to medical education and practice led her to join the University Malaya Medical Faculty in 2012, where she specialized as a clinical lecturer with a focus on Breast Oncoplastic Surgery. Dr. See's pursuit of excellence extended internationally when she became an honorary fellow of Breast Oncoplastic Surgical Training at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand in 2013. In 2016, she further honed her skills by completing advanced training in minimally invasive techniques and Cryoablation at Kameda Medical Centre, guided by the expertise of Dr. Eisuke Fukuma. Dr. See holds a pivotal role as the clinical head of the Breast Surgery Unit at UMMC, leading a team dedicated to providing high-quality care to patients. Her passion for advancing medical knowledge has driven her to engage actively in a range of clinical research at the University of Malaya. Her primary research interests encompass the realm of Clinical Breast Surgical Oncology, with a focus on pioneering techniques such as minimally invasive breast surgeries and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) in Breast Reconstruction. She has also played a critical role in developing Decision Aids in Breast Reconstruction and has been extensively involved in clinical trials centered on breast cancer oncological treatments, including Minimally Invasive and Breast Oncoplastic Surgery, Intraoperative Radiotherapy (TARGIT B Trial), and initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for breast conserving surgery and oncology treatment for breast cancer. Her extensive research portfolio extends to epidemiology, epigenetics, and biomarkers research for breast cancers. Dr. See's commitment to medical leadership is demonstrated through her affiliations with esteemed organizations such as the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine, Breast Surgery International (BSI) under International Surgical Society, and the International Endoscopic and Robotic Surgery (IERBS) and International Breast Oncoplastic Society community. She has held positions as the vice chairman of the Breast and Endocrine Chapter, and she is a dedicated member of multiple surgical chapters, including Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast and Endocrine Chapter, and Women in Surgery Chapter. Currently, Dr. See serves as the deputy Head of Visibility Unit in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya, where she continues to contribute to the enhancement of the university's reputation and impact. In addition, her visionary leadership is evident in her role as the head of the Asian Breast Surgery Forum (ABSF - an ECHO Project) in colaboration with the University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO®, heading the Asian Breast Surgery Forum which involved 12 Asian countries as spoke and expert teams, a collaboration involving 12 Asian countries as spoke and expert teams, aiming to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise in breast surgery.  

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