Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. ALEXANDER LOCH

  • Associate Professor

  • Department of Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine
  •   aloch@um.edu.my

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, Faculty, 02/01/2010 to present
  • CHAIRMAN, National, 31/10/2020 to 31/10/2020
  • Steering committee for MY HF National Heart failure registry, National, 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2020
  • COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
  • Committee Member, National, 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
  • COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
  • COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
  • NHAM organizing committee member, National, 01/10/2018 to 17/04/2019
  • In charge of setting up dedicated dheart failure clinic at UMMC, University Malaya, 01/07/2018 to 31/12/2019
  • Coordinator for Cardiology unit CME, University Malaya, 01/01/2018 to 30/12/2019
  • PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, Faculty, 02/01/2007 to 02/01/2010
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • MRCP (2006) (UK), MEDICINE, ROYAL COLLEGES OF PHYSICIANS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
  • MMed(2003) (US), MEDICINE, SCHILLER, UNIVERSITY
  • MBBS(2001) (US), MEDICINE AND SURGERY(PERUBATAN DAN PEMBEDAHAN), SCHILLER, UNIVERSITY
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Fellow, Since 2019 (International)
  • NAtionall Heart Association Malaysia, Fellowship, Since 2015 (National)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • CARDIOLOGY
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • M B B S Part 3B, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2007/2008 - 1 2 3 )
  • M B B S Part 3B, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2008/2009 - 1 2 3 )
  • Masters in Emergency Medicine, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2009/2010 - 1 2 3 )
  • Masters In Internal Medicine, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011 - 1 2 3 )
  • M B B S Part 3B, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012 - 1 2 3 )
  • M B B S Part 3A, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 1 2 3 )
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    WoS
    2019
    • Siew, K. S. W., Tan, M. P., Hilmi, I. N., Loch, A. (2019). Swallow syncope: a case report and review of literature. Bmc Cardiovascular Disorders, 19(1), 12. doi:10.1186/s12872-019-1174-4
    • Sunil, M., Hieu, H. Q., Singh, R. S. A., Ponnampalavanar, S., Siew, K. S. W., Loch, A. (2019). Evolving trends in infective endocarditis in a developing country: a consequence of medical progress? Annals of clinical microbiology and antimicrobials, 18(1), 9. doi: 10.1186/s12941-019-0341-x
    2013
    • Loch, A., Lwin, T., Zakaria, I. M., Abidin, I. Z., Ahmad, W. A. W., Hautmann, O. (2013). Failure to improve door-to-needle time by switching to emergency physician-initiated thrombolysis for ST elevation myocardial infarction, Postgraduate Medical Journal. 89(1052), 335-339
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • LRG1 A Novel Predictor Of Diastolic Dysfunction (WoS)
    • Giant hepatic cyst masquerading as right heart failure (WoS)
    2020
    • Mojdeh Yeganeh, Syed Saleem Jaweed, Kelvin Siew Shenq Woei, Mohd Idzwan bin Zakaria and Alexander Loch. Accuracy of B-type natriuretic peptide in a multiethnic Asian population with acute dyspnea. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. 0.1177/1024907920910623 (WoS)
    2019
    • Siew, K. S. W., Hieu, H. Q., & Loch, A. (2019). Transvenous pleurocentesis. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1024907919869779. (WoS)
    • Sunil, M., Hieu, H. Q., Singh, R. S. A., Ponnampalavanar, S., Siew, K. S., & Loch, A. (2019). Evolving trends in infective endocarditis in a developing country: a consequence of medical progress?. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 18(1), 43. (WoS)
    2018
    • c, Volume 39, Issue 41, 1 November 2018, Pages 3750, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy415 (WoS)
    • Eur J Emerg Med. 2018 Aug;25(4):301. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000531. (WoS)
    2017
    • Loch A, Bewersdorf JP, Veeriah RS.Early and aggressive ISR with a polymer- and carrier-free drug-coated stent system. Indian Heart J. 2017 Sep - Oct;69(5):651-654. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2017.03.002. Epub 2017 Mar 17. (SCOPUS)
    2015
    • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a tool to diagnose parasitic infection? Loch A, Geh DJ, Veriah RS. Eur Heart J. 2015 Jul 18. pii: ehv310. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 26188216 (WoS)
    • The SPEED (sepsis patient evaluation in the emergency department) score: a risk stratification and outcome prediction tool. Bewersdorf JP, Hautmann O, Kofink D, Abdul Khalil A, Zainal Abidin I, Loch A. Eur J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26524675 (WoS)
    2013
    • Re-usage of external pacing electrodes results in skin burns. Alexander Loch, Choon Chin Ang, Wan azman Wan Ahmad. Resuscitation (2013), http;//dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2013.05.025 (WoS)
    • Bustam A, Noor Azhar M, Singh Veriah R, Arumugam K, Loch A. Performance of emergency physicians in point-of-care echocardiography following limited training. Emerg Med J. 2013 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print] (WoS)
    • Loch A, Lwin T, Zakaria IM, Abidin IZ, Wan Ahamad WA, Hautmann O: Failure to improve door-to needle time by switching to Emergency physician initiated thrombolysis for ST elevation myocardial infarction. Postgraduate Medical Journal. March 2013. (WoS)
    • Zainal Abidin ZL, Wee Tong Ming, Alexander Loch, Ida Hilmi, Oliver Hautmann. Are health professionals responsible for the shortage of organs from deceased donors in Malaysia? Transplant International. Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 187 194, February 2013 (WoS)
    • Giant left atrium in a patient with prosthetic mitral valve; Alexander Loch, Muhammad Athar Sadiq and Wan Azman Wan Ahmad. Eur Heart J (2013) doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht021. First published online: February 7, 2013
    2011
    • Late intravascular embolization of a chemo port catheter. Alexander Loch, Ramesh Veriah Singh, Imran Zainal Abidin, Chee Kok Han, Wan Azman Wan Ahmad. Published in Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2011 Jul, 6(7):1292 (ISI) (WoS)
    2010
    • Loch A, Hilmi IN, Mazam Z, Pillay Y, Choon DSK. Differences in attitude towards cadaveric organ donation: observations in a multiracial Malaysian society. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. Vol 17(3); Jul 2010; p236-243. (WoS)
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Genetic Mutation in Cardiomyopathies, Co-Researcher, 2018 - 2022 (National)
  • Role Of Cardiomyopathy-associated Genetic Variants In Malaysian Patients, Co-Researcher, 01/09/2019 to 31/05/2023, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) (Government)
  • Phillip
  • Normal Echocardiographic Values in Asian Population, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2025 (International)
  • Abbott Vascular
  • An International Post-Market registry of patients with de novo lesions in previously untreated vessel treated with Absorb BVS (ABSORB Registry), Consultant, 2013 - 2016 (National)
  • MEDTRONIC
  • A Prospective, Multicenter, Non-randomized Study, Evaluation of the Endeavor Resolute Zotarolimus- Eluting Coronary Stent system in a patient population with Long lesion (s) and/or Dual Vessels in Asia , Consultant, 2010 - 2013 (National)
  • To Evaluate the Real World Clinical Performance of the Endeavour ABT-578 Eluting Coronary Stent System (Medtronic), Consultant, 2005 - 2010 (National)
  • NONE
  • A Study Of Door To Needle Time Before And After Implementation Of Thrombolytic Therapy Protocol For Acute St Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Consultant, 2009 - 2010
  • Degree of Platelet inhibition by Clopidogrel and Cardiac Outcomes in Malaysian patients, Consultant, 2008 - 2009
  • The study on the use of BNP in the diagnosis of heart failure in patients presenting with SOB in ED, Consultant, 2008 - 2009
  • An Observational Study On Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns To Empirical Antibiotics Used In Complicated UTI In The Emergency Department, Consultant, 2007 - 2008
  • Public attitude towards cadaveric organ donation, Consultant, 2007 - 2008
  • Eli Lily
  • A Comparison of Prasugrel and Clopidogrel in Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) subjects with unstable angina/ Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (UA/NSTEMI) who are medically managed , Consultant, 2009 - 2012 (National)
  • International Funding
  • Genomic Profiling Of Cardiomyopathy In Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2022, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) (Government)
  • RU Geran - Fakulti Program
  • Molecular And Biochemical Characterization Of Mitochondrial Cardiomyopathy In Malaysia , Co-Researcher, 01/09/2018 to 28/02/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Private Funding
  • Echocardiographic Reference Ranges for Normal Cardiac Chamber Sizes in an Asian Population, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/06/2018 to 31/05/2019, TABUNG UMSC CA.R.E (University)
  • Association Study of Genetic Mutation and Cardiomyopathy Patients in Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 01/11/2017 to 31/10/2018, TABUNG UMSC CA.R.E (University)
  • UM Grant - Frontier Research Grant
  • Genetic Analysis And Association Of Lmna Gene In Malaysian Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Co-Researcher, 12/09/2017 to 12/10/2020, Universiti Malaya (UMCCED) (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • Knowledge And Attitudes Of Healthcare Workers Towards Cadaveric Donation In Malaysia, Wee Tong Ming, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • E-Learning Versus Traditional Lecturing For The Teaching Of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Khalid Hamza, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • An Observational Study On Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns To Empirical Antibiotics Used In Complicated UTI In The Emergency Department, Mariam John, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Utility of shock index in sepsis, Monir O. Mhemed Abusharib, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Epidemiological transition in infective endocarditits, Dr Mohd Sunil, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, MOHD AIZUDDIN BIN MOHD ZULASTRI, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • Functional outcome in stroke patients, Hussain Gasim, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Performance of Emergency Physicians in point of care Echocardiography following Limited Training, Aidawati Binti Bustam @ Mainudin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • The study on the use of BNP in the diagnosis of heart failure in patients presenting with SOB in ED, Mojdeh Yeganeh, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A Study Of Door To Needle Time Before And After Implementation Of Thrombolytic Therapy Protocol For Acute St Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Tint Lwin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Ongoing
    • -, MUHAMMAD AZLAN BIN ASERI, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • Sacubitril Valsartan effect on left ventricular systolic function, Azlan bin Atan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • GENETICS OF CARDIOMYOPATHIES: INVESTIGATION OF CARDIOMYOPATHY-ASSOCIATED GENES IN MALAYSIAN PATIENTS, TAN E-WEI, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • -, LOW SOOK LING, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • Genetic Mutation in Cardiomyopathy, Kee Boon Pin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Genetics of Cardiomyopathy: Investigation of Cardiomyopathy-Associated Genes in Malaysian Patients, TAN E-WEI, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • MOLECULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL CARDIOMYOPATHY IN MALAYSIA, KUAN SHEH WEN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • MOLECULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL CARDIOMYOPATHY IN MALAYSIA, KUAN SHEH WEN, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • World Heart Day Public Education forum, 01/10/2021 to 01/10/2021 (National)
    • Sime Darby CSR Army Roadshow , 14/02/2020 to 14/02/2020
    • Patient information leaflet for cardiac procedures, 02 Jan 2012
    • Organizer ACLS courses, 04/02/2007 to 02/01/2011
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Speaker for Rethink Renal 2021 Webcast, 11/10/2021 to 11/10/2021, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Speaker for Revolution HF: MOE Summit 2021, 01/10/2021 to 01/10/2021, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Chairman for National Heart Association of Malaysia NHAM 2021, 03/09/2021 to 05/09/2021, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Speaker "Optimising Heart Failure Management', 19/08/2021 to 21/08/2021, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Chairman and Course Coordinator Revolution HF: MOE Summit 2021, 24/07/2021 to 24/07/2021, National, (Event Coordinator)
  • Delegate American Coll ge of Cardiology Foundation Annual Symposium, 15/05/2021 to 17/05/2021, International, (Participant)
  • Speaker for 11th BIT (Bangladesh Interventional Therapeutics Meeting) Summit, 05/02/2021 to 07/02/2021, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2021 (CERTIFICATE)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    CONFERENCE
  • Management of Intracoronary Thrombosis, -, 16/06/2019 to 16/06/2019, Japan, Tokai University (International)
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • Bifurcation Interventinon : Management of Intracoronary Thrombosis, 7TH Tam Duc Scientific Days for Cardiovascular Diseases , 05/10/2019 to 06/10/2019, - (National)
  • AF management in primary care, UMSC Educational Initiative, 29/09/2019 to 29/09/2019, UMSC (National)
  • What's new : Updates ARNIs in ADHF, Impact Heart Failure Conference, 29/09/2019 to 29/09/2019, - (National)
  • Updates in Internal Medicine : Heart Failure over the last decade, College of Physician Regional Conference 2019, 24/08/2019 to 24/08/2019, ACADMED (National)
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, NHAM Conference, 13/04/2019 to 13/04/2019, NHAM (National)
  • How to keep the Cardiologist away, Public Health Talk, 03/04/2019 to 03/04/2019, - (National)
  • ECG Interpretation in real life, Emergency Department Teaching Day, 29/01/2019 to 29/01/2019, HTAR (National)
  • Updates of in ACLS, 'MYLIVE' - Cardiology Workshop, 26/07/2013 to 26/07/2013, University of Malaya Medical Centre Cardiology Unit (National)
  • Pitfalls in USS assessment and Valve assessment, Winfocus critical care USS course, 28/04/2013 to 28/04/2013, Winfocus Group (National)
  • Cardiac MRI in clinical practice, National Heart Association Malaysia Annual Congress, 12/04/2013 to 12/04/2013, National Heart Association Malaysia
  • PCI to SVG, ICF Malacca , 01/12/2012 to 01/12/2012, Organizing Committee (National)
  • Assessment LV function and Lecture assessment RV function, Winfocus critical care USS course, 07/07/2012 to 07/07/2012 (National)
  • Reducing delays in the Emergency department, National Heart Association Malaysia Annual Congress, 06/04/2012 to 08/04/2012, National Heart Association Malaysia
  • Assessment volume status, Winfocus critical care USS course, 20/04/2011 to 20/04/2011
  • PRESENTER
  • Case presentations:LMS dissection ; PCI post AMI with heavy thrombus load ; Post angioplasty hypotension, Kuching ICF intervention forum, 21/10/2011 to 21/10/2011, Organizing Committee (National)