Curriculum Vitae

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. ALEXANDER LOCH

Associate Professor
  • Department of Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • CARDIOLOGY

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • MRCP (2006) (UK), (Medicine)
    Royal Colleges of Physicians of The United Kingdom
  • MMed(2003) (US), (Medicine)
    Schiller, University
  • MBBS(2001) (US), (Perubatan dan Pembedahan)
    Schiller, University

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Committee Members
    16 Jul 2020 - 15 Jul 2024 (University Malaya)
  • Committee Members
    09 Feb 2021 - 09 Feb 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Steering committee for MY HF National Heart failure registry
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 (National)
  • Chairman
    31 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020 (National)
  • Coordinator
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 (Faculty)
  • Coordinator
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 (Faculty)
  • In charge of setting up dedicated dheart failure clinic at UMMC
    01 Jul 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 (University Malaya)
  • Coordinator
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 (Faculty)
  • Committee Member
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 (National)
  • Coordinator for Cardiology unit CME
    01 Jan 2018 - 30 Dec 2019 (University Malaya)
  • NHAM organizing committee member
    01 Oct 2018 - 17 Apr 2019 (National)
  • Programme Coordinator
    02 Jan 2007 - 02 Jan 2010 (Faculty)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • THE SOCIETY FOR CARDIOVASCULAR ANGIOGRAPHY AND INTERVENTIONS, FELLOW
    Since 2019 (International)
  • NATIONALL HEART ASSOCIATION MALAYSIA, FELLOWSHIP
    Since 2015 (National)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2021 (University)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Kuan, Sheh Wen; Chua, Kek Heng; Tan, E-Wei; Tan, Lay Koon; Loch, Alexander; Kee, Boon Pin (2022). Whole mitochondrial genome sequencing of Malaysian patients with cardiomyopathy, PEERJ. 10(), . doi:10.7717/peerj.13265
  2. Loch, Alexander; Manokaran, Pravinthiran (2022). Vanishing lung syndrome mimicking tension pneumothorax, BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL. 376(), . doi:10.1136/bmj-2021-068063
  3. Abd Malek, A. M.; Ghapar, A. K. Abd; Ross, N. T.; Lee, C. Y.; Kader, M. A. S. K. Abdul; Lawi, F. Mat; Liew, H. B.; Loch, A.; Ho, W. S.; Farouk, N. D. Mohamad; Karthikesan, D.; Cham, Y. L.; Abidin, S. K. Zainal; Ahmad, W. A. Wan (2021). Hospitalization outcomes at discharge for HF patients stratified by EF subgroups of national Malaysia Heart Failure (MYHF) Registry, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. 345(), 6-6. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.10.041
  4. Ghapar, A. K. Abdul; Ross, N. T.; Lee, C. Y.; Muhammad, F. S. Idayu; Lawi, F. Mat; Liew, H. B.; Loch, A.; Fegade, M.; Farouk, N. D. Mohamad; Karthikesan, D.; Cham, Y. L.; Ali, R. Mohd; Abidin, S. K. Zainal; Ahmad, W. A. Wan (2021). Treatment pattern and outcomes of patients hospitalized for HF: Interim review of National Malaysian Heart Failure (MYHF) registry, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. 345(), 38-38. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.10.113
  5. Loch, A.; Abidin, I. Zainal; Abd Ghapar, A. K.; Ross, N. T.; Ghazi, A. Mohd; Kader, M. A. S. Abdul; Lawi, F. Mat; Liew, B.; Gajria, R.; Farouk, N. D. Mohamad; Karthikesan, D.; Cham, Y. L.; Abidin, S. K. Zainal; Ahmad, W. A. Wan (2021). Diagnostics at admission across EF subgroup - data from the Malaysian Heart Failure (MYHF) Registry, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. 345(), 5-5. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.10.039
  6. Loch, Alexander; Koh, Peng Soon; Manokaran, Pravinthiran (2021). Giant hepatic cyst masquerading as right heart failure, EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL. 42(21), 2135-2135. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehab042
  7. Muhammad, A. S. Noor; Firdaus, H.; Loch, A. (2021). Impact of angiotensin-receptor neprilysin inhibitor on reverse cardiac remodeling in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. 345(), 37-37. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.10.111
  8. Siew, Kelvin Shenq Woei; Huynh Quoc Hieu; Loch, Alexander (2020). 'Transvenous' pleurocentesis, HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE. 27(5), 313-315. doi:10.1177/1024907919869779
  9. Siew, K. Kelvin Shenq Woei; Tan, M. P.; Hilmi, I.; Loch, A. (2019). Swallow syncope: a review of the current evidences, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE. 21(), 144-144
  10. 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
  11. 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
Scopus
  1. Yeganeh M., Jaweed S.S., Woei K.S.S., Zakaria M.I.B., Loch A. (2022). Accuracy of B-type natriuretic peptide in a multiethnic Asian population with acute dyspnea, Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. 29(2), 101-107. doi:10.1177/1024907920910623
  2. Bewersdorf J.P., Hautmann O., Kofink D., Abdul Khalil A., Zainal Abidin I., Loch A. (2017). The SPEED (sepsis patient evaluation in the emergency department) score: A risk stratification and outcome prediction tool, European Journal of Emergency Medicine. 24(3), 170-175. doi:10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000344
  3. Loch A., Bewersdorf J.P., Kofink D., Ismail D., Abidin I.Z., Veriah R.S. (2017). Generic atorvastatin is as effective as the brand-name drug (LIPITOR ) in lowering cholesterol levels: A cross-sectional retrospective cohort study, BMC Research Notes. 10(1), . doi:10.1186/s13104-017-2617-6
  4. Loch A., Bewersdorf J.P., Veeriah R.S. (2017). Early and aggressive ISR with a polymer- and carrier-free drug-coated stent system, Indian Heart Journal. 69(5), 651-654. doi:10.1016/j.ihj.2017.03.002
  5. Bustam A., Azhar M.N., Veriah R.S., Arumugam K., Loch A. (2014). Performance of emergency physicians in point-of-care echocardiography following limited training, Emergency Medicine Journal. 31(5), 369-373. doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-201789
  6. Abidin Z.L.Z., Ming W.T., Loch A., Hilmi I., Hautmann O. (2013). Are health professionals responsible for the shortage of organs from deceased donors in Malaysia?, Transplant International. 26(2), 187-194. doi:10.1111/tri.12019
  7. Loch A., Lwin T., Zakaria I.M., Abidin I.Z., Wan Ahmad W.A., 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. doi:10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-131174
  8. Loch A., Singh R.V., Abidin I.Z., Han C.K., Ahmad W.A.W. (2011). Late intravascular embolization of a chemo port catheter, Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 6(7), 1292. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e31821f9771
Others
  1. Loch, A., Siew, K., Tan, K. L., & Azman, R. R. (2022). Transient severe myocarditis and intraventricular thrombus associated with SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. Singapore medical journal, 10.11622/smedj.2022042. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2022042
  2. Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Guided Transesophageal Decompression of Pericardial Tamponade: A Case Report
  3. LRG1 A Novel Predictor Of Diastolic Dysfunction
  4. Bewersdorf T. & Loch A. (2018), Intracardiac leiomyomatosis, European Heart Journal, 39(41), 01, 3750, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy415
  5. Loch A. (2018). The SPEED score: give it some time. Eur J Emerg Med., 25(4), 301. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000531. PMID: 29944536.
  6. Ismail, M. D., Han, C. K., & Loch, A. (2016). Dislodgement of the MGuard Prime MicroNet During Primary PCI. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology, 39(5), 785 787. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00270-015-1290-1
  7. Loch, A., Geh, D. J., & Veriah, R. S. (2016). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a tool to diagnose parasitic infection?. European heart journal, 37(8), 702. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehv310
  8. Loch, A., Ang, C. C., & Ahmad, W. A. (2013). Re-usage of external pacing electrodes results in skin burns. Resuscitation, 84(9), e127 e128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2013.05.025
  9. Loch, A., Sadiq, M. A., & Wan Ahmad, W. A. (2013). Giant left atrium in a patient with prosthetic mitral valve. European heart journal, 34(13), 981. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/eht021
  10. Loch, A., Singh, R. V., Abidin, I. Z., Han, C. K., & Ahmad, W. A. (2011). Late intravascular embolization of a chemo port catheter. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, 6(7), 1292. https://doi.org/10.1097/JTO.0b013e31821f9771
  11. 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.

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2019 - 2023, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Role Of Cardiomyopathy-associated Genetic Variants In Malaysian Patients ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2020 - 2022, International Funding
    Genomic Profiling Of Cardiomyopathy In Malaysia ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2018 - 2022, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Genetic Mutation in Cardiomyopathies ( Co-Researcher)
  4. 2018 - 2021, RU Geran - Fakulti Program
    Molecular And Biochemical Characterization Of Mitochondrial Cardiomyopathy In Malaysia ( Co-Researcher)
  5. 2017 - 2020, UM Grant - Frontier Research Grant
    Genetic Analysis And Association Of Lmna Gene In Malaysian Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy ( Co-Researcher)
  6. 2013 - 2016, Abbott Vascular
    An International Post-Market registry of patients with de novo lesions in previously untreated vessel treated with Absorb BVS (ABSORB Registry) ( Consultant)
  7. 2010 - 2013, 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)
  8. 2009 - 2012, 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)
  9. 2009 - 2010, NONE
    A Study Of Door To Needle Time Before And After Implementation Of Thrombolytic Therapy Protocol For Acute St Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction ( Consultant)
  10. 2005 - 2010, MEDTRONIC
    To Evaluate the Real World Clinical Performance of the Endeavour ABT-578 Eluting Coronary Stent System (Medtronic) ( Consultant)
  11. 2008 - 2009, NONE
    Degree of Platelet inhibition by Clopidogrel and Cardiac Outcomes in Malaysian patients ( Consultant)
  12. 2008 - 2009, NONE
    The study on the use of BNP in the diagnosis of heart failure in patients presenting with SOB in ED ( Consultant)
  13. 2007 - 2008, NONE
    An Observational Study On Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns To Empirical Antibiotics Used In Complicated UTI In The Emergency Department ( Consultant)
  14. 2007 - 2008, NONE
    Public attitude towards cadaveric organ donation ( Consultant)
International
  1. 2018 - 2025, Phillip
    Normal Echocardiographic Values in Asian Population ( Principal Investigator(PI))
University
  1. 2018 - 2019, Private Funding
    Echocardiographic Reference Ranges for Normal Cardiac Chamber Sizes in an Asian Population ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2017 - 2018, Private Funding
    Association Study of Genetic Mutation and Cardiomyopathy Patients in Malaysia ( Co-Researcher)

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2022) Assessor for Proposal Defense, University, (Internal Examiner)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2022) Echocardiography Hands On Workshop, National, (Technical Advisor)
  2. (2022) Themis-Pci Advisory Board Meeting, National, (Resource Person)
  3. (2022) Advisory Board Heart Failure Gdmt: Role of Dapaglifozin, National, (Technical Advisor)
  4. (2022) Steering Committee of The Malaysian Hf Registry, National, (Resource Person)
Contribution to event
  1. (2022) Chairman Medical Masterclass, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  2. (2022) Panelist and Chairman Beat Hear Failure, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  3. (2021) Speaker for Rethink Renal 2021 Webcast, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  4. (2021) Speaker for Revolution Hf: Moe Summit 2021, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  5. (2021) Chairman for National Heart Association of Malaysia Nham 2021, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  6. (2021) Speaker "Optimising Heart Failure Management', National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  7. (2021) Chairman and Course Coordinator Revolution Hf: Moe Summit 2021, National, (Event Coordinator)
  8. (2021) Delegate American Coll Ge of Cardiology Foundation Annual Symposium, International, (Participant)
  9. (2021) Speaker for 11th Bit (Bangladesh Interventional Therapeutics Meeting) Summit, International, (Panelist/Moderator)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
Master
  1. (2022) MOLECULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL CARDIOMYOPATHY IN MALAYSIA, KUAN SHEH WEN
  2. (2022) P waves morphology : Correlation in Diagnostic and Severity of Heart Failure with Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction, Fa'iz Bin Mashood
  3. (2022) GENETICS OF CARDIOMYOPATHIES: INVESTIGATION OF CARDIOMYOPATHY-ASSOCIATED GENES IN MALAYSIAN PATIENTS, TAN E-WEI
  4. (2021) -, UMA DEVI MARKANDAN
  5. (2020) MOLECULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL CARDIOMYOPATHY IN MALAYSIA, KUAN SHEH WEN
  6. (2020) Genetics of Cardiomyopathy: Investigation of Cardiomyopathy-Associated Genes in Malaysian Patients, TAN E-WEI
  7. (2020) Genetic Mutation in Cardiomyopathy, Kee Boon Pin
  8. (2019) Sacubitril Valsartan effect on left ventricular systolic function, Azlan bin Atan
  9. (2019) Epidemiological transition in infective endocarditits, Dr Mohd Sunil
  10. (2019) PREVALENCE OF HIGH SENSITIVITY TROPONIN AMONG ESRF PATIENTS AT UNIVERSITY MALAYA MEDICAL CENTRE, SANTHANARUBEN A/L RAJENDRAN
  11. (2019) ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES RANGES FOR NORMAL CARDIAC CHAMBER SIZES IN ASIAN POPULATION, LOGGENTHARAN KADERES
  12. (2018) -, NAZRUL IZWAN BIN NOR AZHAR
  13. (2018) -, MUHAMMAD AZLAN BIN ASERI
  14. (2017) -, MOHD AIZUDDIN BIN MOHD ZULASTRI
  15. (2015) -, LOW SOOK LING
  16. (2009) -, SAFREEDA SF BINTI SALIM
  17. (2009) Utility of shock index in sepsis, Monir O. Mhemed Abusharib
  18. (2009) Performance of Emergency Physicians in point of care Echocardiography following Limited Training, Aidawati Binti Bustam @ Mainudin
  19. (2009) A Study Of Door To Needle Time Before And After Implementation Of Thrombolytic Therapy Protocol For Acute St Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Tint Lwin
  20. (2009) -, MUFTAH ABDUSALAM ELBAHLOUL
  21. (2008) The study on the use of BNP in the diagnosis of heart failure in patients presenting with SOB in ED, Mojdeh Yeganeh
  22. (2008) -, SYED SALEEM JAVEED
  23. (2008) Functional outcome in stroke patients, Hussain Gasim
  24. (2008) E-Learning Versus Traditional Lecturing For The Teaching Of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Khalid Hamza
  25. (2008) -, ASHRAF YOUSIF ELSIDDIG HASSAN
  26. (2008) Knowledge And Attitudes Of Healthcare Workers Towards Cadaveric Donation In Malaysia, Wee Tong Ming
  27. (2007) An Observational Study On Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns To Empirical Antibiotics Used In Complicated UTI In The Emergency Department, Mariam John
  28. (2007) -, KHALID R. HAMZA BAHAR
  29. (2007) -, MAHMOUD SIDDIG ELAWAD SULMAN
  30. (2007) -, SAIDATUL AMINAH BINTI OSMAN
  31. (2006) -, JULINA @ AZIMAH BINTI MD NOOR
  32. (2006) -, NORAFIZAN BINTI MOHD ALI
  33. (2006) -, TINT LWIN
  34. (2006) -, AHMED ZIYAN

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2011) Masters in Internal Medicine
  2. (2010) Masters in Emergency Medicine
  3. (2009) Master in Emergency Medicine
  4. (2008) Masters in Emergency Medicine
Bachelor
  1. (2013) M B B S Part 3b
  2. (2013) M B B S Part 3a
  3. (2012) M B B S Part 3b
  4. (2011) M B B S Part 3b
  5. (2010) M B B S Part 3b
  6. (2009) M B B S Part 3b
  7. (2008) M B B S Part 3b