Dr. Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin is a professor in Dept of Anaesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia. She obtained her MBChB from the University of Dundee, Scotland, and her Master of Anaesthesia from University Malaya, Malaysia. She received a fellowship in Paediatric Anaesthesia from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, and training in paediatric liver transplant from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Her belief that education is the best tool for advocating the best patient outcomes has led her to pursue Master in medical education, in Universiti Malaya, Malaysia, and she has graduated with distinction.
Her interests include perioperative management of paediatric patients, advanced airway and ventilation management in anaesthesia and acute care, patient blood management, and medical education. Professor Dr. Ina has been an invited speaker in many national and international scientific meetings and workshops on paediatric anaesthesia, advanced airway management, and patient blood management. She has published various book chapters and articles in international peer-reviewed journals and is the editor-in-chief of the Malaysian Journal of Anaesthesiology.
Professor Dr. Ina is the current President of College of Anaesthesiologist, Academy of Medicine Malaysia and is the Immediate Past President of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists. She is also the President of Malaysian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesia. She is a strong advocator of clinical excellence in anaesthesia, and is in ensuring safety and the best patient outcome via her role as the leader in these portfolios.