Professor Dr Loh Pui San is a Senior
Consultant Anaesthesiologist and the Head of Department of Anaesthesiology,
Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya. She specializes in the clinical field
of transplant anaesthesia and perioperative medicine, in particular geriatric
anaesthesia. A lecturer in University Malaya Medical Centre since 2011, she was
also a Fellows in Australia and Cambridge, UK under the prestigious
Commonwealth Medical Award.
believes as the world population ages and increasingly more older individuals
require surgery at the end of their lifetimes, this is a field that deserves
attention with equal focus, similar to the other extreme of age in children.
She hopes to build the field of geriatric anaesthesia with multidisciplinary
colleagues working in both public and private institutions via her active
involvement in the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Fragility Fracture
Network and Ministry of Health. She is part of an expert panel in the National
Clinical Practice Guideline for Hip Fractures in the Elderly.
Naturally, her research interest includes
perioperative management of the elderly focusing on finding suitable risk
assessment methods to institute early prevention and the effects of anaesthesia
on neurocognitive function. By collaborating with both local and international
investigators, Dr Loh hopes to increase the medical evidence in literature to
provide the safest care for our older patients in the future"