Curriculum Vitae

DR. NORA BINTI ABDUL AZIZ

Medical Lecturer
  • Department of Surgery
    Faculty of Medicine

BIOGRAPHY


Graduate of University College Dublin (National University Ireland) in 2005, she obtained Intercollegiate MRCS 2008 and completed Irish Basic Surgical Training (CCBST) in Royal College of Surgeons Ireland 2009. Upon returning to Malaysia, she completed Master of Surgery in University of Malaya 2013, whilst serving as trainee lecturer to University Malaya Medical Programme. 

Upon appointment as specialist 2014, she continues as lecturer and Consultant and is the Surgical Co-ordinator for 3.3 UMMP undergraduate Medical Programme and Trainee Examiner for Postgraduate Master of Surgery as well as the Surgical Co-ordinator for Dental Faculty, Universiti Malaya. She sub-specialised in Colorectal Surgery, training in UM, UKM and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and is currently the Head of Colorectal Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery UM. She is also recently appointed as Committee Member and Trainer for National Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Programme.

She is actively involved in national surgical training spearheading surgical development of online E- portfolio as per National Curriculum NPMC and is Conjoint Board of Surgery, Master of Surgery Examiner. She is currently Co-Director of CCriSP Programme with College of Surgeons Malaysia and Royal College of Sugeons England and is a NOTSS Course Instructor with Royal College Of Surgeons Edinburgh. She is the local UM liason for co-ordination of RCSE's MRCS and JSCFE FRCS examinations and now Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in UMMC. 

She has a keen interest in advanced colorectal cancer surgery including Pelvic Exenteration, Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC as well as PIPAC and is Malaysian representative in PelvEx Collaborative. She has helped set up and continue the multidisciplinary, multicentre teamwork for extended resections in advanced GI malignancy in Universiti Malaya and in the country.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • ADVANCED COLORECTAL MALIGNANCY
  • COLORECTAL SURGERY
  • GENERAL SURGERY

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • FELLOWSHIP, (Colorectal Surgery)
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
  • BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY, BACHELOR OF OBSTETRICS, (Medicine and Surgery)
    National University of Ireland
  • FELLOWSHIP, (Colorectal Surgery)
    Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Ppukm)
  • MSurg, (Surgery)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Head of Unit
    26 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2025 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Supervisor
    01 Jun 2019 - present (University Malaya)
  • Supervisor
    01 Jun 2019 - present (University Malaya)
  • Supervisor
    01 Feb 2020 - present (University Malaya)
  • Supervisor
    01 Feb 2020 - present (University Malaya)
  • Coordinator
    01 Jan 2023 - 31 Jan 2024 (University Malaya)
  • Coordinator
    02 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2024 (University Malaya)
  • Head Coordinator
    01 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023 (Dean Office, Faculty of Dentistry)
  • Coordinator
    01 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • OT Coordinator for Colorectal Elective Theatres
    01 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Project Member
    21 Dec 2023 - 21 Dec 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Clinical Administration
    01 Dec 2023 - 12 Dec 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Task Force Member
    01 Nov 2022 - 30 Oct 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Clinical Administration
    07 Sep 2023 - 07 Sep 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Committee Members
    06 Jun 2023 - 06 Jun 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Project Member
    01 Apr 2023 - 30 Apr 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Project Member
    15 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023 (National)
  • Committee Members
    25 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022 (University Malaya)
  • Supervisor
    01 Jul 2018 - 10 Jan 2022 (University Malaya)
  • Supervisor
    01 Jun 2018 - 10 Jan 2022 (University Malaya)
  • Coordinator
    11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021 (International)
  • Pemeriksa Semasa
    08 Jan 2020 - 08 Jan 2020 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Houseman Co-ordinator
    01 Jan 2014 - 30 Jun 2016 (University Malaya)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • PENCALONAN BAGI SUBSPECIALITY SUBCOMMITTEE FOR EDUCATION (SbSC-EDU) DI BAWAH MAJLIS PERUBATAN MALAYSIA
    Majlis Perubatan Malaysia, 2024 (National)
  • MRCS UM Malaysia - Convener
    Universiti Malaya FOM, 2023 (International)
  • Best Poster Award
    ACOMOS, 2012 (National)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
  1. GlobalSurg Collaborative (2021). Global variation in postoperative mortality and complications after cancer surgery: a multicentre, prospective cohort study in 82 countries. The Lancet, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00001-5
  2. Wong SW, Ling DY, Yeow RQ, Chong RW, Aziz MRA, Aziz N, Poh KS, Roslani AC. (2021). Clinicopathological Patterns and Survival Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer among Young Adults in Malaysia: An Institutional Cohort Study. SMJ 2021; doi: 10.11622/smedj.2021051 (online ahead of print)
  3. GlobalSurg Collaborative. Surgical site infection after gastrointestinal surgery in children: an international, multicentre, prospective cohort study. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Dec;5(12):e003429. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003429. PMID: 33272940
  4. Letter Open access The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Management of Locally Advanced Primary/Recurrent Rectal Cancer Chok, A.Y., Kontovounisios, C., Rasheed, S., ...Winter, D.C., Tekkis, P.P. British Journal of Surgery, 2020, 107(11), pp. e547 e548
  5. GlobalSurg Collaborative, (2019). Global variation in anastomosis and end colostomy formation following left-sided colorectal resection. BJS Open, 3(3):403-414. doi: 10.1002/bjs5.50138. eCollection 2019 Jun
  6. PelvEx Collaborative ( 2019). Palliative pelvic exenteration: A systematic review of patient-centered outcomes. European Journal Of Surgical Oncology 45(10), 1787-1795.
  7. GlobalSurg Collaborative (2018). Management and Outcomes Following Surgery for Gastrointestinal Typhoid: An International, Prospective, Multicentre Cohort Study. World J Surg. 2018 Oct; 42(10):3179-3188. doi: 10.1007/s00268-018-4624-8.
  8. GlobalSurg Collaborative. (2018). Surgical site infection after gastrointestinal surgery in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: a prospective, international, multicentre cohort study. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30101-4
  9. Sow,YL,Nora Abdul Aziz,KL Ng.2013.Thyroid Rupture Secondary to Blunt Neck Trauma American Journal of Emergency Medicine (in press) DOI:10.1016/j.ajem.2012.12.005
Scopus
  1. Abdul Aziz N.N., Isa R.B., Isa S.N., Wan Mansor W.A., Priyantini D. (2023). PERCEIVED STRESS AND ALARM FATIGUE AMONG NURSES DEALING WITH CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY, Journal of Health and Translational Medicine. 26(Special Issue 2), 159-166. doi:10.22452/jummec.sp2023no2.18

RESEARCH PROJECT


International
  1. 2019 - 2030, Pelvex
    Pelvex Collaborative ( Co-Researcher)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Committee Member and Trainer for National Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Programme, Ministry of Health, Malaysia, Trainer
    01 Jan 2021 - 12 Apr 2029 (National)
  • Scienteific Committee Coloproctology 2024, Maslaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons & College of Surgeons Malaysia, Consultant
    03 May 2023 - 09 Mar 2024 (International)
  • Committee Member and Trainer for National Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Programme, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
    01 Jan 2021 - 12 Apr 2029 (National)
  • Mrcs Examination Mou With Universiti Malaya, RCSEngland and FOM Universiti Malaya, Coordinator
    10 Oct 2023 - 10 Oct 2023 (International)
  • Mrcs Exams Clinical Osce, MRCS, Coordinator
    10 Sep 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 (International)
  • Hipec National Mdt, HPP, HTJS , RPAH, Sydney., Consultant
    12 Jan 2022 - 12 Jan 2023 (International)
  • Hybrid Rcse Mrcs Examination, UNIVERSITY MALAYA MEDICAL CENTRE, Project Director
    18 Sep 2022 - 22 Sep 2022 (International)
  • Colorectal Admission Database, MGREP , Consultant
    01 Oct 2021 - 31 Jan 2022 (National)

PAPER PRESENTED


POSTER PRESENTER
  1. Thyroid Rupture: Blunt Neck Trauma, 13th Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons Congress 2012, The College of Surgeons, Singapore and The Academy of Medicine, Singapore (International) (26 Mar 2012 - 28 Mar 2012)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2024) Vetting Surgical Question, University, (Internal Assessor)
  2. (2024) Panel Penilai Slab /Slai, National, (Internal Evaluator)
  3. (2024) Eop Examiner MBBS 2022/2023, University, (Internal Examiner)
  4. (2024) Evaluator for Master of Surgery Programme, National, (Internal Evaluator)
  5. (2024) Master Thesis Evaluation, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  6. (2024) Master Evaluation Week, University, (Internal Assessor)
  7. (2024) Dental Question Formatting Workshop, Armada Hotel Pj, University, (Internal Assessor)
  8. (2023) Osce Part 1 Clinical Master of Surgery, National, (Internal Examiner)
  9. (2023) Masters Part 2 - Clinicals, National, (Internal Examiner)
  10. (2023) Masters Clinical Examination, University, (Internal Examiner)
  11. (2023) Eop Posting I & J Written Assessment Ummp 2021/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  12. (2023) Barrier Professional Exam Ummp, University, (Internal Examiner)
  13. (2023) Master Evaluation, University, (Internal Assessor)
  14. (2023) Examiner, University, (Internal Examiner)
  15. (2023) 6 Minute Walking Test : Funding for Biomarker Grant, University, (Reviewer)
  16. (2023) Master Evaluation, University, (Internal Examiner)
  17. (2023) AJK Jawatankuansa Pemeriksa Ijazah Sarjana Kejururawatan, University, (Internal Assessor)
  18. (2023) Master Thesis Candidature, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  19. (2023) Vetting and Question Development Committee, University, (Reviewer)
  20. (2022) Print, University, (Reviewer)
  21. (2022) Formation of Bedside Sop for Clinical Surgery Training, University, (Reviewer)
  22. (2022) Eportfolio, National, (Reviewer)
  23. (2021) Master of Surgery Examination 2021- Examiner Observer, National, (Internal Evaluator)
  24. (2021) Final Proof Reading and Review of Barrier Examination McQ Papers 2021, University, (Internal Assessor)
  25. (2021) Revision of Surgical Posting for On-Site and Off-Site Timetable for Covid, University, (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2023) Ccrisp Course, International, (Resource Person)
  2. (2023) Mrcs Exam, International, (Resource Person)
Contribution to event
  1. (2024) Organising Committee, International, (Event Organiser)
  2. (2024) Ummp 3.3, University, (Course Facilitator)
  3. (2023) Colorectal End of Posting Assessment, University, (Course Facilitator)
  4. (2023) Eras Revisited, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  5. (2023) Sodomy Talk - Oscc, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  6. (2023) Ct Colonography : National Symposium, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  7. (2023) Notss Course, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  8. (2023) Speaker, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  9. (2022) Mqa/Mmc and Audit by Wfme, International, (Participant)
  10. (2022) Observer in Master of Surgery Emxamination, University, (Participant)
  11. (2022) Vaccination Programme Recruitment for Ummc Patients, National, (Participant)
  12. (2021) Postgraduate Surgical Examiners Training Workshop, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  13. (2021) Covid Era Modification of Surgical Logbook Requirement, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  14. (2020) Presentation On Hipec and Pipac, National, (Participant)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
Master
  1. (2022) -, NUR EZZAH BINTI MOHD SABRI
  2. (2022) -, CALVINDEV SINGH A/L AMRICK SINGH
  3. (2022) -, KHOO ZI HUAN
  4. (2021) Incidence of MSI/Deficient MMR Status in Colorectal Cancer Cases in Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, MGT 170005 (University Malaya Medical Centre (Ummc) (Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya)(Ppum))
  5. (2021) -, BRYAN YEOH ZHI YONG
  6. (2021) -, SHARON DIVYA A/P IRVTHAYARAJ
  7. (2020) -, THEIYALLEN AMBIKAPATHI
  8. (2020) -, ASYRAF BIN MOHD ZUKI
  9. (2019) -, MOHD AERUAN BIN YUSOFF
  10. (2019) -, RISHIHARAN ANANDARAJ
  11. (2018) -, RANCHINI MURGAN
  12. (2018) -, RAJIV KAMALAGARAN
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2021) Correlation of post adjuvant radiotherapy magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology in rectal cancer
  2. (2021) Concordance of Pre and Post CCRT MRI in Rectal Cancer
  3. (2021) Concordance between MRI and CT scans in post-RAPIDO Trial Patients
  4. (2021) Colorectal Admission Database

TEACHING


Bachelor
  1. (2023) MIA 5001 - Practice of Clinical Medicine 3
  2. (2015) Lecture: Interpreting Gi and Hpb Investigations
  3. (2014) Problem Based Learning, Klang- The Groin Lump
  4. (2014) Seminar : Klang Hospital
  5. (2014) Introduction to Abdominal Examination
  6. (2013) Problem Based Learning Klang
  7. (2010) MTEJ2101 - Basic Medical Sciences (Dentistry)
  8. (2009) MTEJ2101 - Basic Medical Science (Dentistry)

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Colon Cancer Survivor Day, (13 Dec 2014 - 13 Dec 2014)
  • Colon Cancer Awareness and Screening Programme Empowered, (24 Nov 2012 - 24 Jan 2012)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening Programme Empowered, (12 Mar 2011 - 12 Mar 2011)