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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. NORAZAH BINTI ZAHARI

Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics
Faculty of Medicine
 
  0379496317
  norazahz@um.edu.my
 Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9343-2010

BIOGRAPHY


Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Cardiologist with main interest in congenital heart disease and echocardiography ( fetal echocardiography, transesophageal and three-dimensional echocardiography). Advanced training in echocardiography in University of Alberta/Stollery Children's Hospital, Canada. Aim to provide best care to children with congenital heart problem in the field of cardiac imaging from fetal to adult. High interest in teaching and training paediatricians and paediatric cardiologist who have special interest in echocardiography


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • University of Malaya Alumni, Active Member, 2018, (University)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Interviewer, Faculty, 02/06/2020 to 05/06/2020 (Penemuduga kemasukan ijazah sarjana muda MBBS sesi 2020/2021)
  • Examiner, Faculty, 10/03/2020 to 10/03/2020 (Examiner for Final MBBS/Barrier Exam)
  • Chairman, National, 05/07/2019 to 06/07/2019 (Malaysian Paediatric Cardiac Society Paediatric Cardiology Symposium 2019)
  • Programme Coordinator, National, 04/07/2019 to 04/07/2019 (Pre Congress Hands On Paediatric Echocardiography Workshop 2019)
  • Examiner , Faculty, 26/01/2019 to 26/01/2019 (Preparatory Course Exam (Postgraduate Clinical Exam))
  • Head of Unit, University Malaya, 01/11/2018 to 31/10/2020 (Paediatric Cardiology)
  • Menjalankan Fungsi Sebagai Ketua Unit, Faculty, 01/11/2018 to 06/11/2020
  • Coordinator, National, 29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018 (Exam Coordinator for Clinical Exam Master of Paediatrics)
  • Coordinator, National, 03/10/2018 to 03/10/2018 (Pemeriksa Kertas Teori MMed(Pediatrik))
  • Coordinator, National, 12/09/2018 to 13/09/2018 (Central Question Vetting MMed(Pediatrik))
  • Chairman, National, 28/06/2018 to 29/06/2018 (Basic Paediatric Echocardiography Workshop)
  • Acting Chairman, National, 13/04/2018 to 15/04/2018 (National Heart Association Malaysia Scientific Meeting 2018(Paediatric Cardiology Symposium))
  • Chairman, National, 07/04/2018 to 06/07/2019 (Malaysian Paediatric Cardiac Society Paediatric Cardiology Symposium 2019)
  • Chairman, National, 06/04/2018 to 06/07/2019 (Organising Chairperson Scientific Meeting for Malaysian Paediatric Cardiac Society)
  • Pasukan penambahbaikan kualiti'Reducing medication Administration Errors in Pediatric Wards', Faculty, 08/11/2017 to 09/11/2017 (Quality Improvement Team for Jabatan Kualiti PPUM)
  • Auditor Pematuhan Proses Pemberian Ubat kepada pesakit, Faculty, 15/08/2017 to 15/08/2017 (Auditor bagi Audit Berterusan Pematuhan Proses Pemberian Ubat Kepada Pesakit)
  • Panel pemeriksa klinikal akhir MBBS sesi 2015/2017, Faculty, 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 (Pemeriksa Peperiksaan Klinikal Akhir MBBS sesi 2015/2016)
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 02/05/2017 to 04/05/2017 (Clinical Coordinator for Master of Paediatrics Conjoint Clinical Exam)
  • Coordinator, National, 01/12/2016 to 02/12/2016 (Hands on Echocardiography Workshop with Prof Norman Silverman)
  • Chairman, National, 19/11/2016 to 19/11/2016 (Chairman for Klang Valley and Selangor state Paediatric Cardiology Grand Round)
  • Panel Pemeriksa Klinikal Akhir MBBS sesi 2014/2016, Faculty, 20/06/2016 to 27/06/2016 (Pemeriksa Klinikal Akhir MBBS sesi 2014/2016)
  • Coordinator, National, 13/04/2016 to 14/04/2016 (Preparatory Course Master of Paediatrics Clinical Examination)
  • Coordinator, University Malaya, 08/03/2016 to 09/03/2016 (Central Conjoint Vetting Mmed 2015/2016)
  • Chairman, National, 15/11/2015 to 16/11/2015 (Organising chairman for Norman Silverman Echocardiography & Pathological Correlation In Congenital Heart Disease at IJN Auditorium)
  • Chairman, National, 14/08/2015 to 14/08/2015 (Organising chairman for Basic Paediatric Echocardiography workshop)
  • Coordinator, Faculty, 30/03/2015 to 17/04/2015 (Koordinator Jabatan bagi Peperiksaan Klinikal : Pperiksaan Akhir MBBS sesi 2013/2015)
  • Pemeriksa Kertas Teori bagi Peperiksaan Sarjana Pediatrik sesi Mei 2015, University Malaya, 30/03/2015 to 31/03/2015 (Pemeriksa Kertas Teori bagi Peperiksaan Sarjana Pediatrik sesi Mei 2015)
  • Pemeriksa OSCE 1 Stage 2(UMMP-BA) Sesi 2013/2014, Faculty, 05/12/2014 to 08/12/2014 (Pemeriksa OSCE 1 Stage 2(UMMP-BA) Sesi 2013/2014)
  • Coordinator, University Malaya, 01/12/2014 to 01/12/2018 (Projek Penambahbaikan Kuality 'Quality Improvement Team' (QIT) Jabatan/Unit/Antara Unit Di Bawah Struktur Organisasi Pelaksanaan Program Sistem Kualiti,PPUM)
  • Penilai Kebangsaan Hospital Rakan Bayi, National, 01/04/2010 to 31/12/2017
  • Acting Secretary, Faculty,   (Pediatric department fund)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Cardiology (Three dimensional echocardiography (3DE))
  • Cardiology (Echocardiography and Fetal echocardiography)
  • Cardiology (Pediatric Cardiology)
  • Paediatrics (Cardiology)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Article in Academic Journals

2020
  • JPHO-19-452R1 (ISI-Indexed)

2019
  • Norazah Zahari, Mohd Nizam Mat Bah, Hasliza A Razak, Thong Meow Keong (2019) Ten-year Trend in Prevalence and Outcome of Down syndrome and Congenital heart disease in a Middle-income Country (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • Mat Bah MN, Sapian MH, Jamil MT, Alias A, Zahari N (ISI-Indexed)
  • Zahari N. Progressive pulmonary vein stenosis in Down syndrome infant : A rare cause of pulmonary hypertension (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Mat Bah MN, Sapian MH, Jamil MT, Abdullah N, Alias EY, Zahari N.(2018). The Birth Prevalence, Severity and Temporal Trends of Congenital Heart Disease in the Middle-Income Country: A Population-based study. Congenital Heart Disease (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • Impaired single right ventricular function compared to single left ventricles during early stages of palliation: A longitudinal study Somjate Suntratonpipat, MD,a,b Nee S Khoo, MBChB,b Timothy Colen,b Mohammed Alhabdan, MD,b Ngan Troung, MD,b Norazah Zahari,b Shelby Kutty, MD,c Jeffrey F Smallhorn, MBBS,b Edythe B Tham, MBBS (ISI-Indexed)
  • Norazah Z. (2017). Diffuse Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation in Children: Essential Value of Contrast Echocardiography in Diagnosis, 5(5): 4449-55 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2016
  • NORAZAH ZAHARI. ROLE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN PAEDIATRIC VALVE REPAIR 

2015
  • NORAZAH ZAHARI. PAEDIATRIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY - LOOKING BEYOND IMAGE 
Others

2017
  • National Clinical Practise Guideline Infective Endocarditis 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment In Children Following Kawasaki Disease in UMMC, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2021, NONE
  • TOMORROW- A Multicenter, open-label, randomized, event-drivenstudy to assess efficacy,safety and pharmacokinetics of macitentanversusstandard of care in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2024, International Funding
  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) revascularization and the impact on left ventricular ejection fraction : an analysis by speckle tracking echocardiography, Co-Investigator, 2019 - 2020, NONE
  • Acquired hyperthyroidism and cardiovascular function in children seen in a tertiary center in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2019 - 2020, NONE
  • Development of Clinical Predictor Model for Offspring of Parents with Premature Cardiovascular Disease, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2018, International Paediatric Association
  • Clinical characteristics of Kawasaki disease : A Single centre Experience, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2019, NONE
  • 1)Cord blood insulin, IGF-1 and its influence to body composition, adiposity and growth of offprings of GDM and obese mothers in Malaysia: a single centre study2)(subset study) Cardiac function surveillance in offsprings of GDM mothers, Consultant, 2015 - 2018, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - AFR (Frontier Science), (University)
  • Paediatric Rheumatic Heart Disease- A Population Based Cohort Study in Sabah Malaysia,2015-2018, Co-Investigator, 2015 - 2020, NONE, (University)
  • Tilt Table Echocardiography may unmask diastolic dysfunction in patients with hemoglobinopathies, Co-Investigator, 2014 - 2016, NONE, (University)
  • Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects in apparently well term newborns, Consultant, 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HTM (Wellness), (University)
  • CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND METABOLIC SYNDROME IN SECONDARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN KLANG VELLEY, MALAYSIA, Co-Investigator, 2010 - 2011, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (University)
  • Ten-Year Trend in Prevalence and Outcome of Down Syndrome with Congenital Heart Disease In A Middle-Income Country, Principal Investigator(PI), 2006 - 2017, NONE, (University)

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • Pelantikan Ahli Tetap Seminar Proposal Defence Ijazah Tinggi, Examiner, 2020-2022, Department of Pediatrics
  • COMBINED ORO-CRANIOMAXILLOFACIAL DEFORMITIES CLINIC 13th February 2018, Clinical Consultant, 2018-2020, Neurosurgery
  • Chairman for Imaging Taskforce for Malaysian Paediatric Cardiac Society, Consultant, 2018-2019, Malaysian Paediatric Cardiac Society
  • Invited Examiner MBBS Final Professional Examination, Invited Examiner Mbbs Final Exam, 2017-2017, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences
  • National Clinical Practice Guideline for Infective Endocarditis Diagnosis, Prevention and Management, Expert Committee, 2015-2017, National Heart Association Malaysia

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Best Presentation (Oral) for Moderated Poster, Malaysian Paediatric Ardiac Society, 2019, (National)
  • Best Oral Presentation(Award Competition At 6th Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society Congress 2016), Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, 2016, (International)
  • Hadiah Latihan Cuti Belajar, University of Malaya, 2012, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


ORAL
  • ADULT ASD WITH PULMONARY HYPERTENSION IS POTENTIALLY TREATABLE, 4TH ASIA PACIFIC PAEDIATRIC CARDIAC SOCIETY CONGRESS, 2012-04-04 to 2012-04-08, PAEDIATRIC CARDIAC SOCIETY TAIPEI, (International)
  • Essential Role of Contrast Echocardiography in Children with PAVM, 6th Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, 2016-10-21 to 2016-10-23, Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, (International)
  • Outcome and Risk Factors Affecting Survival of Children with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect in Developing Country, The 7th Congress of Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society , 2018-08-30 to 2018-09-01, Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, (International)
  • Survival and Associated Risk Factors for Mortality Among Infants with Critical Congenital Heart Disease in a Developing Country, The 7th Congress of Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, 2018-08-30 to 2018-09-01, Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, (International)
  • Atherosclerosis Risk Factors Among Adolescents with Parental History of Premature Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) : A Case-Control Study, Paediatric Cardiology Malaysian Paediatric Cardiac Society Symposium 2019, 2019-07-05 to 2019-07-06, Malaysian Paediatric Cardiac Society, (National)
  • Obesity and Cardiometabolic Markers Among Adolescents Born To Parents with Premature Coronary Heart Disease : A Case Control Study, MASO 2019, 2019-10-15 to 2019-10-16, Malaysian Society for the Study of Obesity, (National)
POSTER
  • Vein of Galen Malformation in a Newborn with Heart Failure, Malaysian Paediatric Association 32nd Congress, 2010-10-15 to 2010-10-17, Malaysian Paediatric Association, (National)
  • Three-dimensional Echocardiography Identifies Mechanisms of Atrioventricular Valve Failure in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, American Heart Association Scientific Meeting, 2013-11-18 to 2013-11-20, American Heart Association, (International)
  • A Longitudinal Study of Ventricular Function in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome from birth to Fontan Completion, American Society Echocardiography 25th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2014-06-21 to 2014-06-24, American Society of Echocardiography, (International)
  • Reduced active atrial function is associated with RV mechanical dyssynchrony and impaired relaxation in HLHS: a prospective study , American Society Echocardiography 25th Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, 2014-06-21 to 2014-06-24, American Society Echocardiography, (International)
  • Evaluation of myocardial function using tilt-table echocardiography and MRI T2* in children with hemoglobinopathies, 26th Annual American Society Echocardiography Scientific Meeting, 2015-06-12 to 2015-03-16, American Society of Echocardiography, (International)
  • Conjoined Twin When Different Need Matters, 23rd ANNUAL REGIONAL CONGRESS OF THE PERINATAL SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA, 2016-04-21 to 2016-04-24, Perinatal Society of Malaysia, (National)
  • Late Arterial Switch for Transposition Great Arteries In A Premature Conjoined Twin, 6th Asia Pacific Paediatric Cardiac Society Conference, 2016-10-21 to 2016-10-23, Asia Pacific Paediatric Cardiac Society, (International)
  • Late Arterial Switch for Transposition of Great Arteries In A Premature Conjoined Twin, 6th Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society Conference, 2016-10-21 to 2016-10-23, Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, (International)
  • Clinical Characteristics Comparison Between Classical and Atypical Kawasaki Disease in University Malaya Medical Centre, 7th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, 2017-07-16 to 2017-07-21, World Congress Pediatric Cardiology, (International)
  • The Use of Tilt-Table Echocardiography To Assess Cardiac Function in Patients with Hemoglobinopathies, 4th Annual Canadaian Hemoglobinopathy Association Conference, 2017-09-09 to 2017-09-09, The Canadaian Hemoglobinopathy Association(CanHaem), (International)
  • Apical septal rupture: A clinical challenges in rare complication of myocardial infarction case report , 11th Asia Pacific Cardiology Update, 2018-10-19 to 2018-10-21, National Heart Association Malaysia, (National)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • Echocardiography certification course, National Heart Association Malaysia, 2015, 12, (National)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • Echocardiography Faculty for Basic Echocardiography Course, National Heart Association Malaysia, 2015-Present, (National)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).


  • Reviewer for article in Journal Cardiology In The Young, Article In Journal ,  (2020 - 2020)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • World Heart Day 2018, (Hospital UMMC), 19/11/2018 until 19/11/2018
  • Super Preemies 5KM RUN, (Department), 18/11/2018 until 18/11/2018
  • Hot and Cold Run (AIDS Foundation), (University), 16/09/2018 until 16/09/2018
  • sAMBUTAN jUBLI eMAS ppum, (Hospital), 09/04/2018 until 09/04/2018
  • Organising Chairperson Scientific Meeting, (National), 07/04/2018 until 06/07/2019
  • ANSARA 7KM FUN RUN, (National), 17/03/2018 until 17/03/2018
  • Universal Childrens Day, (Hospital), 21/09/2017 until 21/09/2017
  • Free health clinic for orphanage , (Community), 13/05/2017 until 13/05/2017
  • Free health clinic for Syrian Children , (Community), 18/03/2017 until 18/03/2017
  • Volunteer at free health clinic for Rohingya refugees (children) and Orang Asli children (organised by Islamic Relief Malaysia and NGO), (Community), 01/03/2016 until 01/12/2016
  • Walkathon for World Kidney Day and Violence Against Women, (National), 01/03/2016 until 04/11/2016
  • Breast feeding counsellor, (Community), 01/08/2007 until 31/12/2018

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed
  • Master Degree, Nur Aida Astaman, Clinical predictor model for offspring of parents with premature cardiovascular disease, 2015/2016
  • Master Degree, Chuah Ker Yang, Daycare phototherapy, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Vindhu A/p S.venugopal, Serum ferritin level with severity with dengue fever, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Farah Syuhada Binti Mohd Radzi, Acute Pancreatitis in Children in University Malaya Medical Centre : A descriptive study, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Ammar Che Sobry, Attachment at Paediatric ward, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Hasliza Abdul Razak, Outcome of Downs syndrome with congenital heart disease, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Nithia Kamala A/p Athimoolam, Gastroesophageal Varices Complicating Portal Hypertension in Children : Causes, Management and Outcome, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Farah Syuhada Binti Mohd Radzi, -, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Lee Mei Ling, -, 2011/2012
  • Master Degree, Lee Mei Ling, -
  • Master Degree, Cheong Ching Yee, -
  • Master Degree, Cheong Ching Yee, -

Ongoing
  • Master Degree, Yeoh Geok Hong, NA, 2020/2021
  • Master Degree, Yap Xian Hui, XXX, 2019/2020
  • Master Degree, Retna A/p Devadoss, na, 2019/2020
  • Master Degree, Nur Amanda Zainal Abidin, Kawasaki disease, 2018/2019
  • Master Degree, Mohd Fazrul Shafiq Bin Kamarudzaman, -, 2018/2019
  • Master Degree, Nur Amanda Binti Zainal Abidin, -, 2017/2018
  • Master Degree, Muhamad Faiz Bin Sulieman, Application of Harada score in children with Kawasaki disease, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Nur Farhana Bt Ahmad Murad, -, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Nur Aida Binti Astaman, -
FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • Elective student Paediatric, 2015/2016, 1

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


POST GRADUATE
  • MPaeds, 2011/2012(1,2), 12, 8
FIRST DEGREE
  • , 2011/2012(1,2), 6,
  • UMMP 3.1, 2018/2019(2), 31, 52
  • , 2018/2019(2), 40, 21
OTHERS
  • Basic Echocardiography Certification Course, 2015/2016, 30, 2