Prof Dato’ Dr. Azizi Hj Omar
Speciality: Paediatrics, Pediatric Respiratory Physician
Qualification: BMed Sc, MBBS (Tasmania), M MedSc (Newcastle-NSW), DIMP, BMed Sc, MBBS (Tasmania), M MedSc (Newcastle-NSW), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Glas), FAMM (Mal), FCCP (USA)
Languages: Malay, English
Phone: 603-7718 1000 Ext: 1188
Suite Number : G-09
Prof. Dato’ Dr Azizi is a Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Respiratory Physician at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital where he was also the Medical Director for 19 years from 1997 until May 2016. He is also a Professor and member of the Senate and Board of Directors of the KPJ Healthcare University College. He heads the KPJ’s R&D Committee and edits the KPJ Medical Journal. He was appointed to the Board of KPJ Healthcare Bhd on 1 February 2016 as an Independent Non-executive Director. He is also a member of KPJ’s Medical Advisory Committee.
He was formerly a Professor of Paediatrics ( Respiratory Paediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology) at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia where he also served as the Head of the Department of Paediatrics and a Deputy Dean until his optional retirement in 1997 to join Damansara Specialist Hospital. He had also served as Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics at the Faculties of Medicine and of UiTM and UTAR.
He was instrumental in establishing Respiratory Paediatrics as a Paediatric subspecialty in Malaysia and pioneered research in paediatric asthma and respiratory illnesses in Malaysian children. He has published substantially in international and local journals. He has been deeply involved in paediatric undergraduate and postgraduate training and in teaching research methodology and Clinical Epidemiology.
He is a past President of the Malaysian Paediatric Association. He served in the Malaysian Medical Council as an appointed member. He was a member of the Board of the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia. He chaired the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committees for Childhood Pneumonia and Respiratory Infections and the Management of Childhood Asthma. He served as chairman of the subcommittee for Credentialing of Paediatric Respiratory Physicians for the National Specialists Register (NSR). His current interests are in implementing and enhancing quality and safety issues in healthcare through active involvement in clinical governance, teaching and research.
Prof Dato’ Dr Azizi was born in Jitra, Kedah in 1949. He was educated at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Star, and the Royal Military College, Sungai Besi, He obtained his MBBS at the University of Tasmania in 1977. He pursued postgraduate training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Respiratory Medicine in Hospital Kuala Lumpur/ University Kebangsaan Malaysia, the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, the Birmingham Children Hospital and Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham. He trained in paediatric flexible bronchoscopy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, and in Clinical Epidemiology and Research Methodology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He obtained his MRCP(UK) in 1982 and MMedSc (Clinical Epidemiology) from Newcastle University, NSW, in 1990. He became Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) of Edinburgh (1994) and Glasgow (1995), Fellow of Academy of Medicine Malaysia (FAMM) (1997) and Fellow of College of Chest Physicians (USA)(FCCP) (1998). He was conferred Darjah Kebesaran Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) in 2004.