LIST OF CONSULTANTS:COLUMBIA ASIA HOSPITAL NUSAJAYA
INTERNAL MEDICINE & RHEUMATOLOGY
DR PAGALAVAN LETCHUMANAN
MBBS(Mal) MRCP(UK) FRCP(Edin) AM(Mal.)
Dr Pagalavan secured a place to do medicine in University of Malaya (UM) in 1992 after becoming the top STPM student for the state of Negeri Sembilan in 1991, scoring 5A’s. Upon graduating from UM, he underwent his Housemanship training at Ipoh Hospital after which he was transferred to Pontian District Hospital in 1998. After passing his MRCP Part 1 in 1999, he was transferred to Hospital Sultanah Aminah for further training. He underwent training in several specialities including Nephrology, Cardiology, Neurology and Respiratory medicine. He passed his MRCP Part 2 in 2001 and subsequently left to Edinburgh, UK to complete his MRCP Part 3 clinical exams. He obtained his MRCP (UK) in June 2002.
He worked as a Clinical Specialist at Hospital Sultanah Aminah from July 2002 till June 2005, during which he was put in-charge of ICU and HDU patients for almost 2 years. He also covered as a specialist in Nephrology, Respiratory medicine and Neurology during this period of time. He published a paper on “Melioidosis: The Johor Bahru Experience” in 2005 (MJM Dec 2005; 60(5): 599-605), the first data on Melioidosis from the Southern Region.
In July 2005, he left to continue his subspeciality training in Rheumatology at Selayang Hospital. He was the first to publish a paper on “ Systemic Sclerosis” (Demography, clinical and laboratory features of Systemic Sclerosis in a Malaysian Rheumatology centre. Medical Journal of Malaysia June 2007; 62(2): 117-121) from Malaysia, during his 18 months stay in Selayang Hospital. He resigned from government service in 2006 and joined Monash University Malaysia as a Lecturer. To complete his training in Rheumatology, he went to Singapore General Hospital under the guidance and supervision of A/Prof Julian Thumboo in March 2007 and completed in August 2008. During his stay in Singapore, he published 3 papers in high-ranking International Rheumatology Journals. He was subsequently promoted as Senior Lecturer in Monash University in 2009. He received his Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCP) in May 2010. He left Monash University and joined Columbia Asia Hospital Nusajaya (CAHN) in July 2010 as Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist. He is also the Chief of Medical Services for CAHN
1) Dr Kumar Hari Rajah
MBBS (Manipal), M.Med Surgery (UM), MRCS (Ire)
2) Dr Zulkarnain Hasan
MD (USM) M.Med Surgery (USM) AFRCS (Ire)
Dr.Zulkarnain Hasan joined Columbia Asia Hospital Nusajaya since October 2010 as a fulltime Consultant General Surgeon. He has extensive experience in the field of surgery having performed more than 500 appendicectomies, more than 200 open inguinal hernia surgeries throughout this career as both trainee and surgeon.
DrZulkarnain’s special interest includes upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, endoscopic and laparoscopic procedure and surgery. He also has experience working in thoracic unit to handle non-cardiac thoracic conditions. Two (2) years in surgical training abroad allowed him an opportunity to work with experienced surgeons in upper GI surgery in Ireland. He is able to perform minor, major and laparoscopic surgery such as laparoscopic appendicectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic hernia repair procedure.
Dr.Zulkarnain is well-trained and expert in performing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedure such as endoscopic ligation of esophageal varices, control of peptic ulcers, snare of polyp, PEG tube insertion and etc.
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
1) Dr Rajesh Mahendran Radha Krishnan
MBBS (India) M.Med O&G (UKM)
2) Dr Teh Jin Teik
MBBS (India) M.Med O&G (Mal)
Dr Yoga Raj
MBBS (Mal.) MS Ortho (Mal.) M.Med Sc (Otago) AO Fellow (Milan)
Fellowship in Arthroplasty (NZ)(M’sia), OHD (Niosh)
Dr. Muhammad Izzuddin Poo
MBBS(Mal.) M.Med Paeds (UM)
1) Dr Norezalee bin Ahmad
MBChB (Bristol) M.Med Anaes (UKM) AM (Mal.)
2) Dr Tan Kok Hui
MBBS(UM) M.Med Anaes (UM)
Dr Siti Suhaila Ismail
MBBS (USM) M.Med Rad (USM)