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Surgery Department

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Surgery is a major department of the University of Malaya and was set up in 1965. From a small department of several academicians, the number of lecturers and professors have increased whilst maintaining the standard of excellence. The department has always played an important role in the University of Malaya Medical Center (formerly known as The University Hospital) as a major referral center for Malaysia. Patients are referred from general practitioners and specialists both within the hospital and also from outstation. They also attend via the Accident and Emergency department and through our Walk In clinics.


Prof. Dr. April Camilla Roslani

Head of Department

Academic Programme

Staff in the Department of Surgery are involved in the teaching of the following Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes:

(A) Undergraduate Programme : MBBS

(B) Postgraduate Programme : Master of Surgery

Currently, we have a total of 52 students enrolled for the Master of Surgery.

More information about Postgraduate Programme click here


List of Research Projects


Principal Investigator Title of Project


Ng Khoon Leong Thyroid Carcinoma In UMMC


Ng Keng Lim The Incidence of Urinary Tract Cancers In Patients presenling with Haemeturia a Multicenter study in Malaysia


Law Chee wei Development of a locally validated scoring system based on clinical symptoms and demographic factors in malaysians patients with colorectal cancer


April Camilla Roslani A randomized controlled trial comparing alexis versus conventional wound protections in the prevention of surgical site infection


Margaret Leow Genetic surceplibility to reloid …


Siti Nur Masyithah bt Ma’arof A review of pathological subtypes of breast cancer in UMMC for patients treated in UMMC between 1998 and 2002

The Department of Surgery comprises of several specialities:

  1. General Surgery: consists of various subspecialities including surgery of the colon and rectum, the osesophagus and stomach, liver, pancreas and biliary tree, vascular system and breast and endocrine.
  2. Paediatric Surgery including neonatal surgery and treating congenital bladder and anorectal disorders.
  3. Neurosurgery: including minimally invasive procedures and stereotactic surgery.
  4. Cardiothoracic Surgery including coronary bypass surgery and treatment of congenital cardiac disorders.
  5. Plastic Surgery including major head and neck procedures and reconstruction of the breast post mastectomy.
  6. Urology including urinary stone treatment and renal transplantation.
Last Updated: 12/04/2019