MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Chairman 
YBhg Dato’ Dr. Ghandhiraj Somasundram

DPTJ, MBBS AM (MAL), FRCSI (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow), CST CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY (UK), DIPLOMA CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY (Vienna)
Consultant Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeon (Member of EACTS, STS, ATCSA, MATCVS)
Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur & Prince Court Medical Centre

Dr.Ghandhiraj Somasundram was trained and accredited in Cardiothoracic surgery in the United Kingdom. He was also trained in the University of Vienna, Austria and had received a Diploma in Cardiovascular Surgery.

 

He has worked as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the UK before returning to Malaysia.

 

He has extensive surgical experience in coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve repairs and replacement, thoracic aortic surgery, surgery for heart failure and surgery for pulmonary thromboembolism. In addition he also performs surgery for tumours in the chest and lung cancer resections.

 

He is a recognised member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons of America, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia and the Malaysian Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

 

For his achievements and contributions in the field of cardiac surgery in Malaysia he was awarded the Darjah Dato’ Paduka Tuanku Ja’afar as a recognition by the Head of State of Negri Sembilan which carries the title Dato’.

 

MEMBERS

Yg.Bhg Dato’ Dr. Devan Pillay

DIMP, MBBS, AM(MAL), FNHAM(MAL), FRCP(Ireland), FESC(Europe), FACC(USA), FSCAI(USA)
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur & Prince Court Medical Centre

Received his early training in Interventional Cardiology at the National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur and subsequently completed his Fellowship training in Interventional Cardiology and subspecialisation in Coronary Intravascular Ultrasound and Intracoronary Pressure Wire assessment of coronary lesions, at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California.

 

Dr Devan is a fellow of 5 academies - the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the American College of Cardology, the European Society of Cardiology, the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention and the National Heart Association of Malaysia.

 

His present field of interest is in Primary Angioplasty and Stenting in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Intravascular Ultrasound and the use of Intracoronary Pressure Wire in the assessment of coronary stenoses and Out Patient Transradial Angioplasty and Stenting.

 

For his achievements and dedication to the medical field, Dr. Devan was awarded The 'Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang' which carries the title 'Dato' by His Royal Highness The Sultan of Pahang.

Dr. Chong Wei Peng

MBBS, MRCP (UK), FNHAM, FSCAI
Consultant Cardiologist
Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur & Pantai Hospital Ampang

Dr Chong received his membership Diploma from the Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK) in 2000 and started training in cardiology, echocardiology and pacing, coronary and peripheral interventional procedures in the University Malaya Medical Centre. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Lecturer & Cardiologist in the Univerisity of Malaya Medical Centre.

 

His special interests lies in interventional cardiology, pacing and acute coronary syndromes and he routinely performs coronary angiography and intervention via radial artery.

Dr. Nik Halmey bin Nik Zainal Abidin

MBBS(Newcastle), MRCP(UK), FNHAM(Mal)
Consultant Cardiologist
Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

Dr Nik Halmey received his membership from the Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK) in 1999 and his fellowship from the National Heart Association of Malaysia in 2008. His special interests lies in interventional cardiology.

Dr Al Fazir Omar

MBChB, MRCP (London, UK), FNHAM (Mal), FAsCC (ASEAN)
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Al Fazir received his MBChB from the University of Manchester, UK in 2002. He also received his membership from the Fellowship Interventional Cardiology Research, Washington DC, USA (2013-2014) and from the National Heart Association of Malaysia in 2012. He also registered with Fellowship ASEAN Federation Congress of Cardiology.

Dr Johan Rizwal bin Ismail

Bachelor of Medicine, M.D (UKM), Master of Internal Medicine (UM), FNHAM(Mal), FACC (USA)
Consultant Cardiologist and Internal Medicine
Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Johan received his Master of Internal Medicine from the University of Malaya. He also received his membership from the Fellow of American College of Cardiology, USA and from the National Heart Association in 2013. His special interests lies in interventional cardiology.

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