Letter From the Chairman and Board of Trustees
Assalamualaikum, selamat datang and welcome.
Thank you for visiting the MySTEMI Foundation website. We invite you to read further and explore our site to learn on what we do and how we can help you.
It is important to realize that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the commonest cause of death in Malaysia, and a majority of these deaths occur in the form of a heart attack (in medical jargon, a myocardial infarction, or MI for short). We, in this foundation are working towards a future where any person who are a victim of a heart attack will have access to the best current treatment available for the condition.
We hope you will visit our website often. It is meant to be informative, educational and yet fun. We created it for you and your family in our mind. Your heart health matters to us. We welcome any comments and suggestions as well as a constant flow of support to make us relevant to your needs and also to help our endeavour. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to support our cause further.
Board of Trustee Profiles
Datuk Dr Rosli Mohd Ali (Chairman)
Datuk Dr. Rosli Mohd Ali graduated from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 1986 and attained an MRCP fellowship from the United Kingdom in 1995. He then completed his cardiology fellowship in Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) and is currently a Consultant Cardiologist at Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur. He is currently a fellow of 5 other international cardiology societies, the course director for AsiaPCR and plays an important role in advancing interventional cardiovascular medicine in the region. His achievements include being an organizing chairman in various cardiology workshops and adjunct professors at several universities in Malaysia. To date, he has led a crucial role in more than 20 international multi-center clinical studies in the field of cardiology. His clinical interests include minimally invasive coronary interventions and peripheral vascular interventions.
Dato' Prof Dr Wan Azman Wan Ahmad (Deputy Chairman)
Datuk Prof Dr Wan Azman Wan Ahmad graduated from University of Malaya in 1983 and has been a key opinion leader in the field of cardiology ever since. Currently, he is a professor and Senior Consultant Cardiologist at University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). He was awarded an MRCP fellowship from Glasgow in 1988 and is currently a fellow of 11 other cardiology societies. His achievements include being a council member of various professional bodies, organized numerous conferences and workshops as well as an Expert Panel member on various Clinical Practice Guidelines used in Malaysian hospitals. Under his leadership, UMMC has become a center of excellence for research and he has been a principal investigator for more than 60 studies, with many being landmark clinical trials and ‘first in man’ trials. To date, he has received various achievement awards for his contributions in the field of cardiology.
YB Datuk Prof Dr Sim Kui-Hian
YB Datuk Prof Dr Sim Kui-Hian graduated from Monash University in 1990 and completed his cardiology fellowship at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia. Currently, he is a fellow of 11 cardiology societies and is an Expert Panel member on the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular disease in Malaysia. He was previously the cardiology Head of Department at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) from 2001 to 2010 as well as the Head of Clinical Research Centre (CRC) in SGH in 2003. He is now a Visiting Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Sarawak Heart Centre (SHC) and an Adjunct Professor at the University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). At present, he is a member of the Dewan Undangan Sarawak and Minister for Local Government and Housing Sarawak.
Dr Mahathar Abd Wahab
Dr Mahathar Abd Wahab is a Consultant Emergency Physician at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). He has been the Head of Department of the Emergency and Trauma department in HKL since 2017 and is currently the Head of the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services under the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. He was elected as the President of the College of Emergency Physicians under the Academy of Medicine, Malaysia in 2015 and is an active member in improving the Malaysian clinical service. Currently, he is a member of a working group that facilitates the HKL-IJN STEMI network (HISNET) and is part of the group that is working on the HKL Stroke Thrombolysis Services.
Datuk Dr Alzamani Mohammad Idrose
Datuk Dr Alzamani Mohammad Idrose graduated from University of Malaya in 1998 and subsequently obtained his Master of Medicine (Emergency) from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Currently, he is a Consultant Emergency Physician at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and is a key opinion leader in disaster medicine, critical care ultrasound, emergency medicine critical care, medicolegal management and high-altitude emergency. On top of that, he was a council member of the College of Emergency Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Malaysia until 2016 and is currently a council member for the Malaysian Resuscitation Association (MyRES). He is an active researcher and has presented numerous scientific papers with a total of 245 publications to date. His achievements include being appointed as a personal Physician for His Majesty the 14th Agong (King) of Malaysia in 2014, and was the expedition doctor for the Malaysian Everest climbers in 2007 and 2011. He was involved in co-ordinating the Medical Disaster Response team for humanitarian aid during numerous disasters across Asia and regularly runs tabletop exercises and disaster response trainings. He is a poet and views his medical specialty as a ‘Humanity Medicine’, believing that ‘the head can be on the highest skies, but the feet must be firm on the ground’.