Medical Advisory Committee


“Our panel of distinguished cardiac specialists who will be taking care of your heart problems at MAA Medicare Cardiac Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, KL”

Chairman
YBhg Dato’ Dr. Ghandhiraj Somasundram
DIMP, MBBS, AM(MAL), FNHAM(MAL), FRCP(Ireland), FESC(Europe), FACC(USA), FSCAI(USA)
Consultant Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeon
Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur & Prince Court Medical Centre

QUALIFICATIONS : Kasturba Medical College, Mysore University, Karnataka state India.


Dr Ghandhiraj completed his Fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in United Kingdom and obtained his Diploma in Cardiovascular Surgery from Vienna.

 

He has performed extensive open heart surgery, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), heart valve repair and replacement, aortic root surgery, surgery for thoracic aortic disease, left ventricular restorative and remodeling procedures, surgery for pulmonary thromboembolism, thoracic surgery, surgery for mediastinal tumours, lung cancer resections, video-assisted thoracic surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic rigid and fibreoptic bronchoscopy.


For his achievements and dedication to the medical field, Dr Ghandhiraj was awarded The 'Darjah Dato’ Paduka Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Ja’afar” which carries the title 'Dato' by His Royal Highness The Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan.

 

 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS : Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka state India. Graduated with first class honours


    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

    QUALIFICATIONS : University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


    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. Dewi Ramasamy
    MBBS (Mal), AM, FRCP (IRE), FNHAM, FACC (USA)
    Consultant Cardiologist
    Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

    QUALIFICATIONS : University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


    Dr Dewi received her memberships/fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Physicians (Ireland), American College of Cardiology and National Heart Association of Malaysia Her special interests lies in interventional cardiology in particular acute myocardial infarction, valvuloplasty, pacing and heart failure.

     


    Dr. Nik Halmey bin Nik Zainal Abidin
    MBBS(Newcastle), MRCP(UK), FNHAM(Mal)
    Consultant Cardiologist
    Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

    QUALIFICATIONS : University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Framlington Place, United Kingdom


    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.


    Prof. Dr David Charles Cumberland
    MB,ChB(UK), Cardiology & Radiology(UK), FRCR(UK) FRCP(Edinburgh), FACC(USA), FRCS(UK), FESC(Europe), FNHAM(Mal)
    Consultant Cardiologist
    Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur

    QUALIFICATIONS : University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom


    Dr David has wide experience and has received his Cardiology and Radiology training from the University of Sheffield, UK and fellowships from the UK, USA, Europe as well as from our National Heart Association of Malaysia.

     

    Dr David was awarded the Rohan Williams Medal for top candidate in UK Fellowship examinations and Trent Medal for Excellence in the Promotion of Healthcare.

     

    His special interest lies in coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, diagnostic cardiac, coronary and peripheral vascular catheterisations, coronary angioplasty/stenting and peripheral angioplasty.


    Dr Peter Jebaseelan Jesudason
    BSC(Hons), MRCP(Mal), MBBCHIR(UK), Board Certified CBBCCT(USA)
    Consultant Cardiologist
    Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

    QUALIFICATIONS : St.Andrews University, Fife, Scotland United Kingdom


    Dr Peter received his MBBCHIR from the Cambridge University, UK and his membership from the Royal College of Physicians, UK and Diplomate from the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography from the United States of America.


    Dr Mohd Kamal Mohd Arshad
    Consultant Cardiologist
    UiTM Private Specialist Centre, Sungai Buloh

    QUALIFICATIONS : Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


    Dr Mohd Kamal received his MBChB from the University of Manchester in 2001 and his membership from the Royal College of Physicians, UK in 2007.

     

    His special interests lies in internal medicine and cardiology.