About

The Orthopaedic Surgery being part of the University Malaya Medical Centre plays a major role in management of patients who are channeled from walk-in clinics, the accident and emergency unit, primary care clinics and other specialist clinics, and referred from practitioners elsewhere , both general practitioners and specialists. The department has played a major role in the development of Orthopaedic Surgery in the country, having pioneered several new treatments and operations over the years.

Our staff comprise of academic staff, technical staff and administrative staff who work together to perform the departments’ functions as efficiently as possible.

The academic staff who have postgraduate qualifications in Orthopaedic Surgery also superspecialise so that each given field in Orthopaedics has a high level of expertise available. The junior academic staff members begin by rotating through each subsppecialty and after gaining some experience are encouraged to select a field which is suitable to them. The academic staff teach both postgraduates and undergraduates, manage patients and perform research in a field which interests them. They also perform all the administrative duties which are required, for instance, sit on various subcommittiees for UMMC, organize examinations and continuing medical education.

The technical staff consists of laboratory technologists, who assist in laboratory, clinical research and teaching. They also assist in the running of examinations and upkeep of laboratories.

The administrative staff and support staff run the day to day administrative duties of the department and handle all correspondence coming in. All courses, examinations, lectures, employment matters, making of operations lists, dealing with leave, and unavoidable last minute replacement are dealt by them.

Vision
To become a centre of the highest quality, where excellence in the delivery of research and learning is assisted by facilities created and provided.

Mission
To feel the need for internationally recognized graduates and specialists of high calibre, who possess high standards of competence and knowledge in Orthopaedic surgery.
To provide training for post-graduate research.
To perform useful and high quality research, related to the field of Orthopaedic surgery, which may aid in advancing knowledge and outcome in this field, both locally and internationally.
To produce high quality publications and obtain recognition and commercialization of novel orthopaedic related products.
To provide the best patient care available in the field of Orthopaedic surgery.

Head of Department

Prof Saw Aik

Professor. Dr. Saw Aik
Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
Tel: +603-7949 2061
Fax: +603 7949 4642
sawaik@um.edu.my