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Otorhinolaryngology Department

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Otorhinolaryngology Department is located at Block P in the Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya. Together with the establishment of University of Malaya, this department was among the earliest otolaryngology specialty developed in Malaysia. Our clinic and ward are located in the University Malaya Medical Center building which is a teaching hospital serving the needs of patients care, and teaching for the undergraduate and postgraduate students. Besides the regular outpatient clinic and inpatients services providing for the care of ear, nose and throat, research and management of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC) was given lots of importance to make the public and the medical fraternity aware of this disease which is highly prevalent in Malaysia


Department of Otorhinolaryngology was started in 1967. It was headed by the following till date:

  • Dr Chee Chong Seng (Singapore)
  • Professor Dr Roland Werner (Germany)
  • Professor Dr Umapathy Prasad (India)
  • Dr Raman. R (India)
  • Dr Vijay Kumar Khanijow (Malaysia)
  • Professor Dato’ Dr Mohd Amin Jalaluddin (Malaysia)
  • Professor Dr Gopalakrishnan. G (Malaysia)
  • Professor Dr Raman. R (India)
  • Assoc. Professor Dr Rahmat Omar (Malaysia)

Associate Prof. Dr. Tengku Ahmad Shahrizal bin Tengku Dato' Omar

Head of Department

Academic Programme

The department runs the following undergraduate programmes:

  1. Lectures
  2. Clinical Skills Teaching/OT
  3. Ward Rounds

Number of student enrolled for undergraduate programme:

Programme No of students enrolled (2008/2009) No of students graduated (2007/2008)
Medical Bachelor (M.B.B.S) 185 Please refer to dean office

The department runs the following postgraduate programmes:

  1. Journal Club
  2. Thesis Meeting
  3. Mortality and Morbidity
  4. Teaching Session
  5. Radiology Conference
  6. Ward Rounds
  7. Combined Lecture

Number of student enrolled for postgraduate programme:

Programme No of students enrolled (2008/2009) No of students graduated (2007/2008)
Masters of Otorhinolaryngology 6 5
Future Plan
  • To establish cochlear implant and brainstem implant services in UMMC.
  • To establish skull base unit with fellowship training.
  • To establish centre of voice and swallowing disorders.
  • To establish centre of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
  • To establish MD and Phd programme in advanced otorhinolaryngology.
Last Updated: 15/01/2020