Monday, March 14, 2011

BOMOH TULANG - a bit about me

*ehem* I have taken the liberty to "cekup" my profile from the ColumbiaAsia's blog and put it here, just for you loyal readers.

Dr Saiful Akhtar Shamsuddin - Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Saiful Akhtar Shamsuddin
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Columbia Asia Hospital, Bukit Rimau, Malaysia
Fellowship in Lower Limb Arthroplasty & Reconstruction (Aus)
AO Fellowship in Hand Surgery (USA)

Dr Saiful Akhtar Shamsuddin is an orthopedic surgeon, with a keen interest in Hand surgery and also Arthroplasty surgery as a sub-specialty.

He brings to Columbia Hospitals a wealth of experience and knowledge in orthopedics, having had 18 years of orthopedic experience and more than a decade of specialist orthopedic experience, serving in one of the busiest hospitals in Malaysia.
Dr Saiful was born, raised and schooled in Klang, Selangor,  making him a native Klang-ite. After Form Five, he furthered his studies in Pusat Asasi Sains and henceforth continued to study medicine in University Malaya.

Having completed his undergraduate studies, he went on to work mainly in the Orthopedic and Surgical departments throughout his career. His first ever posting as a houseman was in the Orthopedic Department in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, where he made the decision to pursue Orthopedics as a career. He had the priviledge to work in various hospitals throughout his career; namely Hospital Seremban, Hospital Kuala Pilah, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital UKM, prior to completing his Masters Progamme in Orthopedic surgery. He last served Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang before joining Columbia Asia Hospital, Bukit Rimau as a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

During the earlier part of his career as a specialist, he was attached to the Hand and Micro-Surgery Department of Hospital Selayang, under the guidance of Dato’ Dr Pathmanathan, where he developed a keen interest in Hand Surgery as a sub-specialty. He continued his involvement in hand surgery while in Hospital Klang and was instrumental in setting up the hand services there.

Dr Saiful later obtained a fellowship in Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Reconstruction from the Gold Coast Hospital, Australia  to strengthen his knowledge in Joint replacement surgery.
Besides hand surgery and arthroplasty surgery, he also manages various orthopedic problems, ranging from simple backache to congenital deformities to severe limb and spine trauma.

Dr Saiful is married, and is blessed with three wonderful children. In his spare time he can be found scuba diving beneath the tropical waters off Malaysia’s east coast islands. He is also passionate about photography, a hobby he picked up during his student days.

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