First and Last Name:
Azhar Abdul Aziz
Academic Title:
MBBS (Newc) DA (UK) FRCS (Edin) (A&E)
Current position title within HMC:
Senior Consultant, Emergency Physician, & Program Director - Emergency Medicine Residency
Hospital and Department name:
Emergency Department - Hamad General Hospital
EDUCATION/TRAINING

MBBS University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England 1985

Diploma of Anesthesia, Royal College of Anesthetists, London, UK 1991

Accident & Emergency Medicine Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland 1992


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


20 years as emergency physician


AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Resuscitation
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Motor Sports Medicine

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Immediate Life Support (ILS) - Instructor
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - Instructor
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) - Instructor
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - Instructor
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) - Instructor
  • Certificate in Health Professions Education - Doha. - December 2004
  • Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Chief Medical Officer (CMO) - Madrid, Spain. - December 2009
  • International Certificate for Residency Program Directors – Chicago, USA. - March 2012

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Board of Examiners, Arab Board of Medical Specializations (Emergency Medicine), Syria
  • Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Malaysia
  • Honorary Lecturer, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS), Cyberjaya, Malaysia
  • Peer reviewer for the
    a) Medical Journal of Malaysia
    b) previously Middle East Journal of Emergency Medicine (MEJEM), currently Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care (JEMTAC), and
    c) Qatar Medical Journal (QMJ).
  • External examiner for the Malaysian Masters in Emergency Medicine examinations at
    a) Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and
    b) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Awards


  • Best Lecturer Award - Medical Students’ Association, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur. 1995
  • Excellent Services Award - National University of Malaysia Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. 2000
  • Gold Medal Award - Group Project on HUKM Integrated Accessibility Resuscitation Pendant System  (Group Member), Research and Innovation Expo, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor. July 2005
  • Best Doctor Award - Qatar Medical Team for Kashmir Earthquake Relief Mission, Muzaffarabad Kashmir. October 2005
  • Best Teacher Award, Emergency Dept, HMC. 2006-2007
  • Best Teacher Award (Emergency Medicine), HMC. 2008-2009
  • Best Teacher Award (Emergency Medicine), HMC. 2009-2010
  • Best Teacher Award (Emergency Medicine), HMC. 2011-2012


Publications

1)    Proceedings of the Injury Control and Safety Seminar, UM. March 1993 (co-editor)

2)    University Hospital Trauma Resuscitation Course Manual -1st edition, July 1993 (co-editor)

3)    “Cannabis and fatal accident; a clinical case study” AA Azhar, AM Mustafa, H Hussain. The Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.6 No.1, March 1998: 36-40

4)    “Undergraduate Emergency Medicine Education in a Developing Country: Experience from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia” Abdul Ali RM, Abdul Aziz A, Goh E. Emergency Medicine, Vol.10 March 1998: 49-52

5)    “The Industrial Nail Gun – A Lethal Weapon” AZIZ, A.Abdul. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol.5 No.1, July 1998:33-35

6)    “Mass CPR: A New Method of Public CPR Teaching” Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol.54 No.1, March 1999: 52-55

7)    “Non-fatal injuries in Malaysian Motorcyclists” Pang Toh Yen, Radin Umar RS, Azhar Abdul Aziz, Harwant Singh. International Medical Research Journal, 3(2). December 1999: 111-114

8)    “Fatal Injuries in Malaysian Motorcyclists” Pang Toh Yen, Radin Umar RS, Azhar Abdul Aziz, Harwant Singh, Shahrom Abdul Wahid, Abdul Karim Mansor, Zahari Noor, Mohd Shafie Othman. International Medical Research Journal, 3(2). December 1999: 115-119

9)    Basic Trauma Care Course Manual, Department of Emergency Medicine, HUKM. Azhar A Aziz, Hyzan M Yusof, Jaafar M Zain. First Edition 1999

10)    Author in Basic Trauma Care Course Manual, Department of Emergency Medicine, HUKM. Azhar A Aziz, Hyzan M Yusof, Jaafar M Zain. First Edition 1999, in the following chapters:
a)    Understanding Trauma
b)    Care of a Trauma Patient
c)    Understanding Trauma Equipment
d)    Communication, Triage & Transportation
e)    Disasters and Mass casualty Incidents

11)    “Accident Characteristics of Injured Motorcyclists in Malaysia” TY Pang, RS Radin Umar, AA Azhar, M Megat Ahmad, MT Mohd Nasir, S Harwant. Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol.55 No.1, March 2000: 45-50

12)    “Injury Treatment Costs for Traffic Victims in the Klang Valley, Malaysia” Nor Ghani N, Azhar AA, Radin Umar RS. J Traffic Medicine, 2000 Vol 28. No 2S (Supplementum)

13)    “Patient attendance at a major Accident & Emergency Department: are public emergency services being abused?” AA Azhar, MS Ismail, FL Ham. Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol.55 No.2, June 2000: 164-168

14)    Basic Trauma Care Course Manual, Department of Emergency Medicine, HUKM. Azhar A Aziz, Hyzan M Yusof, Jaafar M Zain. Second Edition 2000

15)    Author in Basic Trauma Care Course Manual, Department of Emergency Medicine, HUKM. Azhar A Aziz, Hyzan M Yusof, Jaafar M Zain. Second Edition 2000, in the following chapters:
a)    Understanding Trauma
b)    Care of a Trauma Patient
c)    Understanding Trauma Equipment
d)    Communication, Triage & Transportation
e)    Disasters and Mass casualty Incidents

16)    “Injury Characteristics of Malaysian Motorcyclists by Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS)” Pang Toh Yen, Radin Umar RS, Azhar AA, Mohd Nasir MT, Megat Ahmad MMH. Research Report 2/2000 on Motorcycle Safety Programme for Ministry of Transport of Malaysia.
 
17)    “Relative Risk of Fatal Injury in High Performance Small Motorcycle Crashes in Malaysia” Pang Toh Yen, RS Radin Umar, AA Azhar. J Crash Prevention & Injury Control, Vol 2 (4), 2001: 307-315

18)    “The Burden of Terrorism in Malaysia” Abdul Aziz A. Prehosp Disast Med, 2003: Apr-Jun; Vol 18 (2): 115-9

19)    “Mechanisms of cervical spine injuries for non-fatal motorcycle road crash”. OOi SS, Wong SV, Radin Umar RS, Azhar AA, Yeap JS, Megat Ahmad MM. Med J Malaysia, Vol 59, No 2, Jun 2004: 146-52

20)    “Cervical Spine Injuries Sustained by Motorcyclists in Road Crashes in Malaysia” SS Ooi, SV Wong, Radin Umar RS, AA Azhar, MMH Megat Ahmad. IJ Crashworthiness. March 2005 Vol. 10 No 3; 295-303

21)    “Camel Racing Injuries Among Children” A Bener, FH Al-Mulla, SMQ Al-Humoud, AA Azhar.  Clin J Sport Med, Vol 15, Number 5, Sept 2005: 290-293

22)    “Correlation Between Hypertension and Income Distribution Among United Arab Emirates Population” S Sabri, A Bener, V Eapen, AA Azhar, A Abdishakure, J Singh. Med J Malaysia, Vol 60, No 4, October 2005: 416-425

23)    “Do Minutes Count for Health Care? Consultation Length in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital and in General Practice” Abdulbari Bener , Saleh Al-Marri, Azhar Abdulaziz, Badriya S. Ali, Khalifa Al-Jaber, Hashim Mohammed. Mid East J Fam Med, Vol 5, Issue 1, Jan 2007.

24)    “The effect of seatbelt legislation on hospital admissions with road traffic injuries in an oil-rich, fast-developing country”. Bener A, Humoud SM, Azhar A, Khalid MK, Rysavy M, Crundall D. Int J Inj Contr Safe Promot, Vol 14, Issue 2, Jun 2007: 103-7

25)    “Femoral fractures in children related to motor vehicle injuries”. Bener A, Justham D,  Azhar AA, Rysavy M, Al-Mulla FH.  Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing (2007) 11, 146-150.

26)    “Trauma mortality in the State of Qatar, 2006-2007”. Al-Dulimi HH, Abosalah S,  Abdulaziz A, Bener AB.  J Emerg Med Trauma Acute Care (2010) 9, 19-26.