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Azmi Bin Md Nor

Academic Qualification

  • Master of Surgery (General Surgery) - Masters Degree (Clinical Specialist), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Doktor Perubatan - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Azmi Bin Md Nor (Prof. Dr.)

Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF MEDICINE


azmimn@iium.edu.my
4401


Expert Profile


Prof. Dr Azmi Md Nor started housemanship training at Hospital Besar Seremban in 1988 after completing his undergraduate study at University Science Malaysia (USM), Pulau Pinang. In 1989, he served Hospital Besar Kuantan as a medical officer in Orthopaedic, ENT and General Surgery. In June 1992, he enrolled for the Master of Surgery, MS (General Surgery) with the Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He then served at the Surgical Department, Hospital Besar Kuala Lumpur where he spent four years to complete the Master's programme and was awarded the Master of Surgery, MS (General Surgery) in June 1996. He immediately returned to Kuantan to serve Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan as a clinical specialist in General Surgery.
He developed and interest in teaching since at UKM. In Kuantan, he started getting involved in teaching of medical students of IIUM since 1998. In February 1999, he was seconded to KOM, IIUM from the Ministry of Health. He became the first Head of Hurgery, and was involved directly in the preparation of the General Surgery Curriculum for the undergraduates. Besides the administrative matters, he also serviced as a general surgeon to HTAA and was involved in research activities. He has been invited by other universities to teach their undergraduate and postgraduate students and is an examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate examinations for both public and private universities. Currently he is an honorary lecturer at Faculty of Medicine, UniSZA.
In 2003, he departed to Australia for a clinical fellowship training with Prof. Dr Peter Hewett at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide. On his return, he developed a colorectal unit at Department of Surgery, KOM, dedicated to treating colorectal diseases. It receives referral of complex colorectal diseases from all over the country. It is also recognized and gazetted for colorectal fellowship programme under the Ministry of Health. The centre has so far trained more than ten colorectal surgeons for the country. The Department also started its Master of Surgery (General Surgery) programme in 2015. Up to now, we have more than 15 postgraduate students in the programme.
As for research and publications, Dr. Azmi has published more than 20 articles in various journals and one of his publications "Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT): A Sphincter-saving Technique" which was published in Diseases of Colon and Rectum in 2010, has been cited 150 times. Still active in research despite his administrative commitments. Prof. Azmi has been invited as a speaker in various colorectal conferences in Malaysia and Singapore. He has also been invited as a clinical demonstrator in various meetings for endoanal ultrasound and anorectal manometry.
He retired from MOH in 2011 to become a permanent staff of IIUM. In July 2014, he assumed a new post as the Dean of the Kulliyyah of Medicine, IIUM and continues to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Surgery - General and Colorectal Surgery


Professional Membership


  • 2015 - 2017: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Expert Panel for Medicine and Health Sciences), Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka
  • 2018 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Commitee member of Medical Advisory Commitee for HTAA), Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan
  • 2020 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Commitee Member of Subspecialty Education Subcommitees for Colorectal Surgery), Majlis Perubatan Malaysia
  • 2020 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Commitee Member of Specialty Education Commitee under Medical Education Commitee), Majlis Perubatan Malaysia
  • 2020 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Deputy Chairman, National Conjoint Subspecialty Training Committee (NCSTC)), Ministry of Health
  • 2021 - 2023: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Commitee Member of Jawatankuasa Teknikal Bersama (JTB)), Majlis Perubatan Malaysia


Teaching Responsibilities


ADVANCED GENERAL SURGERY POSTING 2020/2021 2019/2020
BASIC GENERAL SURGERY POSTING 2019/2020 2020/2021 2013/2014
ELEMENTARY CLINIC 2020/2021
GENERAL MEDICINE & GENERAL SURGERY 2018/2019
GENERAL SURGERY 2016/2017 2013/2014 2017/2018 2012/2013 2010/2011 2015/2016 2018/2019 2014/2015 2011/2012
GENERAL SURGERY I 2019/2020 2020/2021
SPECIALISED SURGICAL POSTING 2020/2021 2019/2020
SURGERY, TRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE 2014/2015 2019/2020 2013/2014 2020/2021 2011/2012 2016/2017 2010/2011 2017/2018 2012/2013 2015/2016 2018/2019
THE ALIMENTARY AND HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEMS 2019/2020


Research Projects


Completed
2011 - 2016 Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tear, Outcome and Correlation Between Clinical Manifestation With Manometry and Endo-Anal Scan Result
2010 - 2012 K-ras Mutation Detection in Colorectal Specimen Operated by Colorectal Unit IIUM : A Pilot Study
2010 - 2014 CT Colonography:Detection of Lesions and Patients' Preference-Correlation with Standard Colonscopy
2010 - 2011 Epidemiology of chronic constipation amongst surgical patients in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, Pahang
2009 - 2010 The Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (Lift) for Fistula-In-Ano: Sphincter Saving Procedure
2009 - Quality life and psychological impact among Coloteral cancer patients: A Malaysian perspective.
2008 - 2013 Ultrastructures of Colonic Epithelium of Human
On-Going
2021 - Present Evaluation of Microsatellite Instability (MSI) for Stage IV Colorectal Cancer
2019 - Present Exploring Microbiological Factors and Models to Predict Occurrence of Colorectal Cancers among Health Center Attendees
2014 - Present Coring and Ligation of the External Anal Fistula Tract: A Prospective/ Observational Study
2012 - Present Development of National Colorectal Cancer Database
2006 - Present Laparoscopic Hernioplasty Under Spinal Anesthesia


Award & Recognition


01 Dec, 1997 Excellent Service Award - Ministry of Health Malaysia National
24 Oct, 1997 Ahli Mahkota Pahang - Palace Of Pahang State


Publications


Article

2021 Effects of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia, 76 (11) pp. 1454-1464
2021 Factors associated with incomplete colonoscopy in symptomatic patients scheduled for elective colonoscopy. Colorectal Disease, 23 (Supplement 2) pp. 54-55
2021 Knowledge, attitude and practice of public on breast cancer screening: a systematic review. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences, 15 (3) pp. 13-24
2021 SARS-CoV-2 infection and venous thromboembolism after surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia, () pp. 1-12
2021 SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. British Journal of Surgery, () pp. 1-8
2021 Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia, 76 (6) pp. 748-758
2020 Medical education during Covid-19 pandemic - it is time to embrace the new norm. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 19 (2) pp. 1-2
2020 Outcome of core out fistulectomy and the ligation of anal fistula tract: a single center experience in Malaysia. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 19 (1) pp. 55-59
2019 Colon cancer in patients younger than age 50 in Kuantan: case series. International Medical Journal of Malaysia, 18 (Supplementary) (Issue 2) pp. 55-55
2019 Synchronous Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) of the rectum and jejunum: a rare case report. Singapore Medical Journal, xx (xx) pp. 1-11
2019 Synchronous Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) of the rectum and jejunum: a rare case report. International Medical Journal Malaysia, () pp. 59-59
2018 Clinical dilemma-management of low rectal cancer in a Jehovah’s Witness. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (3) pp. 81-84
2018 Perianal abscess caused by melioidosis. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88 (Issue 7-8 (July/August)) pp. E638-E638
2017 A cluster randomized trial study protocol on effectiveness of Health Education Module (HEAMOD) on colorectal cancer screening uptake among workers in Kuantan District,Pahang State, Malaysia. BAOJ Cancer Research & Therapy, 3 (1) pp. 1-7
2014 Acute appendicitis in pregnancy: a diagnostic and management challenge. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 13 (1) pp. 77-80
2014 Metabolomics and pharmacogenetics based 5-fluorouracil monitoring in colorectal cancer patients. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 6 (Supp 2) pp. 288-295
2014 Third/ fourth degree perineal tear: does anorectal symptoms correlate with manometry and endo-anal scan result?. An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 121 () pp. 227-227
2013 Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the rectum: a case report. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 12 (2) pp. 87-89
2012 Isolated metacarpal bone metastasis from advanced rectosigmoid carcinoma. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 11 (1) pp. 59-62
2012 Transitional changes in the mucosa adjacent to the colorectal carcinoma- A SEM study . Malaysian Journal of Microscopy, 8 () pp. 127-132
2011 Recurrent infection of a sinus tract at the staple line after hemorrhoidopexy: extending the indications for ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT). Techniques in Coloproctology, 15 (4) pp. 479-480
2010 Gracilis muscle as neoanal sphincter for faecal incontinence. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 65 (1) pp. 66-67
2010 Gracilis muscles as neoanal spinchter for faecal incontinence. Med J Malaysia, 65 (1) pp. 66-67
2010 Ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT): a sphincter-saving technique for fistula-in-ano. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 53 (1) pp. 39-42
2010 Perineal myxoid liposarcomas: a case report and literature review. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences , 17 (4) pp. 62-66
2006 Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: a case report. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 5 (2) pp.
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Acute incarceration prolapsed solitary rectal ulcer: a rare case of anorectal emergency. In: Coloproctology 2021,
2021 Colonoscopy in the Elderly Symptomatic Patients: It is Safe and High Yield. In: Virtual Coloproctology 2021,
2021 Factors associated with Incomplete Colonoscopy in Symptomatic Elderly Patients. In: Virtual Coloproctology 2021,
2021 Treatment and outcome of lower gastrointestinal bleeding: an observational multicentre study in East Coast region of Peninsular Malaysia. In: Coloproctology 2021,
2020 Altemeier Procedure (Perineal Rectosigmoidectomy) for Incarcerated and 41 Recurrent Rectal Prolapse. In: Coloproctology 2020,
2020 Large Bowel Obstruction as Unusual Presentation of Pancreatic Tail Cancer. In: Coloproctology 2020,
2020 Patient Delay for Colorectal Cancer Patients in International Islamic University Malaysia Medical Centre. In: Coloproctology 2020,
2015 Necrotizing fasciitis of the anterior abdominal wall: an atypical presentation of sigmoid colon cancer. In: Coloproctology 2015 International Scientific Meeting,
2014 CT colonography: detection of lesions and patients’ preference: correlation with standard colonoscopy. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2014 (IRIIE2014),
2014 Mesenteric cyst of descending colon: A rare subtype. In: Coloproctology 2014 (International Scientific Congress),
2014 Third/fourth degree perineal tear: does anorectal symptoms correlate with manometry and endo-anal scan result? . In: The 20th World Congress in Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI),
2014 Unusual presentation of ischiorectal (horseshoe type) abscess. In: Coloproctology 2014 (International Scientific Congress),
2013 A scanning electron microscopic study on the transitional mucosa of the distal colorectal carcinoma. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2013,
2012 Usefulness of CT colonography after incomplete or failed colonoscopy. In: College of Radiology, AMM(CoR) & Malaysian Society of Radiographers (MSR) 2012 Joint Scientific Meeting: CANCER IMAGING,
2011 Comprehensive evaluation of pelvic floor disorders. In: Coloproctology 2011 ,
2011 Imaging of CT colonography : a pictorial review. In: International Health Conferance IIUM 2011,
2010 Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy in patients with colorectal symptoms from two hospitals in Malaysia. In: 5th Scientific Congress of Asean Society of Colorectal Surgeons & Coloproctology 2010 (8th Malaysian Colorectal Conference) ,
2010 Mesocolic desmoid tumour presenting as an acute abdomen. In: 5th Scientific Congress of Asean Society of Colorectal Surgeons & Coloproctology 2010 (8th Malaysian Colorectal Conference) ,
2010 Perineal myxoid liposarcoma: report of a case and literature review. In: 5th Scientific Congress of Asean Society of Colorectal Surgeons & Coloproctology 2010 (8th Malaysian Colorectal Conference) ,
2010 The ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) for fistula-in-ano: Sphincter saving technique. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010),
2010 Values of biofeedback in functional constipation. In: 5th Scientific Congress of Asean Society of Colorectal Surgeons & Coloproctology 2010 (8th Malaysian Colorectal Conference) ,
2009 Fleet verses Picoprep solution in bowel preparation for colonoscopy. In: Coloproctology 2009 (7th Malaysian Colorectal Conference),
Book

2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines 2017: management of colorectal carcinoma. Malaysia Health Technology Assessment Section (MaHTAS), ISBN: 978-967-2173-16-8
Book Section

2019 The Kulliyyah of Medicine : producing doctors imbued with tawhid.. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674910358, pp. 423-430
2018 Euthanasia: isu perubatan bagi pesakit di penghujung usia. In: Penerbitan I-Medik, ISBN: 978-967-15673-0-2, pp. 129-140