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Khairul Azhar Bin Jaafar

Academic Qualification

  • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) - Masters Degree (Clinical Specialist), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)

Khairul Azhar Bin Jaafar (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Khairul Azhar bin Jaafar obtained his MBBS in 1997 from University of Malaya, completed his postgraduate training (Master in Medicine, Internal Medicine) in 2004 from National University of Malaysia and subsequently, pursued his subspecialty training in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology in various hospitals such as Selayang Hospital, Hospital UKM, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab, Kota Bharu and Singapore General Hospital . He completed training in 2010.
He won the Promising Researcher Award (Kulliyah level) in 2008 and has presented papers at medical conferences locally and overseas including Singapore, Korea, UAE and New Zealand.
He is a lifetime member for the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (MSGH), Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) and East Coast GastroHepatology Club (ECGHC)
Presently Dr Khairul Azhar bin Jaafar is a medical lecturer and practising clinician at the Department of Internal Medicine at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuantan, Pahang and Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, Pahang since June 2004. Besides teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, he is also an examiner for the national Master in Internal Medicine, Malaysia. He was appointed as an Associate Professor in 2009 and inducted to Associate Professor in 2014.

Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Biomedical Sciences ~ Other Biomedical Sciences n.e.c. - Internal Medicine
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Gastroenterology - Gastroenterology

Professional Membership

  • 2008 - 2032: Member of Profesional Body / Association, Malaysia Medical Association
  • 2009 - 2032: Member of Profesional Body / Association, Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Teaching Responsibilities

General Medicine 2013/2014 2015/2016
INTERNAL MEDICINE I 2010/2011 2020/2021 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2012/2013 2019/2020 2016/2017 2018/2019 2011/2012 2017/2018
INTERNAL MEDICINE II 2015/2016 2017/2018 2019/2020 2011/2012 2014/2015 2013/2014 2020/2021 2012/2013 2016/2017 2018/2019 2010/2011

Research Projects

2014 - 2017 The Comparison Between Glasgow Blatchford Score And AIMS65 Score In Predicting Outcome In Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding For Asian Population.
2008 - 2012 Survey of Major Hepatitis C Virus Genotypes amongst Chronic Hepatitis C patients in Pahang, Malaysia
2011 - Present RU 2011 -Therapeutic Endoscopic for acute uoer gastrointestinal bleeding utilizing multiple clip applicator - Aprospective Cohort Study.
2007 - Present A Prospective Study on the Association of Hyperlipidaemia with Ultrasonographically- evident Hepatocellular Steatosis in Hepatitis B and C Patients
2007 - Present A Cross Sectional Study Evaluating the Association between CA19 - 9 Level and HBV DNA Level in Hepatitis B Patients



2021 Health-related quality of life among Hepatitis C patients in Pahang state, Malaysia: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 5 (1) pp. 1-1
2016 Correlation between the HBsAg level and the peripheral blood lymphocytes profile in chronic Hepatitis B patients from Malaysia. Virology & Antiviral Research, 5 (2) pp.
2016 Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) levels and hepatitisBeAntigen (HBeAg) seroconversion status. Hepatology International, 10 (Suppl. 1) pp. S223-S223
2015 Correlation between HBSAG quantification and HBV genotypesin chronic HBV infections. International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJASEAT), 3 (2) pp. 1-6
2015 Distribution pattern of hepatitis C virus in eastern peninsular Malaysia for the past decade. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 30 (S4) pp. 375-375
2015 Distribution pattern of hepatitis C virus in eastern Peninsular Malaysia for the past decade. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 30 (Suppl. 4) pp. 375-375
2015 Hepatitis B surface Antigen (HBsAg) levels in chronic hepatitis B patients - a comparison between patients of different ages and their hepatitisBeAntigen (HBeAg) seroconversion status in a prospective cohort. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 22 (Suppl. S2) pp. 52-52
2014 Alteration of peripheral blood lymphocytes profile with HBsAg level in chronic hepatitis B infection. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 21 (Supp1) pp. 445-445
2014 Primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinoma. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 29 (Suppl. 3) pp. 255-255
2013 Hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) status amongst new applicants of nursing program at International Islamic University Malaysia, Pahang, Malaysia. Hepatology International, 7 (Sup1) pp. S285-S285
2011 Bilateral adrenal histoplasmosis: endoscopic ultrasound – guided fine needle aspiration as a method of diagnosis and assessment. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 66 (5) pp. 502-504
2011 Eosinophilia in autoimmune hepatitis: is there an association? . Medical Journal of Malaysia, 66 (Supp A) pp. 10-10
2011 Steatohepatitis and fibrosis in chronic Hepatitis C patients: is there any association?. Hepatology International, 5 (1) pp. 312-313
2010 Preoperative drainage in pancreatic cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine, 362 (14) pp. 1342-1346
2009 Ampullary carcinoma: effect of preoperative biliary drainage on surgical outcome. World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG), 15 (23) pp. 2908-2912
2009 Unusual association of diseases/symptoms: Sweet's syndrome in Crohn's colitis. BMJ Case Reports, 2009 () pp. 1438
2008 CA 19-9 as a non-invasive marker for disease activity in hepatitis C patients : is there any role?. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 63 (Supp B) pp. 25
2008 Hepatic steatosis among chronic hepatitis C infected patients selected for treatment - a retrospective analysis . Hepatology International, 2 (Supp) pp. S513-S514
2007 A young man with familial adenomatous polyposis coli: a case report. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 6 (2) pp.
2007 Incidence of Helicobacter pylori infection using (13) C- urea breathtest and gastric biopsy culture. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 6 (2) pp.
2007 Primary hyperparathyroidism with hungry bone syndrome - a case report. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 6 (2) pp.
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Hiccups: an atypical presentation of lateral medullary syndrome. In: Malaysia Stroke Virtual Conference 2021,
2021 Social support and health-related quality of life among Hepatitis C. In: Asian Pacific Digestive Week,
2020 Health-related quality of life among hepatitis C patients in Pahang State, Malaysia : a cross-sectional study. In: Kuantan Research Day 2020: A National Online Event for E-poster Presentation,
2017 Hepatitis B antigen (HBeAG) seroconversion rate amongst subjects on treatment: a retrospective analysis from east coast of Malaysia. In: 26th Annual Conference of APASL 2017,
2014 Alteration of Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes (PBLs) profile with HBsAg level in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. In: International Conference on Biological, Chemical and Environmental Sciences (BCES-2014),
2012 CT features of metastatic linitis plastica of the rectum - a case report. In: Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (GUT 2012),
2010 CA19-9 as a non-invasive marker for disease activity in Hepatitis B patients: is there any role?. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010),

2017 AIMS65 score in Kuantan. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-714-9