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Hamizah Binti Ismail

Academic Qualification

  • Master of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) - Masters Degree (Clinical Specialist), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Doctor of Medicine - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Hamizah Binti Ismail (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF MEDICINE


ihamizah@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


I am Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Kulliyyah of Medicine, IIUM. As a clinician, I am a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre @IIUM. My involvement in the obstetrics and gynaecology fraternity began in 1989 at Hospital Kuantan, I then further trained as obstetrician and gynaecologist at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian. My interest in perinatal medicine led me to Chang Gung Memorial University Hospital Linkou, Taiwan, a three-thousand-bed with Taiwan's only laser therapy centre for twin-twin transfusion syndrome. The centre that educates me on fetal medicine particularly in prenatal aneuploidy screening, management of fetal growth and multiple pregnancy. 

My other passion is in the management of the life-threatening placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) for which I received training at Veteran General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, and later gained additional experience on management of high-risk pregnancy at The Royal Hospital, Sultanate of Oman. I continue to educate myself throughout my life through continuous learning (IQRA'), and benefit the most when I prepare challenging lectures whenever invited to speak at conferences.   

In January 2017, I was appointed as head of two departments, the Department of O&G of Kulliyyah of Medicine and the Department of O&G at IIUMMC or SASMEC @IIUM until August 2021. Given the two hats, I am further challenged by a severe staff shortage, with the grace of Allah s.w.t I am still surviving with excellent outcomes on both the academic and clinical sides.  
 
I am the BFHI or Sejahtera Flagship (2019-2022) leader who has has successfully completed the mission for SASMEC @IIUM Baby Friendly Hospital accreditation in accordance with WHO criteria. I also pioneered the establishment of Malaysia's first sharia-compliant milk bank, the ‘Pusat Susu Bonda Halimatussaadia’ or Halimatussaadia Mother’s Milk Centre at SASMEC @IIUM under the flag. With the team membes, I was able to complete two books: 1. Standard Operating Procedure for HMMC (LY2022C00247) and 2. The Journey of Halimatussaadia Mother’s Milk Centre (ISBN on its way).  

I am a member of National Curriculum Committee for postgraduate training in  obstetrics and gynaecology in Malaysia. I co-authored two books: 1. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Postgraduate Training in Malaysia: Training Curriculum (ISBN 978-967-19566-1-8) and 2. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Postgraduate Training in Malaysia: Guide for Applicants (ISBN 978-967-19546-1-4). I am a MOG and MFM subspecialty trainer.   

I've been invited to speak at international conferences such as the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS) Congress, the Regional Congress of Perinatal Society of Malaysia and at national congresses ie Malaysian National Haematology Scientific Meeting, National Diabetes Conference, and Maternal Fetal Medicine Conferences.   I am the ‘Ketua Kluster Kesihatan’ for Pahang, and with my team we formulated an action plan for the health empowerment of girls that extends to Pahang's elderly women, titled ‘Bidadari : Wanita Perkasa Pahang Sejahtera’ which is to be implemented soon.   


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Obstetrics - Placenta Accreta
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Obstetrics - Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialist
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Obstetrics - Obesity in Pregnancy
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Obstetrics - IUGR / Fetal Growth


Professional Membership


  • 2011 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary member), Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society of Malaysia
  • 2014: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life Member), Perinatal Society of Malaysia


Teaching Responsibilities


Clinical Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynaecology II 2021/2022
Clinical Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynaecology III 2021/2022
Clinical Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynaecology IV 2021/2022
CLINICAL POSTGRADUATE OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY I 2021/2022
CLINICAL POSTGRADUATE OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY I 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
CLINICAL POSTGRADUATE OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY II 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
CLINICAL POSTGRADUATE OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY III 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
CLINICAL POSTGRADUATE OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY IV 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
ELEMENTARY CLINIC 2021/2022
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND DISEASES I 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND DISEASES II 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2011/2012 2010/2011


Research Projects


Completed
2019 - 2022 Effectiveness of UNICEF/WHO 20-hour breastfeeding Course in Improving Health Professionals? Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice towards Breastfeeding among IIUM Medical Centre healthcare professionals
2015 - 2018 Exploring Breastfeeding Practice Among Muslim Mothers Who Breastfeed for Duration of Two years in Community Setting
2015 - 2018 Investigation of fenugreek seeds aqueous extract for prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in the rat animal model
2012 - 2012 Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Breastfeeding
2011 - 2015 RU 2011 -Maternal Body Mass Index (BMI) and Pregnancy Outcome among primigravidan at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan.
2010 - 2012 Role of Phosphorylated Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-1 in Prediction and Management of Preterm Labour
2010 - 2013 Covert And Overt Post Partum Urinary Retention, Risk Factors And Outcome
On-Going
2022 - Present Improving Surveillance, Empowerment and Evaluation of Maternal Care using Digitalization of Information System
2021 - Present Breast Feeding in During Covid-19 Pandemic : Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study
2021 - Present Maternal and New Born Serum Level of Micronutrient at Birth : A Cross Sectional Study
2021 - Present Expression of Group B Streptococcus Virulence Genes in GBS Isolates From High Vaginal Swab Samples of Pregnant Women and Their Association with Preterm Delivery
2021 - Present Maternal Nad New Born Serum Level Of Micronutrients At Birth: A Cross Sectional Study
2021 - Present Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviours of Muslim Malaysia Mothers on Breastfeeding, Wet-nursing, Milkinship and Human Milk Banking and Islamic Prespective (Fiqh and Shari'ah) in Pahang, Malaysia
2021 - Present Knowledge,Attitude, Behaviours Of Muslim Malaysian Mothers On Breastfeeding, Wet- Nursing,Milkinship And Human Milk Banking And Islamic Perspective (Fiqh And Shari?ah) In Pahang,Malaysia
2021 - Present Expression Of Group B Streptococcus Virulence Genes In Gbs Isolates From High Vaginal Swab Samples Of Pregnant Women And Their Association With Preterm Delivery
2021 - Present Clitoral Hood Anatomical, Variation and Its Relation to Clitoral Hood Adhesion, Clitoral Discharge, Sexual Satisfan and Female Circumcision
2019 - Present Specific microRNAs among milk siblings: An epigenetics approach towards understanding the basis of milk kinship
2019 - Present THE ASSOCIATION OF ANTROPOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS, HORMONAL ALTERATION AND OVARIAN VOLUME IN POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME
2019 - Present Molecular approach of platelet activating factor (PAF) in mediating the inflammation-induced human preterm delivery.
2018 - Present Expression of Group B Streptococcus virulence genes in rectovaginal swab samples of symptomatic pregnant women, in association with preterm birth.
2011 - Present Guidebooks For Student's Workshop and Manual For Medical Teachers To Hasten The Implementation of The Consensus Of The Review Of The "Islamic Input In Medical Program


Award & Recognition


24 Oct, 2012 Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang - Palace of Pahang State


Publications


Article

2022 A review of group B streptococcus (Gbs) vaginal colonization and ascending intrauterine infection: interaction between host immune responses and gbs virulence factors. Acta Scientifica Malaysia (ASM), 6 (2) pp. 17-22
2022 Expression of virulence genes in group B streptococcus isolated from symptomatic pregnant women with term and preterm delivery. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, () pp. 1-10
2022 The bleeding umbilicus: An uncommon presentation of endometriosis. Medical Journal Malaysia, 77 (1) pp. 132-134
2021 Expression of GBS virulence genes in high vaginal swabs of symptomatic pregnant women at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan. IMU’s International e-Journal of Science, Medicine & Education (IeJSME), 15 (Supp 1) () pp. 14-14
2021 Fetal Anaemia following preterm en caul delivery with velamentous cord insertion. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 76 (Supplement: 3) pp. 40-40
2021 Human milk MicroRNAs in the development of infant’s immune system: a systematic review. Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (JBCS), 6 (1) pp. 10-15
2021 Optimization of cell-free plasma RNA extraction for downstream application. Science Letters, 15 (2) pp. 60-78
2020 Breastfeeding wages according to Al Quran and Al Sunnah. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (4) pp. 2522-2529
2020 Overt and covert postpartum urinary retention, risk factors and complications. EJMED, European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2 (4) pp. 1-5
2020 The implementation of Shariah compliant human milk bank for premature infants in Malaysia. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16) pp. 1007-1012
2019 Benefits of breast milk for health care: analysis from the Islamic perspective. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10 (09) pp. 1846-1850
2019 Benefits of breast milk for health care: analysis from the Islamic perspective.. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10 (9) pp. 1846-1850
2019 The correlation of maternal childbirth experience satisfaction with postnatal depression, anxiety and stress scoring. International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science (IJIRMS), 4 (7) pp. 435-440
2018 Induction of labour using foley catheter: traction versus non traction technique, a randomized prospective study.. The Journal of Medical Research, () pp. 258-262
2017 Nutritional knowledge, attitude and practice among antenatal and postnatal mothers in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA), Kuantan, Pahang 2016. International Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 17 (Special Issue 1) pp. 167-173
2016 A retrospective review of 25 cases of lethal fetal anomalies. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 15 (1) pp. 19-23
2015 Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) among women attending gynaecology clinic and its effect on their social life . The International Medical Journal Malaysia, 14 (Supp.) pp. 4-5
2015 The effects of maternal serum lipid on maternal blood pressure and fetal birth weight: a prospective cohort study. Gynecology & Obstetrics, 5 (2) pp. 1000276-1
2014 Fetal programming: at a glance. PSM Bulletin , () pp.
2014 Is portable three-dimensional ultrasound a valid technique for measurement of postpartum urinary bladder volume?. Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 53 () pp. 12-16
2014 Second-trimester uterine rupture: lessons learnt. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences , 21 (4) pp. 61-65
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 Knowledge, attitude and practice towards breastfeeding among mothers in Kuantan, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 8 (22) pp. 83-83
2013 Knowledge, perception and attitude among pregnant mothers towards ibadah. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 12 (2) pp.
2013 Role of Phosphorylated insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1(Phigfbp-1) in prediction of preterm delivery. Malaysian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 8 (22 (Supp.)) pp. 84
2012 Exaggerated placenta site in placenta previa: an imaging differential diagnosis of placenta accreta, placental site trophoblastic tumor and molar pregnancy. Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 51 (3) pp. 440-442
2012 Fetal intra-abdominal umbilical vein varix in monochorionic twin: is it significant?. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 19 (3) pp. 69-73
2012 Maternal outcome of early versus late termination of pregnancy among pregnant mothers with prenatal diagnosis of lethal fetal anomalies: a retrospective review. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 119 () pp. 77
2012 Maternal outcome of prenatally diagnosed lethal fetal anomalies: a year review. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 119 (3) pp. S713-S713
2012 Overt and covert postpartum urinary retention, risk factors and complications - a cohort study at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA), Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 119 (SuppS1) pp. 109-110
2012 Sequelae of fetal growth restriction. Journal of Medical Ultrasound, 20 (4) pp. 191-200
2012 The effects of maternal body mass index (BMI) on the pregnancy outcome among primigravida who delivered at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA), Kuantan, Pahang. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 119 (Oct.) pp. 37
2011 Bladder scan vs urethral catheterization for measurement of immediate post partum bladder volume. Malaysian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 8 (21) pp. 41-42
2011 Second trimester uterine rupture: lesson learned. Malaysian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 8 (21) pp. 78-79
2011 Transobsturator tape (TOT) procedure: the Ipoh experience . Journal of University of Malaya Medical Center, 14 (1) pp. 10-20
2010 Temporary cross-clamping of the infrarenal abdominal aorta during cesarean hysterectomy to control operative blood loss in placenta previa increta/percreta . Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 49 (1) pp. 72-76
Conference or Workshop Item

2022 Establishment of the first shariah compliant human milk bank: The IIUM Experience in Developing Halimatussadia Mother’s Milk Centre. In: ILCA 2022 Virtual Conference,
2021 A cohort study on obstetric outcome of obese primigravida with spontaneous onset of labour at term. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 A six years review of placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder in a tertiary referral Hospital. In: Virtual Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 Establishment of the first sharia-compliant human milk bank: The IIUM experience in developing Halimatussaadia mother’s milk centre. In: International Conference on Shariah Compliant Breastfeeding Practices 2022,
2021 Expression of GBS virulence genes in high vaginal swabs of symptomatic pregnant women at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan. In: International Undergraduate Medical Research Conference 2021,
2021 Recognising fetuses at risk for Hypovolaemia at birth. In: 27th Regional Congress of the Perinatal Society of Malaysia,
2021 The effectiveness of UNICEF/WHO 20-hour Breastfeeding Course in Improving Health Professionals’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice towards Breastfeeding in Malaysia: A Quasi Experimental Study. In: 23rd Family Medicine Scientific Conference,
2021 The fetus at risk for anaemia : diagnosis and management. In: 4th National Maternal Fetal Medicine Hybrid Conference 2021,
2019 Predicting severe neonatal jaundice from maternal risk factors. In: 26th Regional Congress of the Perinatal Society of Malaysia,
2019 The new design of the mechanical individual labour kit' "Clover Set". In: Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (IIDEX) 2019,
2019 Ultrasound biometry & fetal growth abnormalities. In: 3rd National Maternal Fetal Medicine Conference 2019,
2018 A relook at the diagnosis & glycaemic control of Gestational Diabetes. In: 25th Regional Congress of Perinatal Society of Malaysia,
2018 Cerebroplacental Ratio (CPR) as predictor of perinatal outcome in induction of labour. In: 25th Regional Congress of the Perinatal Society of Malaysia,
2018 Modern management of labour. In: 25th Regional Congress of the Perinatal Society of Malaysia,
2018 The efficacy of modified Viennese manual perineal protection (VMPP) at second stage of labour. In: IUGA 43rd Annual Meeting 2018,
2017 Induction of labour using foley catheter: traction versus no traction a randomized prospective study.. In: 25th Congress of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society Of Malaysia,
2017 Monochorionic monoamniotic twin: prenatal diagnosis of cord entanglement and its management. In: 24th Regional Congress of Perinatal Society of Malaysia 2017,
2017 The outcome of transpelvic magnetic stimulation (TPMS) in treating women with urinary incontinence and overactive bladder : a prospective observational study. In: 25th Congress of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society Of Malaysia,
2016 A prospective study of caesarean section for foetal distress: Relation with umbilical cord arterial blood gases and neonatal outcome. In: 12th Asia Pasific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine 2016,
2016 Breastfeeding in Islamic perspective: a thematic analysis. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation: Focus on Medical and Health Care Sciences (2WCII 2016),
2016 Interpretation of modified glucose tolerance test in Malaysia population. In: 12th Asia Pasific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine 2016,
2016 Nutritional knowledge, attitude and practice during pregnancy among antenatal and postnatal mothers in HTAA, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 2016. In: 12th Asia Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine,
2016 Protection of life & progeny: do our mothers have good nutritional knowledge, attitude and practice?. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration Islamicisation: Focus On Medical & Health Care Sciences 2016 (2WCII-2016),
2016 The efficacy of modified Viennese manual perineal protection (VMPP) versus conventional technique in perineal protection at second stage of labour: A randomize case control study. In: 12th Asia Pasific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine 2016,
2016 The Placenta and IUGR. In: 19th Congress of the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPs 2016),
2015 Recurrent abortions : what is the evidence for antiplatelets / anticoagulants?. In: 12th Annual Scientific Meeting (MSH 2015),
2014 The effect of maternal serum lipid on maternal blood pressure and fetal birth weight. A prospective Cohort Study at maternal child health centre. In: 20th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI) 2014,
2014 The effect of pre pregnancy Body Mass Index (BMI) and intrapregnancy weight gain on the pregnancy outcome among primigravida: a crossectional study at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan. In: The 20th World Congress in Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI),
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),
2013 Knowledge, attitude and practice towards breastfeeding among mothers in Kuantan, Malaysia. In: 22nd Malaysian International Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics,
2012 Material outcome of early versus late termination of pregnancy among pregnant mothers with prenatal diagnosis of lethal fetal anomalies: a retrospective review. In: 10th RCOG International Scientific Congress ,
2012 Maternal outcome of prenatally diagnosed lethal fetal anomalies: a year review. In: XXth World Wide International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
2012 The effects of maternal body mass index (BMI) on the pregnancy outcome among primigravida who delivered at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA), Kuantan, Pahang. In: 10th RCOG International Scientific Congress ,
2011 Bladder scan vs urethral cathetarization for measurement of immediate post partum bladder volume. In: 21st congress of the Obstetrician and Gynaecological society of Malaysia In collaboration with the Institute of O& G. Royal College Ireland,
2011 Placenta Cretas: Early Diagnosis is Needed. In: Asia Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine,
2011 Second trimester uterine rupture: lesson learned. In: 21st Congress of the Obstetrical and Gyeaecological Society of Malaysia,
2010 Monochorionic twins with co-win death - detectable yet unpreventable risk to the living twin . In: 20th Congress of OGSM,
2009 Prenatal ultrasound detection of fetal omphaloccle leading to diagnosis of a subtle unbalanced chromosome translocation: unbalanced chromosome: translocation, der(7) t (7p;9p): case report (to upload) . In: 12th World Congress of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology,
Book

2022 The journey of Pusat Susu Bonda Halimatus Saadia (Mother's Milk Center) Sasmec@IIUM. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ISBN: 978-629-96935-0-5
2021 Obstetrics and gynaecology postgraduate training in Malaysia: training curriculum. Majlis Dekan Fakulti Perubatan Universiti Awam Malaysia MERDU, ISBN:
2020 Obstetrics and gynaecology training in Malaysia: guide for applicants 2020. Majlis Dekan Fakulti Perubatan Universiti Awam Malaysia MERDU, Fakulti Perubatan, Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia npmcmy@gmail.com, ISBN:
2019 Buku panduan penggunaan dan pengisian buku rekod kesihatan ibu hamil. Bahagian Pembangunan Kesihatan Keluarga, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, ISBN:
2019 Buku panduan penggunaan dan pengisian buku rekod kesihatan ibu hamil. Bahagian Pembangunan Kesihatan Keluarga, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, ISBN:
2017 Breastfeeding practice among Malays in community. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-756-9
2017 Induction of labour with Prostaglandin in previous scar. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-728-6
2017 Interdelivery intervals for a vaginal birth after delivery. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674187361
2017 Modified Viennese (VMPP) technique for perineal protection during labour. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-729-3
Monograph

2020 Pusat susu ibu patuh Syariah, cadangan & asas. In: ,