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Dr. Zulkifli Ismail - KPJ University College of Health Sciences

Dr Zulkifli Ismail is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric cardiologist at KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital and visiting paediatric cardiologist at the KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital.  He was formerly Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiology in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).  He has also served as the Head of the Paediatric Department and Director of Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) as well as Medical Director of its private wing, UKM Specialist Centre, before opting for early retirement from the academic world in 2005.  He is currently Clinical Professor at KPJ University College of Health Sciences.

Dr Zulkifli has served as a Past President of the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) and is currently the Editor of Berita MPA, a quarterly newsletter publication distributed to fellow members of the Association.  He is also the Chairman of the Positive Parenting Management Committee and serves as the Chief Editor of the Positive Parenting Guide, a quarterly publication aimed to equip Malaysian parents with reliable and practical local information on maternal, child and family care since 2002.  

Dr Zulkifli is currently the Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA) after completing a term as President in 2012-2016, previous Chairman of the Asian Strategic Alliance for Pneumococcal disease prevention (ASAP), a member of the Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) Council and the Asian Dengue Vaccination Advocacy (ADVA) group.  He was also President of the Thalassaemia Association of Malaysia (TAM) from 2003-2016.  He served as a board member of the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) 2006-2017, is a member of the Malaysian Ministry of Health Unrelated Transplant Approval Committee (UTAC) and was on the editorial board of the Malaysian Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health (MJPCH). He also serves as a reviewer for the Medical Journal of Malaysia and the Philippines Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 

He has more than 38 publications in peer-reviewed international and local journals in addition to numerous abstracts and articles for the lay-public on various issues involving child health, paediatrics and vaccinology.  He has authored or co-authored two books for parents, one for medical students and one for nurses. In 2008 he was conferred the Darjah Panglima Mahkota Wilayah by the Malaysian King that carries the honorific title of ‘Datuk’.

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