Vice Chancellor

YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Hj. Mohamad Farouk bin Abdullah

Vice Chancellor

Professor Dato’ Dr. Hj. Mohamad Farouk Abdullah was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Perdana Universityeffective 9th April 2021.

Professor Dato’ Dr. Farouk was previously the Dean of Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGScM), Malaysia’s only Graduate Entry Medical School since the 1st of March 2019. As the Dean, he provided exemplary leadership at the School while contributing significantly at the University level in various Committees (including the Senate and Board of Governors).

Prior to this he was the Head and Senior Consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang.

He is a medical graduate of University Malaya and obtained his postgraduate qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MRCOG) in 1993. He received his subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine in London 1997 and was gazetted as a Reproductive Medicine Subspecialist (Malaysia) in 2003. In 2007, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, United Kingdom.

He was instrumental in coordinating and developing the full range of Reproductive Medicine Services at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur where he served as the Head of the Reproductive Medicine Division between 1998 and 2002. During this time, he initiated the “Shared Care ART” cycles in collaboration with the private sector and is credited with the first IVF birth in a public hospital in this country. He moved to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang (in 2003) where he again commenced a similar successful “Shared Care ART” programme which brought the joy of motherhood to several couples who would otherwise have been denied treatment due to the high costs in the private sector.

A passionate SRHR Advocate and Activist, Professor  Dato’ Dr. Farouk has worked to increase awareness about “Reproductive Rights” and the need for Women to have access to a safe, comprehensive and non-discriminatory women-centred service in Malaysia.

His contributions to Women’s Health include advocacy work within related Societies at National and Regional level including the Malaysian Association of Adolescent Health, Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (Past President and Past SRHR Sub Committee Chairman), Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Past Council Member and Past SRHR Sub Committee Chairman) and the Cancer Awareness and Screening Society (President).

Professor  Dato’ Dr. Farouk has 35 years of public service to his credit, 25 of these as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He was the Head of O&G Services, Selangor (2003 – 2018) and also served as the Deputy, National Head of O&G Services, Ministry of Health from (2016 – 2018).

He is a Contributing/Lead Author of more than 80 Studies, Publications and Research Presentations (as a Specialist) and has been the Clinical Trainer/Supervisor for more than 2000 House Officers and Medical Students, more than 600 Specialists, Medical Officers and Midwifery Students, more than 100 OBGYN Trainees and 20 Sub Specialists in the last 20 years.

In recognition of his contributions to Public Health and Community Outreach Programmes, Professor Dato’ Dr. Farouk was awarded the “Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (DSAP)” Medal by the Sultan of Pahang in 2016.

Professor Dato’ Dr. Farouk Abdullah retired from Public Service on a (Gred Khas A) in 2018.

He continues to contribute his service/expertise in the area of Women’s Health (Fertility, Reproductive Endocrinology, Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights and Human Sexuality) in various capacities in the Private, Academic and Community Sectors locally, regionally and internationally.

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