MASM Council Members 2014- 2016 Profile 2017-08-28T03:31:45+00:00

President

Dr Chan Kin Yuen

Dr Chan Kin Yuen is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who practises at Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur and Subang Jaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur. He received his medical degree from Nottingham University Medical School and continued his postgraduate training at Liverpool Orthopaedic Training Programme. He has also undertaken clinical fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. His interest lies in arthroscopic surgery as well as joint replacement surgery.

Dr Chan has been previously involved with teaching of medical students at Monash University, Sunway and is frequent contributor to national and international conferences and courses involving Orthopaedic surgeons, Orthopaedic Trainees and Sports Medicine Physicians, General Practice Physicians and Nurses.
Dr Chan is the current president of Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine since 2014.

Vice President

Dr Kok Choong Seng

Dr Kok graduated from USM in 1987. After completing his housemanship at Hospital Taiping, he joined the Malaysian Armed Forces. In 1991 he went to University Malaya to pursue his post-graduate training in orthopaedics. Upon completion in 1995 he went back to serve the Armed Forces. During that time he had served in various units of the Army, Air Force and Navy; including a stint with the United Nations peace-keeping force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. During his service in the Armed Forces Dr Kok had extensive experience with the treatment of sports injuries; especially of the knee and shoulder.

In 2002 Dr Kok completed his military service at the Lumut Armed Forces Hospital and went into private practice at Pantai Klang Specialist Medical Centre. Currently he is practicing at the Spine and Joint Centre, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He specializes in the treatment of sports injuries of the knee. These include ligament reconstructions and meniscus repairs and resection.
Dr Kok has been a council member of MASM since 2000; becoming Honorary Treasurer in 2004 and Vice President in 2014.

Vice President

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR ABDUL HALIM MOKHTAR

M.D. (UKM), Master Of Sports Medicine (Distinction) (Malaya)

Dr Halim is a consultant sports physician practising in University Malaya Medical Centre and UM Specialist Centre. He is also an Associate Professor in Sports Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.
His clinical work is diversified but with major preference on sports injury and field coverage. He also has an interest in osteoarthritis.
He is a visiting consultant in Sports Medicine in the National Sports Institute of Malaysia and a member of the Medical Committee of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
He sits in the Panel of Medical and Doping Officers of Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and also a member of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Medical Commission.
In research, he has worked in several areas in Sports Medicine and collaborate with other fields i.e. sports sciences, psychology and nutrition. His published works include on sports injury prevention and sports psychology. His current research work is with childhood obesity

Vice President

Dato Dr Amarjit Singh Gill

Dato Dr. Amarjit graduated (MBBS) from Grant Medical College, Bombay in 1973. He served as a Houseman and Medical Officer / Registrar at the General Hospital, Penang till 1978. In 1976 / 77 he
was seconded to the Malaysian Armed Forces as a Medical Officer. He opted for private practice in 1979 with Drs. Young, Newton & Partners, Kuala Lumpur, where he went on to become a partner from 1982.
1990 he established his own practice at Klinik Negara, Kuala Lumpur. He successfully obtained Post-Graduate Certificates in Sports Medicine (1988) and Genito-Urinary Medicine in 1989. He was elected
as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (UK) in 1990.
He is the Past President of Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine (MASM) from 2006 – 2010 and
has served MASM in various capacities since 1997 and is currently a Vice-President. He also served
two terms as Chairman of the Society of Sports Medicine, Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) from 2005 – 2007.
In addition, Dato Dr. Amarjit has been an outstanding sportsman having represented and captained Bombay Varsity at Hockey (1968 – 1971). Upon his return to Malaysia he represented the Malaysian Armed Forces & Penang at Hockey & Cricket, in 1976 / 77 & 1977 / 78, respectively. Following that he went on to represent and captain both the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur & Malaysia at Cricket from 1979 – 1989. To date he is recognized as the most successful captain, in Malaysian cricket history. Following his retirement he served the Malaysian Cricket Association in various capacities, culminating in being the Deputy President in 2009 – 2010.
He has been the doctor to the National Cricket Team from 1979 – 2010, Medical Director Jonah Jones Rugby Tournament from 1998 – 2005 and is currently the Chief Tournament Physician of the WTA Malaysian Tennis Open, since 2011.
For his contributions to the nation, Dato Dr. Amarjit was conferred a DATUKSHIP by HRH, the Sultan of Pahang in 2001.
For his services in the Malaysian Armed Forces, he was rewarded with the “Pingat Jasa Malaysia” (JPM) Medal in September 2015 – a medal given to those who served with distinguished gallantry, chivalry, sacrifice & loyalty to the King & Country, during the communist insurgency.

Hon Secretary

Udesh Chaskar

By profession, a Masters in Exercise Physiology; a sport scientist that researches, trains and studies the Malaysian national elite athletes (HPT) at high competitive levels, looking into marginal gains by a millisecond, resulting into podium finishes. Yet he has amazingly been able to divide his time and effort into Youth Development as well. Previously an officer to the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, Chaskar is well known to be a moderator, speaker as well as a trainer in the government sector for youth as well as social development. Not forgetting being nominated as a board member to the Task Force by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, serving as an advisor towards Youth Intellectual Capacity Building.
Completing his Bachelors from University of Malaya and pursuing his Masters in India, and often travelling to the United Nations, U.S it was then the idea of having to set up a Youth Base Network that would not only empower but train and lead youths to be more resourceful and being able to give back to society.
Being the founder and CEO of Osiris International, he is proud to continue his mission towards raising more TRUE youth leaders in all regions, standing hand in hand believing in the principles of life; Living For The Greater Good!
As he always says :
“Everything is possible for anyone to achieve, as long as they are committed”

Hon Treasurer

Dr Mahenderan Appukutty

Dr Mahenderan Appukutty is currently the Head, Centre of Postgraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Sports Science & Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam and working since 2001. He holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences focusing on nutrition, immunity and exercise performance from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, his Master of Sports Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nutrition and Community Health from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

He is also Asst Hon Secretary of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM). He also serves as Council Member of Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO, Hon Treasurer for Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine (MASM), Hon Secretary for Confederation of Scientific & Technological Associations in Malaysia (COSTAM). He also serves as Specialist Representative for Exercise Physiology/Sports Medicine for World Obesity (WO) formerly known as International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO). His research interests ands focus are on functional food, health and exercise science.
He has published scientific articles in local and international referred journals, newspaper and magazine.

He also presented papers at international and local conferences and seminars in nutrition, health and exercise science. Dr Mahenderan currently serves as the Editorial Board Members for Malaysian Journal of Sports Science & Recreation, International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research and International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. He collaborates with government and private agencies for many community nutrition promotion and research projects.

Exco Member

Dr Mohd Zaidi Saleh

Dr. Mohd Zaidi bin Saleh is a Consultant Sports Physician in the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma, Hospital Serdang. He received his Medical Degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1998 and his Master Degree in Sports Medicine from Universiti Malaya in 2007. He was awarded Asian Football Federation President’s Traveling Fellow in 2012. Presently, apart from his hospital works, he is the visiting Consultant Sports Physician and Member of Medical Committee for Football Association of Malaysia. He has been the Team Physician for Malaysia’s Senior Football Team since 2011.He had served as the Malaysian contingent Team Physician in many international events including the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, South East Asian Games & South East Asian Paragames. He is also a Certified International Medical Classifiers by International Bowls for Disable (IBD) and was part of the technical officials in three World Bowl Championships.

Exco Member

Dr Mohamad Shariff Abdul Hamid

Mohamad Shariff A Hamid is a sports physician and Associate Professor at the University of Malaya. He is also a visiting physician at the National Institute of Sports Malaysia. He is a member of the Malaysia Association of Sports Medicine. His research interest includes sports injury and injury prevention and management.

Exco Member

Dr Simret Singh

Dr Simret Singh is an orthopaedic medical officer at University Malaya Medical Center where he is pursuing his postgraduate studies in Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated from The National University Of Ireland in 2008, after which he went on to do his housemanship in University Malaya Medical Center. He was a medical officer at Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru for 4 years before returning to Kuala Lumpur to pursue his postgraduate degree. He enjoys jungle trekking in his free time. Dr Simret has been a council member of MASM since 2014.

Exco Member

Dr Devamalar Selvi Naicker

Name:
Dr. Devamalar Selvi Naicker
Educational background:
MBBS in Belgaum, India and did housemanship in HKL.Worked as Medical officer in Keningau, Sabah and Pejabat Kesihatan KLIA. Did Master’s in Sports Medicine in University Malaya.
Current Position:
Sports Physician & Head
Sports Medicine Unit
Orthopedic Department
Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang
Services provided
1) Sports Medicine Clinic
2) Exercise Prescription Clinic for pediatric patients with OBESITY & CHRONIC DISEASE
3) Exercise Prescription Clinic for adult patients with OBESITY & CHRONIC DISEASE
Other activities
 Presented at numerous CME’s, courses, seminars, symposiums and workshops at local, national & international level.
 Supervisor for Master candidate and specialist under gazettement
 Committee member for hospital Staff weight reduction programme
 Committee member for various courses and conferences
 Member of various Associations, including as Vice President of Selangor Branch of Diabetes Malaysia
Areas of interest:
 Health promotion activities for the public
 Exercise prescription as a therapeutic tool in the management of chronic problems eg obesity, DM, HPT, osteoarthritis, etc
 Use of PRP in soft tissue injury