About Me

“In the arena of otolaryngology I consider myself a general otolaryngologist with a strong interest in the subspecialty of Paediatric Otolaryngology. As far as I know, I am one of only a handful of Malaysians to have gone overseas to work in a paid job in a paediatric otolaryngology unit for hands on experience, not in a mere “observer attachment” capacity.

The outstanding part of my experience in Universtiy Malaya Medical Centre over four years was the development of expertise in the paediatric airway. I worked very closely with the Paediatricians of University Malaya Medical Centre, in particular the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and Respiratory Paediatric Medicine. I also work closely with Paediatricians involved in Gastroenterology and children with voice problems and delayed development.

I have strong experience in general ENT operations for the ear, nose and throat, and head and neck.”


My Expertise - Procedures

icon Ears
  • Microscopy and wax and other foreign body removal
  • Microscopy and ear canal pus and debris removal
  • Microscopy and ventilation tube insertion
  • Otoendoscopy
icon Nose
  • Nasoendoscopy to check for tumours
  • Nasoendoscopy cleaning of nose after surgery to the nose
  • Nasal foreign body removal
icon Throat
  • Flexible nasolaryngopharyngoscopy
    • to assess throat and nose for snoring
    • to check for throat tumours
  • Removal of foreign body like fishbones
  • Direct throat visualisation to assess tonsil size
icon Balance system
  • Vestibular tests including Dix Hallpike test
  • BPPV related therapeutic manoeuvres including Epley

My Expertise - Operations

icon Ears
  • Foreign body and wax removal
  • Myringotomy and ventilation tube insertion
  • Ear canal widening
  • Ear canal tumour removal
  • Myringoplasty
  • Basic mastoid surgery
  • Excision of cysts and swellings around the ear
icon Nose
  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinate reduction techniques
  • Cautery for bleeding nose
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and associated surgeries
  • Endoscopic dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR) done with ophthalmologist
icon Oral cavity
  • Submandibular duct stone surgery
  • Excision biopsy of tongue and buccal tumours
  • Excision of floor of mouth swellings
icon Pharynx
  • Pharyngoscopy for assessment
  • Removal of foreign body from throat, including oesophagus
  • Adenostonsillectomy (cold steel and energy techniques)
  • Intrapharyngeal drainage of abscesses
  • Snoring alleviation procedures
  • Endoscopic excision of benign swelling
icon Larynx
  • Laryngoscopy for assessment of larynx
  • Removal of laryngeal foreign body including in trachea and bronchus
  • Endoscopic excision of laryngeal tumours
  • Endoscopic surgery for laryngomalacia
icon Neck open surgery
  • Parotid gland tumour excision
  • Submandibular gland tumour excision
  • Thyroid gland surgery
  • Lymph node excision
  • Total laryngectomy
  • Other neck mass excision and neck exploration and artery ligation
  • Deep neck abscess drainage
  • Open pharyngotomy tracheostomy
Education &


Fellow in Paediatric Otolaryngology, Melbourne


FRCS (Edinburgh) ENT


FRCS (Edinburgh)


FRACS Part 1 Examination, Melbourne


MBBS Undergraduate University of Melbourne

1985 - 1990

Assunta Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital

2002 - Current
Specialist ENT Surgeon

Hospital Pantai Indah

2003 - 2004
Locum ENT

University Malaya Medical Centre

2003 – 2007
Senior Lecturer in Department of Otorhinolaryngology and ENT Specialis

Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

2001 – 2002
Fellow in Paediatric Otolaryngology

Ipoh General Hospital

2000 - 2001
Clinical Specialist ENT Surgeon

Hospital Kuala Lumpur

1997 - 2000
Medical Officer and basic ENT Training (Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Unit)

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

1991 - 1996
Internship and Surgical Training