(in alphabetical order)
Dr Mohammad Arif Shahar graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2005; was conferred with the Royal Education Award from the Majlis Raja-Raja. He furthered his studies in Clinical Masters in the field of Internal Medicine and PhD in Medicine at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
In 2016, he completed his sub-specialty training in Endocrinology locally. He served IIUM between 2011 and 2018; as an Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine. Currently he serves as a Consultant Endocrinologist at AVISENA Specialist Hospital and the Head of AVISENA Diabetes & Metabolic Unit.
Dr Mohd Faiz Md Tahir graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2003.
He pursued his studies in the field of Psychiatry at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and obtained his Clinical Masters (DrPsych) in 2014. He serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry.
Dr Faiz Tahir’s main clinical interest is in adult psychiatry, especially mood disorders, substance abuse and conditions where concepts of motivational interviewing (MI) are applicable.
He is actively involved in awareness programs concerning mental health and other related conditions such as non-communicable diseases i.e. diabetes mellitus and hypertension.
He has been involved in numerous workshops throughout the country designed for health care practitioners from various disciplines.
He is a lifetime member of the Malaysian Psychiatry Association and currently serves as Chair for Cultural Adaptation of Motivational Interviewing Special Interest Group under the World Psychiatry Association (WPA) Psychotherapy Section.
He is also the current Coordinator for Islamisation of Human Knowledge (IOHK) at the Kulliyyah of Medicine, IIUM and has co-authored ‘Islamisation in Clinical Medicine & Medical Sciences: A Teachers’ Manual’ and ‘Fiqh al-Ibaadah for the Sick.’
Colonel (Dr) Noor Ashikin Mohd Rusly is currently the Consultant Physician at the Jabatan Perubatan Tentera (JPT) of the Malaysian Armed Forces. She obtained her MBBS from the International Medical University in 2003. She was commissioned as military officer in 2003. She later pursued her study in Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (2007 – 2011).
Her main interest is military medicine and is actively involved in conducting courses for military medical officers and medical personnel throughout Malaysia to improve the medical services in the military.
Colonel (Dr) Siti Nordiana Dollah is the Head of Psychiatry Department of Tuanku Mizan Armed Forces Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. She obtained her MD (Medical Degree) from the University Science of Malaysia in 2003. She was commissioned as military officer in 2004. Throughout her career, Dr Siti Nordiana served at many places throughout Malaysia including West Malaysia. Since early of her career, she has strong interest pertaining to quality improvement in mental health service provision in military. She later pursued her study in Masters of Psychiatry at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (2008 – 2012).
Her main interest is military psychiatry particularly combat and operational behavioral health and woman mental health. She is actively involved in awareness programme among military personnel and commanders concerning mental health and life style related conditions such as smoking, obesity and stress. She has been practicing motivational interviewing (MI) in promoting physically and psychologically healthy and ready soldiers. She has been conducting continuous basic military psychiatry training to the regimental medical officers and medical personnel throughout Malaysia. She is a facilitator for Smoking Cessation, Planning Organizing and Execution (SCOPE) programme. She is also a committee member of Malaysian Psychiatric Association.