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Professor Dato' Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin

Professor Dato' Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin

Vice-Chancellor
University of Malaya (UM)

Professor Dato' Dr. Mohd Amin Jalaludin commenced his position as the Vice-Chancellor of University of Malaya (UM) on 8 November 2013. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of the Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology from October 1996 until January 2000. He was then promoted to the position of Associate Professor in June 1996 and Professor on the 20 January 2000. In the following month, he was appointed as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, UM and became the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in April 2000. Mohd Amin was appointed Director of the UM Medical Center in June 2000. On 1 August 2006, he was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International) of UM by the Ministry of Higher Education.

After completing his studies at English College, Johor Bahru, Johor, he pursued his higher education in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at UM from 1977 to 1982. He started off his academic career as a lecturer in the field of Otorhinolaryngology on 1 September 1983. UM sent him to study and work at the Royal Infirmnary Edinburgh, Scotlan from 1988 till 1990 and he had obtained a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 1989. He was trained by Professor AG Maran to be an expert in Otorhinolaryngology and also in the area of head and neck surgery. Mohd Amin was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in 1994 and also a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine in June 1996. In June 2012, he was admitted as Fellow of the Academy of Science, Malaysia.

As an academic, Mohd Amin has contributed extensively in research and in the medical profession. He has conducted research in the areas of otology (head and neck surgery), laryngology, and otorhinolaryngology. These and other works have been published in more than 70 journal papers and 36 conferences and seminars and other publications. He has also been actively involved in many professional medical committees and he is currently the President of the Asian Federation Laryngectomee Association (AFLA), and Honorary Medical Advisor of the Spastic Children's Association of Selangor and Federal Territory. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland, and Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, USA.