Professor Rokiah Ismail
Professor Rokiah Ismail PCM
MBBS (Mal), MRCK (UK), Dip. Derm (Lond), Dip. Ven (Lond), FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin)
Current Academic Position
Professor of Medicine & Senior Consultant Dermatologist
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya
Past Academic & Administrative Positions Held
February 2005 - May 2008
Professor of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam
January 2003 to October 2004
Professor of Medicine & Associate Dean,
Medical Sciences, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur
December 1999 to November 2002
Dean, Professor and Head of Medicine,
Perak College of Medicine, Ipoh, Malaysia
(Honorary Professor, Sheffield University, UK)
Professor Rokiah is currently the Professor of Medicine and Senior Consultant Dermatologist at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya since February 2009. Previously she has held the same position at the various medical schools in the country, namely, the newly established Faculty of Medicine of the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Shah Alam,
She was previously Associate Dean of Medical Sciences at the International Medical University (IMU) and was formerly the Dean and Head of Medicine at the Perak College of Medicine (PCM), Ipoh.
Her main thrust is in training young doctors and medical students. Aside from being involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Dermatology, she is also actively involved in patient care in the field of Dermatology and general medicine.
As a member of the curriculum committee in the various medical schools she has worked, she has been actively involved in the curriculum development and policy making decisions on curriculum matters.
She has been an academician and a practicing Dermatologist for more than 30 years. During that time, she has held various administrative and academic positions in public and private institutions of higher learning. Alongside these positions, she also maintains an active role in clinical practice, being a senior consultant physician, dermatologist and venerologist.
Her career in Medicine and academia started in 1976 when she joined the University of Malaya as a junior lecturer in Medicine under the Academic Staff Training Scheme (ASTS). After finishing her postgraduate studies in the UK, she returned to Malaysia to continue as a lecturer in Medicine at the University of Malaya in January 1979.
Her work at the University of Malaya traversed teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Medicine and allied health sciences; as a clinician, taking care of patients, providing training in her specialties to other organisations upon request and doing research. She was appointed Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1986-1989.
She has had affiliations with a number of government and non-government organisations regarding HIV/AIDS from 1985 - 2000.
She was a member of the National AIDS Technical Committee of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia and member of the sub-committee on AIDS patient management of the Ministry of Health.
Her international affiliations include being a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society (IAS), and IAS Regional Representative for Asia and Oceania from 1998-2000; and being a member of the group for Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network and on the Board of Directors of the MAP Network, 2000-2004. She was appointed to the International Scientific Committee for the Durban 2000 World AIDS Conference July 2000.
As an academician, she was awarded Fulbright grants twice to continue with her work on the AIDS epidemic.
She was on the Board of Directors for Malaysian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (MACEE) from 1997 - 1999.
She was appointed as an International Advisor (for Malaysia) to the Royal College of Physicians of London since 1999-2004.
She was the President of the Malaysian Society for HIV Medicine 1998-2004.
She was on the Panel of Assessors for the National Accreditation Board (LAN), 2001 - 2003.