Kwa Siew Kim

Designation/Title: Clinical Professor, Head of Family Medicine Department
Department: IMU Clinical School Seremban, International Medical University
Tel: 06-7677798 / 0133923718
Fax: 06-7677709
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Education and Training

MSc Med Demog LSHTM, London 1992
MBBS University of Malaya 1971-1976


Research interests:

  • Medical Education-assessment
  • Non-communicable Chronic diseases-diabetes, thyroid problems
  • Depression, anxiety and stress


Research projects/grants:

National Research & Development Grants:

  • 2013-2015. Endocrine Disorders in Malaysia: A nationwide multicenter (Myendo Study). Grant of nearly RM 1 million from Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS).


Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2010-2015)


  • Research title: Awareness Of Colorectal Cancer Among the Urban Population In Klang Valley. (submitted to NMRR, awaiting approval) Co-supervisor with Prof Dr Lee Peng Yein
    Grant from the Academy of Family Medicine of Malaysia



Family Medicine doctors who are doing the MAFP/FRACGP postgraduate examination

  • Dr Cimmeran Kaur Sindhu A/P Jaggit Singh
  • Dr Anisha K Nijar
  • Dr Hong Chia Yin
  • Dr Lalitha Malar
  • Dr Leong Pooi Yee
  • Dr Li Zi Qi


Supervision of Undergraduates (BMedSc)


  • Project ID No: BMS I01/2013(03)
    Project Title: Effectiveness Of Drugs Used For Treatment Of Community Acquired, Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) In Women: A Cohort Study
    BMedSci project of Ms Wong Kar Mun (co-supervise with Professor Teng Cheong Lieng and Dr Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan)


Professional affiliations:

  • Life member of Malaysian Medical Association since 1994
  • Diplomate Member of Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia from 1986
  • Fellow of Academy of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 1988
  • Fellow of Academy of Family Medicine Malaysia
  • Member of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM)
  • Board of Senior Examiners for the Conjoint MAFP/FRACGP postgraduate Family Medicine examination
  • Faculty Board for the Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine
  • Research mentor for Advanced Training in Family Medicine (ATFM)
  • Committee member for Quality Improvement Programme for GPs under Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia
  • Committee member for Malaysian Medical Association Federal Territory Branch 1999/2000 and 2000/2001
  • Committee member on Women’s Health Issues for the Malaysian Medical Association 1999-2002
  • Life Member of Malaysia Paediatric Association
  • Life Member of Malaysian Association of Maternal and Neonatal Health (MAMANEH)
  • Section head for Wilayah (KL and Selangor) 2000-2001
  • Council Member for the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia 1999 -2002
  • Academic Committee Member 2000-2002
  • Committee member for the WONCA 2002 Asia Pacific Conference
  • Member of the Primary Health Care Educators Network
  • Member of the Hypertension Society of Malaysia
  • Life member of the Society of Ageing, Aesthetics and Regenerative Medicine (SAARM) since 2010
  • Member of the Conjoint Examination Board (Conjoint with UKM, University Malaya and Universiti Sains Malaysia) for Family Medicine discipline.1989-2000.
  • Vice President of the Malaysian Society For Clinical Hypnosis for 2006


Academic Awards:

  • 1988. Awarded WHO Fellowship Training on Colposcopy for 6 months at University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 15-26 Jul. 1996. Awarded WHO Fellowship to attend the 6th International Course in General practice in London
  • Lord Chevening Scholarship for MSc in Medical Demography at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1991-1992
  • Certificate of Merit awarded in 1996 by the National University of Malaysia for outstanding academic services rendered


Recent publications
(last 5 years – 2010 -2014)

Journal Papers

  • Kwa SK. Failure to diagnose cervical cancer: what went wrong? Malaysian Family Physician. 2010;5(2):109.
  • Kwa SK, Sivalingam N. Issues in emergency contraception for the adolescent. Malaysian Family Physician. 2012;7(1):37-40.
  • Kwa Siew Kim, Davendralingam Sinniah, Tan Kah Kee. Neonatal rash: A case study. Aust Fam Physician 2012;41(9):707-9.
  • SK Kwa, Esha Das Gupta . Oral Hyperpigmented Lesions: A case study. Aust Fam Physician 2013;42(7):490-1.
  • SK Kwa, Esha Das Gupta . Cicatricial alopecia: A case study. Aust Fam Physician 2015;44(7):476-8.


Other Publications

  • Web-based, distance learning Module for Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine conducted by Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia.
    • Module 9 on “Neurology and Endocrine Problems”. 2nd Edition. Feb 2014.
    • Module 14 on Women’s Health. 2nd Edition (revised on 30 March 2013)
  • Web-based, distance learning Module 2 for Certificate in Teaching Family Medicine conducted by Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia.
    • Study Guide for Module 2: Teaching Methodologies. 2nd edition 2009.



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