Professor Dato’ Khalid Yusoff, is a Professor of Medicine and Senior Consultant Cardiologist and the Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA.
Prior to taking up his current appointment, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. During this time, he built the postgraduate programme to be the biggest in the country. Research was activated through a number of initiatives including adopting a Protected Research Time for the academic staff, encouraging participating in international conferences, organizing the Annual Research Weeks, creating the Clinical Research Unit, and proposing to the University the Universiti Kebangsaan Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI). Grants were sought not only from national funds such as IRPA but also overseas, eg. engaging the French-based pharmaceutical industry to fund research projects in the Faculty. He managed to build, in close collaboration with Institut Jantung Negara, a heart centre which provides a comprehensive care for cardiac patients.
In 2004, he was offered to be the Foundation Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA. He was instrumental in creating an innovative curriculum and active learning ambience through a close rapport with the University of Melbourne. The Faculty has progressed tremendously, its intake of undergraduate students increased from 20 in 2003 to 235 in 2010, MSc and PhD programmes are offered, and post-graduate specialist training has started in the 2011/2012 academic year. To support this rapid expansion, he has been involved in building three campuses while a large university teaching hospital is being planned, with two large public hospitals transformed into teaching hospitals. Research is being given specific focus with the setting up of the Institute for Medical Molecular Biotechnology (IMMB) and The Centre for Translational Research & Epidemiology (The CenTRE).
Professor Dato’ Khalid Yusoff has a major interest in coronary heart disease and hypertension, and pursues active research in these areas through epidemiological, fundamental and translational research. He participates as a co-investigator, principal investigator, member of steering committee, and/or national leader in milestone studies such as ADVANCE, OnTARGET/TRANSCEND, TIDE, HOPE-3, PURE, APOLLO, INTERSTROKE, INTERCHF, TIPS-3, ATLAS TIMI-52 and HOPE-4. He has published or contributed to 3 books, 163 papers, 336 presentations at international conferences and 6 National Clinical Practice Guidelines. He is a much sought-after speaker at conferences, nationally and internationally. His H-index is 12, and cumulative citation of over 2400. He joined the National Science and Research Council (NSRC), and co-chairs the NSRC’s Evaluation Research Performance and Impact of Public Research Assets. He is a member of the National BioEthics Council.
Professor Dato’ Khalid Yusoff is a Founder President of the Malaysian Society of Hypertension, and the current President of the College of Physicians of Malaysia. He serves on the Council of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, and the Council of the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia and its Medical and Health Sciences Cluster Chairman, and is a member of its Publication Committee and Membership Committee. He established the Medical Deans’ Council in 2001 and served as its Foundation Chairman. He is the Overseas Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hypertension and an Advisor to the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He has just completed as a Council Member of the International Society of Hypertension and the Malaysian Medical Council. In Medicine, he is an External Examiner to a number of universities at home and abroad, as well as the Membership Examinations of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He is a Visiting Professor to the Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom.
Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff has received a number of recognitions and awards. He was elected to the Fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (1993), Royal College of Physicians of London (1998), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1998), Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (1999), Academy of Sciences of Malaysia (2005), and The American College of Cardiology (1997). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2011). He received the Gold Award from the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1995. Both UKM and UiTM accorded him the highest award, namely Anugerah Citra UKM in 2002 and Distinguished Scholar Award UiTM 2011. In 2000, HRH The Sultan of Kelantan bestowed on him the Darjah Kebesaran Dato’ Paduka Setia Mahkota Kelantan (DPSK) with a title of Dato’.
Prof. Khalid was elected as a Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences in 2012.