Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff
DPSK, PSK, MBBS (Melb.), DMedSc (honoris causa),
MRCP(UK), FRCP (Lond.), FRCP (Glasg.), FRCP (Edin.),
FACC (USA), Hon. FRACP (Aus.), Hon. FPCP (Phil.),
FIAS, FNHAM, FMSA, FAMM, FASc
Vice-Chancellor and President
UCSI University has appointed Prof Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff FIAS as its third vice-chancellor and president.
A clinical cardiologist by training, Professor Khalid’s appointment promises to usher in a new era of scholarly enterprising pursuit at UCSI. He is a firm advocate of research and development and his findings are frequently published in high-impact refereed journals. His papers are cited and referred to by many of his peers, adding credence to his standing as an academic. What Professor Khalid brings to UCSI complements the University’s strong links with the industry and its vibrant student life. His dedication to the pursuit of excellence and quality ties in nicely with UCSI’s founding values and his insight will set the University in good stead.
Professor Khalid has previously served as the Dean of Universiti Teknologi MARA’s Faculty of Medicine. Under his stewardship, the faculty recorded tremendous growth and established itself as one of the foremost medical faculties in the nation. Prior to that, Professor Khalid played a number of key roles – including serving as Dean – in a career spanning two decades at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He also served as a consultant cardiologist at both universities where he was instrumental in developing the Heart Centres at both universities
Professor Khalid’s 30-year career in academia is bolstered by domestic and international recognition of his contributions. He sits on the board of various scientific committees and he is currently a member of the National Science and Research Council, a unit parked under the Prime Minister’s Office. Beyond the numerous awards and research grants he has won, Professor Khalid actively contributes to society through the promotion of medicine and science. He has chaired scientific sessions at home and abroad and he is regularly sought to give visiting lectures.
Interestingly, Professor Khalid also played a big role in Malaysia’s Angkasawan programme. He supervised various aeromedical tests in the vetting stages to select the nation’s first astronaut and provided input on the initiative’s scientific thrusts.
Professor Khalid is happily married to Professor Datin Paduka Dr Khatijah Mohd Yusoff, a molecular biologist who is currently the Deputy Secretary-General at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Well-travelled and global in his outlook, Professor Khalid obtained most of his many qualifications from renowned universities and professional bodies in England, Australia, Scotland and the United States.