11 October 2019: EXCERPTS FROM THE 20TH MATCVS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD IN MELAKA FROM 20-22 SEPTEMBER 2019 - Guest of Honor Address by Datuk Dr Rohaizat Yon, Deputy Director-General of Health of Malaysia (Medical) - click here


8 March 2019: National Selection interviews were held today for entry into our National Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Programme. Six candidates were selected for entry into Year 1 of the six-year National Training Programme.

The National Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Programme now has 21 National Training Fellows with the first batch expected to complete their training in June 2022. It is run by the Malaysian Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Ministry of Health Malaysia, the Academy of Medicine Malaysia, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The training programme is benchmarked to international standards quality assured by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


15 September 2018: The training of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Malaysia took a giant leap forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, U.K., and the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, and the Joint Committee of Specialist Training of Singapore, establishing a Quadripartite Exit Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery involving the four parties. click here


28 February 2018: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 28 Feb 2018, between the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM), the Malaysian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (MATCVS), and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCS Edin). click here


10 October 2012: The National Cardiothoracic Registry Workshop was held on 5th Oct 2012 at the Marriot Hotel Putrajaya. Watch the Youtube video here. A second Youtube video entitled 'Brain storming in National Cardiothoracic Registery Workshop' is here.

5 April 2012: The following members have been appointed to the new cardiothoracic subspecialty accreditation committee of the National Specialist Register: Professor Dato’ Dr Zainuddin Wazir (Chairman), Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Yahya Awang, Dato’ Professor Dr Azahari Yakub, Professor Dr Mohd Zamrin Dimon, Dato’ Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail and Dr Jong Yuan Hsun.

In the press

Malaysia hosts first ever external Cardiothoracic Surgery exam outside the UK

24 February 2018

Lebih 40,000 kes baharu kardiovaskular setiap tahun

7 Mei 2016

Lifestyle blamed for rise in chronic diseases

27 November 2011

Scarcity of manpower resulted in long waiting lists for surgery

18 November 2011

DPM: M’sia must focus on becoming top regional medical tourism destination

13 September 2011




Newsletter Aug 2012 - click here

Newsletter Feb 2012 - click here

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