Anis Safura Ramli
Professor of Family Medicine & Consultant Family Physician, Deputy Director & Fellow of I-PPerForM
Prof. Dr. Anis Safura Ramli graduated from Newcastle University, United Kingdom in 1997. She pursued her specialist primary care training in England and subsequently obtained the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK. She completed subspecialty training in Chronic Disease Management at Monash University, Australia and was awarded a fellowship in 2010. She was selected to represent Malaysia in the Young Physician Leaders Programme in 2011 and 2016 - a leadership training and networking program by the InterAcademy Partnership for Health. Prof. Dr. Anis Safura Ramli successfully established the Department of Primary Care Medicine at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and was the Head of Department from 2005 - 2015. Under her leadership, the Department has successfully put together the curriculum, teaching and clinical service infrastructure for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in primary care. She was awarded the Excellence Service Award by UiTM in 2006, 2011 and 2013. Prof. Dr. Anis Safura Ramli is currently the Deputy Director and Fellow at I-PPerForM, a research Centre of Excellence (CoE) in UiTM. Her research niche area is in chronic disease management and prevention of cardiovascular risks – particularly hypertension, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. She has published numerous scientific papers in international high impact journals and has vast experience in leading research team as principal investigator of national grants. Her team has won several research and innovation awards. Her special interests also include health service research and primary care reform. She was appointed by the Ministry of Health Malaysia as an expert panel to prepare the blueprint for the restructuring of the Malaysian primary health care system in 2008 - 2012. She is an active member of her profession having served in the councils of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia (AFPM), Family Medicine Specialist Association (FMSA) and the Malaysian Society of Hypertension (MSH). She has also been invited as speaker and facilitator at various national scientific conferences.