I went to many doctors for my wife collarbone pain issue. My wife condition was not very common, to an extent one of the doctors we met described it as not even 1 of a 1000 cases. Seeing her as the 6th opinion, she spent time reading through my reports & explained to us in a way that we could understand. I appreciate her helping us with analyzing the possible cause that lead to patient symptoms, and approaches that normally a physician will suggest. My consultation time spent with her nearly doubled the time i spent with others. At the end, she managed to refer us to some other specialist that she think could help us in diagnosis. She is definitely a knowledgeable doctor with connections, and caring enough to undertsnd patients needs too.
Associate Professor Dr Azlina Amir Abbas's area of expertise is orthopaedics (hip and knee replacements, trauma and autologous chondrocyte transplantation). She is a member of numerous international and national professional bodies, including Malaysian Orthopaedic Association, Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain, ASEAN Arthroplasty Association, International Association for the Study of Pain and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She started her career as a Medical Officer with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, in 1998 and has completed a fellowship in hip surgery with Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital in South Korea in 2008. She has recently contributed to a number of books including “Hip Surgery: Instructive Case Collection and “Fracture Management: Basic Principles & Surgical Approaches. Her works have been published in various academic journals such as Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Arthroplasty, Journal of Orthopaedic Research and Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal. She is an active researcher in the field of orthopaedics, chondrocytes and stem cell research. She has won numerous awards including a Gold Medal, three Silver Medals, and a Special Award - Best in Cluster (Bioscience & Biotechnology) at Ekspo Penyelidikan Rekacipta dan Inovasi, Universiti Malaya 2009, and the ASEAN Orthopaedic Association Junior Traveling Fellowship in 2009. She has also received the Excellence in Service award by University Malaya. She regularly presents and speaks with regards to her area of expertise. She regularly volunteers her services through MERCY Malaysia, has hosted health clinics for Kajang prison women inmates, has taught English to Korean doctors in Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, and participates in community events with the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and many others.