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Dr. Yap Yoke Yeow


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Dr Yap Yoke Yeow completed his medical training in Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1997 and his Masters in ORL & Head and Neck Surgery in USM in 2004. Since then he served as Consultant ENT Surgeon in Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Serdang where he was also visiting consultant to the Radiotherapy and Oncology Institute in Hospital Kuala Lumpur. The first ENT Surgeon to obtain the RPSGT (Registered Polysomnographic Technologist) from USA in 2013, he started the first ASEAN Sleep Congress held in Kuala Lumpur in 2012 as President of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists and Head & Neck Surgeons.


He has also conducted numerous courses and training locally and internationally on Sleep Apnea, Sleep Diagnostics, Sleep Surgery, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma and Surgery for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Allergy and Sinusitis. He chaired the writing of the Consensus Statements in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Vertigo and Rhinosinusitis for MSOHNS. He also coordinated the Malaysian Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Program from 2009 to 2012 under MSOHNS.

Currently he sits on the Subspecialty Committee for the National Specialist Registry for ORL in Malaysia, of which he was the chairman in 2012-2013. Among his notable awards are, the Gold Medal at the 33rd International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products at Geneva-Palexpo (patronage of Swiss Government, 2005), the WIPO Award for Best Inventor for the invention of EZEBV Amp at the ITEX (World Intellectual Property Organisaion & MINDS, 2004), MAKNA Cancer Research Award (National Cancer Council, 2005) and National Scientist of Excellence Award (Ministry of Higher Education, 2005).

 

 

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Dr. Yap Yoke Yeow is a member of Specialty Subcommittee in the field of Otorhinolaryngology, representing Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, AMM.
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Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgeons president Dr Yap Yoke Yeow said NPC was one of the most treatable cancers. Dr Yap said 70% of NPC patients were diagnosed only six months after the first symptom was noticed and treatment was delayed due to lack of awareness of its early symptoms. For this reason, the society and the Health Ministry recently started a nationwide campaign to increase the awareness level on NPC and other head and neck cancers such as oral, laryngeal and pharyngeal.
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