Graduated with an MD from the School of Medical Sciences USM. In 1994, I was awarded the Diplomate Certification of Specialization in Neurosurgery from the University of Ghent, Belgium and obtained a Ph.D (Magna Cum Laude) from the same university in 1995. I am also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the European Stroke Society.
Within the Malaysian shores, I was granted Fellowship of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia in 2009. I am currently the Professor of Neurosciences and is the Director of P3 Neuro ; The Center for Neuroscience Service and Research ,Universiti Sains Malaysia. I was awarded the prestigious Young National Malaysian Scientist Award in 1999. Part of my cluster’s research are focused on medicinal chemistry in the field of biodegradable wafer antibiotics, drug for movement disorders, CNS tuberculosis, epilepsy and pain as well as ethnopharmacology. Together with the Transcranial Magnetic stimulation facilities and complete behaviour lab my other cluster plans to concentrate on comparative as well as neuropsychology and behavioral neurosciences.
Besides being responsible in setting up labs for functional magnetic resonance imaging, magnetoencephalography,high density electroencephalography, neurogenetics, rodent animal behavior, electrophysiology, stem cell culture and primary cell laboratories my most recently research activity is in the field neuroinformatics with the Cuban Neuroscience Center , the University of Chulalongkorn and University Technology Petronas. I have 145 publications in national/international peer-reviewed journals, is the Editor of the Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences and is editorial board member/associate editor of 6 international neuroscience/neurosurgical journals in Europe,USA, Australia, Japan, India and China.
I have authored 8 textbooks and written at least 12 textbooks chapters. I have graduated 35 neurosurgeons,1 Neurologist,10 Master of Science(Neurosciences),3 PhDs and initiated Asia’s first Integrated Doctor of Neuroscience Program with Dr Muzaimi & team.