We have plenty of Wonder Women in our country with outstanding achievements and groundbreaking discoveries, and its time to add another woman to the list.
Dr Masliza Mahmod achiveved a historical feat after she became the first Malaysian woman to be appointed as an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Oxford University as reported by Bernama
For her contributions to medicine
According to Oxford's Radcliffe Department of Medicine
, Dr Masliza's research focuses on the use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and spectroscopy techniques for early detection of cardiac abnormalities as well as to find novel treatment for patients with cardiomyopathy, heart failure, aortic valve disease, and diabetes mellitus.
Her record-breaking achievement not only attracted the attention of Malaysians, but our own Health Director General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and Yang di-Pertuan Agong as well.
“She is indeed a brilliant cardiologist and despite difficulties and challenges, her perseverance and deep passion in clinical research makes her an outstanding academic cardiologist.”
“There is no stopping her now to achieve greater heights. We are proud of her achievements and she creates a history today as the first successful Malaysian woman in Cardiovascular Medicine at Oxford University,” Noor Hisham said in a Facebook post.
The King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, expressed his thoughts on the 47-year-old’s doctor appointment via Istana Negara’s Instagram.
The YDPA says he’s pleased and proud that Dr Masliza has made the nation proud on a global stage.
"In this regard, His Majesty hopes that Dr Masliza's achievements and perseverance will be a source of inspiration for all Malaysians to work hard and strive to achieve success in their respective fields, be it locally, or at the global stage."
The cardiologist from Batu Pahat, Johor earned her Master of Internal Medicine (MMed) from Malaysia and primary medical degree (MBChB) from Otago University, New Zealand.
Congrats Dr Masliza! We Malaysians are very proud of you and we wish you’ll soar to greater heights.