KUALA LUMPUR : Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today congratulated Dr Masliza Mahmod (pic) on her appointment as Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Oxford University, United Kingdom recently.
Istana Negara in a post on Instagram said, His Majesty also expressed pride because Dr Masliza has made history as the first Malaysian woman to be appointed to the position at a prestigious university.
“Al-Sultan Abdullah is also pleased because Dr Masliza has made the nation proud. 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 statement said.
His Majesty also wished Dr Masliza all the best and prayed for her continued success in the field of cardiology and to succeed to be among the world’s renowned cardiologists.
Dr Masliza, 47, from Batu Pahat, Johor, is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR).
A member of the London’s Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), Dr Masliza earned her Master of Internal Medicine (MMed) from Malaysia and primary medical degree (MBChB) from Otago University, New Zealand.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad also congratulated today Dr Masliza Mahmod who has been appointed as Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.
In a statement uploaded on her Facebook page, Noraini said that the achievement of Dr Masliza, from Batu Pahat, Johor, should serve as an inspiration to students and lecturers of higher learning institutions in the country to continue to do research and study for global recognition.
“I wish her continuous success in her research and to contribute many more great things to the medical world”, she said.
Noraini said that Dr Masliza, 47, obtained her Bachelor’s degree of Medicine from the University of Otago, New Zealand, then her Master’s degree of Medicine from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) before furthering her studies and becoming a lecturer at the Oxford University.
Noraini also said that she believed Dr Masliza’s success is the result of the latter’s hard work, perseverance and determination in conducting research in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Dr Masliza made history as the first Malaysian woman to be promoted as Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Oxford University, United Kingdom recently, and is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR).
She also a member of London’s Royal College of Physicians (MRCP).