BMedSci (Hons) student wins the first prize of the Young Investigator Award

28 August 2018

Dr Cheong Xian Pei, one of the youngest participants, won the first prize of the Young Investigator Award in the recent Malaysian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Conference from the 10th to 12th August 2018.

Another tremendous accomplishment by JCSMHS’ Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) student, Dr Cheong was humbled by the recognition given by the judges.

His presentation titled ‘Validation of EuroSCORE II among patients undergoing cardiac bypass grafting surgery in Malaysia" focused on the research which he has undertaken at the National Heart Institute.

EuroSCORE II is a mortality risk assessment model used particularly for cardiac surgeries. Cardiac bypass grafting surgery is one of the most commonly performed cardiac surgery and Dr Cheong believes that the outcome of this study will be able to improve and refine the management of coronary artery disease in Malaysia.

Dr Cheong has always had an interest in the field of cardiovascular health. Supervised by Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa with an extensive experience in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery and clinical research, Dr Cheong is grateful for Dr Farouk’s mentorship in his prize-winning research.