Dato' Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa

Senior Lecturer

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: farouk@monash.edu
Tel: +603 5514 5630
Office: Room 4-4-62

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2303-7813

Profile Summary

Dr Ahmad Farouk joined the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University in January 2007. He obtained his Masters of Medicine in Surgery in the year 2000. He initially served as a lecturer and surgeon at Universiti Sains Malaysia before sub-specializing in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart Institute. He worked in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne in the year 2007-2008. He has been actively involved in research work and had presented papers across Asia and Europe. He had won several distinguished medals at the National and International levels. His research interest is in the field of minimally invasive surgery and atrial fibrillation. He is also actively involved in NGO work and had delivered talks in universities and other educational centres in Malaysia. He is a founding member of Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF).

Qualifications

  • 1992: MD (USM)
  • 2000: MMED (Surgery) (USM)
  • 2008: Fellow Cardiothoracic Surgery (Monash)
  • 2015: Graduate Certificate in Higher Education GCHE (Monash)

Other Appointments

  • Chairman and Director, Islamic Renaissance Front
  • Director, Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center)
  • Commissioner, Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion or Belief (CIFoRB)

Working Experience

1993: Internship, Hospital Kota Bharu

1994: Medical Officer, Institute of Underwater Medicine, Malacca

1995: Surgical Medical Officer, 94 Army Hospital, Malacca

1996 – 2000: Trainee Lecturer, Department of Surgery, University Sains Malaysia

2000 – 2002: Surgeon and Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

2003-2006: Clinical Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur

2007 – 2008: Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia

2009 – 2010: Senior Lecturer (Cardiothoracic Surgery), Clinical School, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University, Johor Bharu

2011- date: Senior Lecturer, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Sunway

Former and Current Academic Responsibilities

Former – 2009 to 2010

Coordinator: Year 3 MBBS Program

General Surgery Tutor and Coordinator: Year 3 MBBS Program

EBCP Tutor: Year 3 MBBS Program

MCR Tutor & Examiner: Year 3 MBBS Program

Clinical Skills Tutor: Year 3 MBBS Program

Problem Based Learning Tutor: Year 3 MBBS Program

General Surgery Clinical Tutor: Year 3 and Year 5 MBBS Program

Current – 2011 to date

Anatomy Lecturer: Year 1 and Year 2

Histology Tutor: Year 1

Malaysian Anatomy Teaching & Assessment Working Group (MATAWG): Member

Student Project Cases (SPC) Tutor: Year 2

Geriatric Care Clinical Tutor: Year 1

Clinical Skills Tutor: Year 2

Supervisor for Bachelor of Medical Sciences: BMedSci(Honors)

Lecturer: Year 4 Pharmacy

Involvement in Organizations

Life Member: Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AM)

Life Member: Malaysian Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (MATCVS)

Life Member: Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)

Life Member: Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMAM)

Member: European Society for Cardiovascular Surgeons (ESCVS)

Founding Member: Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF)

Founding Member and Director: Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF)

Member: Monash University Malaysia Academic Staff Association (MUMASA)

Member: Majlis Dato’-Dato’ Negeri Pulau Pinang

Commissioner: Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion or Belief (CIFoRB), Westminster, London

Research Interests and Projects

  • Cardiothoracic Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Post Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Recent Publications

Please refer to the full academic profile for the complete list of publications.


A retrospective review on minimally invasive technique via endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy(ETS) in the treatment of severe primary hyperhidrosis: experiences from the National Heart Institute, Malaysia. Ahmad Farouk Musa,  Vignna Prasanth Ghandi, Jeswant Dillon, Rusli Nordin. F1000Research 2018; 7:670, 1-14.

Hypotheses, rationale, design, and methods for evaluation of a randomized controlled trial using Tocotrienol, an isomer of Vitamin E derived from palm oil, on the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Jeswant Dillon, Mohamed Ezani Md Taib, Alwi Mohamed Yunus, Rusli Nordin, Yuen Kah Hay. F1000Research 2018; 7:215, 1-16.

Validation of EUROScore II in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery at the National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumour: A retrospective review. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Xian Pei Cheong, Jeswant Dillon, Rusli Nordin. F1000Research 2018; 7:534, 1-10

A study on the effect of Haruan fish extract (Channa striatus) on wound healing and quality of life of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients: A prospective, double blind, randomized, controlled trial. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Jeswant Dillon, Mohamed Ezani Mohd Taib, Alwi Mohd Yunus, Saringat Baie, Rusli Nordin. F1000Research 2018; 7:469, 1-12.

A retrospective study on atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery at the National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Chou Zhao Quan, Low Zheng Xin, Trived Soni, Jeswant Dillon, Yuen Kah Hay, Rusli Nordin. F1000Research 2018; 7:164, 1-11.

A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial on the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery using Tocotrienol, an isomer of Vitamin E derived from palm oil. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Jeswant Dillon, Mohamed Ezani Md Taib, Alwi Mohamed Yunus, Rusli Nordin, Yuen Kah Hay. F1000Research 2018; 7:215, 1-16.

Retrospective Review on Atrial Fibrillation After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Single Center Experience. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Chou Zhao Quan, Low Zheng Xin, Jeswant Dillon, Rusli Bin Nordin. Abstract Book 40th World Congress of the International College of Surgeons 2016; 285

A Prospective, Double-Blind Randomized, Controlled Study on the Effect of Haruan Fish Extract (Channa striatus) On Wound Healing and Quality of Life of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Patients. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Mohd Naguib Mohd Yusos, Jeswant Dillon, Mohamed Ezani Mohd Taib, Alwi Mohd Yuson, Saringat Baie, Rusli Bin Nordin. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference On Invention and Design (ICID) 2016; 1-7

Influence of You-tube Videos on the Learning of tablet and capsule formuation by Malaysian Pharmacy Students: A Pilot Study. Saravanan Muniyandi, Ng Khuenyen, Christina Gertrude Yap, Moriya Shogo, Nafees Ahemed My, Md Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury,  Ahmad Farouk Musa. Pharmacy Education 2015; 15(1): 248-251

A Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomised Controlled Study on the Effect of Haruan Fish Extract (Channa striatus) on Wound Healing and Quality of Life of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Patients. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Mohd Naguib Yunos, Jeswant Dillon, Mohamed Ezani Taib, Alwi Mohamad Yunos, Saringat Baie, Rusli Nordin. The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2015; 56(1): 2

The seroprevalence and eradication success of Helicobacter pylori in indigenous people of Seletar in Southern Malaysia. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Mohd Naguib Mohd Yunos, Sabariah Abdul Rahman, Rusli Bin Nordin. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 2014; 4(9): 1854-1863.

Please refer to the full academic profile for the complete list of publications.

Research Grants

Endoscopic Versus Conventional Saphenous Vein Harvesting: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study
Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (MOHE)
Grant amount: MYR100,000
Duration: Jan 2005-Dec2006

Immunohistochemical Assessment of Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cell Integrity of Saphenous Veins Harvested by Endoscopic and Open Methods for Coronary Bypass Surgery
eScience Fund, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
Grant amount: MYR200,000
Duration: Jan 2007-Dec 2008

Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in the Indigenous People of the Seletar Community in Southern Malaysia
Seed Grant (Monash)
Grant amount: MYR50,000
Duration: Jan 2010-Dec 2010

A Study on the Effect of Channa striatus on Wound Healing and Quality of Life After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Internal Monash Grant
Grant amount: MYR150,000
Duration: Jan 2011-Dec2012

A Study on the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery Using Tocotrienol, An Isomer of Vitamin E Derived from Palm Oil: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Industrial Grant
Grant amount: MYR200,000
Duration: July 2018 – June 2020

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Awards

Academic-related Awards

Best Poster Presentation (Clinical Sciences)
4th National Conference on Medical Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti  Sains Malaysia
Project title:  Use of bovine xenograft in reconstruction of the anterior cranial fossa.
AF Musa, J Abdullah

Gold Medal
Design, Research and Innovation Exhibition 2005, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Culture and Arts Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Project title: Endoscopic Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Retrospective Review and Analysis of Cost Effectiveness.
AF Musa, T Ezani, J Dillon, KK Pau, MA Yakub

Silver Medal
Design, Research and Innovation Exhibition 2005, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Culture and Arts Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Project title: Scanning Electron Microscopic Analysis of Endoscopic Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Versus Conventional Method: Preliminary Results.
AF Musa, T Ezani, AR Sabariah, TP Lam, O Fauziah

First Prize
1st IJN Reasearch Day 2005, National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur
Project title: A Histology Comparison of Endoscopic and Conventional Saphenous Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Early Results
AF Musa, T Ezani, AR Sabariah

Third Prize
1st IJN Reasearch Day 2005, National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur
Project title:  Early Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial on Endoscopic Verses Conventional Method of Vein Harvesting for Coronary Bypass Grafting.
AF Musa, T Ezani

Bronze Medal
16th International Invention, Innovation, Industrial  Design and Technology Exhibiton   (ITEX) 2005 Exhibition
Project title: Endoscopic Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Result of a Randomized Controlled Trial
AF Musa, T Ezani, O Fauziah, AR Sabariah

Young Investigator Award: First Prize
8th Annual Scientific Meeting: Malaysian Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Project title: Preliminary Results Of Irrigated Radiofrequency Modified Maze Procedure At The National Heart Institute Kuala Lumpur
AF Musa, NM Nazeri, T Ezani, J Dillon

Silver Medal
Design, Research and Innovation Exhibition 2006,  Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Culture and Arts Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Project title: Muscular Ventricular Septal Defects Closure: A Novel Approach via Minimally Invasive Technique.
AF Musa, J Dillon, M Alwi

Bronze Medal
Design, Research and Innovation Exhibition 2006,  Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Culture and Arts Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Project title: A Comparative Study of Endothelial Cell Integrity in the Minimally Invasive Technique of Saphenous Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
AF Musa, S ARahman, E Taib

Best Lecturer of the Year Award 2006/07, Clinical Category
9th Annual Medical Dinner 2006/07

Third Prize: Free Paper
17th Annual Scientific Meeting: Malaysian Association For Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Project title: The Effect of Haruan Fish Extract (Channa striatus) On Wound Healing and Quality of  Life of Patients  After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery: A Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Study
AF Musa, J Dillon, T Ezani, M Alwi, R Nordin, S Baie

First Prize: Best Paper
The First International Conference on Invention and Design 2016
Project title: A Prospective, Double-Blind Randomized, Controlled Study On The Effect Of Haruan Fish   Extract (Channa striatus) On Wound Healing and Quality of Life of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Patients
AF Musa, J Dillon, T Ezani, M Alwi, R Nordin, S Baie

Silver Medal
The 28th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX2017),
Project title: Haruan Fish Extract
AFMusa, JDillon, T Ezani, M Alwi, R Nordin, S Baie

Best Paper Award – Third Prize
18th MATCVS (Malaysian Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Project title: A Single Center Retrospective Review on the Quality of Life of Patients After Minimally Invasive Technique via Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectotomy in the Treatment of Primary Hyperhidrosis.
Ahmad Farouk Musa, Arivindra Kamalanathan, Jeswant Dillon, Rusli Nordin

Non-academic Awards

Parade Commander and Best Officer: Medical Officer and Dental Officers Army Orientation Course. Terendak Camp, Melaka. October 1993

Best Participant: Core Course for Medical Haj Officers. Haj Complex, Kelana Jaya. September 2001

Human Rights Activist Award, Amnesty International and Annexe Heroes 2011, 10 December 2011

SUARAM Human Rights Award, 8 December 2011

KLSCAH Civil Society Award, 12 December 2011

Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (D.S.P.N.) (Penang), 11 July 2015

Participation in Continuing Education and Community Service

16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 29th-31st August 2014, Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

64th International Congress of the European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery, 26-30th March 2015, Hilton Hotel Bomonti Congress and Convention Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 5-7th May 2016, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The 1st International Conference on Invention and Design (ICID) 2016, 13-14th May 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

40th World Congress of the International College of Surgeons, 23-26 October 2016, Kyoto International Center, Kyoto, Japan

Foundations for Effective Teaching CEED (Continuing Education Excellence Development) Module, 9 Jan – 16 Feb, 2017, Monash University Malaysia.

International Conference on Infection and Immunity 2017, 5-6 April 2017, Renaissance Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

The 28th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX2017), 11-13 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur.

Supervisor Accreditation Level I Training and Level II Masterclass, 29-30th May 2017, Monash University Malaysia.

IJN Research Day 2017, 29 September 2017, Institut Jantung Negara, Kuala Lumpur

18th MATCVS (Malaysian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery) Annual Scientific Meeting, 12-14th October 2017, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya

EDEXIN (Educational Excellence and Innovation) Conference, 13-14 December 2017, PJ Hilton, Kuala Lumpur