KUALA LUMPUR – Former Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has been appointed as chairman of UCSI Healthcare Group.
In his new role, Dr Noor Hisham will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of UCSI Hospital – a state-of-the-art private hospital in Port Dickson and other subsidiaries under UCSI Healthcare.
He will serve as a visiting consultant surgeon in breast, endocrine and general surgery.
Dr Noor Hisham has also been appointed as an adjunct professor at UCSI University, where he will contribute to clinical training programmes and medical research.
Welcoming Dr Noor Hisham, UCSI Group CEO Prof Datuk Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir said that the organisation would benefit from his expertise and extensive experience in public healthcare policy.
“All of us remember Dr Noor Hisham for his towering leadership and calming presence at the height of Malaysia’s fight against Covid-19,” said Prof Siti Hamisah who also serves as UCSI University vice-chancellor.
“He was at the forefront of our pandemic response, he led by example in times of crisis and his track record in public service is second to none. I am confident that he will take UCSI Healthcare to greater heights.
“And I’m sure that UCSI University medical students would love to learn more from him.”
Dr Noor Hisham retired as Health director-general in April 2023 after 35 years of public service. He served as director-general for a decade.
He received multiple awards for his contributions in public healthcare and his leadership during the pandemic.
He was also recognised by China Global TV Network as one of the world’s top three doctors leading the fight against Covid-19, alongside the US disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci and former New Zealand health director-general Ashley Bloomfield.
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