Dr. Tofazzal Hossain

Dean of AU Medical School

Department: Medical School

Office:, Avicenna Hall

Email: hossain[at]akfauniversity.org

Resume

  • Dean & Professor

  • School of Medicine, AKFA University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

  • November 2022 - Present

  • Associate Professor – Otolaryngology (ORL/ ENT)

  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • University of Sabah, Malaysia

  • September 2010 - October 2021

  • Director- Rural Medical Education Centre (RMEC), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

  • Coordinator- Phase II (Clinical Phase), Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programme, FMHS, UMS, from 2014 until 2020.

  • Coordinator- Professional Examination II (Final Exit Exam), Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programme, FMHS, UMS, from 2014 till 2020.

  • Coordinator- MOCK Examination for Professional Examination II (Final Exit Exam), Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programme, FMHS, UMS, from 2014 till 2019.

  • Coordinator: Short case examination, Professional Examination II (Final Exit Exam), Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programme, FMHS, UMS, from 2012-2014

  • Coordinator- Introduction of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology, module for year 3 students, Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programme, FMHS, UMS from 2012-2014

  • Deputy Coordinator- Clinical & Pathological Conference (Monthly), FMHS, UMS from 2012-2014

  • Member of committee: Development of course & curriculum of new course ‘Bachelor in Audiology’ at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

  • Member of committee: Development of course & curriculum review of undergraduate course (MD – Doctor of Medicine) at Faculty of medicine and health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

  • Member of committee: Development of Department of ORL-HNS of upcoming Hospital Universiti Malaysia Sabah (HUMS).

  • Member of committee ‘MERT-UMS’: Emergency Medical Response Team, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia.

Research Interest

  • Research A: Otolaryngology

  • Research B: Tuberculosis

  • Research C: Public Awareness in Medicine and Health Sciences

Research Completed

  • Researcher: Human organ donation and transplantation: Knowledge, Awareness, Perception and Attitudes among the university level students of Sabah state of Malaysia. Funded by Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (2020)

  • Co-Researcher: Sweat Absorbing Disposable Protective Jumpsuit. An innovative research project, funded by Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (2020)

  • Co-Researcher: Surgical headwear covering the neck and mouth in the operating theater (SCOOT): Improved Infection Prevention, funded by Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (2020)

  • Co-Researcher: Rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis and MDR-TB using GeneXpert System at the RMEC community TB clinic, Universiti Malaysia Sabah” - Funded by Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

  • Researcher: Glue ear or Otitis media with effusion among 4-9-year-old school-going children of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Funded by Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

  • Co-Researcher: Knowledge and Attitude to Voluntary Blood Donation among the Students of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

Teaching

  • Otolaryngology (ORL) – School of Medicine, AKFA University, Fall 2022

  • Medical Innovation – School of Medicine, AKFA University, Spring 2023

  • Clinical Skill laboratory (CSL) – School of Medicine, AKFA University, Fall 2022, Spring 2023

  • Otolaryngology (ORL) – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sabah, Malaysia, 2010-2022

  • General Surgery – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sabah, Malaysia. 2010-2022

  • Clinical Skill laboratory (CSL) – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sabah, Malaysia. 2010-2022

  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sabah, Malaysia. 2010-2022

  • Bed-Side Teaching (BST) Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sabah, Malaysia. 2010-2022

  • Ward rounds with students Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sabah, Malaysia. 2010-2022.

  • Post graduate students clinical teaching - Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sabah, Malaysia. 2010-2022.

Publications

Conferences and Scientific Visits: Organizer

  • ·Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Creating Muslim Doctors Through Integration of Naqli and Aqli Knowledge” by Prof Dr Muhammad Shamsir Bin Mohd Aris, Professor and Dean: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, USIM (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia) at Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 10 February 2020.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Atypical Cases in the Journey of Surgeons Career” by Prof. Dr. Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Professor and Head: Department of Surgery, Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 24 July 2019.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Burden of Road Traffic Injury: Impact and Injury Management” by Professor Datuk Dr. Nik Hisamuddin Nik Ab. Rahman, University Science Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 24 July 2019.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Evolution of Surgical Services” by Dr Edwin S Un Hean, Clinical Specialist (General Surgery) Department of Surgery, Hospital Queen Elizabeth Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Malaysia. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 17 May 2019.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Integrated Management of Childhood Illness” by Adj. Prof. Dr. George Matthews Consultant: Family Medicine (GRED KHAS C) Chief of State Services: Family Medicine, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Malaysia. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 17 May 2019.

  • Organizing Member: ‘1st North Borneo International Vestibular Masterclass’ organized by UMS, Gleneagles Medical Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 2018

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Ethics in Newborn Care” and “The Way Maternal Stress Affected Her Fetus: Learning from Studying A Case” by Professor Dr. Mohammod Shahidullah, Professor & Founding Chairman: Department of Neonatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 6 June 2018.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Thyroid Cancer” and “Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery” by Professor Dr. Rohaizak Muhammad, Endocrine and Breast Surgeon, Faculty of Medicine, The National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 6 June 2018.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Good Clinical Cases for undergraduate Medical Students in different Specialty” At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 16 March 2018.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Assessment of Clinical Competence” By Professor Dr. Gabriel Sunil Kumar Rodrigues from Manipal University, Manipal. India. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 11th july 2017.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Patient Centered Consultation” by Professor Dr. Harmy Bin Mohamed Yusoff from University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 11th July 2017.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Laparoscopic Approach to Inguinal Hernia” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sohail Moshtaq, from Department of Surgery, FMHS, UNIMAS. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 21st February2017.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Management of Malaria” by Prof. Dr. Md. Ridwanur Rahman from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 24 August 2016.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Advances in Musculoskeletal Onchology and Reconstructive Surgery” by Prof. Dr. Wan Faisham Nu’man Bin Wan Ismail from USM, Malaysia. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 24 August 2016.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Guiding Students learning through bedside teaching” by Prof. Datu’ Dr. Raymond Azman Ali from UKM, Malaysia. At the Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 8 June 2016.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Approach to short cases and long cases for undergraduate students” by Prof. Datu’ Dr. Raymond Azman Ali from UKM, Malaysia. At the Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, on 8 June 2016.

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Critical Thinking in Medical Education” by Professor Dr Md. Margub Hossain, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Diphtheria in Children” by Prof. Dr. Mohd Suhaimi bin Ab Wahab from USM, Malaysia. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia. 2015

  • Organizing Chairperson: Seminar on “Clinical Teaching: A Reappraisal” by Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, Visiting Professor, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Selangor, Malaysia. At Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, UMS, Sabah, Malaysia, 2015

Conferences and Scientific Visits: Invited Speaker

  • Speaker: The Challenges in Providing Modern Teaching to Undergraduate Students in a Modern Curriculum in Malaysia - at CME, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 2011

  • Invited Speaker: “MSO-HNS Kota Kinabalu Primary Care Symposium” organized by Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons at Hilton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Topic: “A Rational Approach to Neck Masses” January 12, 2020.

  • Invited Speaker: 11th Malaysian International ORL-HNS Congress & 39th AGM MSO-HNS organized by Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons from 20th to 22nd June 2019 at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Talk about ‘Salvage Surgery for Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Endoscopic Endonasal Approach – North Borneo Perspective’ 2019.

  • Invited Speaker: 1st North Borneo International Vestibular Masterclass organized by UMS, Gleneagles Medical Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 2018

  • Invited Speaker: ORL related Infection: ORL Emergency & 4th ORL Tracheostomy Workshop, Organized by Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 2017

  • Invited Faculty: 2nd International Live Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh- lecture on “Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: North Borneo perspective and Nasopharyngectomy for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma”, 2016

  • Speaker: ‘1st Aid Training for Borneo Safari Team’ at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 2015

  • Speaker: ‘CO2 laser Vs. Cold knife surgery in otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery” At CME, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 2013

  • Speaker: ‘Management of Upper airway Obstruction In rural Setting’ at state level ENT Conference organized by Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 2012.

  • Speaker: ‘Nasal Polyp and Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)’ at Clinical and Pathological Conference, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 2012

  • Speaker: ‘Cochlear Implant – Blessing for Deaf and Dumb’ at Clinical and Pathological Conference, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 2011.

  • Speaker: ‘Laser Surgery in Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery’ at Clinical and Pathological Conference, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 2011

  • Speaker: ‘A case of Coblation Tonsillectomy’, at Clinical and Pathological Conference, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 2011

Conferences and Scientific Visits: Participant

  • “MSO-HNS Kota Kinabalu Primary Care Symposium” organized by Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons at Hilton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. January 12, 2020

  • 11th Malaysian International ORL-HNS Congress & 39th AGM MSO-HNS organized by Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 20-22 June 2019.

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Workshop – University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 18-19 September 2018.

  • Head and Neck Dissection Workshop – University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 20-21 September 2018.

  • Temporal Bone Dissection Workshop – University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 24-25 September 2018.

  • Visiting Physicians Programme - House Ear Institute (House Clinic), Los Angeles, California, USA. 1-31 August 2017

  • The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) annual meeting 2016, San Diego, California, USA. 18-21 September 2016.

  • 8th Langkawi International Temporal Bone Course and Scientific Meeting 2015, Langkawi, Malaysia. 9-11 March 2015.

  • 6th Asia Pacific Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Conference 2014, Penang, Malaysia. 29-31 May 2014.

  • International Malaria Symposium, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 16-17 April 2013

  • IPOH Head-Neck Cadaveric Workshop, 10-11 October 2012, IPOH, Perak, Malaysia. 2012

  • 2nd IPOH Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course. 12-14 October 2012, IPOH, Perak, Malaysia. 2012

  • IPOH Otologic Implants and Lateral Skull Base Surgery Workshop, 15-16 October 2012, IPOH, Perak, Malaysia. 2012

  • International Neuroscience Symposium 2012, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 23-25 July 2012

  • The 14th ASEAN ORL Head & Neck Congress 2011, at Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Organized by Malaysian Society of Otolaryngologists Head & Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS). 12-14 May 2011.

  • Robotic Surgery workshop 2011, at Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Organized by Malaysian Society of Otolaryngologists Head & Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS). 12-14 May 2011.

Projects

  • Ongoing research project: Clinical Presentation and Associated Risk Factor of Allergic Rhinitis Among UMS staffs. Funded by Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (2021)

Education

  • FRCS (Edin-UK): Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

  • MRCPS (Glasgow-UK): Member of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

  • Certification (Otology and Neurotology): Visiting Physician, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA.

  • DLO (Diploma in Otolaryngology – Post Graduate Diploma) from Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • MCPS (Member of College of Physicians & Surgeons) in Otolaryngology and Head-Neck surgery from Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) from Chittagong Medical College, university of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Other Awards and Recognitions

  • Silver medal: for the innovation project ‘Per-Oral Nasopharyngeal Swab (PONS) Stick for Collection of Sample in Suspected Covid-19 Patient’ at International Level, Malaysia. ITEX 2021.

  • Silver medal: for innovation project “Sweat Absorbing Disposable Protective Jumpsuit” at International Level, Malaysia. ITEX 2021.

  • Academic Excellence Award 2020: for contribution based on excellent performance in all categories of academic and clinical activity at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), from the Honorable Vice Chancellor of UMS.

  • Academic Excellence Award 2020: for completion of 10 years services at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), from the Honorable Vice Chancellor of UMS.

  • Gold medal: for the innovation project ‘Per-Oral Nasopharyngeal Swab (PONS) Stick for Collection of Sample in Suspected Covid-19 Patient’ at university level, Malaysia. PEREKA 2020.

  • Gold medal: for innovation project “Sweat Absorbing Disposable Protective Jumpsuit” at university level, Malaysia. PEREKA 2020.

  • Bronze medal: for innovation project ‘Surgeon Protection Shield (SPS): Protection against COVID-19 and any Pandemic’ at university level, Malaysia. PEREKA 2020.

  • Best creative and interactive Blended Learning Appreciation Award 2019: from the honorable Vice Chancellor of UMS.

  • Best creative and interactive Blended Learning Appreciation Award 2018: from honorable Vice Chancellor of UMS. For 4 modules.

  • Special Service Award 2017: from the Honorable Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

  • Research and Innovative Staff award 2016: from the Honorable Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

  • Academic Excellence Award 2015: for contribution based on excellent performance in all categories of academic and clinical activity at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). from the honorable Vice Chancellor of UMS.

  • Dean’s Special Award 2015: from the Honorable Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

  • Certificate of Appreciation – Research and Innovation 2015: from Honorable Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

  • Bronze Medal: for the innovation project ‘Skin of tracheostomy mannequin for practicing Tracheostomy (Surgical Procedure) by the medical student: Teaching Aid’ at university level, Malaysia. PEREKA 2014.

  • Dean’s Special Award 2014: from the Honorable Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

  • Academic Excellence Award 2013: for contribution based on very good performance in all categories of academic and clinical activity at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). from the honorable Vice Chancellor of UMS.

  • Academic Excellence Award 2012: for contribution based on excellent performance in all categories of academic and clinical activity at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). from the Honorable Vice Chancellor of UMS.