Congratulations to YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Hanafiah Harunarashid for appoint as President of the Asian Surgical Association for 2019-2021 replaces Prof. Tadatoshi Takayama from Japan. The Asian Surgical Association was founded in Hong Kong in 1968 by Prof. Tan Sri Guan Bee Ong to enhance the collaboration of the surgeons in Asia and to advance the practice of surgery.
YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Hanafiah Harunarashid is:
- surgical consultant in the field of vascular surgery.
- Former President of the College of Surgeons Malaysia, the International Advisor of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was also elected to the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) in the July 27, 2019 election.
- the first Malaysian awarded an Honorary Fellow from the College of Surgeons of Indonesia.
The Fellowship is his ninth fellowship award from top and international surgical institutions.