Deputy Director General of Health (Research and Technical Support), Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan is Deputy Director General of Health (Research and Technical Support), Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Currently practicing as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, a major public specialist referral centre in northern peninsular Malaysia, he also heads the Clinical Research Centre at the same institution. Incorporating extensive experience acquired throughout his career, Dr Muhammad Radzi is heavily involved in national level policy drafting especially in gastroenterology and hepatology practice.
Affirming to the philosophy that research should benefit society the most, his current endeavour focuses on three major areas. Firstly, is paving the way to establish better accessibility to hepatitis treatment to patient. His determination is in ensuring the best possible treatments are available to all patients particularly vulnerable population through treatment decentralization. Secondly, as an ardent researcher, Dr Muhammad Radzi also spearhead projects researching on new hepatitis treatment such as reduction of treatment duration which over time, will symbiotically help to improve patient compliance to visits and treatments. Apart from that, he is also actively involved in research exploring into novel liver biomarkers to detect and prevent complications like hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis.
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