Professor Dato' Adeeba Kamarulzaman



Professor Dato' Adeeba Kamarulzaman is a Professor of Medicine & Infectious Diseases and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Professor Kamarulzaman received her medical and specialist training in Melbourne Australia and returned to Malaysia in 1997 to establish the Infectious Diseases Unit at the University Malaya Medical Centre. Under her leadership, the Unit and its research arm the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) have expanded to be one of the main tertiary referral and research centres in the country. Professor Kamarulzaman has played a key role in the HIV response in Malaysia and internationally with a particular focus on HIV prevention and treatment amongst marginalized and key affected populations.

She is also presently Chairman of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and an Executive Council member of the Malaysian AIDS Council, the peak HIV NGO in Malaysia. At the international level, Professor Kamarulzaman is an Executive Council Member of the International AIDS Society and a member of the UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel on HIV. She has received numerous local and international awards and recognition for her contribution to medicine and infectious diseases including an Adjunct Associate Professorship at Yale University, and an Adjunct Professorship at Tulane University, USA. In 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from her alma mater Monash University.