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Dr. Teoh Soo Huat

TeohSH2         Medical Lecturer, Obesity Medicine Physician and Family Medicine Specialist
       

M.D (USM), M.Med (USM), FASLM, AM (Mal)
Fellowship in Bariatric Medicine (Ottawa, Canada)
SCOPE National Fellow (World Obesity Federation)

        soohuat @ usm.my
        Tel: (+6) 04-562 2085
         
        Research & Clinical Interests: 
       

Clinical Obesity:
i) Meal replacement
ii) Anti-obesity medications
iii) Medical education
iv) Pre-operative weight management
v) Weight plateau & regain
vi) Post-bariatric surgery weight regain
vii) Post-bariatric surgery supplementation

       

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About


Academic/Clinical qualifications:

1) Doctor of Medicine; M.D (USM) – 2009

2) Master of Medicine in Family Medicine (USM) – 2017

3) Fellowship in Bariatric Medicine (University of Ottawa, Canada) – 2022

Professional registration numbers:

1) Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), permanent registration number: 50443

2) National Specialist Register (NSR) number: 135743

Working experiences:

1) Housemanship      : Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah (2009-2011)

2) Medical Officer      : Klinik Kesihatan Bandar Baharu, Serdang, Kedah (2011-2013)

3) Residency             : Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim, Sungai Petani, Kedah (2013-2015)

                                       Klinik Rawatan Keluarga, Hospital USM, Kelantan (2015-2016)

                                       Klinik Kesihatan Bakar Arang, Sungai Petani, Kedah (2016-2017)

4) Family Physician   : Klinik Kesihatan Kulim, Kedah (2017- January 2018)

                                       Klinik Kesihatan Bingkor, Keningau, Sabah (January to August 2018)

Academic Positions (Internal):

1) Course Coordinator; TCE 505 Principles of Exercise Testing & Prescription; MSc Clinical Exercise Science; 2020 – 2021

2) Skills Lab Coordinator; Medical Doctor Program MD@IPPT; 2019 – 2021

3) Committee Member; IPPT Academic Programs Promotion Committee; 2020 – 2020

4) Committee Member; IPPT Academic Programs Accreditation Committee; 2020 – 2021

5) Course Coordinator; TCE 502 Nutrition in Health and Disease; MSc Clinical Exercise Science; 2022 – Now

Academic Positions (External):

1) Cross-Appointment Medical Lecturer; Master of Medicine (Family Medicine); School of Medical Sciences, USM Health Campus, Kelantan; 2019 – 2020

2) Clinical Mentor; Advanced Training in Family Medicine (ATFM); Academy of Family Physicians Malaysia (AFPM); 2019 – 2021

3) Research Co-Mentor; ATFM; AFPM; 2019 – 2021

4) Mentor in Obesity Medicine Association Mentoring Program; 2022 – 2023

Clinical Appointments:

1) Family Medicine Specialist; Executive Health Service, IPPT Private Clinical Services; 2018 – Now

2) Visiting Consultant Family & Obesity Medicine Physician; BP Healthcare Group; 2020 – 2021

3) Visiting Consultant Obesity Medicine Physician; Sunway Medical Centre, Penang; 2022 – Now

4) Visiting Consultant Obesity Medicine Physician; Pusat Sejahtera, USM; 2022 – Now

Professional bodies (National):

1) Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia – Life Member

2) Academy of Medicine of Malaysia – Life member

3) Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity – Life Member

4) Malaysian Society of Hypertension – Life member

5) Qualitative Research Association of Malaysia – Life Member

6) Family Medicine Specialists Association of Malaysia – Life Member

Professional bodies (International):

1) World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) – Life Member

2) Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) – Member since 2020

3) Obesity Medicine Association – Member since 2021; Committee Member (Membership Committee) 2022 – Now

Certification

1) Good Clinical Practice by Ministry of Health Malaysia - 2014

2) Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE) by World Obesity Federation - 2019

3) National Centre for Smoking Cessation Training (NCSCT), UK - 2019

4) Certified Bariatric Educator (Obesity Canada) - 2020

5) Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (American Association of Bariatric Counselors) - 2020

6) International Obesity Medicine Preceptorship Program (Cleveland Clinic) - 2022

Expertise

Family Medicine/Primary Care/General Practice/Family Practice covers a wide range of diseases of any age and requires other non-clinical skills. It is best described as managing cases from womb to tomb; acute and chronic management; preventative, curative and rehabilitative care; individual and community-based management; clinical and administrative skills; research and teaching. 

My interest is in chronic diseases particularly non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, smoking cessation, men's sexual health and cancer screening.

My clinic days for appointment-based patients are Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon. It is situated in the Clinical Trial Complex. Walk-in and private wing patients will be seen under Executive Health Services

Teaching

MSc (Clinical Exercise Science)

1) TCE 502 Nutrition in Health & Diseases

    a. Obesity and Weight Management; 2018 – Now

    b. Metabolic Syndrome; 2018 – Now

2) TCE 503 Applied Psychology

    a. Anxiety & Depression, Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse; 2019 – 2020

3) TCE 504 Applied Exercise Physiology

    a. Physiology of Exercising Female; 2018 – 2019

4) TCE 505 Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription

    a. Body Composition Assessment; 2020 – 2021

5) TCE 506 Perspectives and Practice in Health Promotion

    a. Risk Factors of Lifestyle-Related Diseases; 2018 – 2021

MSc (Medical Research)

1) TMR 508 Therapeutic Products and Practices

    a. Lifestyle Medicine; 2021 – 2021

Awards

Scholarship

1) Hadiah Latihan Persekutuan; Ministry of Health Malaysia; Master of Medicine (Family Medicine); 2013-2017

2) Hadiah Latihan Sub Kepakaran; Ministry of Higher Education; Bariatric Medicine Subspecialty; 2021-2022

Awards

1) Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung; Universiti Sains Malaysia; Kategori Penerbitan Jurnal; 2020

Recognitions

1) Fellowship in Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (FASLM); 2020

2) SCOPE (World Obesity Federation) leadership program; 2020

3) SCOPE National Fellow (World Obesity Federation); 2020

Supervision

 MSc (Ongoing)

1) Suhaila Abbas, Research Mode, Development and validation of doctor obesity management questionnaire, 2019/2021 (Main Supervisor)

2) Ezzah Khan, Research Mode, Qualitative study on primary care doctors' practice in obesity management, 2020/2021 (Main Supervisor)

3) Rosna Abdoll Jalil, Research Mode, Food culture among patients with diabetes: a qualitative study, 2020/2021 (Co-Supervisor)

External Appointment

1) Najihah Abdullah, Advanced Training in Family Medicine (ATFM), Academy of Family Physicians Malaysia (AFPM), 2019/2021 (Clinical Mentor & Research Co-Mentor)

2) Mohd Firdaus Abd Rahman, Advanced Training in Family Medicine (ATFM), Academy of Family Physicians Malaysia (AFPM), 2019/2021 (Clinical Mentor & Research Co-Mentor)

3) Muhamad Nur Kausar Zulkifli, Advanced Training in Family Medicine (ATFM), Academy of Family Physicians Malaysia (AFPM), 2019/2021 (Research Co-Mentor)

4) Ahmad Afiq Rhazif, Advanced Training in Family Medicine (ATFM), Academy of Family Physicians Malaysia (AFPM), 2019/2021 (Research Co-Mentor)

5) Hazmilia Azalan, Advanced Training in Family Medicine (ATFM), Academy of Family Physicians Malaysia (AFPM), 2019/2021 (Research Co-Mentor)

5) Karen Christelle (Malaysia), Obesity Medicine Association Mentoring Program (United State), Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), 2022/2023 (Mentor)

Publications

Poster presentations:

1.   Correia JC, Meraj H, Teoh SH, Waqas A, Pataky Z, Golay A. Telemedicine interventions for treatment of diabetes mellitus in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Endocr Soc. 2020; 4(Supp1):MON126.

Citation indexed journals:

1.   Teoh SH. Angry patient with fibromyalgia: Diagnosis and management in primary care. Med J Malaysia. 2016; 71(6):351-3.

2.   Teoh SH, Razlina AR, Norwati D, Siti Suhaila MY. Patients’ blood pressure control and doctors’ adherence to hypertension clinical practice guideline in managing patients at health clinics in Kuala Muda district, Kedah. Med J Malaysia. 2017; 72(1):18-25.

3.   Teoh SH, Liyana S. Facial and ocular presentations of Carbimazole induced agranulocytosis: A case report. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 2018; 17(4): 678-9.

1.   Ng YL, Teoh SH, Mohd Radzniwan AR, Syahnaz MH. Prevalence and associated factors of undiagnosed glycemic disorders in men with erectile dysfunction attending primary care clinic. J Taibah Univ Med Sc. 2019; 14(1):88-94.

2.   Teoh SH, Siti Norazlina J, Razlina AR. Chronic diseases management using digital health technologies. Oman Med J. 2019; 34(5):474-5.

3.   Teoh SH, Hafsa M. Integrating 5As for the management of overweight and obese adults in Malaysian primary care. Pak J Med Health Sci. 2019; 13(4):1138-40.

1.   Teoh SH, Ng YL, Norlina A, Rahmah K. A case of Gilbert’s syndrome diagnosis during pregnancy. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 2020; 19(2):333-5.

2.   Teoh SH, Mastura MS, Nani D, Devaraj NK. Pelvic actinomycosis: A report of two cases with different presentations. Pak J Med Health Sci. 2020; 14(1):253-5.

3.   Devaraj NK, Zeenat A, Tajmul RT, Teoh SH, Abdul HKYF, Aneesa AR, Fadzilah M, Abdul HAM. The prevalence of apparent resistant hypertension and associated factors among elderly hypertensive patients at two primary care clinics in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Sapporo Med J. 2020; 54(6):1-9.

4.  Roslinda AR, Rosnani Z, Teoh SH, Shaiful BI, Nani D. Traditional and complementary medicine (T/CM) use and its associated factors among type 2 diabetic mellitus patients in Kelantan, Malaysia. Pak J Med Health Sci. 2020; 14(2):1015-20.

5.  Waqas A, Teoh SH, Lapão LV, Messina LA, Correia JC. Harnessing telemedicine for provision of healthcare: Identifying research themes, hotspots and landmark theories. J Med Internet Res. 2020; 22(10):e18835.

6.  Mastura MS, Sharifah ATD, Teoh SH. Malaysia Experience in Tackling Covid19: A Narrative Review. Pak J Med Health Sci. 2020; 14(3):1354-6.

7.  Mastura MS, Sharifah ATD, Teoh SH. Apolipoprotein E gene and Disease Associated. Pak J Med Health Sci. 2020; 14(3):1211-4.

8.  Tajmul RT, Nabil SH, Zeenat A, Abdul HKYK, Tay CL, Teoh SH, Aneesa AR, Fadzilah M, Abdul HAM, Devaraj NK. Establishment Of A Diabetic Clinic And Its Effects On Glycaemic Control Among Diabetic Patients In Muar District, Malaysia. Sapporo Med J. 2020; 54(10):1-11.

9.  Ezzah K, Teoh SH. Current practices of primary care doctors in managing adults with obesity: a narrative review. Pak J Med Health Sci. 2020; 14(4):1869-72.

1. Ain FAR, Nurul IM, Teoh SH. An uncommon case of gouty arthritis in a teenage boy. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 2021; 20(1):200-3.

2. Correia JC, Meraj H, Teoh SH, et al. Implementation and effectiveness of telemedicine interventions for the treatment of diabetes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Bull World Health Organ. 2021; 99(3):209-219B.

3. Abduraman MA, Azizan NA, Teoh SH, Tan ML. Ketogenesis and SIRT1 as a tool in managing obesity. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2021; 15(1):10-18.

4. Woon LSC, Mansor NS, Mohamad MA, Teoh, SH, Leong Bin Abdullah MFI. Quality of life and its predictive factors among healthcare workers after the end of a movement lockdown: the salient roles of COVID-19 stressors, psychological experience, and social support. Front Psychol. 2021; 12:652326.

5. Mastura MS, Suhaila A, Teoh SH, Ezzah K, Rohayu H, Sharifah ATD. Mental health and obesity: a narrative review. Pak J Med Health Sci. 2021; 15(5):1468-73.

6. Norshazwani O, Mohamad RR, Muhammad AAM, Teoh SH, Sasikumar R. Postmenopausal bleeding due to a retained intrauterine contraceptive device and cervicovaginal actinomycosis: a case report. Brunei Int Med J. 2021; 17:87-90.

7. Leong Bin Abdullah MFI, Mansor NS, Mohamad MA, Teoh SH. Quality of life and associated factors among university students during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2021; 11(10):e048446.

1. Naomi R, Yazid MD, Bahari H, Keong YY, Rajandram R, Embong H, Teoh SH, Halim S, Othman F. Bisphenol A (BPA) leading to obesity and cardiovascular complications: a compilation of current in vivo study. Int J Mol Sci. 2022; 23(6):2969.

2. Naomi R, Bahari H, Ong ZY, Keong YY, Embong H, Rajandram R, Teoh SH, et al. Mechanisms of natural extracts of Andrographis paniculata that target lipid-dependent cancer pathways: a view from the signaling pathway. Int J Mol Sci. 2022; 23(11):5972.

3. Correia JC, Waqas A, Teoh SH, Gariani K, Jornayvaz FR, Golay A, Pataky Z. Effectiveness of therapeutic patient education interventions in obesity and diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Nutrients. 2022; 14(18):3807.

Others:

1.   Sabah Obstetric Shared Care Guidelines (SOSCG) 3rd edition, 2018. Member of guidelines development group.

2.   Nabilah R, Chuah PL, Teoh SH. Obesiti, sindrom metabolik dan rakyat Malaysia. Buletin Sejahtera. 2018 Apr; (5):129-31.

3.   Wan Nursyaza Sahira WG, Nabilah R, Teoh SH. Modifikasi makanan-makanan popular di Malaysia. Buletin Sejahtera. 2018 Ogos; (6):125-7.

4.   Ariff F, Teoh SH. Reducing infection risks vital in mitigating Covid-19. New Straits Times. 2020. Available from: https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2020/11/637504/reducing-infection-risks-vital-mitigating-covid-19

5.   Teoh SH, Karen C. Blog. Obesity care: a glimpse into the future. World Obesity Federation. 2020. Available from: https://www.worldobesity.org/news/obesity-care-a-glimpse-into-the-future

Grants

Research Grants

1.  USM Short term grant: Development and validation of obesity-related questionnaire; RM35,000; 2019-2022; Principal Investigator.

2.  Academy of Family Physicians Malaysia (AFPM) Research Grant: Qualitative research on obesity management in primary care; RM12,000; 2020-2022; Principal Investigator.

Speaking

Invited speaker; Sabah health department (State); 8-9 August 2018; Case discussion and role-play in smoking cessation clinic, Workshop

Invited speaker; USM engineering campus (School); 22 November 2018; USMFIT healthy lifestyles; CME

Invited speaker; Sik district health office (District); 25 April 2019; Case discussion and role-play in smoking cessation clinic; Workshop

Invited speaker; IPPT (School); 2 May 2019; Case discussion and role-play in smoking cessation clinic; Workshop 

Invited speaker; IPPT (School); 12 September 2019; Case discussion and role-play in diabetes educators training of trainers; Workshop

Invited speaker; Pusat Sejahtera (School); 15 October 2019; Insulin injection; CME

Invited speaker; IPPT (School); 11 December 2019; Management of obesity; CME

Invited speaker; Yan district health office (District); 27 February 2020; Case discussion and role-play in primary care consultation and communication skills; CME

Invited speaker; Royale Chulan Hotel Penang (National); 8 August 2020; Rethink obesity masterclass for northern region GPs; Novo Nordisk sponsored workshop

Invited speaker; Le Meridian Hotel Kuala Lumpur (National); 12 September 2020; Rethink obesity masterclass for central region GPs; Novo Nordisk sponsored workshop

Invited speaker; Perlis health department (State); 18 September 2020; Motivational interviewing in smoking cessation clinic; Workshop

Invited speaker; Le Meridian Hotel Kuala Lumpur (National); 3 October 2020; Rethink obesity masterclass for central region GPs; Novo Nordisk sponsored workshop

Moderator; Virtual (National); 24-25 October 2020; Obesity Colloquium 2.0; Novo Nordisk sponsored event

Invited speaker; Perlis health department (State); 3 November 2020; Motivational interviewing in smoking cessation clinic; Workshop

Invited speaker; Virtual (National); 18 November 2020; Rethink obesity masterclass for northern region GPs; Novo Nordisk sponsored workshop

Invited speaker; Virtual (International); 13 December 2020; PCN GP Annual Grand Conference 2020 (Singapore): Management of obesity in primary care; Novo Nordisk sponsored lecture

Invited speaker; Virtual (National); 15 December 2020; Rethink obesity masterclass for southern region GPs; Novo Nordisk sponsored workshop

Invited speaker; Virtual/Pusat Sejahtera (School); 18 January 2021; Novomix titration; Novo Nordisk sponsored CME

Invited speaker; Virtual (National); 30 January 2021; Rethink obesity masterclass for northern region GPs; Novo Nordisk sponsored workshop

Panelist; Virtual (International); 4 March 2021; Obesity- Setting the global agenda; World Obesity Federation and World Health Organization

Invited speaker; Virtual (National); 10 March 2021; Rethink obesity masterclass for southern region GPs; Novo Nordisk sponsored workshop

Invited speaker; Kubang Pasu district health office (District); 8 April 2021; Management of obesity in primary care; Workshop

Invited speaker; Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC); 23 September 2022; Management of obesity – What’s new in town?; Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2022