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Pediatrician , Virologist

Kaw Bing Chua, Malaysian virologist, pediatrician. Achievements include research in aetiological agents causing the outbreak of hand-foot-mouth disease with fatal encephalomyelitis; research in first outbreak of chikungunya; research in outbreak of nipah virus in Malaysia; discovery of nipah virus, tioman virus, pulau virus. Recipient Vocational award, Rotary Club, 1999, Guinness Effort award, 2000, Charles C. Shepard Science award, 2001.

Background

Chua, Kaw Bing was born on August 13, 1953 in Malacca, Malaysia. Son of Teck Bee Chua and Hiok Lim.

Education

Bachelor Medicine and Surgery, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1979. Doctor of Medicine, Malaya University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998. Doctor of Philosophy, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2002.

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, University Edinburgh, 1983. Master Medicine, National University Singapore, 1984.

Career

House officer University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, 1979—1980, medical officer, 1982—1983. Medical registrar in pediats Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1983. Consultant pediatrician Chinese Maternity Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, 1984, Lady Templer Specialist Ctr, Kuala Lumpur, 1985—1986, Pertama Specialist Ctr, Kuala Lumpur, 1986—1994.

Lecturer, clinical virologist University Malaya, 1994—1999, associate professor, consultant clinical virologist, 1999—2001. Professor pediat and medical microbiology International Medical University, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in aetiological agents causing the outbreak of hand-foot-mouth disease with fatal encephalomyelitis. Research in first outbreak of chikungunya. Research in outbreak of nipah virus in Malaysia.

    Discovery of nipah virus, tioman virus, pulau virus.

Membership

Fellow: Royal College Physicians Edinburgh. Member: New York Academy of Sciences, Malaysian Society Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (life), Malaysian Pediatrics Association (life), Malaysian Medical Association (life), Malaysian Chinese Association (life), University Malaya Medical Alumni (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, farming, jungle trekking, jogging.

Connections

Married Kwee Fong Loh, April 17, 1982. Children: Kerk Hsiang, I-Ly, I-Ee, Kerk Loon.

father:
Teck Bee Chua

mother:
Hiok Lim

spouse:
Kwee Fong Loh

child:
Kerk Hsiang Chua

child:
I-Ly Chua

child:
I-Ee Chua

child:
Kerk Loon Chua