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educator , pathologist

Lai-Meng Looi, Malaysian pathologist, educator. Decorated Johan Setia Mahkota.companion of the crown Malaysia; recipient National Science award Malaysia, 1999, Association of Southeast Asian Nations Outstanding Scientist award, 2001.


Looi, Lai-Meng was born on July 28, 1950 in Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Daughter of Choong-Foon Looi and Lin-Kiew Chai.


Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Science, University Singapore, 1975. Master in Pathology, University Malaya, Malaysia, 1979. Doctor of Medicine, University Malaya, 1987.


Lecturer University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1979-1985, associate professor, 1985-1986, professor, since 1986, deputy dean postgraduate faculty medicine Malaysia, 1999—2004. Director pathology University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, 1984—1999, senior consultant pathologist, since 1986. External examiner University Singapore, since 1988.

Visiting professor Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1991—1992. External assessor University Aberdeen, Scotland, 1993. Visiting fellow University Tasmania, 1997.

Chairman ethics committee University Malaysia, since 1999.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Malaysian Journal Pathology, since 1986. Member editorial advisory board Histopathology, since 1994, Journal Pathology, 1996—2000. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Coordinator British Council Education Projects Malaysia-United Kingdom, 1984—1995. Consultant Official Secrets Act Project, Malaysia, 1994. Senate member University Malaya, Malaysia, 1984—2001, elected member Medical Center research committee, since 1992.

Fellow: Academy of Sciences Malaysia (senior. Founder), Royal Society Medicine (senior ), Royal College Pathologists United Kingdom (senior. Examiner since 1995), Royal College Pathologists Australasia (senior.

Councillor Malaysia since 1999). Member: Malaysian College Pathologists (president since 2000, founder), Arthur Purdy Stout Society Surgical Pathologists, Association Clinical Pathologists, Royal Micros. Society United Kingdom, New York Academy of Sciences, Malaysian Medical Council (councillor since 1986), International Academy Pathology, International Academy Cytology, Academy Medicine Malaysia (member council 1993-1995, 1998-1999), Malaysian Society Pathologists (president 1990-1991, 1993-1999).


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, music, poetry, photography.


Married Kwong-Choong Chang, June 13, 1981.

Choong-Foon Looi

Lin-Kiew Chai

Kwong-Choong Chang