Consultant Paediatrician, Consultant Paediatric EndocrinologistFaculty of Medicine, University Malaya
Associate Professor Dr. Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin is currently The Head of Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya. He is also a Consultant Paediatrician and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA after obtaining his MBBS and Masters in Paediatrics, both from University Malaya.
He is currently the President of the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) and the Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES). He is also a member of The Endocrine Society USA, International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS).
Dr. Jalaludin main research interest is in growth (nutrition), obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and vitamin D in children. He is one of the Principal Investigator (Clinical) for MyBFF@school, co-PI for MyHeARTs and co-investigator in Co-PoWR and DEWI projects. He holds many national and international research grants. He acts as Scientific Advisor for many multicentre international researches for type 2 diabetes in children. His work has been published in various academic journals and as textbook chapters.