Datuk Mohd Ismail MericanTan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Haji Mohd Ismail Merican
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors, MAHSA University, Malaysia
Senior Consultant Physician and Senior Consultant Hepatologist at Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Selayang Hospital, Malaysia
Former Director General of Health, Malaysia
Former DNDi Board member

Mohd Ismail Merican is Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors, MAHSA University, Malaysia, as well as Senior Consultant Physician and Consultant Hepatologist.

After graduating from the University of Malaya, he went on to pursue his postgraduate education in Internal Medicine in 1980 at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital in London.  In 1990, he was awarded the Commonwealth Fellowship Award and returned to London for training in Hepatology at the Royal Free Hospital. He is the founder and the current President of the Malaysian Liver Foundation.

His expertise in liver disease is widely acknowledged and his guidance frequently sought after by various international organisations such as the World Health Organisation, United National Development Programme and the World Bank.

Dr Haji Mohd Ismail Merican was the personal physician to the King in 1982, Sultan of Selangor in 1984, 1990 and 1994 and to the Governor of Penang from 1989 until 2002. He has been conferred many academic, civil and honorary awards, including the distinguished award of Tan Sri and was bestowed the ‘Most Outstanding Fellow of the Year’ by the Japanese Council for Medical Training in 1987.

He is still deeply committed to undertaking research work on his area of interest, liver disease. He has, to date, numerous publications in local, regional and international peer-reviewed journals

Dr Haji Mohd Ismail Merican is an honorary clinical consultant with the Medical Faculties of University Putra Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and otherIn his official capacity, he chairs many regulatory, advisory, registration and licensing committees and expert groups.

Mohd Ismail Merican was the Director-General of Health, Malaysia and President of the Malaysian Medical Council from 2005 to 2011. He is currently Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors of MAHSA University. In addition he is Senior Consultant Physician and Senior Consultant Hepatologist at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Selayang Hospital, Malaysia.

After graduating from the University of Malaya, Dr Merican went on to pursue his postgraduate education in Internal Medicine in 1980 at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. In 1990, he was awarded the Commonwealth Fellowship Award and returned to London for training in Hepatology at the Royal Free Hospital. He is the founder and the current President of the Malaysian Liver Foundation. His expertise in liver disease is widely acknowledged and his guidance frequently sought after by various international organisations such as the World Health Organisation, United National Development Programme and the World Bank.

Dr Merican was the personal physician to the King in 1982, Sultan of Selangor in 1984, 1990 and 1994 and to the Governor of Penang from 1989 until 2002. He has been conferred many academic, civil and honorary awards, including the distinguished award of Tan Sri and was bestowed the ‘Most Outstanding Fellow of the Year’ by the Japanese Council for Medical Training in 1987.