“Professor Dr Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin is currently The Deputy Dean (Undergraduate Studies) at the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, after serving as Head of the Department of Paediatrics (2016-2021). He works as a Senior Consultant Paediatrician and Senior Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and as a 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 Immediate Past President of the Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES 2020-2022) and the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA 2019-2021). 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).
Prof 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 including in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and as textbook chapters.”