Personal profile


Dr Ahmad Farouk joined the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University in January 2007. He obtained his Masters of Medicine in Surgery in the year 2000. He initially served as a lecturer and surgeon at Universiti Sains Malaysia before sub-specializing in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart Institute. He worked in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne in the year 2007-2008. He has been actively involved in research work and had presented papers across Asia and Europe. He had won several distinguished medals at the National and International levels. His research interest is in the field of minimally invasive surgery and atrial fibrillation. He is also actively involved in NGO work and had delivered talks in universities and other educational centres in Malaysia. He is a founding member of Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF).

Research interests

  • Cardiothoracic Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Post Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Monash teaching commitment

Current – 2011 to date

Anatomy Lecturer: Year 1 and Year 2

Histology Tutor: Year 1

Malaysian Anatomy Teaching & Assessment Working Group (MATAWG): Member

Student Project Cases (SPC) Tutor: Year 2

Geriatric Care Clinical Tutor: Year 1

Clinical Skills Tutor: Year 2

Supervisor for Bachelor of Medical Sciences: BMedSci(Honors)

Lecturer: Year 4 Pharmacy

Former – 2009 to 2010

Coordinator: Year 3 MBBS Program

General Surgery Tutor and Coordinator: Year 3 MBBS Program

EBCP Tutor: Year 3 MBBS Program

MCR Tutor & Examiner: Year 3 MBBS Program

Clinical Skills Tutor: Year 3 MBBS Program

Problem Based Learning Tutor: Year 3 MBBS Program

General Surgery Clinical Tutor: Year 3 and Year 5 MBBS Program

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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