Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Bin Abdul Kadir is very active in research and has published more than 270 papers in international and national peer-reviewed journals. He has special interest in the use of stem cells for treatment of diabetes and its complications, including diabetic ulcers.
A man of high esteemed credibility, he presides over many reputable positions in the medical field, notably as the President of the Malaysian Diabetes Association, President of the Malaysia Endocrine Society, and Member of Council of International Diabetes Federation, representing Western Pacific Region. He is also presently the Master of The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia.
Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid’s is responsible for setting up and running the Tissue and Cell Culture laboratory in Prince Henry Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. On his return to Malaysia in 1982, he set up the Tissue and Cell Culture Laboratory and the Endocrinology Laboratory in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He became the Head of Department of Medicine in 1985 and in 1990, he was appointed as the Dean of the Medical Faculty in UKM. He was appointed Director of Hospital UKM (“HUKM”) in 1997 and in 2004, he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of UKM.
On his retirement, he joined Monash University, Johor, as Professor of Medicine as well as Head of the Clinical School where he also set up the Clinical Research Centre.
Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid holds a first-class honours in B.Med. Sc. (1973) and first-class honors in MBBS (1975) from Monash University, Australia, and obtained his PhD in Endocrinology from Monash University in 1982. He was awarded FRCPA (Australia) and FRCP(s) (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ireland, and London). He is the Fellow with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (F.R.C.P.A) since 1992.
He received various awarded in his career, amongst which are the Ansell International Research Fellowship (1980) and Tun Abdul Razak Research Award (Academy of Medicine Malaysia, 1986).