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Dr. Maw Pin Tan

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Lembah Pantai

Brief Biography:

I am currently an Associate Professor at the geriatric unit at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Our geriatric unit was only set up 10 years ago, and was the first such unit in Malaysia. Our priority is now to improve the research profile of the unit. Prior to my current appointment I had been funded by the Royal College of Physicians/ Dunhill Medical Trust Research Fellowship and the British Geriatrics Society grants to conduct research in geriatric medicine at the Insitute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University. I have researched and published on the topics of carotid sinus hypersensitivity, vasovagal syncope, dysautonomia and falls in older people.

Academic positions:

Associate Professor, Geriatric Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur- June 2011 onwards Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom- September 2009 to March 2010 Research Fellow, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University- July 2006 to December 2008

Research interests:

Falls, syncope on older people, dysautonomia, neurally-mediated syncope

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I think its a wonderful idea. I believe it is a big step towards transparency in scientific publications, and can only help ensure that more research material is within the public domain.