International adviser – Malaysia
Dr Edmund is an honorary professor of medicine at the Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia and consultant physician at hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor.
Edmund graduated from the University of Newcastle medical school and trained in infectious diseases, tropical medicine, and general internal medicine.
Edmund also has an interest in postgraduate medical education as an examiner for MRCP, MMed, and PhD qualifications in Malaysia. His research interests are opportunistic infections, evaluation of antimicrobial, and anti-viral agents, clinical epidemiology, particularly in viral diseases. Dr Ong has contributed to numerous textbooks on infection and has co-authored more than 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals.