International adviser – Malaysia
Dr. Ismail Merican is consultant hepatologist/internal medicine specialist at Prince Court Medical Centre in Malaysia and set up the first specialised hepatology service. Ismail is also pro-chancellor/chairman of the Board of Governors of MAHSA University.
Between 2005–2011, Dr Merican was the director of health of Malaysia, president of the Malaysian Medical Council, and chairman for a number of health-related boards and authorities.
He received the Commonwealth Fellowship Award by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for training in hepatology at the Royal Free Hospital in 1991.