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Dr. Ehfa Bujang Safawi  

Academic Post : Medical Lecturer, DU54
Date Joining UNIMAS : April, 2006
Qualifications : BSc Med Sci (St Adrews) 1997, MB ChB (Manchester) 2000, MS Plastic Surgery (USM) 2011
Citizen : Malaysian
Appointment Status : Permanent
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5794

 

Personal

Working Experiences

  • Pre-registration House Officer in Medicine (Rochdale); General Surgery-Urology (Northallerton) and Orthopaedics (Ormskirk), Aug. 2000-Oct. 2001
  • Senior House Officer in General Surgery (Halifax); A & E (Middlesborough); ENT (North Riding); Trauma & Orthopeadics (Middlesborough); General & Colorectal, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Neurosurgery (James Cook University Hospital)  Oct. 2001-Feb. 2006
  • Trainee lecturer, Surgery Department (UNIMAS), Apr. 2006-Nov. 2011
  • Lecturer, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Dec. 20011-present

Teaching

Current Academic Responsibility

  • Teaching Medical & Surgical posting (Clinical years 3, 4 and 5 medical programme) 
  • Co-supervision of elective students (Year 2 medical programme)

 

Research

Research Interests and Projects

  • Graduated Compression Stockings and Fondaparinux in Hip Replacement Multi-national Randomized Controlled Study, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough, UK (2003)
  • Prevention of Hypertrophic Scar – A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial   Comparing 2 Types of Topical Silicone Gel Plastic Surgery Department, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough, UK (2004-2005)

Publications

Articles: 

  • The Knee Skyline Radiograph: Its Usefulness in the Diagnosis of Patello-femoral Osteoarthritis. Int Orthop. 2006:31: 247-252.  R Bhattacharya, V Kumar, E Safawi, P Finn, A Hui
  • Dried Irradiated Amnion as Biological Dressing for Facial Burn –A 7 Year Review. Burns. 2010;36(6):876-882. E. Bujang-Safawi, A.S. Halim, T.L. Khoo, A.A. Dorai
  • Soft Tissue Cover for an Exposed Transplanted Kidney with a Pedicled Myocutaneous Anterolateral Thigh Perforator and Vastus Lateralis Flap. Urol Int. 2011;87(1):117-119. Ali Faizal, Ehfa Bujang Safawi, Murali Sundram Nai Siong Kueh, Basiron Normala
  • Composite Abdominal Wall Reconstruction After Resection of an Enterocutaneous Fistula Secondary to a Locally Advanced Sigmoid Carcinoma with an Island Pedicled Anterolateral Thigh Perforator Flap – Submitted to Indian Journal of Surgery

Oral:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Serum Androgens and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) in Relation to Body Mass Index (BMI) 
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Meeting, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, 2000
  • A Snapshot of Wound Epidemiology at the James Cook University Hospital in October 2005 North East Regional Plastics Surgery Meeting, James Cook University Hospital, Middleborough, England 2006
  • The Current UK Practice of Hypospadias Surgery British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons Summer Meeting, July 2007, France
  • Hypospadias: A Composite Care Package British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons Summer Meeting, July 2007, France
  • Surgery in Burns Wound Workshop, HUSM, 2007
  • Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) System: A Valuable Tool for Healing of Skin Graft Over Problematic Wounds 13th National Conference on Medical and Health Sciences, HUSM, 2008
  • Amnion as Biological Dressing for Facial Burns – A 7 Year Review 5th World Congress on Tissue Banking, Kuala Lumpur, 2008
  • Collagen as Biological Skin Substitute for Treatment of Burns 7th Asia Pacific Burns Congress, New Delhi, 2009
  • Lycra Pressure Garment Therapy for Hypertrophic Scar: Is It Effective? 14th National Conference on Medical and Health Sciences, HUSM, 2009
  • A Comparison Between the Effectiveness of Lycra and Silon Pressure Garment for Treatment of Hypertrophic Scar in Burns 15th Meeting of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI), Istanbul, 2010
  • Wound Closure Kursus Asas Penjagaan Luka Peringkat Kebangsaan Negeri Sarawak 2012
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Kursus Asas Penjagaan Luka Peringkat Kebangsaan Negeri Sarawak 2012
  • Wound Closure Kursus  Penjagaan Luka Peringkat Kebangsaan Kuching 2012
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Kursus Penjagaan Luka Peringkat Kebangsaan Kuching 2012

Poster:

  • Role of Hydrofibre Silver Impregnated Dressing in the Treatment of 75% Burn 13th National Conference on Medical and Health Sciences, HUSM, 2008
  • Collagen as Biological Dressing for Facial Burns – A 5 Year Review 13th National Conference on Medical and Health Sciences, HUSM, 2008
  • Collagen as Biological Skin Substitute for Treatment of Partial Thickness Burns 5th World Congress on Tissue Banking, Kuala Lumpur, 2008
  • Dried Irradiated Amnion as Biological Dressing for Facial Burn –A 7 Year Review 7th Asia Pacific Burns Congress, New Delhi, 2009
  • Reconstruction of Complex Upper and Lower Eyelids Defect with Single-stage Two Flaps Technique 15th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery & 8th Asian Pacific Craniofacial Association Conference, Sarawak, 2010
  • Pedicled Anterolateral Thigh Flap: A Valuable Flap for Abdominal Reconstruction 15th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery & 8th Asian Pacific Craniofacial Association Conference, Sarawak, 2010

External

Involvement in Professional Organization

  • Member of Malaysian Medical Council
  • Member of General Medical Council (UK) 
  • Member of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Member of Malaysian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Participation in Continuing Education and Services

  • Volunteer MERCY Malaysia

Audit experiences:

  • An audit of Evaluation of Clinical Practice in Respect to BMI in Assisted Reproduction Cases - presented at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Meeting, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, 2000
  • An audit of Evaluation of Patients’ Satisfaction of Informed Consent for Orthopaedic Procedures – presented at the Regional Orthopaedics Meeting, Ormskirk 2001
  • An audit of Surgical Referrals from A&E at South Tees NHS Trust – presented at the Accident and Emergency Department Audit Meeting 2002 
  • Involved in designing and updating the electronic database for Hypospadias patients at the James Cook University Hospital, Middleborough, England 2006. 

Panel:

  • Discussion Panel – Wound Care Team HUSM set up at HUSM, 2008

Courses attended:

  • Basic Life Support Provider, Ormskirk, England.  Aug 2000
  • Advanced Life Support Provider, Rochdale, England. Oct 2000
  • Basic Surgical Skills Course, Cheshire, England. Nov 2001
  • Royal College of Surgeons England – College Day. Sept 2002
  • STEP Course (Royal College of Surgeons England) Oct 2002
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, Middleborough, England. Oct 2003
  • MRCS Viva Preparation Course, Newcastle, England. Oct 2004
  • Masterclinician Course for MRCS  Clinical Examination, England. Jan 2005
  • Microsurgery Workshop, Northwick Park, England. Oct 2005
  • Basic Skills in Hand Surgery Course, RCSE. Jan 2006
  • Ultrasound For GP and MO – Practical Tips, UNIMAS, Sarawak Sept 2006
  • Basic Surgical Skills Workshop, HUSM, Kelantan Sept 2007
  • Intermediate Statistics, Scientific Writing & Producing Quality Thesis for MMed Msc and PhD Candidates, HUSM. Aug 2009
  • Understanding Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Port Dickson. Oct 2009
  • 9th HKL Flap Dissection Course, Department of Anatomy, UKM. Nov 2009
  • 8th HKL Microsurgery Workshop, Institute of Medical Research, KL. Dec 2009
  • Distraction Osteogenesis Workshop, Paediatrics Institute, HKL. Sept 2010
  • 10th HKL Flap Dissection Course, Department of Anatomy, UKM Dec 2010

 

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