Menopause Voices

Professor Dr. Susan Davis

Professor Susan Davis, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Director, Monash University Women’s Health Research Program, Head, Specialist Women’s Health Clinic for women with complex disease, Alfred Hospital Melbourne and consultant at Cabrini Medical Centre. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Her research has advanced the understanding of estrogen and testosterone action, deficiency and replacement in women. She is a past president of the Australasian Menopause Society and President-elect of the International Menopause Society. She has over 350 peer-reviewed publications and in 2016 received the NAMS/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Menopause Journal Best Paper Award. Her contributions to endocrinology were recognised by the International Excellence in Endocrinology Laureate Award of the Endocrine Society (USA) for 2015.

Professor Dr. Delfin Tan

Professor Dr. Delfin A. Tan is the Head of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Section of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines. He is a consultant for assisted reproduction at the Center for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Tan is a lecturer in Gynecology at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) and holds an Honorary Professorship at Manila Central University’s (MCU) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at its Filemon D.Tanchoco Medical Foundation.

Dr. Tan is also the Founding President of the Philippine Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (PSGE). He has served as President of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS), the Philippine Society of Climacteric Medicine (PSCM) and the Philippine Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (PSREI).

Dr. Tan also previously served as Director of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Hospital and as President of the United Doctors Medical Center (UDMC). Dr. Tan sits on the Editorial Board for the International Menopause Society’s (IMS) journal, Climacteric, and previously served on the society’s Executive Committee.

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Nik Mohd Nasri Nik Ismail

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Nik Mohd Nasri Nik Ismail, DSNS, FRCOG, was the Founding Dean of the Medical Faculty Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and formerly Deputy Dean Faculty of Medicine Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He is currently the Director Coordinating the Development of Health Complex USIM.

He started teaching in 1980 and is now the Senior and Emeritus Professor of Obsterics & Gynaecology at USIM and also UKM.

He started the Specialist Master Program for O&G in UKM in 1986 and is still very much involved in the teaching and training of trainee O&G specialists. He is thus very influential among the O&G fraternity in Malaysia. He is also active in professional societies of which he was formerly the President of the Malaysian Menopause Society and the Malaysian Maternal and Neonatal Health Association for several terms. In 1991, he established the first formal Menopause Clinic in Malaysia. Currently, he is still running an active Menopause Clinic in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

He has managed to author several books for students and the public and has published extensively mainly on women’s health. In 2008 he was awarded the Datukship by the Ruler of Negeri Sembilan. For his continuous teaching and contribution, UKM awarded him the title of Professor Emeritus in 2014.

Professor Dr. Raman Subramaniam

Professor Dr. Raman Subramaniam is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at the Fetal Medicine and Gynaecology Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated with MBBS from University of Malaya in 1974 and obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London in 1980, Fellowship in Surgery from the International College of Surgeons in 1985 and the American College of Surgeons in 1986. Fellowships from the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists (London), Doctor of Medicine from University of Malaya followed in 1993. Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Ireland) as well as the Academy of Medicine Malaysia soon followed in 1997.

He was Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at both the University of Malaya and the International Medical University where he was the first Dean of the clinical school. He is currently Adjunct Professor to the International Medical University for research as well as UTAR medical school.

He has been appointed President for both the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia and the Malaysian Society for Ultrasound Ultrasound. His special interests are in fetal medicine, maternal nutrition and the menopause.

Dr. Ho Choon Moy

Dr. Ho Choon Moy is a Consultant Gynaecologist & Minimally Invasive Gynae Surgeon at Pantai Hospital Cheras in Kuala Lumpur. She is also the current President of the Malaysian Menopause Society and Executive Council of the Asia-Pacific Menopause Federation. Prior to joining Pantai Hospital, she worked as a specialist and lecturer at the National University of Malaysia (UKM), where she also graduated as a Doctor in Medicine. She subsequently obtained her post-graduate degree from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in London and later became a Fellow at the institution and also at the International College of Robotic Surgeons. Dr Ho’s special interests include Preventive Gynaecology, Menopause and Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery, especially Laparoscopic Hysterectomies. Given here multiple interests, Dr Ho also obtained Master’s Degree in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine.

For her contributions to the medical field, Dr Ho was awarded the “Kestria Setia Di-Raja (KSD)” by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. Dr Ho won the “Great Women of Our Time” Award in 2010 in the category of Health, Sports and Wellness from the Malaysian Women’s Weekly Magazine. She also won the Jessica Malaysia magazine’s “Most Successful Women 2013” award in the category of Health and Wellness. She is a regular speaker of medical talks to educate women and health care professionals.

Dr. Premitha Damodaran

Dr. Premitha Damodaran graduated as an obstetrician and gynaecologist in 1995; after which she worked in University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur as a lecturer cum specialist. Here she built up her foundation in general obstetrics & gynaecology, hormones (both in the puberty and the menopause) and in women’s health. Whilst at the University Hospital, she conceptualized the idea of the Menopause Clinic which she ran from 1996 till 2000. This clinic still runs successfully today. She was then promoted to the post of Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2000, prior to leaving for the private sector.

In the private sector now for the past 16 years, she has continued to practice both general obstetrics & gynaecology along with sharpening her skills in hormone related issues in women.

She is presently the Chair of the Menopause Subdivision of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia. She held office in the Malaysian Menopause Society since its conception in 1997 till 2007. She was the Vice President of the Malaysian Menopause Society from April 2005 till April 2007. She also held office in the Malaysian Osteoporosis Society from its conception in 1998 till 2010 and again from 2012 till today.