Dr. Azhar Md Zain

Primary Specialty:



Malay, English

Staff Attached:

Name : Rosmawati Abu Othman

About Dr. Azhar Md Zain

Dr. Azhar commenced his practice at KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist effective Feb 2002. He obtained his MD (UKM), M. Psych. Med (Malaya) and Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy (University of Oxford). He also obtained membership of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists. He is also a member of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia.

Education and Fellowship:

Dr. Azhar was attached with Science University of Malaysia, Kubang Kerian as Consultant Psychiatrist from 1988 to 2001 cum lecturer in Psychiatry from 1988 to 1994, Head Department of Psychiatry from 1991 to 1994 and Associate Professor of Psychiatry from 1994 to 2001. In 2001, he's was promoted to Professor, Unit of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and as Deputy Dean in Academic & Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine with Putra University of Malaysia and as Senior Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist, UPM Clinic Kuala Lumpur. He became Dean of the same faculty in 2002 until he retired in 2014.

Specialty Interests:

Speciality Interests

He was trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy at the Oxford University, Warneford Hospital; and was a Clinical Fellow of the Behavior Modification and Rehabilitation Unit of Horton Hospital, Surrey, UK. He is also accredited with the British Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapists as well as the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists. His training has given him extensive expertise in treating Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, Somatoform disorders, Personality disorders, Psychotic disorders and other Stress Related disorders.

Research and Publications:

Research & Publications

In the course of his career he has been involved in more than 50 R & D projects of various categories and has published more than 120 journal articles with 4 books (Chapters).

Professional Memberships:

Professional Memberships

Besides being a life member of the MMA, He is also a member of the British Association of Cognitive Therapists, and the Malaysian Psychiatric Association.In the Malaysian Psychiatric Association he served as Editor of the MPA Journal for many years. In the MMA, he has served in various committees and was Chairman of the Kelantan Branch when he was working in Kelantan. He was also chairman of the Victims of Violence Committee, and was active in the Postgraduate Committee. He served in the MJM for many years where he was also the Chief Editor of the journal for many years.

He is also an adviser to the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society in which he has served as President before.