Professor Dr Primuharsa Putra Sabir Husin Athar

Specialty: ENT/ Otorhinolaryngology

Languages: Malay, English

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About Professor Dr Primuharsa Putra Sabir Husin Athar

Biographical Sketch:

Professor Dr Hj Primuharsa Putra Bin Sabir Husin Athar is a pioneer doctor and pioneer Consultant ENT-Head & Neck Surgeon at KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital since 3 January 2005. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer and Consultant at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS), Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (2001-2005) and had 25 years of working experience as a medical doctor. He is fully registered with Malaysian Medical Council and accredited as Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgeon by the National Specialist Register in 2006. 

He holds the academic position as a Clinical Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, sits in board of Study Master of ORL-HNS and program coordinator for Masters of ORL-HNS at KPJ Healthcare University College (KPJUC).

Academically, he is the author or co-author of  66 peer-reviewed scientific articles in Medical and Dental Journals including 2 book chapters in a  book. He is an editorial board member of the KPJ Medical Journal,  Archives of Otolaryngology and Rhinology, Journal of Surgical Dermatology, Case Report International and Clinics in Surgery - Otolaryngology. He is the co-editor of the MSO-HNS coffee-table book published in conjunction with the 30th Annivesary of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons (1981-2011). Furthermore, he is also reviewer of  13 international and national scientific journals such as for the Medical Journal of Malaysia, Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences and Dental Traumatology. He has been on the teaching faculty for head and courses conducted at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia and Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, Perak. 

He is actively involved with professional bodies and has held several important positions. He is a Fellow of College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Fellow of International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO) and Past President of Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS). He is a member of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Specialty Subcommittee (National Specialist Register - 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2016-2017), Board Member of the Asian Society of Head and Neck Oncology (ASHNO) Governing Council and member of National Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Postgraduate Conjoined Board. He has served as President of the MSO-HNS (2012-2013) as well as the Honorary Secretary (2001-2002) and Executive Committee (2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2013-2014, 2015-2016) . He was the Executive committe member (1994-1995) and honorary secretary (1995-1996) of the Malaysian Medical Association (Terengganu Branch).

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Education and Fellowship:

MD (UKM) 1991

MSurg ORL-Head & Neck Surgery (UKM) 2000

Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Malaysia (FAMM)  2012


Registration/ Licensure

Full Registration, Malaysian Medical Council No 29760/1992. 

National Specialist Register NSR no 124 222. (Since 2006)

Gazetted as specialist (ENT-Head & Neck Surgeon) on 1 January 2001.                                 (Warta Kerajaan Siri 2/2001)


Working Experiences

House Officer, USM Hospital, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. (1991-1992)

Medical Officer, Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. (1992-1996)

Postgraduate Masters of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck  Surgery course, UKM. (1996-2000)

Clinical Specialist, Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. (2000)

Senior Lecturer, Department of  Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UKM. (2001-2005)

Resident Consultant, KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital. (2005-Now)

Visiting Consultant, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, UKM. (2009-2015)


Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer, Department of  Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UKM. (2001-2005)

Visiting Lecturer, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS). (2009-2016)

Board of Study, Masters of ORL-HNS, KPJ Healthcare University College (KPJUC). (2012-Now)

Clinical Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, KPJ Healthcare University College (KPJUC). (2013-Now)

National Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Postgraduate Conjoined Board member. (2013-Now)


Selected Awards and Recognitions

Matriculation Academic Award – Second prize. Datu Abang Haji Abdillah College, Petrajaya, Kuching, Sarawak, 1984.     

Awarded Undergraduate Scholarship by Public Service Department (PSD/Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam), 1984.            

Hospital Sport Award – Second best team (Badminton). Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, Kuala Terengganu, Feb 1994.

Excellent Service Award.  Terengganu Health Department, 1996.

The Best Participant Award. ENT Update for Primary Care Doctors, School of Medical Sciences, University Science of Malaysia, Kelantan,16-17 May 1996.

Awarded Postgraduate Scholarship by Public Service Department (PSD/Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam),1996.

Dato Harnam Award – Third prize.  [Comparison between CO2 laser vaporization with swiftlase and submucosal diathermy in the treatment of  patients with hypertrophy of inferior turbinate]  Free paper presentation at MSO-HNS AGM, Sunway Lagoon Resort, Kuala Lumpur, April 2000.

Travelling Fellow, the Croucher Foundation – The Croucher Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Head & Neck. Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, 9-15 February 2004.

UCB Pharma Award – Third prize.  [Platysma Myocutaneous Flap: Underused alternative for head and neck reconstruction] Free paper presentation at MSO-HNS Annual Scientific Meeting, Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya, 4 April 2004.

The Best Poster Presentation Award. [Maxillary Sinus Haemangioma : An Unusual Case Report] NUH/NUS 1st Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Conference, National University Hospital, Singapore, 27-30 Jan 2005.

The Best Poster Presentation Award. [Patient falls; Are they really falling?] KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital Quality Day, 30 Dec 2009.

Third prize- Poster Presentation. [Innovation for patient safety; prevention of falls among paediatric patients] Free paper presentation at MSQH & Ministry of Health, Malaysia Conference  and Exhibition, Shah Alam Convention Centre, Shah Alam, Selangor, 18-19 September 2012.

Winner of Free Paper Presentation-Post Graduate Level. [The In-Vitro effects of human serum on the morphology, proliferation and gene expression level of the respiratory epithelium] 8th Malaysia Indonesia Brunei Medical Science Conference, The Central Library of Universitas Indonesia-Crystal of Knowledge Building, Depok,Jakarta, Indonesia, 27-29 June 2013.

Long Service Award. 10th Anniversary of KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital,14 Nov 2015.

Chairmanship Appreciation Award. 10th Anniversary of KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital, 14 Nov 2015.


Summary of Research and Publications

Total publication : 260

Number of books /chapters of book/ report published: 12

Number of Research Monographs/Teaching Manuals: 1

Number of publications in refereed journals: 66

Numbers of publications in monograph or proceedings: 1

Number of abstracts published: 180

      Abstract in journal : 65      

      Abstract in Proceeding/ Conference book : 115



Number of publications/articles in refereed journals: 66

Number of article cited : 31/66

Cited in 155 publications (Citation)


Editorial Boards

KPJ Medical Journal. 

Archives of Otolaryngology and Rhinology.

Journal of Surgical Dermatology. 

Case Reports International Journal. 

Clinics in Surgery Journal. 



Fellow, International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO). 

Fellow, College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Malaysia (2012).

Past President 2012/2013, Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS).

Honorary Secretary (2001-2002), Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS).

Executive Committee (2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017), Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS). .

Executive Committee (1994-1995) and Honorary Secretary (1995-1996), Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) Terengganu branch.

Asian Society of Head & Neck Oncology (ASHNO) Governing Council, since 2013.

Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE), since 2016. 

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Specialty Subcommittee, National Specialist Register (NSR), since 2012. 

National Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Postgraduate Conjoined Board member. (2013-Now)

KPJ Group Clinical Risk Management (CRM) Committee, KPJ Healthcare Berhad, 2010-2012.

KPJ Group Clinical Governance Action (CGA) Committee, KPJ Healthcare Berhad, since 2013.


Professional Memberships

Life Member, Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)

Life Member, Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS)

Life Member, College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Malaysia

Life Member, Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMAM)

Life Member, Associations of Specialists in Private Medical Practice (ASPMPM)

Life Member, UKM Alumni Association. 

Life Member, UKM Medical Doctor Alumni Association (PDPUKM).

Member, Interamerican Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (IAPO)

Past Member, International Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). 2006-2013.

Past Member, Asian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. 2008-2011.


Specialty Interests

ENT/Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

General ENT

Snoring and sleep apnea/ Sleep study

Head & Neck lesions-benign and malignant (cancer): Oral lesion, throat, neck lesion 

Neck: Parotidectomy, Submandibulectomy, Cervical lymphadenopathy

Oral cavity/mouth/tongue: benign/malignant growth, Ranula

Throat: Tonsillectomy

Larynx/Voice box: Hoarseness, Laryngeal cancer, GERD 

Ear (Otology): Myringotomy, Myringoplasty, Mastoidectomy

Nose/sinus: Nasal scope, Septoplasty, Turbinate reduction surgery, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Adenoidectomy




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