Dr Anwar Samhari b Mat Arshad
MBBS(Mal) FRCP(Lon) FRCP(Ire) FRCP(Glasg) FIPP Pain Medicine(USA) MSc Rheum(UK) CIPS Ultrasound Pain Medicine (USA)
Dr Anwar Samhari Mat Arshad currently is the only Consultant Rheumatologist and Pain Physician in the private hospital in the northern region of Malaysia. He received his basic medical degree from University of Malaya and subsequently trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in the University Hospital of UKM, Kuala Lumpur. He was hand picked and awarded a prestigious National Scholarship to pursue MSc in Rheumatology in the University of Manchester,United Kingdom and obtained MRCP from Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom. Subsequently he joined Ninewells Hospital, Dundee and Perth Royal Infirmary, Scotland for a higher specialist training in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr Anwar Samhari Arshad is currently a Fellow of American College of Rheumatology, Fellow American College of Physician, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Fellow of the Royal College of Physician of London.
He actively involves in CME and research and had authored numerous publications, as the first author in national/international scientific journal. He is also a journal scientific reviewer of many reputable international rheumatology journals. Dr Anwar Arshad was the former Northern Region Advisor for Malaysian Society of Rheumatology and also a `Key Opinion Leader in Malaysia and Asia-Pacific region. His major interests are treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Interventional Pain Management and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Dr Anwar Arshad also is the first rheumatologist in Asia to qualify as Fellow of Interventional Pain Practitioner conferred by the World Institute of Pain and currently serves as Chair of Malaysian Chapter of World Institute of Pain. He is also the first rheumatologist in the South East Asia to get a formal accreditation in Ultrasound in Rheumatology by the American College of Rheumatology and recently. He lectured and conducted various workshops in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Interventional Pain Management extensively at the National and International level and regular trainer/speaker for musculoskeletal ultrasound in most of the Asian congress.