MTS Special Interest Groups (2023-2025)


  1. Asthma (Adult) – Dr Azza Omar (Group Leader) and Assoc Prof Dr Andrea Ban Yu-Lin (Deputy Group Leader)
  2. Asthma (Paediatric) – Dr Jessie Anne de Bruyne (Group Leader) and Dr Hafizah Zainudin (Deputy Group Leader)
  3. Basic Sciences and Translational Health – Prof Dr Richard Loh Li Cher (Group Leader) and Dr Kumaresh Raj Lachmanan (Deputy Group Leader)
  4. Paediatric Respiratory Diseases – Dato' Dr Rus Anida Awang (Group Leader) and Dr Asiah Kassim (Deputy Group Leader)
  5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Assoc Prof Dr Pang Yong Kek (Group Leader) and Dr Tengku Saifudin Tengku Ismail (Deputy Group Leader)
  6. Bronchiectasis and Other Rare Diseases – Dr Su Siew Choo (Group Leader) and Dr Michael Stephen Joseph (Deputy Group Leader)
  7. Critical Care in Respiratory Medicine – Dr Hilmi Lockman (Group Leader) and Dr N Fafwati Faridatul Akmar Mohammad (Deputy Group Leader)
  8. Interstitial Lung Diseases – Dr Syazatul Syakirin Sirol Aflah (Group Leader) and Datin Dr Zuhanis Abdul Hamid (Deputy Group Leader)
  9. Interventional Pulmonology – Dr Arvindran Alaga (Group Leader) and Dr Muhammad Amin Ibrahim (Deputy Group Leader - Adult) and Dr Dg Zuraini Sahadan (Deputy Group Leader - Paediatric)
  10. Lung Cancer – Prof Dr How Soon Hin (Group Leader) and Assoc Prof Dr Poh Mau Ern (Deputy Group Leader)
  11. Pleural Diseases – Assoc Prof Dr Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamid (Group Leader) and Dr Muhammad Redzwan S Rashid Ali (Deputy Group Leader)
  12. Pulmonary Vascular Diseases – Dr Lee Chiou Perng (Group Leader) and Dr Fatimah Azmah Mohammad (Deputy Group Leader)
  13. Respiratory Infections – Dr Nurul Yaqeen Mohd Esa (Group Leader) and Dr Nurashikin Mohammad (Deputy Group Leader - Adult) and Dr Alison Ting Yih Hua (Deputy Group Leader - Paediatric)
  14. Sleep Disorders – Prof Dr Ahmad Izuanuddin Ismail (Group Leader) and Dr Rashidah Yasin (Deputy Group Leader - Adult) and Dr Nicholas Chang Lee Wen (Deputy Group Leader - Paediatric)
  15. Thoracic Surgery – Dr Soon Sing Yang (Group Leader) and Dr Narasimman Sathiamurthy (Deputy Group Leader)
  16. Tobacco and Environmental Health – Dr Nurhayati Mohd Marzuki (Group Leader) and Prof Dato’ Dr Hj Abdul Razak Abdul Muttalif (Advisor)
  17.  Tuberculosis and Non-mycobacterium Tuberculosis – Dr Zamzurina Abu Bakar (Group Leader) and Dr Nurhuda Ismail (Deputy Group     Leader - Adult) and Dr Noor Ain Noor Affendi (Deputy Group Leader - Paediatric)
  18. Non-invasive Ventilation – Dr Tan Jiunn Liang (Group Leader) and Dr Liew Zheyi (Deputy Group Leader)
  19. Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Mrs Anmol Kaur Manjit Singh (Group Leader) and Dr Fatim Tahirah Mirza Mohd Tahir Beg (Deputy Group Leader)
  20. Lung Transplantation - Dr Leong Swee Wei (Group Leader) and Dr Tan Han Loong (Deputy Group Leader)


Objectives and Role of the SIGs:

  • To provide a platform whereby members with specific interests may come together, and share their views/experience.
  • To provide advice to the Organising Committee for the annual scientific congress and other scientific events
  • To provide advice to the Executive Committee when opinions of certain respiratory disorders are sought.
  • To provide advice to the Standards of Care Committee (SOCC) about the Society’s Guideline programme, which includes identifying areas for guideline development and nominating experts from the related fields.
  • To provide advice to the Science and Research Committee about emerging and unmet research needs in the field of respiratory medicine.
  • To provide advice (if opinion is sought) to the Education and Training Committee on the training requirements for fellows in respiratory medicine


Last update 24th April 2024