Congratulations to Dato’ Dr Hanafiah Harunarashid (Kingtho, C’84) on conferment of the Indonesian College of Surgeons highest award of the Honorary Fellowship at the convocation ceremony yesterday. This is the first time in their history since established in 1967, that the conferment is given to a Malaysian surgeon.
In 2015, he was awarded the International Surgical Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSE) in recognition of his work and services to the field of surgery and was appointed as an International Surgical Advisor of the RCSE.
In October 2017, he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in San Diego. Dr Hanafiah received the fellowship in recognition of his professional accomplishments and commitment to medicine and lifelong learning.
The award was presented to him at the convocation ceremony of the college’s 2017 Annual Clinical Congress on Saturday (Oct 21).
The ACS Fellowship is awarded to surgeons whose education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the college.
With a membership of more than 80,000, the ACS is the largest organisation of surgeons in the world.
In July 2017, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore in conjunction with the 60th Diamond Jubilee of the academy for the significant impact he has made to surgical advancement, in particular through the key role he has played in improving surgical training regionally and his substantial contribution to surgical networking worldwide.
He was also a key member of the Malaysian team that successfully bid for the World Congress of Surgery 2021 in Basel, Switzerland.
Dr Hanafiah received his education at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He graduated from the University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom and was awarded the prestigious Margaret-Pickerring Gold Medal Award.
He then obtained his medical degree with double distinctions from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently the Director of Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM (HCTM).