Professor Dr Chia Yook Chin is Head of the Department of Medical Sciences, School of Medical and Life Sciences at Sunway University, as well as an Honorary Professor at the Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya. She is a highly experienced senior academic primary care physician, having trained many postgraduate doctors at the Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.
She was responsible for starting the first postgraduate master programme in primary care/family medicine in Malaysia and was active in teaching the students.
Although no longer teaching the Master in Primary Care programme as actively as before, she continues to teach and is the Director of the Graduate Certificate in Family Medicine training programme of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia. She also recently started the postgraduate diploma programme—Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care for the Elderly—for Sunway University, Malaysia. She continues to inspire young doctors with her enthusiasm, mentoring many young academics, practising doctors and young career scientists in research, and contributing to public education on hypertension.