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Professor April Roslani

Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery, University of Malaysia

Professor April Roslani graduated with honours from the University of Wales in 1995 and received the Master of Surgery from the University of Malaya in 2003. Upon completion of colorectal surgical training with the National University Hospital Singapore in 2007, she set up the Colorectal Surgery Unit in University of Malaysia and was appointed Associate Professor in 2009. She is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery.


Her research interests are in colorectal cancer and anorectal diseases, for which she has won a number of international awards, and she is a local resource person for surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, drawing on experience gleaned from the Mayo Clinic, USA, and St. Mark’s Hospital, UK. Discrimination, bullying, sexual harassment and harassment in the workplace, in addition to advocacy for women in the workplace, are recent foci of her work.


She is currently President for the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Vice President for the Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, President for the Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology, and Council member for the ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons and ASEAN Federation of Surgical Colleges (including the Education Committee). In addition, she sits on the National Sub-specialty Training Committee for Colorectal Surgery, a past-chair of the National Conjoint Board as well as chair of the National Curriculum project for General Surgery. Through these roles, she works towards advancing surgical standards, and fairness in the workplace.

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