To be a leading department in academic excellence, pioneering research, and the advancement of clinical practices in anaesthesiology, intensive care and pain.


Our mission is to cultivate a nurturing and innovative educational environment in line with the Sejahtera Academic Framework that empowers students and professionals to achieve academic excellence in anaesthesiology and critical care. We are also committed to foster cutting-edge research,  and provide value-based clinical services to the improvement of healthcare outcomes worldwide.

About Department

Established concurrently with the Kulliyyah of Medicine in 1997, the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care initially operated from the Jalan Hospital Campus. During its formative years, the department focused primarily on teaching anaesthesiology and intensive care as specialized subjects for Year 4 undergraduate students. In addition to this, the academic members also significantly contributed to delivering anaesthesia and intensive care services at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan until 2016.

      The department marked a significant milestone in 2014 with the launch of the Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) programme, welcoming its first cohort consisting of two trainees from IIUM. Since then, the program has expanded to include a diverse group of students, mainly from the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre, and also from other university. The programme celebrated its first graduate in May 2019, and up to date, the program has successfully produced 38 anaesthetists.

      In 2015, the department transitioned to the Kulliyyah of Medicine building located in the Indera Mahkota Campus, benefiting from enhanced teaching and learning facilities and proximity to student residences (mahallahs) and the teaching hospital.

      January 2016 saw the department taking a pioneering step by offering its services at the Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre (SASMEC), formerly known as IIUM Medical Centre. Today, the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at SASMEC boasts a dedicated team of staff providing exemplary anaesthesia and intensive care services, reinforcing its commitment to excellence in both education and healthcare provision.


Our accredited academic programmes are designed to provide a robust foundation, foster clinical expertise and research proficiency through dynamic learning experiences.

Clinical Services

We provide clinical services in anaesthesia, intensive care and pain.


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Department Activities

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Our Team

Meet the academic expert and the supporting staff of the department


Undergraduate Programme

Since welcoming its inaugural class of medical students in 1997, the Department has been an integral part of the Undergraduate Programme, contributing to the foundational education of medical students. Initially, the faculty focused on teaching basic physiology to Year 1 and 2 students, laying the groundwork for their medical education.

The department is responsible for the MBBS 4703 course (Anaesthesiology and Critical Care), a specialized posting for Year 4 students. This course mandates students to complete a 2-week clinical rotation in anaesthesia and intensive care, offering them hands-on experience and insight into these critical areas of medicine. To date, approximately 27 cohorts of students have benefited from this rigorous training, equipping them with essential skills and knowledge in anaesthesiology and critical care.

MBBS 4703 - Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Programme

Undergraduate Activities

Postgraduate Programme

The Department launched its postgraduate program in 2014, with the first batch comprising two of our own trainee lecturers. Following this, we began admitting students sponsored under the Hadiah Latihan Persekutuan by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. This four-year program is structured into three distinct phases, designed to provide comprehensive clinical specialist training. Students are required to complete two major examinations—Part 1 and the Final Examination—in addition to fulfilling various work-based assessment criteria throughout their training.

Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) Programme

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Clinical Services

Anaesthesia Services in Theatres

Our Department provides anaesthesia services for wide ranges of patients from paediatrics to elderly patients; and in both general and sub-specialised surgical procedures. The care is extended perioperatively in both inpatient and outpatient settings to ensure safety in patients undergoing surgeries.

Intensive Care

Our ICU operates under the purview of our esteemed intensivist, with the support from our highly-trained staff, up-to-date protocols, and equipment; to provide evidence-based intensive care management to critically ill patients that require intensive monitoring and advanced life support.​

Pain Services

The pain services cover both acute and chronic pain managements. We employs a comprehensive spectrum of pain management modalities, including interventional pain management by our experienced pain subspecialist.​

Anaesthesia Clinic

Our anaesthesia clinic runs on weekdays for preoperative assessment of patient and optimisation. Our doctors will explain about the anesthesia procedures to patients to alleviate any concerns related to anaesthesia.

Remote Anaesthesia

We offer remote anaesthesia services for radiological imagings and interventions, fluoroscopic procedures in surgical daycare, epidural labour services and other monitored sedation procedures.

Hospital Staff Training

Our team has vast experience in resuscitation thus we also conducts basic and advanced life support trainings to hospital staff on demands. We also conduct pain workshop, airway workshop and regional anaesthesia workshop for internal and external participants.​

Research and Publications

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Department Activities


Academic Staff

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozilah @ Abdul Hadi bin Mohamed

Head of Department, Associate Professor

Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Basri Mat Nor


Prof. Dr. Azrina Md Ralib


Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhamad Rasydan bin Abdul Ghani

Assistant professor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Suhaila Nanyan

Assistant Professor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nur Fariza binti Ramly

Assistant Professor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazhan Afeef bin Mohd Ariff @ Ghazali

Assistant Professor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Shahir Asraf bin Abdul Rahim

Assistant Professor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Iqbalmunauwir bin Ab. Rashid

Assistant Professor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Farah Nadia bt. mohd hanafiah

Assistant Professor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Khairul Anam b. Mansor

Assistant Professor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdul Majid bin Ghazali

Assistant Professor

Support Staff

Diana Hafiza Samsudin

Science Officer

Shariza binti ahmad

Administrative Assistant (Clerical/Operation)

Norliza binti Othman


Nurhafizah binti Zarudin


Mohd. Mahyuddin bin Mohd Idris


Norhasmira binti Zaini


Syazwani binti Tajidin


Muhamad Rusmizan bin Jamalludin

Assistant Medical Officer

Wan Hani Sofea binti Wan Mansor

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Contact Us:

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care,

Level 5, Kulliyyah of Medicine,

International Islamic University Malaysia,

Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota,

25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.