Dr. Ab Aziz al-Safi bin Ismail
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Dr. Ab Aziz al-Safi bin Ismail

Associate Professor
Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Highest Degree
M.D. in Medicine from National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

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Dr Ab Aziz Al-Safi Ismail is holds a position of Professor in Epidemiology and Deputy Coordinator of Diabetes Centre, Hospital University of Science (USM). He obtained his PhD in The University of Liverpool, UK and MD from National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. He is also an advisor to the Kelantan State Road Safety Board and heads the research unit of the board. He is member of many scientific societies such as Malaysian Medical Association, Malaysian Society of Health, British Diabetic Association, International Diabetic Federation, American Diabetic Association, Council member of Persatuan Diabetes Malaysia, Secretary of Persatuan Diabetes Malaysia (Malaysian Diabetes Association) Kelantan Branch, Malaysian Public Health Specialist Association, Academy of Medicine (Malaysia)- College of Public Health Medicine Specialist, and committee member of Action on Smoking and Health Malaysian Medical Association. Dr Ab Aziz Al-Safi received honors includes Excellent Award from Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and from Universiti Sains Malaysia, He successfully completed number of research projects funded by different agencies. Prof. Dr. Ab. Aziz al-Safi had a number of publications in peer review/international journal such as Diabetic Medicine, Bailleers Best Practice & Research, Practical diabetic International and International Journal of Epidemiology as well as proceeding and abstract of paper presented at major meeting/conferences. As recognition of his expertise and experience in the field of Epidemiology and Diabetes, he has also been invited to give lectures by other universities on a number of occasions and to examine thesis submitted by students for M Sc and PhD degrees.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
Public Health

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Rahman, S., T. Rahman, A.A.S. Ismail and A.R.A Rashid, 2007. Diabetes-associated macrovasculopathy: pathophysiology and pathogenesis. Diabetes Obesity Metab., 9: 767-780.
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  2. Rahman, S., A.A.S. Ismail, S.B. Ismail, N.N. Naing and A.R. Abdul Rahman, 2007. Effect of rosiglitazone/ramipril on preclinical vasculopathy in newly diagnosed, untreated diabetes and IGT patients: 1-year randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Eur. J. Clin. Pharmacol., 63: 733-741.
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  3. Al-Mahmood, A.K., A.A. Ismail, F.A. Rashid and W.M.W. Bebakar, 2006. Insulin sensitivity and secretory status of a healthy malay population. Malaysian J. Med. Sci., 13: 37-44.
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  4. Al-Mahmood, A.K., A.A. Ismail, F.A. Rashid and W. Mohamed, 2006. Isolated hypertriglyceridemia: an insulin-resistant state with or without low HDL cholesterol. J. Atherosclerosis Thrombosis, 13: 143-148.
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  5. Sinha, R., A. Ismail, S. Herbert, R. Hoyte and G. Gill, 2001. Effect of diet and fenofibrate on lipid and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes. Pract. Diabetes Int., 18: 269-273.
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  6. Gill, G.V., B. Scott, N.J. Beeching, D. Wilkinson and A.A. Ismail, 2001. Enumeration of non-communicable disease in rural South Africa by electronic data linkage and capture-recapture techniques. Trop. Med. Int. Health, 6: 435-441.
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  7. Ismail, A.A., N.J. Beeching, G.V. Gill and M.A. Bellis, 2000. How many data sources are needed to determine diabetes prevalence by capture-recapture? Int. J. Epidemiol., 29: 536-541.
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  8. Ismail, A.A., M.E. Wallymahmed, G.V. Gill and I.A. MacFarlane, 2000. Failure to reduce nicotine addiction in young adults with diabetes. Diabetic Med., 17: 330-331.
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  9. Ismail, A.A., G.V. Gill, K. Lawton, G.M. Houghton and I.A. MacFarlane, 2000. Comparison of questionnaire, breath carbon monoxide and urine cotinine in assessing the smoking habits of Type 2 diabetic patients. Diabetic Med., 17: 119-123.
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  10. Ismail, A.A., N.J. Beeching, G.V. Gill and M.A. Bellis, 1999. Capture-recapture-adjusted prevalence rates of type 2 diabetes are related to social deprivation. Q. J. Med., 92: 707-710.
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  11. Ismail, A.A. and G.V. Gill, 1999. Coronary risk factors in post-menopausal type 2 patients: A case for oestrogen replacement therapy. Pract. Diabetes Int., 16: 131-133.
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  12. Ismail, A.L., G.V. Gill and G.M. Houghton, 1998. Smoking habits of patients with Type 2 diabetes. Pract. Diabetes Int., 15: 197-199.
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