Dr. Zubaidah Zakaria
MBBS (UM), DCP (Lond) FAM (Mal)
Posting: Pantai Hospital Ampang Klang Valley
Specialty: Cytogenetics & Molecular Diagnostics (Visiting)


Dr. Zubaidah Zakaria graduated from University of Malaya in 1984. She was then served several government institutions as a Medical Officer in various fields including Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Department of Pediatrics (HUKM), National Blood Transfusion Centre Kuala Lumpur, Technical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Institute for Medical Research (IMR) Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Zubaidah pursued her Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pathology, University of London, United Kingdom in 1994. She was then appointed as the Head Division of Haematology Unit in Cancer Research Centre, IMR. She has subspecialty training in bone marrow cytogenetics and advanced molecular cytogenetics at the Royal Marshden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research London in 2000. Her extensive experience includes:

  • Head of Cancer Research Centre (2007 – present)
  • Technical Assessor for Standard Malaysia for Blood and Bone Marrow Cytogenetics.
  • Visiting Consultant in Cytogenetics/ Molecular Cytogenetics (blood and bone marrow)
  • Honorary Consultant University Science Malaysia (USM)
  • Actively participates in research projects for various universities and institutions and has been supervising more than 14 new projects since 2010 under the Budget for Pelan Tindakan Kanser.
  • Conducted seminars and workshops in collaboration with Ministry of Health, WHO and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • Vice President of laboratory Haematology Society Malaysia (2013-2015).

Till now, she has published more than 84 publications and was invited to deliver more than 149 scientific presentations in both national and international conferences and/or scientific meetings.