Curriculum vitae of Dr. Abdul Ghani Hussain MBChB

 

 

Name:                                     Dr. Abdul Ghani Hussain

 

Date of Birth:                         21 – 05 – 1953

 

I.C. No.:                                  530521-71-5377

 

Address:                                Herbwalk Consultancy, Seri Bakau, 8th mile, Jalan Air Hangat, Mukim Air Hangat, 07000   Langkawi, Kedah

 

Education:                             MBChB Cairo University, Egypt 1977.

 

 

 

Career History

 

1978                                        General Hospital Kuala Lumpur – Housemanship postings in General Surgery, Orthopedics and Traumatology, General Medicine and Pediatrics.

 

1979                                        Trainee Lecturer at Surgical Department, Medical Faculty, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Did extensive work in Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery.

9 months posting in Orthopedic Surgery, Traumatology and Emergency Medicine under Department of Orthopedics, Medical Faculty, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

 

1981                                        Registrar of Surgery and Anaesthesia at Bukit Mertajam District Hospital. Handled the Surgical Operations in the hospital

 

1982                                        Joined private practice at Damansara Utama, Selangor.

 

1984                                        Own private practice in Pulau Langkawi, Kedah.

 

1995                                        Designed a comprehensive Emergency Medical Service for Malaysia

 

2006                                        Ceased Clinical Practice to concentrate on mainstreaming of Traditional Malay Medicine and Islamic Medicine

 

2008                                        Principle Consultant – Herbwalk Consultancy

Consultant to Cyberjaya University College of Medical Science specifically to prepare Curriculum for the course on Degree in Malay Medicine.

 

2009                                        Research collaborator at Universiti Sains Malaysia on Traditional Malay Medicine

 

 

Chief Scientific Officer/Advisor to Focal BioPharma Sdn. Bhd.

 

Content Provider for Institute for Medical Research Globinmed website.

 

Consultant to Biotropics (Malaysia) Bhd

 

2009                                        Medical Director and Technical Advisor to Pahang Bioscience Sdn. Bhd. Activities pertaining to establishment of SPF Rabbit breeding facilities for extraction of live fetal cells for use in cell therapy in human diseases.

 

2011                                        Director of Research & Innovation, Lincoln College

CEO/Medical Director of Progenitor Cells Technologies Sdn. Bhd.

 

Stem Cells Technology

Honorary Life Member & Senior Advisory Panel for the International Association for Stem Cell Therapy, USA (IASCT) (2007)

 

International Scientific Research & Senior Advisory Panel for Fetal Cell Technologies International Inc. (FCTI)

 

Swiss Cell Therapy

Honarary Life Member of the International Association for Cell Therapy, Switzerland (IACT) (2009)

 

Senior Advisory Panel for Lab Dom AVMM (Suisse) Inc.

 

CEO/MEDICAL DIRECTOR Progenitor Cells Technologies Sdn. Bhd.

 

2012                                        Re-appointed as consultant to the development of curriculum for degree in Malay Medicine

 

2013                                        Resource Person to FRIM

 

2014                                        Appointed Consultant / Advisor to One Drop Perfume

Re-appointed as Consultant to Biotropics Bhd.

 

2015                                        Assigned to write e-Book on Malaysian Medicinal Plants for Landscape Malaysia.

 

Research and other activities:

 

  1. Research on Traditional Malay Medicine and Islamic Medicine from old manuscripts with special focus on Materia Medica and Formulary.
  2. Organize various guided tour specializing in herb walks.
  3. Documentation of Medicinal Plants of the Malays including collection and cultivation of plants, preparation of herbarium specimens
  4. Research collaborations with various local universities and research institutions
  5. Organization and participation in research expeditions into Malaysian Rainforests and Mangrove forest.
  6. Provide consultancy in the field of cosmeceuticals, neutraceuticals, phytopharmaceuticals and formulations of herbal based products based on evidence and understanding of mechanisms of actions of the various bioactive compounds in plants.
  7. Documentation and cataloging of plants of the Bukit Rengit Rainforest as a preliminary to the construction of Pahang BioScience SPF Stem Cell Facilities.
  8. Resource person for a government funded project with the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia entitled “Comprehensive Documentation of Traditional Malay Medicine (June 2013 to June 2015)
  9. Committee member of Friends of Langkawi Geopark (FLAG) in charge of special projects. (2014 – 2015)
  10. Member of the committee for the production of e-book by Landscape Malaysia.

 

Publications

 

  1. 36 monographs on safety of herbs provided to Quantum Beez Sdn. Bhd. for IMR’s Globinmed website (September 2009 – February 2010) Completed
  2. Allomorphia malaccensis
  3. Alpinia conchingera
  4. Ardisia elliptica
  5. Blumea balsamifera
  6. Cassia occidentalis
  7. Cassia tora
  8. Chroesthes longifolia
  9. Cinnamomum cinereum
  10. Citrus microcarpa
  11. Cymbopogon nardus
  12. Eugenia caryophyllata
  13. Eugenia dyeriana
  14. Fibraurea chloroleuca
  15. Garcinia atroviridis
  16. Gandarussa vulgaris
  17. Goniothalamus macrophyllus
  18. Hedyotis corymbosa
  19. Illicium verum
  20. Jatropha podagrica
  21. Labisia pumila
  22. Languas galangal
  23. Melastoma malabathricum
  24. Mitragyna speciosa
  25. Myristica fragrans
  26. Orthosiphon stamineus
  27. Piper nigrum
  28. Quassia indica
  29. Quercus infectoria
  30. Rafflesia hasselti
  31. Smilax china
  32. Stemona tuberosa
  33. Tinospora tuberculata
  34. Usnea misaminensis
  35. Vitex negundo
  36. Zingiber cassumunar
  37. Zingiber officinale

 

  1. 110 monographs on safety of herbs provided to Institute for Medical Research for IMR’s Globinmed website (September 2009 – December 2010) Completed.

 

  1. Acanthus ebracteatus
  2. Acanthus illicifolius
  3. Acanthus montanus
  4. Barleria lupulina
  5. Barleria prionitis
  6. Clinacanthus nasutas
  7. Justicia betonica
  8. Rhinacanthus nutans
  9. Strobilanthes crispus
  10. Thunbergia laurifolia
  11. Anisophyllea disticha
  12. Annona muricata
  13. Annona reticulata
  14. Annona squamosa
  15. Desmos chinensis
  16. Goniothalamus macrophyllus
  17. Asclepias curassavica
  18. Calotropis gigantea
  19. Ageratum conchigera
  20. Artemisia vulgaris
  21. Eclipta prostata
  22. Emila sonchifolia
  23. Pluchea indica
  24. Spilanthes acmella
  25. Vernonia cinera
  26. Oroxylum indicum
  27. Heliotropium indicum
  28. Pentaphragma begonifolium
  29. Gynandropsis gynandra
  30. Casuarina equisetifolia
  31. Chloranthus erectus
  32. Calophyllum inophyllum
  33. Mesua ferrea
  34. Quisqualis indica
  35. Commelina benghalensis
  36. Commelina nudiflora
  37. Murdannia loriformis
  38. Murdannia nudiflora
  39. Acrotema costatum
  40. Acalypha indica
  41. Acalypha siamensis
  42. Euphorbia antiquorum
  43. Euphorbia neriifolia
  44. Euphorbia thymifolia
  45. Euphorbia tirucalli
  46. Excoecaria agallocha
  47. Exoecaria cochinchinensis
  48. Jatropha curcus
  49. Jatropha gossypifolia
  50. Phyllanthus pulcher
  51. Ricinus communis
  52. Sauropus androgynus
  53. Acacia farnesiana
  54. Adenanthera pavonina
  55. Albizzia myriophylla
  56. Bauhinia acuminata
  57. Derris elliptica
  58. Flemingia stobilifera
  59. Leuceana leucocephala
  60. Mimosa pudica
  61. Neptunia oleracea
  62. Parkia speciosa
  63. Pterocarpus indicus
  64. Sophoro tomentosa
  65. Tamarindus indica
  66. Uraria crinata
  67. Belamcanda chinensis
  68. Ocimum basillicum
  69. Ocimum sanctum
  70. Pogostemon cablin
  71. Cassytha filiformis
  72. Dianella ensifolia
  73. Fagarea fragrans
  74. Lagerstreomia speciosa
  75. Abelmoschus esculentus
  76. Abelmoschus moschatus
  77. Abutilon indicum
  78. Hibiscus sabdariffa
  79. Hiubiscus tiliaceus
  80. Mutingia calabura
  81. Urena lobata
  82. Clidemia hirta
  83. Phyllagathis rotundifolia
  84. Coscinium blumeanum
  85. Cyclea laxiflora
  86. Tinospora crispa
  87. Ardisia crenata
  88. Baeckea frutescens
  89. Leptospermum flavescens
  90. Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
  91. Mirabilis jalapa
  92. Nypenthes gracilis
  93. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
  94. Averrhoa bilimbi
  95. Oxalis barellieri
  96. Oxalis corniculata
  97. Pandanus odoratissima
  98. Chrysopogon aciculatus
  99. Coix lachryma-jobi
  100. Eleusine indicum
  101. Lophantherum gracile
  102. Themida vilosa
  103. Vetiveria zizanioides
  104. Piper retrofructum
  105. Plumbago rosea
  106. Plumbago zeylanica
  107. Colubrina asiatica
  108. Murraya koengii
  109. Murraya paniculata
  110. Cardiospermum halicacabum

 

  1. Completed project with IMR to produce 30 monographs on Herbal Safety and 12 monographs on poisonous plants

 

Herbal Safety Monographs

  1. Achrostichum aureum
  2. Aglaia odorata
  3. Aleurites moluccana
  4. Alocasia macrorrhiza
  5. Antidesma ghaesembila
  6. Asystasia gangetica
  7. Antiaris toxicaria
  8. Arenga pinnata
  9. Barringtonia asiatica
  10. Barringtonia racemosa
  11. Bixa orellana
  12. Boesenbergia pandurata
  13. Areca catechu
  14. Boehmeria nivea
  15. Boerhaavia diffusa
  16. Borassus flabellifera
  17. Brucea amarissima
  18. Bryophyllum pinnatum
  19. Caesalpinia jayambo
  20. Caesalpinia pulcherrima
  21. Carissa carandas
  22. Catharmus tinctorius
  23. Carica papaya
  24. Asparagus racemosus
  25. Asparagus officinalis
  26. Capsicum annuum
  27. Capsicum frutescens
  28. Celosia argentea
  29. Cerebra manghas
  30. Citrus autantifolia

 

 

Poisonous Plants Monographs

 

  1. Calotropis gigantea
  2. Adenium obesum
  3. Aglaonema commutatum
  4. Alamanda cathartica
  5. Anthurium andreanum
  6. Albizia julibrissin
  7. Caladium bicolor
  8. Caryota mitis
  9. Datura metel
  10. Dieffenbachia sequine
  11. Centrum nocturnum
  12. Gloriosa superb

 

 

 

  1. Co-authored Taman Herba Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia: Panduan kepada koleksi spesies Jilid 1”

 

  1. 32 monographs: 20 monographs on safety of herbs and 12 monographs on poisonous plant for months September to December 2012

 

Safety Monograph

  1. Caesalpinia pulcherrima
  2. Clerodendrum inerme
  3. Codiaenum variegatum
  4. Cordyline fruticosa
  5. Cosmos caudatus
  6. Costus speciosus
  7. Curcuma aerugenosa
  8. Cucuma comosa
  9. Curcuma heyneana
  10. Curcuma mangga
  11. Curcuma petiolata
  12. Curcuma xanthorrhiza
  13. Curcuma zedoaria
  14. Cynometra cauliflora
  15. Desmodium heterophyllum
  16. Desmodium triflorum
  17. Desmodium triquetrum
  18. Kaempferia angustifolia
  19. Pongamia pinnata
  20. Sesbania grandiflora

 

 

Poisonous plant database

  1. Brunfelsia pauciflora
  2. Epipremnum pinnatum
  3. Hydrangea macrophylla
  4. Ipomoea tricolor
  5. Jatropha podagrica
  6. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
  7. Monstera deliciosa
  8. Mirabillis jalapa
  9. Pedilanthus tithymaloides
  10. Thevetia peruviana
  11. Zamia furfuraceae
  12. Nerium oleanda

 

  1. New project 110 safety monograph and 33 poisonous plants database for 2013

Delivered monographs thus far:

 

Safety Monographs:

  1. Dioscorea alata
  2. Dioscorea bulbifera
  3. Dioscorea hispida
  4. Ficus benjamina
  5. Ficus elastic
  6. Ficus benghalensis
  7. Ficus hispita
  8. Gynura procumbens
  9. Gynura divaricata
  10. Gynura pseudo-china
  11. Elephantopus scaber
  12. Elephantopus tomentosum
  13. Wedelia biflora
  14. Vernonia amygdalina
  15. Ruellia napifera
  16. Ruellia repens
  17. Ruellia tuberosum
  18. Peristrophe acuminata
  19. Peristrophe roxburghiana
  20. Hemigraphis colorata
  21. Graptophyllum pictum
  22. Ixora coccinea
  23. Gardenia augusta
  24. Hedyotis capitellata
  25. Morinda citrifolia
  26. Morinda elliptica
  27. Uncaria gambir
  28. Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea
  29. Ervatamia coronaria
  30. Ervatamia corymbosa
  31. Holarrhena antidysenterica
  32. Nerium oleander
  33. Strophanthus gratus
  34. Thevetia periviana
  35. Alyxia lucida

 

Poisonous plant database

  1. Solanum nigrum
  2. Solanum tuberosum
  3. Nicotiana tabacum
  4. Jatropha curcas
  5. Jatropha integrifolia
  6. Ricinus communis
  7. Croton tiglium
  8. Ruta graveolens
  9. Duranta repens
  10. Lantana camara
  11. Euphorbia pulcherrima
  12. Gloriosa superb
  13. Lonicera japonica
  14. Hippenstrum sp.
  15. Calla palustris

 

 

  1. MSS 2999 Kitab Tib: A Modern Medical Insight and Interpretation of a Malay Medical Manuscript.

Local Conference

25th Feb. 2011 Presented a paper entitled: “Herbal Medicine – Principles and Practice” at the 2nd Annual Health Conference of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia 2010

1st April 2012   Presented a paper on Cell Therapy for Autism at World Autism Day Conference at Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur

2nd Nov 2012  Presented a talk entitled “Plants as Medicine” at the Frangipani Hotel

7th Nov 2012   Presented a talk entitled “Mangrove: Our Medicinal Treasure” to the Langkawi Tourist Guide Association

23rd Jan 2013  Conducted as seminar entitled “Isu dan Cabaran Mendokumentasikan Maklumat Perubatan Traditional Melayu”  at Wisma Tani, Putrajaya

28th Nov 2013 Presented a talk entitled “ Ulam: Undoing Unwellness the Traditional Way” at Frangipani Hotel, Langkawi.

13th April 2014 Presented a talk entitled “Live Cell Therapy – Indications and Treatment Methods” at Royal Hotel Penang

21st & 22nd April 2014

Conducted a seminar and training on “Methods and Approach of Documenting Traditional Malay Medicine Knowledge” FRIM, Kepong

24th May 2014

Presented a talk on “Perubatan Alternative daripada perspective seorang Doktor Perubatan”  at Seminar Pemuliharaan & Pemerkasaan Pengetahuan Traditional 23 – 24 May 2014 at PWTC.

19th – 21st August 2014

Bengkel Pembangunan Garis Panduan Amalan Baik Perubatan Herba Melayu Bagi Penggunaan Pengamal Perubatan Traditional Melayu. [Workshop on The Development of Guideline for Good Practices of Malay Herbal Medicine]

 

International Conference

23rd July 2011             Presented a paper entitled: “Development of Research & Pilot Scale Live Progenitor Cell Production Facility Derived from Genetically Defined, Defined Pathogen-Free Rabbit Foetuses.” at The International Conference on Allied Health Sciences 2011.

29th Nov 2011 Presented a paper entitled: “From Allopathy to Complementary Medicine” at International Traditional Healers Training and Conference On Traditional Medicine

20th Jun 2012 Presented a paper entitled: “Ulam for Wellness” at the 4th International Conference on Biotechnology for the Wellness Industry. Wellness for Health and Productivity: New Trends, Challenges and Opportunity.

15th Oct 2012  Presented a paper entitled: “Curriculum in Traditional Malay Healing – A Design Concept” at the Second Regional Conference on Local Knowledge.

 

Training

Actively conducts training in First Aid and management of Stings and Bites for the Langkawi Tourist Guide Association and various hotels in Langkawi.

 

Books Written

                        Taman Herba Jilid 1 – Published by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Press.                     A guide book to the plants at the UKM Herb Garden, Bangi.

Taman Herba Jilid 2 – To be published soon

Humble Weeds of Penang Hill – A guide to 20 common weeds found on                         Penang Hill with its medicinal values. To be launched in September 2015

MSS 2999 Kitab Tib – A Modern Medical Insight and Interpretation of a Malay Medical Manuscript. – Already launched in two versions i.e. Malay and English

Nature’s Medicine Volume 1 (a) Weeds – Published by Landskap Malaysia in e-book form

Medicinal Plants of Lubuk Semilang – Completed and will be published soon by Bina Darulaman Berhad

Timbers of Lubuk Semilang – Completed and will be published soon  by Bina Darulaman Berhad.

Currently working on:

                        Perubatan Melayu – Konsep dan Prinsip

                        Perubatan Melayu – Formulari

                        Perubatan Melayu – Materia Medika