Dr Chean Kooi Yau Senior Lecturer in Family MedicineContact Details: Penang Medical College,4, Jalan Sepoy Lines, 10450 Penang, Malaysia

Tel: +604 226 3459/ 227 6520

Fax: +604 227 6529

Email: kychean@pmc.edu.my


Dr Chean is a senior lecturer in Family medicine at the Penang Medical College. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Queensland, Australia and subsequently her postgraduate fellowship in Family Medicine from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, New Zealand. After spending 17 years in Australasia, Dr Chean decided it was time to change of scenery and weather and returned to her home country, Malaysia.

Upon returning home, she joined the government service as a medical officer for three years and subsequently joined Penang Medical College. She is enthusiastic in teaching and well- liked by students. Dr Chean is currently residing in Penang with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she really enjoys cooking. Dr Chean is active in research. Her main interest is communication skills and women and child health. She won 2 scientific poster presentation awards in 2012.


  • M.B.B.S.(Aus),
  • Dip.Paed.(NZ),
  • Dip.Obst. (NZ)

 Research Interests 

  • Communication skills
  • Women and child health


1. EK Ooi, RPH Ding, KY Chean. Quadruple Therapy As Second Line Treatment for Helicobacter Pylori Infection. Med J Malaysia June 2002; 57 Suppl A:76

2. EK Ooi, N Subramaniam, JB Sivabalakrishnan,ST Lim, NY Yong, JP Ti, KY Chean, KF Teoh. Chronic Hepatitiis C infection in Northern Malaysia. Journal of  Gatroenterology and Hepatology 2003,vol 18 suppl P.A105

3. Blitz J, Chean KY “Simulated Patients’ reflections on their experience ofm edical student training in a Malaysian medical school”VigueraEditores SL 2009. EDUC MED 2009; 12 (Supl 2)

4. Chean KY, Goh LG. Perceived lack of effectiveness of the Mini-CEX as a learning tool by final year medical students. Malaysian Family Physician 2011; Volume 6, Supplement 1

5. Vincent Russell, Joseph Jacob Panikukam, Chean KooiYau. The impact of Reflective Writing Assignment within the undergraduate Psychiatry teaching curriculum-A Qualitative Study. The Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry (2012, Vol.21 Supplement Issue)

6. Chean KY, Khan A, Tan KC, Ho KC, Lim SC, and Goh LG:. Use of the communication assessment tool (CAT) in undergraduate family medicine posting: Comparing self-assessment of medical students with assessments given by their tutors and simulated patient : published 1Nov2012.MedEdWorld Publish www.mededworld.org

7. H T Ong, L M Ong, T E Tan, K Y Chean. Cardiovascular Effects of Common Analgesics. Med J Malaysia Vol 68 No 2 April 2013: 189-94.