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pic-dr.somas-01 Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Contact Details: Penang Medical College, Jalan Sepoy, Penang

Email: somas@pmc.edu.my

Biography
Dr. Somas was born and brought up in Penang. After completing his secondary education in Cheltenham College in United Kingdom, he was enrolled in Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India where he graduated as a doctor in 1991. He commenced his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1995 at Ipoh General Hospital and subsequently obtained his post graduate qualification from University Malaya in 2002.

He returned to Penang General Hospital in 2002 as a Clinical Specialist. He subsequently undertook further training in Gynaecologic Endoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery /Minimally Invasive Surgery-MIS) at the Indian Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery Research & Training Centre-Coimbatore, India as well as in management of subfertility especially In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) at National University Hospital, Singapore and Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre, India.  In 2007, Dr. Somas joined Penang Medical College as a Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and was responsible for teaching the 4th year Medical Students. He had conducted research projects with their twining colleges, RCSI, UCD and National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, which he has been invited to present at international conferences as well as published in local and international journals. He was recently promoted to Associate Professor.

Dr. Somas is a member of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, Malaysian Medical Association, Perinatal Society of
Malaysia, Society for Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine Malaysia (SAAAMM) and World Endometriosis Society. He was invited to be member of the Academy of Medicine in 2008. He is also the Medical doctor for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, Penang branch as well as the Secretary of the Penang Medical Practitioners Society.

He is currently the State representative for the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia(OGSM). Dr. Somas is able to handle most obstetrics & gynaecological conditions and his special interest is in Reproductive Medicine, particularly in the management of sub fertility and in performing Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgeries.

He is married to a Paediatrician and they have a lovely daughter. He enjoys outdoor life, especially Salsa/Latin Dancing and travelling
with the family.

Qualifications
• MBBS (MANG)
• Dip. Rep. Med. (MAL)
• M.MED (OBGYN) (MAL) AM Research Interests
• Reproductive medicine
• High-risk pregnancies Publications
• Post-partum haemorrhage (2008) – Malaysian Journal of  Obstetrics & Gynaecology