Professor Krishnan Rajam Professor and Head of Family Medicine

Contact Details:

Email: Krishnan@pmc.edu.my


Prof Krishnan completed his training from Christian Medical College,  Vellore, India and subsequently joined the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1982. After retirement as Professor of Primary Care Medicine in 2008, he joined the World Health Organization at its Regional Office for the Western Pacific Region as Technical Officer for Injury and Violence Prevention. He joined Penang Medical College in 2013. Prof Krishnan strongly believes that every doctor (in whichever specialty they are practising in) should promote health and prevent disease in his / her patients and in the community. He has served as Consultant in Injury Prevention to many governments in the region. In 1991, he obtained the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and Academy of Medicine of Malaysia Medal for outstanding contribution to Medicine in Malaysia.  He also obtained the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia.

Academy of Medicine Research Award in 1994  and was Fulbright Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, USA in 2002.


Research Interests
• Primary Care
• Injury Prevention
• Road Safety Publications
• Contributor to following WHO publications: Western Pacific Regional Reports on Road Safety 2009, 2013; Helmet Manual, Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention
• Consultancy Report, “Review of Road Crash Information System in Malaysia” Royal Malaysia Police, Department of Road Safety, 2005 • C. Mock, R. Quansah, R. Krishnan et al. The Lancet, Strengthening the prevention and care of injuries worldwide. . 2004; 363: 2172 – 2179
• P. Mony, R. Krishnan, A. Joseph. Using qualitative research to address road transportation and safety issues in Vellore town,
South India. Injury Control and Safety Promotion. 2002; 9 (2): 137 – 140