Prof. Dato’ Dr Yip Cheng Har

(Consultant Breast Surgeon)

Prof. Dato’ Dr Yip is currently a consultant breast surgeon in Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care in Malaysia, and is the lead clinician for the breast cancer research programme in the Cancer Research Malaysia, which is a charity based cancer research organization. Dr Yip retired from the University of Malaya in Sep 2012 where she was professor for 12 years, and was conferred Professor Emeritus by the University of Malaya in Oct 2016. She has over 200 publications in peer reviewed journals mainly on breast cancer in the Asian setting with an H index of 28. Dr Yip was the Chairman of the Development Committee of National Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Breast Cancer in Malaysia in 2010.

She was a past-president of the Association of University Surgeons of Asia (2003-2005) College of Surgeons of Malaysia (2010-2013) and the immediate Past President of Breast Surgery International, a member organization of the International Surgical Society. Although a clinician, Dr Yip is very involved in cancer control and prevention, and was a past President of the Asia Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention. (2010- 2012) She has been appointed an expert in cancer control by the World Health Organisation and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and has been on expert panels in international organizations such as the International Cancer Control Conference, and the Breast Health Global Initiative. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Breast Cancer Welfare Association of Malaysia.

She was awarded honorary fellowship from the American College of Surgeons in Oct 2013 and from the American Surgical Association in April 2017.