In remembrance of late Dato’ Dr. Mohd Rani Bin Jusoh

late - Dato Dr Mohd Rani Bin JusohDato’ Dr. Mohd Rani Bin Jusoh was one of the most senior neurologists in Malaysia. He obtained his MBBS (Malaya) in 1975, MRCP (UK) in 1980, MRCP (Ireland) in 1980, FRCP (Ireland) in 1991 and FRCP (Edinburgh) in 1997. He worked as a lecturer in Neurology and Medicine with National University of Malaysia from Sept 1981 to Dec 1985. In 1985, he had his Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Newcastle General Hospital, England and Fellowship in Clinical Neurology and Neurophysiology at Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo Japan in 1991.

Contribution to the Neurology Service in Malaysia

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Rani was Head of Neurology Department, General Hospital Kuala Lumpur from 1986 to 2001. He trained many neurologists including Dr. Abu Bakar Rahman, Dr. Rahimah S Shah, Dr. Sng Kim Hock, Dr. Yong Fee Mann, Dr. Julia Shahnaz Merican, Dato’ Dr. Raihanah Abdul Khalid, and the present Head of Neurology Department in Hospital Kuala Lumpur Dato’ Dr. Hj. Md. Hanip Rafia. During his term as the Head of Neurology Department, he helped set up electrophysiology units in many state hospitals. He also started the first Botox clinic in the government setting.

He was involved in a few important clinical practice guidelines (CPG) in the field of Neurology in Malaysia, including chairing the consensus statement of the management of ischaemic stroke expert panel (2000) and being the expert reviewer of CPG on management of ischaemic stroke, 2nd edition (2012). He was also the Chairman for the 1st Consensus Guidelines on Brain Death in 1993, and Chair for the 2nd review in 2003.

He formed the Malaysian Society of Epilepsy and was the first President of the society.

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Rani commenced his practice at KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist effective Aug 2001 and Medical Director of Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital since 2004.

Contribution to the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Rani was one of the founding committee of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences, which was formed on 3rd March 1989. Since then, he had been active in the society. He was one of the committee members in the term of 2006-2008.

Contribution to the Neurosciences Foundation of Malaysia

The Neurosciences Foundation of Malaysia (NSFM), formerly known as The Neurosurgical Foundation of Malaysia, was set up on 16 November 1967 to promote the development of the three inter-related disciplines of Neurosciences, i.e. Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Dato’ Dr Rani was appointed as one of the board of directors of the Foundation on two occasions. His first tenure was from 23 November 1987 to 15 October 2001 in his capacity as the Head of Department of Neurology, HKL. His second appointment was from 21 January 2004 to 30 June 2012 and served as the Honorary Secretary of the foundation. His resignation was due to his medical illness.

His main contribution is the proposal of an establishment of the National Neuroscience Centre of Excellence. It is not yet in reality due to few reasons. Other proposal is the ongoing project of developing Neuroscience Rehabilitation Center in Bandar Baru Ampang for post-discharge rehabilitation process mainly for patient with stroke and head injury.

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Rani Bin Jusoh deceased on Thursday 2nd August 2012 / 13 Ramadan 1433.

Prepared by,
Dr. Lim Kheng Seang

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