Top Dermatologists in Malaysia 2019

How do you go about finding the right dermatologist? Google Search? Review Sites? Friends? If you are looking for the best skin specialist (dermatologist) in Malaysia, this article was written with you in mind.

best dermatologist malaysia

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Dermatologists in Malaysia are medically qualified doctors who provide a range of skin care services from treating simple skin conditions like acne treatment to diagnosis and management of more complicated skin cases like severe acne scars, psoriasis, eczema (atopic dermatitis) etc. Some dermatologists have also expanded their services and offer aesthetic procedures, and selling skin care products as well.

Most Malaysians are confused between the roles and areas of speciality of aesthetic doctors, dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

There have been reports of adverse outcomes including disfigurements and even death, arising from aesthetic procedures performed by incompetent medical and non-medical practitioners. Therefore, the Health Ministry has come up with a regulatory body for aesthetic doctors, dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

A panel comprising the three groups of doctors will decide on the aesthetic procedures that each individual doctor is allowed to practice by awarding them with a 'Letter of Credentialing and Privileging' (LCP).

This is done by conducting interviews and written exams to ensure that only qualified and experienced doctors perform the relevant procedures.

In order to verify whether your doctor is licensed to do medical aesthetic procedures in Malaysia, check out the registries below:

How to find the best dermatologist in KL (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia?

If you do a Google search for 'best skin specialist in KL', you're just going to find all of the other skin specialist websites. Too many options and it's hard to know where to begin. 

Related: Aesthetic Medicine Course for Dummies

Most dermatologists are based in Kuala Lumpur, or simply called KL by locals. And, just in case you are a foreigner, Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital and the largest city in Malaysia.
  • Skin Specialists or dermatologists in Malaysia are medically qualified doctors who provide a range of skin care services from treating simple skin conditions like acne treatment to diagnosis and management of more complicated skin cases like severe acne scars, psoriasis, eczema (atopic dermatitis) etc. Some skin specialists have also expanded their services to provide aesthetic consultation services, and selling beauty and skin care products as well. 
  • Many skin specialists in the private sector can be quite expensive unless you are in the upper-income group. You could always try to get a referral to the public or government skin specialists. They may not allow you to make appointment directly without a referral from either a general practitioner or a medical officer from the primary care department. Please make your call and enquire directly. 
  • Skin diseases are complex with various root causes and it's also different from one person to another. The performance of a particular medical professional does vary from patient to patient as well as from time to time. Therefore, the need for an already qualified medical doctor to take up further training and specialise in the field of skin care management to become a dermatologist. 
  • You need to rely on your own online and offline research. Feedback from other doctors and friends needs to be incorporated. It's also important to take into consideration other factors like ‘where’ the clinic is, the management of the hospital or the clinic, easy parking, appointment waiting list etc. 
  • Dermatologists, Skin Specialists or Estheticians? Who do you see for your skin problems? Should you see your regular doctor? Should you go to a beauty centre and consult your esthetician? The main difference between a dermatologist and an esthetician is the training background for each profession. If you go see a dermatologist or a skin specialist, you're seeing a doctor. This means that he or she completed medical school and a few years of residency at a medical facility. An esthetician or beautician is a person who has been trained in beauty care. This includes facial massage, manicure, pedicure and some basic medical science like anatomy and physiology related to the face and body. An esthetician or beautician is not allowed to use needles or to give injections (e.g. botox etc.) and certainly not allowed to do surgery on you. 
  • If you have a skin related problem, you're likely to start by seeing your family or primary care doctor. But in some cases when you call to set up an appointment, you may be referred to a skin specialist (dermatologist). If the skin problem is mild and simple, your general practitioner (GP) or primary care doctor (in a GP clinic) would be able to manage it. If the condition gets worse, then you may wish to request your GP to refer you to one of the skin specialist clinics in Kuala Lumpur. If you are on a tight budget, do request your GP to refer you to a government skin specialist instead.
We have compiled a list of skin specialists in KL (Kuala Lumpur) who are registered with the National Specialist Register of Malaysia. Also, you may wish to check out the following link for Reviews on Dermatologists in Malaysia.

List of Dermatologists (Skin specialists) in KL (Kuala Lumpur) - Government >>

Dermatologists at Department of Dermatology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)

HKL is a public hospital managed by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Address: Jalan Pahang, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone contact number: +603-2615 5261

  1. Datin Dr Asmah bt Johar,
  2. Dr Chang Choong Chor
  3. Dr Dawn Ambrose
  4. Dr Ng Ting Guan
  5. Dr Noor Zalmy Azizan
  6. Dr Suganthi Thevarajah
  7. Dr Tang Min Moon
  8. Dr Azura bt Mohd Affandi
  9. Dr Felix Yap Boon Bin
  10. Dr Noorlaily bt Mohd Noor
  11. Dr Priya Gill

Dermatologists at Department of Medicine, UKM Medical Centre

Address: Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak,
56000 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone contact number: +603-91455042

  1. Dr Mazlin bt Mohd Baseri
  2. Dr Adawiyah Jamil 

Dermatologists at Department of Medicine, University of Malaya Medical Centre

University of Malaya Medical Centre, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone contact number: +603-79494499
  1. Professor Rokiah Ismail
  2. Dr Wong Su-Ming

List of Dermatologists (skin specialists) in KL (Kuala Lumpur) Private Hospitals >>

Dermatologists (Skin Specialists) in Pantai (Bangsar) Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  1. Dr Steven Chow Kim Weng 
  2. Dr Lim Tou Chai 
  3. Dr. Prasanna Kannankutty 
  4. Dr Nazirin Ariffin 
Contact Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dermatologists in Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  1. Dr. Allan Yee Kim Chye 
  2. Dr. Gan Ain Tian 
Contact Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur

List of Dermatologists (skin specialists) in KL (Kuala Lumpur) - Private Clinics >>

Dr Lim Tou Chai & Dr Steven Chow Kim Weng
The Skin Centre, 323, (Ground Floor) Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Ting Hoon Chin - Ting Skin Specialist Review
Ting Skin Specialist Clinic ,136, Jalan Imbi ,55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Harbajan Singh Sachdev - Review
Sachdev Skin Clinic, Emporium Selangor 6th Floor, 71/75, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman , 50100 Kuala Lumpur.

Dato Dr P S Nathan - Review
Nathan Skin & Laser Centre, Unit 2-3A & 2-5 Level 2, Menara UOA Bangsar, No 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1,59000 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Ruban Satkuna Nathan
Dr Ruban Skin & Laser Clinic, Suite 4-02, Level 3A, Wisma Perintis, 42, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490, Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Chew Hon Nam, 
Chew Skin Specialist Clinic, Suit 201, 2nd Floor, Bangunan UMNO Selangor, 142, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Mohd Noh Idris - Review
Skin Specialist Clinic Md Noh, 87, 1st Floor, Wisma Mohd Ebrahim, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman , 50100 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Chu Sik Fai
1st Floor, Medical Specialists Centre , 50-54, Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Gan Ain Tian
Gan Skin Specialist Clinic, Wisma Tai Yoon, 9-A, Lorong Medan Tuanku Satu, Off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50300 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr. Low Peck Gan
Klinik Pakar Kulit, P.G.Low, 11-G, Wisma Low Siew Eng, Jalan 1/92C, Batu 3 1/4, Jalan Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr.Prasanna Kannan Kutty
Klinik Pakar Perubatan P & R, 120, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Tan Lay Peng
Klinik LP Tan Skin Specialist ,11, Jalan Wan Kadir 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI), 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Dato' Dr Low Bin Tick
Klinik Kulit Kuala Lumpur, Room 601, 6th Floor, Wisma Lim Foo Yong, 88, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Chang Chee Khong
Chang Skin Clinic ,No. 70, Jalan Pudu , 3rd Floor, Bangunan Chong Keat ,55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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