Dato’ Dr. Ramlan Abd Aziz

MD (UKM), MSpMed
Consultant Sports Physician & Former MSN & ISN CEO


Sports and Health : From Sick Care to Health Care


As CEO of the Malaysia’s National Sports Institute, Dato’ Dr. Ramlan is also Malaysia’s foremost sports physician. Following graduation in 1987 from National University of Malaysia with a degree in medicine, he was quickly
attracted to the world of sport which gained an enthusiastic supporter and a dedicated young doctor ready and willing to commit his practice and professional development to supporting the human quest for athletic excellence.

In 1993, he decided to augment his rapidly accumulating field experience by
studying for a master’s degree in Sports Medicine at the University of London,
thereby consolidating his commitment to the field of Sports Medicine. While in
London, he was also attached to the British Olympic Medical Centre. Following
his return to Malaysia in 1995, his involvement in national sport intensified. He
was appointed Director of the National Sports Institute in 1996, became active
in the OCM’s Medical and Doping committee, and also the Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine of which organization he became the president in 1997 to 2006. At the same time Dato’ Dr. Ramlan’s name, as the team doctor, became synonymous with the exploits of the National Hockey team.

In August 2005, he was appointed Director General of Malaysia’s National Sports Council for two years before National Sports Institute was separated from the National Sports Council in April 2007, he was then appointed ISN’s first Director General.

As Director General (before Oct. 1, 2011) of Malaysia’s National Sports
Institute, Dato’ Dr. Ramlan leads a team of medical practitioners and sports
scientists dedicated to the medical care, injury rehabilitation and overall
preparation and conditioning of our national athletes. He also serves as the
Team Doctor for National Teams at numerous international competitions
including the Olympic Games.

He was the Chef de Mission of the Malaysia team in the 25th Southeast Asian
Games, held in Vientiane, Laos PDR, 2009 and Chef de Mission for the Malaysian team in the Asian Para Games, held in Guangzhou, 2010.

In August 16, 2012 until June 16 2013, he was appointed as the advisor to the
Minister of Youth and Sports of Malaysia to oversee sports science and sports
medicine affairs specifically for the preparation of Olympic 2016, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil.