Professor Dr. April Roslani graduated with honours from the University of Wales in 1995, and received the Master of Surgery from the University of Malaya in 2003, graduating top of her class. Upon completion of colorectal surgical training with the National University Hospital Singapore in 2007, she set up the Colorectal Surgery Unit in University of Malaya, and was appointed Associate Professor in 2009. She is currently Professor, Head of General and Colorectal Surgery. The Colorectal Surgery Unit currently deals with the largest number of colorectal cancer cases in the country, and leads the way in evaluating new techniques for fistula and haemorrhoids treatment.
A member of various national and international professional bodies, her areas of expertise include general surgery and colorectal surgery, in particular, surgery for colorectal cancer (including laparoscopic resections), haemorrhoidal surgery and fistula surgery. She is also a well-published academician, and is often invited to speak on these subjects locally and abroad.
Her research interests are in colorectal cancer and anorectal diseases, for which she has won a number of international awards, and she is a local resource person for surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, drawing on experience gleaned from the Mayo Clinic, USA, and St. Mark’s Hospital, UK.
She is currently Senior Vice-President for the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Treasurer for the Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, and Council member for the Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology, ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons and ASEAN Federation of Surgical Colleges (including the Education Committee). In addition, she sits on the National Sub-specialty Training Committee for Colorectal Surgery, and is the lead for the National Curriculum project in General Surgery. Through these roles, she works towards advancing colorectal surgical standards within the country.