Lives of the fellows

Zainal Abidin Nik

b.21 January 1942 d. 29 October 2007
MB BS Monash(1968) MRCP(1973) FRCP(1987)

Zainal Abidin Nik was a consultant cardiologist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was born in Malaysia, the son of Abdul Rahman and Zainab Nik. His mother was a businesswoman. He was educated at the Sultan Ismail and Malay colleges, and then went to study medicine at Monash University in Victoria, Australia. He qualified MB BS in 1968.

He was a house officer in surgery and medicine at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, and then a medical officer in nephrology and subsequently in general medicine. He gained his MRCP in 1973. From January 1975 to December 1976, he was a research registrar in cardiology at St Mary’s Hospital, London.

He returned to Malaysia and joined the cardiology medical unit III at the General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, becoming head of the unit in 1978. From 1981 to 1984 he was head of the department of cardiology at the General Hospital. In 1984 he became a consultant cardiologist in private practice at the Kuala Lumpur Heart Centre.

Outside medicine, he was interested in badminton and gardening.

In 1970 he married Daisy Wee, a company director. They had a son and a daughter, Serena.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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