Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah is a Senior Consultant Surgeon in Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Putrajaya Hospital and the current Director General of Health Malaysia since March 2013. His area of expertise is breast endocrine cancers, with numerous published papers and textbook chapters in endocrine surgery. He trained in breast and endocrine surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and obtained his Master of Surgery and Medical Degrees from the National University of Malaysia. Apart from his active involvement as a policymaker in global organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), he is also a Councillorat-Large (2017-2021) in the Executive Board of International Society of Surgery (ISS) and chairs the Global Surgery Committee of ISS.
His special interest lies in enhancing universal healthcare coverage to marginalised communities and bringing personalised healthcare back to the community and home through digital technology and creative innovation.