Editorial Board

Dr Cheng-Har Yip

Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr Cheng-Har Yip

Dr Yip is currently a consultant breast surgeon in Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care in Malaysia, and is the lead clinician for the breast cancer research programme in Cancer Research Malaysia. Dr Yip was conferred Professor Emeritus  by the University of Malaya in Oct 2016.   

She has over 250 publications in peer reviewed journals mainly on breast cancer in the Asian setting with an H index of over 40.  She was a past-president of the Association of University Surgeons of Asia (2003-2005) College of Surgeons of Malaysia (2010-2013) and Breast Surgery International (2015-2017).  She was the first woman President of the College of Surgeon of Malaysia.   She is currently the President of the International Society of Surgery.

 Although a clinician, Dr Yip is very involved in cancer control and prevention, and was a past President of the Asia Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention. (2010- 2012)  She has been appointed an expert in cancer control by the World Health Organisation and has been on 2 IMPACT missions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assess the cancer control program in Cambodia and Jordan.  She has been involved with the Breast Health Global Initiative since 2005.  She was awarded honorary fellowship from the American College of Surgeons in Oct  2013 and from the American Surgical Association in April 2017, and in each of these two organisations, she was the first Malaysian to be honoured with an honorary fellowship.   

She is currently an associate editor with World Journal of Surgery, on the international editorial board of JAMA Surgery. She was a member of the executive committee of Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA)  in charge of research and development, and is currently an Advisor to the BCWA.   She is a commissioner on the Lancer Commission on Breast Cancer, and is a member of the WHO Global Breast Cancer Initiative.