Dr Kamarul Hashimy bin Hussein acquired his medical degree (MBBCh BAO) from Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom in 2004. He has been with the National Sports Institute of Malaysia since January 2008 when he was still a Medical Officer. After obtaining his Masters of Sports Medicine in the University of Malaya in 2013, Dr. Kamarul accomplished his gazettement at National Sports Institute of Malaysia and continues to deliver his sports medical service to the national athletes at the Institute as a Sports Medicine Specialist. He is currently appointed as the Head of Sports Medicine Subdivision at the Institute, which comprises the Specialist Clinic, Pharmacy, Radiology and Medical Laboratory Units.
Dr. Kamarul deals with various kinds of sports injuries at the National Sports Institute of Malaysia. The most common injury sustained among the national athletes include musculoskeletal injuries which consist of injuries in the muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone. Dr. Kamarul makes every effort to treat his patients, and he is committed to help his patients recover as well as to become fit again for competitions at the international level. He is now engaged in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) research for hamstring injuries among elite athletes, aiming to prove the effectiveness of Ultrasound-guided PRP injection in promoting quicker recovery. This research is to correlate with his evidence-based practice in treating his athletes.
Dr. Kamarul has been active in major sports events by being a part of the National Contingent since 2007. He was one of the sports doctors for SEA Games Korat Thailand 2007, SEA Games Palembang Indonesia 2011, SEA Games Yangoon Myanmar 2013, SEA Games Singapore 2015 and SEA Games Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2017. He was also involved in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 and Asian Games Incheon 2014. Dr. Kamarul had the opportunity to become the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Paralympic Games Rio Brazil 2016 during which our national para-athletes successfully attained 3 gold medals. Apart from that, he was appointed as the Chief Medical Officer to lead Malaysian medical team during the recent Asian Games Indonesia 2018. Furthermore, he was the team doctor for the Men’s National Hockey Team during the recent Asian Games Indonesia 2018 as well as FIH Men’s Series Finals Kuala Lumpur 2019, in which the national hockey team emerged as the runner-up for both competitions.
Dr. Kamarul is currently affiliated with the Malaysian Football Association (FAM) as a medical committee member and also with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as a medical officer. Apart from that, his enthusiasm in teaching led him to be one of the supervisors who facilitate the Sports Medicine Master Programme students from University of Malaya who are required to do 3 months of attachment at the Sports Medicine Department of the National Sports Institute of Malaysia. He is also a committee member for National Postgraduate Medical Curriculum (Sports Medicine) as well as one of the External Examiners for the Sports Medicine Master Programme in University of Malaya. He particularly enjoys exercises such as jogging and futsal during leisure time in order to maintain his fitness level.