Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar is a senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Regency Specialist Hospital. She believes every woman deserves a dedicated and compassionate doctor who is not only provide quality care and evidence based practice but also can be a friend and a confidante to their patient.
She obtained a Medical Degree in Medicine (M.D) from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia in 1991. She later specialized in the field of Obstetrics & Gynaecology . She passed MRCOG (UK) examination Part 1 in 1997 and later completed a Master Degree of Medicine in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (M.Med O&G) training from UKM in 2001. She is fully registered with Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and accredited as Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology by the National Specialist Registry, Malaysia and also a fellow member of Academy of Medicine, Malaysia. She received a hands-on training in minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopic gynaecological surgery in IRCAD Centre, Taiwan. She also have had a hands-on training in Fertility & IVF from CREST centre Vietnam in 2014. She developed interest in aesthetic medicine and have completed 3 module training with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and conferred a Board Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine, USA in 2012. She is also privileged and credentialed by the Ministry of Health as Aesthetic Physician in 2014.
Dr Sharifah has a vast working experience in the field of obstetrics & gynaecology at government hospitals and well as private hospitals in Northern Malaysia. Before moving to Johor and working in Regency Specialist Hospital, Dr Sharifah worked at KPJ Ipoh Specialist from 2009-2015. She has done more than 5000 Cesarean sections, gynaecological surgeries of various indications conventionally and laparoscopically throughout her practice.
Dr Sharifah is also a researcher, contributing a high quality medical scientific review to Cochrane Collaboration in the field of Pregnancy & Childbirth. She has authored and co-authored 7 Cochrane systematic review which is published in Cochrane Library. She is a prolific writer and has written & published many articles related to women's health in the health magazines and newspapers nationwide.
She is a life member of Malaysian Medical Association, Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Society of Malaysia, World Endometriosis Society,Asia Pacific Association of Gynecologic Endoscopy, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, American Fertility Society and affiliated to Malaysian Gynaecological Cancer Society.
Dr Sharifah’s special interest is in the management of menstrual & hormonal disorders which include Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Uterine Fibroid, Endometriosis, and Fertility treatment. She has a special skill in laparoscopic gynaecological surgery as well as aesthetic gynaecology.