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He was trained in Cardiology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. On returning to Malaysia, he built a strong career in academia, bolstered by national and international recognition of his contributions. He is a firm advocate of research and development and his findings are frequently published in high-impact international journals. His papers are cited and referred to by many of his peers, adding credence to his standing as an academic. What Professor Khalid brings to UCSI further enhances the University’s strong links with the industry and its vibrant student life. The latest addition to Professor Khalid’s ever expanding list of accolades and awards is a Doctor of Medical Sciences (honoris causa) conferred by his alma mater, The University of Melbourne, Australia in October 2014. The citation for the honorary doctorate by the Melbourne University’s Council identifies him as a person of distinguished eminence in medical science, research and effective medical education. His international outlook was best demonstrated in his development and forging of strategic partnerships between UCSI and world leading universities, culminating in UCSI’s proudest moment when our top Year 2 medical student was selected for an intercalated research year at Harvard University in the USA.