Editorial Board

Dr. Norhafiza Mat Lazim

Dr. Norhafiza Mat Lazim
ORL-HNS Dept, School of Medical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Biography :

Dr Norhafiza Mat Lazim is a consultant otorhinolaryngologist at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. She obtained her MBBS from The University of Queensland, Australia in 1999. She had her Master of Medicine in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2012. Subsequently she completed a Clinical Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherland Cancer Institute (AVL-NKI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2014. She had also completed six months of Clinical Fellowship at VUMC, Free University Hospital, in Amsterdam in 2015. She has a strong interest in head and neck surgery and head & neck oncology and had regular subspecialty and combined ORL-Oncology clinics as well as performing most of the head and neck surgery such as salivary gland surgery, thyroid surgery, oral cavity, larynx and pharyngeal surgery. She had acquired several short term grants on head and neck diseases and tumours. She is one of the co-researcher for a multicentre clinical trial on carcinoma of the tongue that based in the United States. She has in total of 30 publications in peer reviewed journals and two book chapters. She has becomes a reviewer for multiple international journals. She also serves as an editorial board member to numerous international journals. She has presented both in oral and poster presentation internationally and locally. She is a member of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), European Head and Neck Society (EHNS), Asian Head and Neck Oncology (ASHNO), American Thyroid Association (ATA) and British Association Head and Neck Oncology (BAHNO). She is currently a honorary secretary of Malaysia Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (MSOHNS). She has actively organized community based events especially in relation to promoting awareness of head and neck cancer and healthy lifestyle.

Research Interest :

Specialization area: Head and neck tumours include thyroid tumour, salivary gland neoplasm, oral cavity and oropharyngeal tumours, General Otorhinolaryngology, Thyroid Surgery, Salivary gland surgery, Oral cavity, pharyngeal & laryngeal surgery, Neck Dissection, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Chemoradiation, Cancer Pain Management and head and neck tumour research.