Tan Sri Dr M Jegathesan : Running the Race of Life
Chairman of the Medical committee of the Olympic Council of Asia and the Commonwealth Games Federation (28 Jan 2015)

About the Speaker

Tan Sri Dr M Jegathesan, Consultant Microbiologist in the Private sector, is a medical doctor, ( MBBS NUS 1967) with postgraduate qualifications in Pathology and Infectious Diseases.

He served the Ministry of Health for the main part of his career culminating in the post of Deputy Director General ( Research and Technical Support). Previous to that he was  Director of its Institute for Medical Research. Parallel to this career he has been actively involved with the development of Sports Medicine and Doping control in this country, having been the founding secretary of the Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine (1973) and the founding President of the Malaysian Association of Doping Control in Sports.(2000)

He was formerly also the Deputy President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia. Currently he is  the Hon Medical Adviser to the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Chairman of the Medical and Anti Doping Commission of the Olympic Council of Asia and member of the Health committee of the WADA.


He was an active athlete in his time, having been Asian Games sprint champion and semifinalist in the Olympic Games.
Winner of two national awards 30 years apart—the sportsman of the year award in 1966 and the national science award in 1995 he is currently a senior fellow ( academician) at the Academy of Science Malaysia.



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28 January 2015
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244
Venue: The Auditorium
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