University of Western Sydney, Sydney Australia PhD, Clinical Epidemiology
University of Wollongong, Australia MPH (Masters of Public Health)
University of Wollongong, Australia Graduate Diploma in Science – Major in Health Policy and Management
Board of Orthomolecular & Integrative Medicine, Canada Doctor of Integrative Medicine
Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Kriger Research International Certification in Clinical Trial Monitoring, Research Site Coordination, ICH, and GCP
International University School of Medicine (IUSOM), Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean MD (Doctor of Medicine)
International University School of Medicine (IUSOM), Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean M.Sc. in Clinical Cardiology
International University School of Medicine (IUSOM) DEAN of Clinical Sciences & Academic Affairs, Detroit USA
Duties of Dean for Clinical Sciences and External Academic Affairs include but not limited to:
Participate in the development and implementation of the undergraduate clinical component of IUSOM curriculum
Oversee the delivery of the curriculum at all clinical sites to ensure that it meets the mission of IUSOM and that it occurs in a learning environment that emphasizes professionalism at all levels
Identify and recruit faculty physicians to serve in leadership, teaching, and mentorship roles to the students
Meet regularly with administration and clinical leaders at the affiliated hospitals to ensure that needs of the clinical sites are managed and addressed in a timely manner
Continually assess the relevance of the clinical educational program in light of the needs of the students as well as the needs of the regional and national health care system
Consult with President of IUSOM to ensure that the delivery of the clinical curriculum is consistent throughout all sites and delivered in a coordinated manner
Foster the dissemination of information between administration, faculty, and students at all clinical sites
Ensure that IUSOM is in compliance with all LCME standards that relate to the clinical component of the medical students' learning environment
Detroit Medical Center, Heart & Vascular Institute, Warrenfield Medical Center, MI, USA
Duties and Functions include but not limited to:
Providing cardiac evaluation and management by performing history and physical examinations with typed report and electronic file; and establishing and implementing intervention plans including proactively managing cardiac patients and follow up as needed
Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with patients, their families and caregivers, as well as other members of the professional health care team both within the institution and with other agencies
Maintaining patient records and complete other required paperwork in a legible and timely fashion
Coordinating patient care with other clinicians as needed to insure continuity of care
Maintaining and updating patient list with code status, allergies, abbreviated problem list, and other relevant information
Attending clinical ward rounds and team meetings
Documenting visits and other services in support of billing
Completing all required forms for ongoing patient care
WORKCARE Medical Ltd Director of Medical Services
Developed and disseminated “back-to-work” program for patients on long-term disabilities resulting from work- place injuries based on evidence-based medicine. The program involved multidisciplinary assessments and interventions based on understanding the patient’s medical, functional, and psychological status by reviewing the patient’s medical record and medical certificates, face-to-face interview, and clinical assessment which included functional and psychological assessments. Prof. Dewa Ramlu’s role included but not limited to:
Reviewing psychological reports to identify psychological factors impacting on the re-employment process and vocational training
Reviewing functional reports to identify work tolerances and the patient’s functional abilities like lifting, carrying, sitting, standing, etc
Developing and implementing intervention plans to return these patients to meaningful employment in accordance with the NSW Worker’s Compensation Act
Recommending multidisciplinary intervention plans to primary care physicians to upgrade the medical certificate so that patients could legally participate in vocational training programs
Chairing advisory boards to provide and facilitate scientific information and follow-up reports to all stake-holders including surgeons, lawyers, insurance companies, and rehabilitation clinicians for timely intervention
Internship - Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics, and orthopedics
Medical Practitioner Accident and Emergency Department – attend to all kinds of accidents and of emergencies
General Practitioner – provide out-patient consultations at Out Patient Clinics
Project Management & General Practitioner Training
Prof. Dewa Ramlu developed and disseminated educational programs and resources as part of continuous medical education (CME) program for general practitioners and other stakeholders through educational seminars and clinical workshops. These programs were developed and disseminated within the established scope, schedule, and budget while meeting and surpassing required quality standards.
International Institute Education and Health Sciences, (IIEHS) Saline, MI, USA Principal Executive Officer/ Dean
IIEHS was governed by a Trust, as provided by the constitution by a nine-member Board. State statutes provided that the Trust have general supervision of the Institute’s control and direction of all funds appropriation to IIEHS. IIEHS was composed of three campuses that served different parts of the State. Prof. Ramlu was the principal executive officer of IIEHS who carried out the policies and programs established by the Trust. Prof. Ramlu served the Trust by insuring that their directives and policies were carried out, and their inquiries were answered. Prof. Ramlu was responsible for administration and compliance with all applicable Federal and State Laws and policies. Prof. Ramlu was also required to be the chief academic officer by state laws and was responsible for providing academic leadership in meeting the needs of the state and in maintaining and advancing the academic policies of the IIEHS.
Duties of the Principal Executive Officer and Dean included:
Prof. Dewa Ramlu worked with the Trust, fostering communication with and among all members of the Trust; respected the priorities and furthered the initiatives of the Trust; engaged the Trust in the formulation and implementation of strategic and budget plans to advance IIEHS’s mission and goals; consulted with the Trust and considered alternative views of Trust members in the development of major policies; and kept the Trust informed of significant issues and conditions that had implications for IIEHS.
Prof. Ramlu also worked with a wide range of internal and external constituencies and provided leadership; developed productive relationships with people of diverse interests and affiliations; increased institutional resources and support, including private investments; and protected and furthered the excellence of all the campuses. Prof. Ramlu also promoted IIEHS’s image and reputation as a premier research institution statewide, nationally, and internationally. Prof. Ramlu fostered and built upon the strengths of IIEHS and provided leadership to guide its future course; respected the role of the faculty, staff and students in IIEHS governance as described in the Laws; provided leadership in developing academic priorities and programs; worked with the faculty to enhance the quality in delivery of teaching and services; supported and encouraged diversity throughout the IIEHS community and led them in establishing a clear, singular vision for IIEHS.
Prof. Ramlu was responsible for fiscal management and compliance with applicable policies, laws, rules, regulations, contracts, grants, and donor restrictions; recruited, built, and retained a professional executive team to achieve prudent and effective management of IIEHS’s intellectual, human, and financial resources; and in collaboration with the executive team established an environment focused on achieving IIEHS’s vision while promoting strong business acumen, integrity, and accountability.
University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia Medical Science Course Coordinator
Developed and delivered lectures in the following courses:
University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia Principal Investigator
Clinical Research: “Falls Screening Instrument for Primary Care Physicians”
Identification of falls predicting instrument
Like most homeostatic control mechanisms muscle strength and contraction respond to loss of balance to maintain balance and counteract falls. Based on this concept Prof. Ramlu developed an instrument that could predict potential fallers by indirectly measuring the muscle strength by simulating loss of balance.
Development of normal values
Prof. Ramlu established the normal values for the above falls predicting instrument by opportunistically recruiting normal healthy subjects using a cross-sectional study.
Validation of falls screening instrument
The falls predicting instrument was validated by using the desired population, community dwelling older people over the age of 69 years, recruited through randomly selected primary care physicians using a prospective study, which acted as the gold standard.
SUNPAB Health Products Pty Ltd Principal Investigator
A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled evaluation of the effects of glucose-lowering action of D616 was tested by adding D616 and a placebo to the treatment regime of patients with uncontrolled blood glucose levels. The two groups were compared by monitoring pre and post HbA1c levels.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
The cost of specialist health care is for ever increasing due to changing and challenging business environment and technological and legislative changes so healthcare stakeholders are increasingly outsourcing business. There was a great opportunity for BPO to India as they had good domain knowledge, process know-how, and competence with technological solutions to cater for Healthcare markets. Prof. Dewa Ramlu has been involved in BPO of generic drugs for pharmaceutical companies in Australian, Hong Kong, and Middle East; and specialist intervention in areas of radiology, cardiology, gastroenterology, and surgeries with long waiting time in USA, Australia, and Canada.
Prof. Dewa Ramlu provided consultations in areas of healthcare information systems; long and short term strategic planning and implementation; project development; management problem solving; operational analysis and improvements; organizational restructuring; developing outcome and performance measures; professional staff recruitment; outsourcing specialist intervention; establishing sister-ship arrangements with offshore institutions; provision of evidenced based management principles and systems; marketing and research.
Prof. Dewa Ramlu has been involved with pharmaceutical companies in the areas of operations, coordination and oversight of clinical trials. His role included: providing management consulting for clinical trials from start- up to the final study report, ensuring compliance with Good Clinical Practices and International Conference on Harmonization (GCP/ICH) regulations and NHMRC, and TGA guidelines, budget management, project quality assurance, and other similar duties pertaining to clinical trial project management. Prof. Ramlu provided leadership in assuring compliance with SOP and TGA regulations for the reporting of adverse events. He assisted in developing guidelines and implemented a system for the uniformity and timely reporting of adverse events; preparation of NDA safety updates, safety reports, investigator communication, and products labeling package inserts.
IUSOM Main Campus and Headquarters
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