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    Dr. Kumaraswami Kannan

    MBBS, MMED (Psychiatry)
    Psychiatry

    KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital

    Location: Level 5
    Type: Sessional Doctor
    Tel: 088-322 134

    Consultant Psychiatrist at KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital: Dr. Kumar


    Dr. Kumar brings his wealth of psychiatric expertise to the KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital as a sessional consultant. His educational journey began with an MD from MAHE in 1998, and he further honed his specialty with a Master's in Psychiatry from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2007. Since 2003, Dr. Kumar has been at the forefront of psychiatric care, starting his journey attached to the field of psychiatry and rising through the ranks due to his scholarships for academic excellence and his service in the Ministry of Health. Since 2007, Dr. Kumar has offered his services as a seasoned consultant psychiatrist.


    Throughout his career, Dr. Kumar has dedicated himself to enhancing mental health services in both the public and private sectors, including:

    • Establishing psychiatric departments and services.
    • Undertaking a humanitarian mission to Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the tsunami.
    • Serving as a Medical Advisor for Faith Caring Home Limbanak.
    • Advising addiction recovery programs across Malaysia.
    • Contributing his expertise as a guest lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, where he also mentored master's students.
    • Overseeing rural health clinics during his government service.
    • Continuing to impact the field of psychiatry through his private practice since 2007.


    Dr. Kumar is an integral member of the KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital's psychological team, bringing his discerning eye and compassionate approach to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. His areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, and a broad spectrum of mental health challenges.


    Commendations for Dr. Kumar speak volumes about his professional impact:


    "Dr. Kumar's proficiency in psychiatry is unmatched. His approach to diagnosis and treatment planning is both thoughtful and comprehensive. He shows remarkable dedication and compassion to his patients," states Pastor Avis Chong, Administrator of Faith Caring Home.


    "Empathetic and attentive, Dr. Kumar is not only a remarkable listener but also an inspiration, providing hope in challenging times," share Mr. and Mrs. Nur, from the Certified Peer Support Worker community.

    Specialty Interests

    Psychiatry