• Our Doctors

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    experienced doctors and well-trained staff who collaborate to offer the best diagnosis and treatment plans.

    Dr. Sophia Heng Si Ling

    M.D (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia), Master of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) (USM)

    Plastic Surgery

    KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital


    Sessional Clinic, Level 9

    Type: Sessional Doctor
    Tel: 088-322 134

    With immense pride, KPJ Sabah welcomes Dr. Sophia Heng, Sabah’s first female plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgeon, registered with the prestigious National Specialist Registry (NSR) of Malaysia. Further distinguished by her esteemed LCP Chapter 3 certification in aesthetic procedures, Dr. Sophia brings unparalleled expertise to KPJ Sabah elevating the scope of healthcare. Dr. Sophia's medical journey began at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, where she gained her M.D. degree. Undeterred by the initial achievement, she embarked on a journey at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) obtaining her Master of Surgery (M.S) under the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Programme. This dedication propelled her to lead the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, a position she has held with remarkable leadership since 2022.

    Dr. Sophia’s commitment to providing her patients with the most advanced and effective treatments transcended geographical borders, from mastering medical aesthetics techniques for hair, face, breast, and body contouring at California’s University of Irvine to diving deep into the intricacies of breast and microsurgery at Medical University of Vienna Austria, her global odyssey sculpted her into a surgeon of exceptional depth and finesse. This international training made Dr. Sophia a renowned international plastic surgeon registered in various leading plastic and aesthetic societies including the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr Sophia provides head-to-toe comprehensive aesthetic procedures, both in minimally invasive and surgical interventions. As a certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon, she also manages wounds, scars, cleft, skin malignancies, burns, soft tissue reconstruction, vascular access, and more.

    Dr. Sophia's dedication to the medical field extends far beyond the operating room. Driven to contribute on a wider scale, she actively pushes the boundaries of knowledge through prolific writing, having already published 11 peer-reviewed journals. These insightful works benefit fellow researchers and educators, shaping the future of medicine for generations to come. Dr. Sophia’s knowledge doesn’t reside solely on paper. She actively engages with the medical community both locally and internationally, captivating audiences with presentations or taking the stage as a sought-after speaker. This tireless dedication to expanding her knowledge and sharing it with others, particularly her patients, is a testament to Dr. Sophia's unwavering commitment to improving lives and advancing the field of medicine.

    Medical School

    Specialty Interests

    • Wounds
    • Aesthetics
    • Burns
    • Skin conditions
    • Craniofacial
    • Body contouring
    • Hair conditions
    • Face rejuvenation 


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