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Dr. Evelyn Ho Lai Ming
MBBS (Mal), M MED Radiology (UKM), FAMM, FAMS(Hon)

MBSKL: 1980-1981 (Form 6 Science 1)
Principal : Mr. Yong Chee Seng


Evelyn hails from the class that graduated from Upper Six in 1981. She was part of the organising committee for a class reunion in 2006 which was held in the school hall. She was involved in the core group that canvassed for donations amongst her classmates and extended family (those leaving MBSKL in 1979 Form 5) and raised enough for naming rights to the “girl’s room” and a classroom in the Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong and Yong Chee Seng Blocks respectively.



When asked about her school experience, there are only positive responses and accolades for the dedicated teachers she was privileged to have been taught by.


Evelyn is a Consultant Clinical Radiologist by profession. She was the initiator and as Editor, responsible for the continued success of the Official Homepage of the College of Radiology (CoR), www.radiologymalaysia.org. For many years, she organized a variety of online contests to encourage visits to the website and it is currently a popular local and relevant breast health information resource which is available in Bahasa Malaysia as well.


Her energies as President of her professional body from 2006-2010 was directed towards raising the awareness for higher standards in imaging in general, galvanising the biomedical imaging and intervention community towards ensuring safe and judicious use of the various modalities, building bridges with those from other fields of medicine in preparation for the convergence in technologies and management of patients; nurturing nuclear medicine development and preparing members for emerging fusion technologies such as Positron Emission Tomography /Computed Tomography (PET/CT). She also helped catalyse the formation of a committee for a joint statement in Cardiac CT/Imaging between the National Heart Association of Malaysia and the CoR. As Immediate Past President, she continues to serve on the CoR Council, bringing her a total number of years in the executive council of the CoR to one decade. She is currently a council member of the Asian-Oceanian Society of Radiology, a regional body and a council member of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, the specialist organisation embracing all specialities in medicine.


Dr Ho’s special interest is in breast imaging and the development of the service in Malaysia. She has been involved in continuing professional development programmes in breast imaging as well as other fields in biomedical imaging and intervention. Her community and healthcare contributions includes multiple talks, lectures, workshops, authoring a book (The Art of Being Breast Aware, now in its 2nd edition), organising the CoR’s value added mammogram programme since 2001 and organising a variety of public awareness programmes. She has at one time been active on radio and television talk shows as part of the nationwide campaigns she organised under her umbrella of her professional body.


Evelyn emphasises, “Breast Health is not just a woman’s issue. It involves everyone and men are not exempt from this disease, directly or indirectly. Therefore, I believe that breast health education should be for all. It is also best to start creating healthy habits from young.” Imagination and creativity led to the OutRageously Pink Nite breast health awareness events (2004 and 2009), which lent a fun and celebratory approach to awareness. She also believes in collaboration because together, various organisations can achieve more with existing resources.


She received the inaugural Novartis-Malaysian Breast Cancer Council Award 2005 for leadership in breast cancer advocacy. She is a founding member of the Malaysian Breast Cancer Council. She was nominated for the NST-PWC Humanitarian Award in July 2007. In November 2010, she received The Malaysian Women’s Weekly Great Women of Our Time Award Certificate in recognition of Outstanding Career Achievements & Contributions to Society in the fields of HEALTH, SPORTS & WELLNESS and voted “Most Inspiring Woman” by readers of The Malaysian Women’s Weekly in the Great Women of Our Time Awards 2010.



Evelyn strongly believes in putting the patient’s interest foremost as the principal approach to healthcare. The holistic approach includes taking into consideration early diagnosis, effective and not futile treatment, psychosocial and physical rehabilitation and ensuring quality of dying (or living) when cure is no longer possible.


She has asked that we include the following quotation to this write up:
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Adams



Dr. Evelyn during the opening ceremony of MBSKL's Yong Chee Seng wing in 2009.




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