Credentials: MBBS (IIUM), MMed (Internal Medicine, UKM), PhD (Medicine, UKM)
Languages Spoken: English, Bahasa Malaysia
Dr Arif Shahar received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) in 2005; conferred with the Royal Education Award from the Majlis Raja-Raja. He obtained a Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2011. In 2016, He completed his sub-speciality training in Endocrinology locally.
Dr Arif was formerly an Associate Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia and has written multiple publications in local and international journals; including articles and books.
As an Endocrinologist, Dr Arif has a special interest in obesity and diabetes, thyroidology and pituitary disorders.
A proponent of medical and health education, he always believes that patient empowerment is key to long-lasting health. In 2019, he co-founded the Supported Lifestyle Modification (SLiM) Programme.