Rafidah Abdullah, born on the 22nd of November 1972 is currently a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Hospital Putrajaya. She had recently moved to this post from Hospital Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Temerloh, Pahang where she had led internal medicine services for west of Pahang since January 2013; for 7 years. She currently holds many responsibilities including expert committees nationally and internationally. These include International Society Nephrology working group (interventional nephrology), chairman for Renal Palliative Care Committee for Ministry of Health Nephrology services and national lead for SUMMIT, a collaboration with St. George's University of London for post-graduate Medical Training Initiatives programme.
Received early educations from Sekolah Sri Petaling, Petaling Jaya, Newton Farm School in London, Bukit Bintang School, Kuala Lumpur and Tunku Kurshiah College, Seremban. Received PETRONAS scholarship to pursue Medicine and graduated from University of Edinburgh in 1996. Obtained MRCP in 2001 and completed her Nephrology sub-speciality training in 2005. Trained in Nephrology in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Selayang and Richard Bright Renal Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom. She completed Masters in Palliative Care (with distinction) in King’s College London, UK in 2019.
She had received many awards for Excellence throughout her career in Malaysian Ministry of Health since 1997. She is a social media health practitioner with combined followers of more than 500,000 across 4 social media platforms. She is the current vice president of MedTweetMY, an active NGO which had recently collected a donation of more than 1 million for COVID19 front-liners. She has had many abstracts, publications, invited to deliver lectures in numerous international and national meetings over the years.
Running is her passion, having completed 2 Ultra Marathons, 23 Full Marathons; including Berlin, London and Athens Marathon. Mountaineering and hiking activities include Annapurna Basecamp in Nepal, Mount Kinabalu (five times).