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Dr. Kenneth Wu Soon Tak
Specialty: General Medicine , Nephrology/ Kidney

Languages: Malay, English, Chinese


Damai Specialist Hospital, Lorong Pokok Tepus 1, Off Jalan Damai, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Biographical Sketch:

Trained in the United Kingdom, author, doctor, speaker and reviewer of international medical journals. Dr Kenneth Wu is the first Sabahan British-CCT accredited nephrologist in kidney medicine. He left Sabah more than 18 years ago as a student and obtained his undergraduate education from Ninewells Teaching Hospital prior to undergoing postgraduate research training at University of Leeds and University of Oxford. His tremendous passion in what he does has won him several awards including the British Yorkshire Strategic Health Research Scholarship and the British Royal College of Physicians Clinical Lesson Award. Dr Wu was also the only kidney specialist in the country who received two grant awards in the previous year simultaneously from The European Dialysis Transplant Association and The Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology for his research and presentations. He is due to present in another international conference in London this year. He practises at both KPJ Damai Specialist Hospital and KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital as a consultant Nephrologist and an acute specialist physician in internal medicine.

Education and Fellowship:

CCT Neph (UK), CCT Int Med (UK), MSc Post Research (UK), MRCP (UK), MBCh (UK)

Specialty Interests:

His sub-specialty interests include dialysis, transplant, preventive medicine and renal palliative medicine. He is also actively involved in the management of critically ill ICU patients and acute medical emergencies.

Research and Publications:

Apart from being a highly qualified physician, he is also a dynamic communicator and an inspiring writer with the unique ability to integrate medical information with life inspiration. His latest book is a very successful patient-focused medical health book which has now been translated into several languages and distributed worldwide. The chapter on hypertension of this concise book can be downloaded free at

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