Kadar Marikar

Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Society for Quality in Health


Dr Kadar Marikar is the CEO of Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH); the Malaysian Accreditation Organisation for Healthcare Facilities and Services since 2008. He was the secretary to MSQH since 1998 until 2016.

A physician by training with a post graduate degree in Hospital & Health Services Management (UK) and MPH.

Serves the Ministry of Health Malaysia in various levels from Clinicians, Medical Directors and Head of Quality Standards Unit in the Ministry. Involve directly in the development and implementation of the Malaysian Healthcare Accreditation Programme for hospitals since 1995, Medical Clinics since 2012 and Chronic Dialysis Treatment since 2013 and Dental Services in 2016.
Dr Kadar was appointed as a TQM Consultant; serving the Military Health Services Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2001 to 2007. He was also appointed as Associate Professor at the Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University Putra Malaysia since 2004.

He has successfully positioned MSQH as an organisation recognised and certified Internationally by ISQua and healthcare professionals and peers worldwide for all three Programmes namely, Certification for Organisation, Surveyors Training and Standards Development since 2008.
He has initiated Malaysia to actively move towards developing the “Patient for Patients Safety Movement” in Malaysia with the technical support from WHO since 2013. He is also the WHO Technical Consultant in patient for patients safety initiatives.

Dr Kadar has been instrumental in organizing MSQH National and International conferences since 2000. He is a speaker at various national and international conferences since 2000. He has also successfully helped MSQH to co-host the BMJ/IHI Conference 2017 and the 35th ISQua Conference 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.
Currently he is a member of the ISQua Accreditation Council since 1999, an ISQua expert and ISQua surveyor since 2004.Had surveyed the following accreditation organisation; Aged Care Australia, NABH India, HCAC Jordan, TAS New Zealand, CBAHI Saudi Arabia and Accreditation Body Kazakhstan.
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