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Dr Gunalan a/l Palari @ Arumugam


Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician


Anaesthesiology, Critical Care


MBBS( UM), Masters in Medicine (Anaesthesiology) University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

License Number:

MMC Registration No 35311, NSR No 128810


English, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil


Condition Treated:

  • All patients requiring anaesthesia and critical care services

Procedures Performed:

  • Intubation and Mechanical ventilation
  • Conduct of general and regional anaesthesia
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Thoracic cases

Memberships & Associations:

  • Malaysian Medical Association
  • Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists
  • College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine Malaysia
  • Society of Aeromedicine Malaysia

Post Graduate Qualifications:

  • Masters in Medicine (Anaesthesiology) University Kebangsaan Malaysia 

Clinical Training:

  • Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 1998 
  • Hospital Semporna 1999
  • Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru 2000
  • Hospital Kuala Lumpur 2002
  • Hospital UKM Cheras 2005
  • Hospital Kuala Lumpur 2006
  • Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru 2007
  • Institut Jantung Negara 2008
  • Hospital Kuala Lumpur 2011
  • Hospital Pantai Ipoh 2012
  • Subang Jaya Medical Centre 2018


  • Certificate of Appreciation, Queen Elizabeth Hospital 1998
  • Excellence in Service Award Year 2003 for contribution to the Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care of Kuala Lumpur Hospital
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia (FAMM) 2022

Special Privileges According to Hospital:

  •  Conduct of Cardiopulmonary Bypass 

Medical School:

  • Universiti Malaya

Media / Publications:

  • Appropriate concentration of ropivacaine for post-operative analgesia in Gynaecology patients, submitted as a dissertation project for Masters in Medicine (Anaesthesiology & Critical Care).
  • Audit of robotic surgery done in Hospital Kuala Lumpur and presented the findings during the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists Continuous Professional Development Meeting. 
  • Editor of the Department of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, Hospital Kuala Lumpur Annual Report for the year 2006.
  • Editor of the 5th Biennial Meeting on Cardiopulmonary Bypass Scientific Programme Book
  • Review of Aeromedical Transportation of the Critically Ill, article for the MSA Yearbook 2012.
  • Co Editor of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologist & College of Anaesthesiologists Newsletter 2013/2014, 2020/2021, 2021/2022
  • Editor of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologist & College of Anaesthesiologists Newsletter 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
  • Secretary of the Committee on Guidelines on Transport of the Critically Ill, College of Anesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine Malaysia.
  • Secretary of the Writing team for Recommendations for Management of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Services in Preparation of Worsening of the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Secretary of the Writing team for Guidelines for the Management of Patients presenting for Surgery during the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Writing team for Guidelines for Patients with Covid-19 infection presenting for Elective Surgery
  • Case report of An Atypical Presentation of Renal Cell Carcinoma, 28 May 2022
  • Legal Disputes for Doctors Working as Independent Contractors in Malaysian Private Hospitals

Clinic Hours

9:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 18:00 18:30 - 21:30