Yahya bin Awang

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Who is Yahya bin Awang?

Tan Sri Dato' Dr Yahya bin Awang, originally from Muar Johor, is a Malaysian cardiothoracic surgeon; born to the former state governor of Pulau Pinang Malaysia, Tun Datuk Dr Haji Awang bin Hassan and Toh Puan Khadijah Abdul Rahman, sister of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, the 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

He became known for performing coronary artery bypass surgery on former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad in 1989. He went on to help found and headed the National Heart Institute of Malaysia in 1992 and in 1998 he performed the first heart transplant in Malaysia there.

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on July 23, 2013


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