Born in Penang, Malaysia, Prof Dato’ Dr Raymond Azman Ali is Senior Consultant Neurologist at the UKM Medical Centre. He graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, with an honours MBBS degree in 1984, and obtained his Masters of Internal Medicine from the National University of Singapore and UKM in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He then completed his doctorate in epilepsy research at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square in London in 1994, which earned him an MD (Monash University) in 1996. In 2001 he was awarded the FRCP (Glasgow) and FAMM. He was Medical Dean & Hospital Director of UKMMC from 2011 to 2016. He is currently the Chairman of the Epilepsy Council of Malaysia and the current chairman of the Neurology Subcommittee of the National Specialist Registry. He has been invited to deliver more than 300 lectures locally and abroad and published over 100 full journal papers related to neurology. He has an H-index of 22, and one of his original articles in Brain has been cited more than 550 times (as of 19 April 2018). In 2002, he became the first recipient of the highest award for teaching in UKM, namely, the Tokoh Pengajar (Eminent Teacher) Award. In 2009, he also received the Anugerah Akademik Negara or National Best Teacher Award from the Ministry of Higher Education. He was the first medical doctor in Malaysia to ever win this prestigious award, and no other doctor has since won this award again. In 2012, he was named Tokoh Penyelidik (Top researcher) of UKMMC.