Message from the Director

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The IJN Research Strategic Plan 2021-2025 marks an importance milestone in our mission to be the lead research institute in this region. This strategic plan guide IJN’s mission to lead the way in research, development and innovation in cardiovascular and thoracic care, and support our research talents as they continue to gain new ideas, discoveries and inventions for the benefit of our patients and medical fraternity. In our vision to be a sustainable and trusted patient-centered cardiovascular research center, and in order to deliver high impactful research and humanized innovation in cardiovascular care and service experience, we have identified seven strategic priorities and its related next collective action plan for our organization. The important pillars supporting the strategies include building an integrated research capability, optimize resources and talents, adoption of advanced technology, value creations, and a high standard of research governance. We will elevate our research standing by building on our expertise and upholding our reputation in the cardiovascular field. In addition, as one of top heart hospital in this region, our interconnection with other prominent researchers and institutions, provides the opportunity to expand our interdisciplinary research which makes high impact, high value, and meaningful contributions to the international community. Our strong collaborations with industry and the broader medical and healthcare community will further enhance the reputation of our research. With an exceptional and outstanding support from all stakeholders, the Directorate of Clinical Research realize this moment as an inspiring opportunity to articulate the strategic direction and aspirations for our research mission to enable IJN as the key driver in the national economic and social agenda to transform Malaysia into a competitive vibrant knowledge economy and we as its citizen enjoying an excellent quality of life.

Dato’ Dr. Suhaini Kadiman

Director of Clinical Research