Dr Ednin Hamzah is the Chief Executive Officer of Hospis Malaysia, a position he has held since 1997. He was also its Medical Director until 2016. Dr Ednin graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom in 1986 and worked in general practice in the United Kingdom prior to returning to Malaysia in 1997.
Clinically, he leads the largest community palliative care service in Malaysia. He teaches palliative care in several universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is active in international palliative care education and advocacy and is the current Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance.