Dr Jeya graduated from the National University of Malaysia in 1981 and started his career as a house officer at Hospital Kuala Lumpur . Over the years whilst pursuing his postgraduate training, he has gained extensive clinical experience in Malaysia and at major hospitals in New York , London, Dublin and Singapore,.
During his undergraduate and postgraduate years, he won several awards , including the prestigious “Chevening Scholarship” awarded by the British Government ,to peruse postgraduate training in thoracic medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital , Imperial College, London . He completed his course in 1991 and became the 1st. Asian to be awarded a distinction in the subject by the University of London.
Over the years, he has presented more than 200 scientific papers, in topics covering respiratory medicine , cardiology ,health management and patient safety , at local , regional and international scientific meeting. As a key opinion leader he is frequently invited to chair scientific meeting, both at national and international levels
His papers have won awards nationally and internationally. In 2013, his paper on pharmaco-economics of warfarin clinics, won the 1st. prize at ISPRO in Taiwan, where they showed treatment can not only be delivered faster, but cheaper and safer . He has nurtured many of his juniors to write award winning scientific papers in cardiology and pharmaco economics.
Dr Jeya is passionately involved in the training of doctors from undergraduate to post graduate levels . He serves on many national committees and is a fellow of several colleges , including the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland , where he is both an examiner and the regional advisor.
He is currently a senior consultant pulmonary and critical care physician at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and in March 2013,he was also appointed as the Deputy Director General of Health, Malaysia.
Since his appointment, tapping on his vast working experience , he has been actively transforming both healthcare delivery and the training of doctors at all levels in Malaysia
He has overseen the transformation of the postgraduate training within the Ministry of Health and co-chairs a high level committee with the Ministry of Higher Education in determining the national needs of healthcare personnel.
In spite of his numerous administrative responsibilities he is still actively involved in clinical work.
He is also Chairman and founder of Yayasan myNADI a non-profit charity foundation for the transformation of the various communities , which has been recognized as one of most efficiently run charity foundations by the Prime Minister.