Prof. Budu, M.D, Ph.D, Sp.M (K), M.MedEd

Dean of Faculty of Medicine
Hasanuddin University (UNHAS)

Prof. Budu is the current Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University (from April 2018), the largest university in the eastern part of Indonesia. Earlier he had been the Dean of School of Medicine, Muhammadiyah University (2008-2012), a largest private university in Makassar before returning to his almamater Hasanuddin University as Vice Dean of Academic Affair in Faculty of Medicine (2012-2014), and then pointed as Vice Rector for Research, Innovation and Partnership Affairs, Hasanuddin University (2014-2018).

After finishing his Medical Doctor from Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University (1993), he continued his devotion in the Primary Health Care for 3 years (1993-1996) before joining Ph.D Program in Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan (1998-2002). He studied deeply in molecular genetic diseases of the eye (as Rhodopsin Gene andPperipherin/RDS Gene Mutations in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa) with some excellent in manuscript publications. He awarded as the best postgraduated paper context, Annual Meeting of Japanese Ophthalmological Association, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Toyama, Japan. 2001 and as second best of Ophthalmologist paper context, Indonesian Ophthalmological Association Annual Meeting-XXXII, Jakarta, Indonesia. 2007.

Prof. Budu is also interest in medical education perpective. He finished from Master of Medical Education at Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia on 2014 and now as a chairman of the Department of Medical Education. He is a one of medical education promotor at the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Hasanuddin.

Prof. Budu was also trained as ophthalmologist (2004) and inaugurated with Consultant in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery on October 2008. He was awarded his professorship in Ophthalmology 2012 by Ministry of Education and Culture Republic of Indonesia. He is also a Master in Medical Education from Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, Jogyakarta, Indonesia (2013). Based on his capabilities in education, he is still active as mentor and supervisor not only for clerkship of medical students but also for residential training in Department of Ophtahalmology, Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital and Hasanuddin University Teaching Hospital, Makassar.

Beside in his academic responsibilities Prof. Budu was also active in professional organization, such as a chairman of Indonesia Ophthalmology Society (PERDAMI), South Sulawesi chapter for the year 2008-2012. During his period, program in preventing blindness was handled well supported by Ministry of Health specially blindness patients in rural areas of Sulawesi Island.

Now, Prof. Budu is a Chairman of Indonesian Medical Institution Association covering 91 Medical faculty around Indonesia

Prof. Budu also involve in strengthening of quality assurance of institutional education process in Indonesia. He is a member of National Accreditation Board during 2010 and as chairman of internal quality assurance of Indonesia Ophthalmology Colleague (KOI) from 2016 to 2019.