Professor Dr. Nor Hayati Othman obtained her medical degree, MBBS, from University of Malaya in 1981 and Master of Pathology from University of Malaya in 1987. She is an anatomic pathologist and had undergone various sub-specialty pathology trainings; Neuropathology from University of Western Australia ; Dermatolopathology from University of Sydney , Molecular Pathology from University of Toronto  and University of Cape Town . She is a senior consultant pathologist to Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia and senior professor [VK5] to department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia. Currently she is the President for International Academy of Pathology [Malaysian Division]. She teaches Pathology to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Universiti Sains Malaysia since 1987. She was awarded exemplary lecturer award for 2 consecutive years; 2003 and 2004 and also bestowed Excellence in Service awards by the University twice in 1994 and 2004. In 2008 she was the recipient of Tokoh Citra Ilmu, an award given annually to academician of high standing by the alumni of the Medical School. Her research interests are in cancer pathology especially on gynae cancers. Her relatively recent research interest is on the effect of honey on cancer.