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A/Prof Reshma A Merchant

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  • Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore




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In addition to being head of division, Associate Professor Reshma A Merchant is also the Geriatric Education Director for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh and obtained her postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Physicians, London, in 1999, where she worked for several years before returning to Singapore in 2001. She is currently a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.

A/Prof Reshma Merchant was the head of division of Advanced Internal Medicine for 7 years before September 2016 and under her leadership, the division has made great progress in care integration, and care coordination. It is now looking at using data and technology as an enabler to improve productivity, quality and accessibility. She is actively involved in improving quality of care for the hospitalised elderly, and together with the nursing team have introduced Eldercare Bundle hospital-wide. She also holds many leadership positions in national and professional organisations and advisory boards including the National Kidney Foundation. Her main areas of research interest are in sarcopenia, cognitive frailty and successful ageing in the community.

Besides clinical service and research, she is also a very enthusiastic teacher and has won multiple teaching awards including the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007 and the Passionate Teacher Award in 2014. She has conducted many workshops on using innovation e.g. flipped classroom for teaching.

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