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Dr Vanda Ho Wen Teng

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  • Associate Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital


MB Bchir (Cambs), MRCP (UK), FAMS


Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:


Special Interests:

Ageing immune system, research in older adults


Dr Vanda Ho is an Associate Consultant geriatrician. 

Dr Vanda graduated from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom with a degree of MB BChir. She attained her postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Geriatric Medicine Senior Residency in the National University Hospital, and is a Fellow of the College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine (Singapore). 

Dr Vanda has a special interest in research to improve health in older adults. Her research spans from bench, to bedside and onto public health, with a strong focus on translational research and longevity science. She presents her research work regularly at local and overseas conferences and has clinched competitive grant funding to pursue her research interests and has published in peer-reviewed journals ( She previously served in the hospital’s residency research committee and graduated from the residency research track. Her current research focus is immunosenescence, the study into the ageing immune system. Through this focus, she aims to explore ways to extend the healthy years older adults are able to enjoy. Pursuing this at a deeper level, Dr Vanda is currently reading a part-time Masters of Clinical Investigation at the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a competitive research scholarship from the National Medical Research Council.

Apart from clinical and research work, Dr Vanda has a keen interest in education. She is a Clinical Faculty Tutor at the National University Singapore and participates in undergraduate teaching. She is also involved in community work, having volunteered at St Joseph’s Home, NUS’ Project Lokun Cambodia and local public health screening programmes.


  • National Medical Research Council Research Training Fellowship for Masters of Clinical Investigation (2021)
  • National University Hospital Adhoc COVID-19 Grant (2021)
  • National University Singapore Infectious Disease Translational Research Programme Grant (2021)
  • Best oral presentation for National University Hospital Pitch for Funds (2021)
  • Recognition award for Quality Improvement Project Winners, Thirst in Intensive Care Unit (2021)
  • Faculty recognition award for undergraduate teaching (2021)
  • Nominated for President round at British Geriatric SOciety Spring meeting (2021)
  • Residency Research Programme Research Showcase, Excellence award (2020)
  • Best oral presentation for National University Hospital Health Service Research Grant (2018)
  • National University Hospital University Medical Cluster Academic Day Junior Research Award (2018)

Journals & Publications

  1. Xiaoli Liu, BS, Clark Dumontier, MD, Pan Hu, MD, Chao Liu, MD, Wesley Yeung, MD, Zhi Mao, MD, Vanda Ho, MD, et al, Clinically Interpretable Machine Learning Models for Early Prediction of Mortality in Older Patients with Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS): An International Multicenter Retrospective Study, The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 2022;, glac107. IF 6.0
  2. Merchant RA, Ho V, et al. Outcomes of care by geriatricians and non-geriatricians in an academic hospital. Frontiers in Medicine. 2022 Jun 6;9:908100. IF 5.1
  3. Ho V, Merchant RA. Acceptability of Digital Technology and Tele-exercise in the age of COVID-19. JMIR Aging 2022 Mar 14. Online ahead of print. IF 5.175
  4. Ho VW, Merchant RA. Digitally administered SARC-F or the 5-time chair rise: Which is better? Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2021 Aug 11. Epub ahead of print. IF 2.022
  5. Ho V, Goh G, Tang XR, See KC. Underrecognition and undertreatment of thirst among hospitalized patients with restricted oral feeding and drinking. Sci Rep. 2021 Jul 1;11(1):13636. IF 4.379
  6. Ho V, Tay F, Wu JE, Lum L, Tambyah P. The Case for Intermittent Carbapenem Dosing in Stable Haemodialysis Patients. Antibiotics (Basel). 2020 Nov 16;9(11):815. IF 4.36
  7. Ho V, Chen C, Ho S, Hooi B, Chin LS, Merchant RA. Healthcare utilisation in the last year of life in internal medicine, young-old versus old-old. BMC Geriatr. 2020 Nov 23;20(1):495. IF 3.516
  8. Tan LF, Ho Wen Teng V, Seetharaman SK, Yip AW. Facilitating telehealth for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: Strategies from a Singapore geriatric center. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2020 Oct;20(10):993-995. IF 2.022
  9. Ho V, Tee C, See KC. Drug interactions with potential antivirals used for COVID-19 in older persons. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2020 Jul;20(7):737-739. IF 2.022
  10. Ho VWT, Chen C, Merchant RA. Cumulative Effect of Visual Impairment, Multimorbidity, and Frailty on Intrinsic Capacity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. J Aging Health. 2020 Aug-Sep;32(7-8):670-676. IF 2.168

Professional Memberships

  • Chapter of Geriatricians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Singapore Geriatric Medicine Society

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