About Assoc. Professor Reshma Merchant

Assoc. Professor Reshma Merchant
Head and Senior Consultant
Division of Geriatric Medicine at National University Hospital, Singapore

Associate Professor Reshma A Merchant is currently the Head of Division of Geriatric Medicine, NUH, and Geriatric Education Director for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh and obtained her postgraduate qualification from Royal College of Physician London in 1999. 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. She is actively involved in improving quality of care for hospitalized elderly, and together with nursing team have introduced Eldercare Bundle hospital-wide. She also holds many leadership positions in national professional organizations, advisory boards including National Kidney Foundation and also member of the International Federations on Ageing Expert Centre. Her main area of research interest is in sarcopenia, frailty, cognitive frailty and successful aging in the community and she is well published in this field.

Besides service and research, she is also a very keen teacher and has won multiple teaching awards since 2007.