Yu, Solomon

A/Prof Solomon Yu

Associate Professor Yu is currently a senior consultant geriatrician and Deputy Director of Aged and Extended Care Services (AECS) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Central Adelaide Local Health Network. He is also a clinician researcher and completed his PhD study with Dean’s commendation, University of Adelaide, in 2014 on the topic of “Sarcopenia in Older People” under the supervision of Professor Renuka Visvanathan. The focus of his study looks at developing a tool for detecting sarcopenia at an early stage, so that preventive intervention can be introduced before detrimental effects set in. He has presented his study both nationally and internationally and is continuing to refine his work in this area.

Associate Professor Yu is Associate Investigator with the University of Adelaide School of Medicine’s NHMRC Centre Research Excellence Frailty Trans-Disciplinary Research To Achieve Healthy Ageing based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital campus and Basil Hetzel Institute (Basil Hetzel Institute). As a Clinical Associate Professor, he is also working in the Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care (G-TRAC) Centre in Adelaide.

Associate Professor Yu is also the Deputy Director of Training at AECS, and is involved in coordinating specialist geriatric training at The Queen Elizabeth. He has supervised more than 13 advanced trainees in Geriatric Medicine and many have secured teaching award and won prizes for research projects. He was invited to the Advanced Training Committee for Geriatric Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and was appointed as the Lead in Site Accreditation for Geriatric Medicine on this committee. He is also current member of the Geriatric Medicine Education and Training (GMET) subcommittee of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM) and also holds a lead role in site accreditation. In 2017, he was elected as the inaugural South Australian councillor to the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research (ANZSFFR) and nominated President elect in 2021.

He has played a major role in the establishment and development of this new society. Associate Professor Yu was invited to join Sarcopenia Diagnostic Taskforce, the work that led to the consensus on operational definition of Sarcopenia in Australia. In 2019, as an ongoing ANZSSFR effort in establishing recognition of sarcopenia clinical condition in Australia, Sarcopenia was awarded an Australian ICD-10 code. Associate Professor Yu was a member of the organising committee for the ANZSSFR annual scientific conference held in Adelaide (2016) and then New Zealand (2017).

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