Associate Professor Solomon Yu

Clinical Associate Professor - Geriatrician
Associate Professor Solomon Yu
  Org Unit Medical Specialties
  Email solomon.yu@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8222 8178
  Location QEH - Main Bldg ,   The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SOLOMON YU

 

PhD, FRACP, MBBS, LTCL

 

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.

 

 

Postgraduate/Professional Qualifications:

2014 (December)

 

2008 (July)

1999 (December)

1993

1993

PhD in Medicine, titled “Sarcopenia in Older People”. University of Adelaide. Dean’s commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

FRACP - Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physician (RACP)

MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide

LTCL - Licentiate of the Trinity College of Music London (Pianoforte Performance)

1st year Bachelor of Science, Flinders University (South Australia) – awarded with Chancellor’s letter of commendation for achieving excellent results

 

Leadership:

 

2006

 

Teaching:

2015

 

2006

 

Professional:

2015

 

 

 

Registrar Leadership Development Program, Postgraduate Medical Council of South Australia

 

 

Supervisor Induction Program for Higher Degree Students, Adelaide Graduate Centre, University of Adelaide

Teaching on the Run Workshop, TQEH

 

 

National ACAT Orientation Training (Aged Care Assessment Program) including Generic, Assossor and Delegate Sections.

 

RESEARCH STUDENTS

PhD
• Dr Kareeann Khow

Masters
• Mr Mark Thompson

  2014                    Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

2014

 Allan Kerr Grant Award, Outstanding Clinical Teacher (Winner)

2013

 Professor Derek Frewin Citation for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

2007

 Allan Kerr Grant Award, Outstanding Postgraduate Learner (Finalist)

Geriatrics and Gerontology Staff or Students Receiving Awards

Teaching Awards and Research Prizes

 2014                 Dr Ruth Teh - SA best trainee presentation, ANZSGM

 2013                 Dr Shailaja Nair - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Day – Best Clinical presentation,

                           Gibson Award presentation.

 

Teaching

2015                 Dr Kareeann Khow – Allen Kerr Grant Award – Winner, Outstanding Clinical Teacher

2014                 Dr Ruth Teh – Allen Kerr Grant Award – Winner, Outstanding Postgraduate Learner

2011                 Dr Khai Tam – Allen Kerr Grant Award – Finalist, Outstanding Clinical Teacher

2011-12            Dr Haresh Arunasalam – Allan Kerr Grant Award – Winner, Outstanding Postgraduate Learner

  1. 2015-2020 NHMRC Centre For Research Excellence. $2,301169.40. CI: Visvanathan R, Karnon J, Kitson A, Beilby J, Cameron I, Bell S, Chehade M, Feist H. AI: Taylor D, Morley J, Rockwood K, Cesari M, Theou O, Yu S, Schultz T. Frailty Trans-Disciplinary Research To Achieve Healthy Ageing.    

2016

Peer Reviewed Original Articles

1.     Yu SCY, Khow KSF, Jadczak AD, Visvanathan R. Clinical Screening Tools for Sarcopenia and Its Management. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, vol. 2016, Article ID 5978523, 10 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/5978523

In Press

2.     Woo T, Yu S, Visvanathan R. Systematic literature review on the relationship between biomarkers of sarcopenia and quality of life in older people. The Journal of Frailty & Aging, January 2016.

3.     Khow KSF, Shibu P, Yu SCY, Chehade M, Visvanathan R. Epidemiology and postoperative outcomes of atypical femoral fractures in older adults: A systematic review. December 2015.

2015

Peer Reviewed Original Articles

4.     Yu S, Appleton S, Adams R, Wittert G, Visvanathan T, Visvanathan R. Diagnostic accuracy of locally determined anthropometric-based appendicular skeletal muscle prediction equation in predicting low muscle mass. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2015; 16(1): 25-30.    

 Invited Reviews

5.     Visvanathan R, Yu S, Cesari M, Beilby J. Sarcopenia and Frailty in How To Treat-Australian Doctor March 2015; p29-38.

6.     Theou O, Yu S, Rockwood K, Visvanathan R. A Focus On Frailty Is Essential Given Population Ageing. Medicine Today 2015; 16(8):28-33.

7.     Visvanathan R., Yu S. Australia and New Zealand Society For Geriatric Medicine Position Statement No. 6- Under-nutrition And The Older Person. http://www.anzsgm.org/documents/PS6Under-NutritionandtheOlderPerson231116_001.pdf  

Commentary

8.     Khow KSF, Yu SCY. The New Tsunami: Are we Heeding the Warning? The Challenges of Sarcopenia and Frailty in Older People. J Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2015, 4:4. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-7182.1000234

2014

Peer Reviewed Original Articles

9.     Yu S, Appleton S, Adams R, Wittert G, Chapman I, Visvanathan T, Visvanathan R. The impact of Low Muscle Mass definition on the Prevalence of Sarcopenia in older Australians. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:361790.

10.  Tam KL, Nair S, Yu S, Visvanathan R. A Dedicated Geriatric Medicine Teaching Block To Senior Undergraduate Medical Students Improves Attitude and Competency Scores. Aus J Ageing 2014; 33(4):E6-E11. 

Invited Review

11.  Yu S, Umapathysivam K and Visvanathan R. Sarcopenia In Older People. Int J Evid Based Healthcare 2014; 12(4):227-243

2013

Peer Reviewed Original Articles

12.  Yu S, Visvanathan T, Field J, Ward L, Adams R, Chapman I, Wittert G and Visvanathan R. Lean body mass: development and validation of prediction equations.  Accepted 9th October 2013, BMC Pharmacol and Toxicol 2013; 14:53.

2012

Peer Reviewed Original Articles

13.  Visvanathan R, Yu S, Field J, Chapman I, Adams R, Wittert G and Visvanathan T. Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass: Development and validation of prediction equations. J Frailty Aging 2012; 1 (4): 147-151.  

14.  Dent E, Yu S, Visvanathan R, Piantadosi C, Adams R, Lange K, Chapman I. Inflammation cytokines and appetite in healthy people. Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice 2012; 1(1): 40-43.   

 2011

Peer Reviewed Original Articles

15.  Silakong T, Yu S, Visvanathan R. A dedicated teaching block for undergraduate geriatric medicine improves knowledge. Australasian Journal on Ageing 2011; 30(4): 234-238.  

 2008

Peer Reviewed Original Articles

16.  Hammond AJ, Yu S, Esa K, Jabbour J, Wakefield L, Ryan P, Visvanathan R. Factors associated with persistent risk of depression in older people following discharge from an acute unit. Int Psychogeriatrics 2008; 20 (4): 738-751.  

 

Abstract Presentations

National conferences, Platform presentation

1.      Yu S, Powell A, Khow K, Visvanathan, R. Predictive validity of bioelectrical impedance analysis equations in predicting appendicular skeletal muscle mass in an Australian population. Australasian Journal on Ageing 2015; 34 (Sppl 1): page 41.

2.      Yu S, Visvanathan T, Field J, Chapman I, Adams R, Wittert G, Visvanathan R. A prediction equation to aid diagnosis of sarcopenia in primary care.Australasian Journal on Ageing 2012;31(Sppl 1):16-33.

3.      Yu S, Adams RJ, Wilson DH, Chapman I, Phillips P and Visvanathan R. Development and Validation of Prediction Equation For Fat Free Mass Using Variables Consisting of Blood and Weight Measurements. Australasian Journal on Ageing 2010;29(Sppl 1):17.

4.      Yu S, Adams RJ, Wilson DH, Chapman I, Phillips P and Visvanathan R. Validation of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis with Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry - Findings From The CASA [Cytokine, Adiposity, Sarcopenia and Ageing] Study.Internal Medicine Journal 2008; 38(Suppl.5): A 139

5.      Yu S, Hammond A, Esa K, Jabbour J, Wakefield L, Ryan P, Visvanathan R. Should Screening For Depression Occur Routinely In An Acute Hospital Setting. Internal Medicine Journal 2006; 36(Suppl.5): A 173

6.      Yu S and Visvanathan, R. Estimation of Fat Free Mass in Routine Clinical Practice. Internal Medicine Journal 2007;37 (Suppl.3):A64.

 

National conferences, Poster presentation

7.      Yu S, Appleton S, Adams R, Chapman I, Wittert G, Visvanathan T, Visvanathan R. (2014). The impact of low muscle mass definition on the prevalence of sarcopenia in older Australians. Australasian Journal on Ageing.33 (Sppl 1): 69.

8.      Woo T, Yu S, Visvanathan R. Systematic literature review on the relationship between sarcopenia and quality of life in older people. Australasian Journal on Ageing.33 (Sppl 1): page 52.

9.      Khow, K, Shibu P, Yu S, Chehade M, Visvanathan R. Epidemiology and postoperative outcomes of atypical femoral fractures in older adults: a systematic review. Australasian Journal on Ageing.33 (Sppl 1): page 52.

10.   Yu S, Appleton S, Adams R, Chapman I, Wittert G, Visvanathan T, Visvanathan R. Prevalence of Sarcopenia in Community Dwelling Older Australian. Australasian Journal on Ageing 2013;32(Sppl 1):6-35.

11.   Arumugam K, Yu S, Goldsworthy S, Hales K, Forward J, Visvanathan R. The Clinical Pharmacist is of Benefit to the Transition Care Program. Australasian Journal on Ageing 2010;29(Sppl 1):27-44.

12.   Yu S, Adams RJ, Wilson DH, Chapman I, Phillips P and Visvanathan R. South Australians and Low Serum Vitamin D Levels - Findings From The CASA (Cytokine, Adiposity, Sarcopenia and Ageing) Study.Internal Medicine Journal 2008; 38(Suppl.5): A 140

13.   Yu S, Adams RJ, Wilson DH, Chapman I, Phillips P and Visvanathan R. Metabolic Syndrome in Healthy South Australians – Findings From The CASA [Cytokine, Adiposity, Sarcopenia and Ageing] Study.Internal Medicine Journal 2008; 38(Suppl.5): A 129

14.   A J Hammond, S Yu, K Esa, J Jabbour, L Wakefield, P Ryan, R Visvanathan.Factors Associated With Persistent Risk Of Depression In Older People Discharged From An Acute Cardiac Unit. Internal Medicine Journal 2007;37 (Suppl.3): A69

 

International conferences, Poster presentation

15.   Yu S, Powell A, Khow K, Visvanathan, R. Prediction of appendicular skeletal muscle mass using bioelectrical impedance analysis equations in Australians. European Geriatric Medicine 2015; 6 (Sppl 1); pages S94 – Finalist.

16.   Yu S, Appleton S, Adams R, Chapman I, Wittert G, Visvanathan T, Visvanathan R. An anthropometric Prediction Equation for Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass in Combination with a Measure of Muscle Function to Screen for Sarcopenia in Primary and Aged Care. The Journal of Frailty & Aging.2015; 4(1); 67.

17.   Yu S, Appleton S, Adams R, Chapman I, Wittert G, Visvanathan T, Visvanathan R. Prevalence of Sarcopenia in Community Dwelling Older Australian. Poster presentation at 9th EUGMS Congress in Venice, Italy, 2-4th October 2013.

18.  Arumugam K, Yu S, Visvanathan R, Goldsworthy S. Clinical Pharmacist as an Integrated Member of the Transitional Care Program Improves Patient Outcomes: A Pilot. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging 2009;13(Sppl 1):S705-6.

19.   Yu S, Adams RJ, Wilson DH, Chapman I, Phillips P and Visvanathan R. Predictive Validity of Bio-electrical Impedance equations in Predicting Fat Free Mass in an Australian Population. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. 2009; 13(Sppl. 1): S439

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