Dr. Akira Wu Yik Tian

Renal Medicine(Kidneys)

Credentials MBBS (Monash) FRACP (Int Med) FAMS
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese Dialect, Teochew Dialect, Hokkien Dialect
Background
  • Graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia with MBBS (Honours)
  • Post-graduate training in nephrology, renal transplantation, and dialysis in Monash University and Melbourne University-affiliated medical centres and hospitals.
  • Trained in Renal Medicine in Melbourne and was awarded Fellow of Royal Australian College of Physicians in Nephrology
  • Worked in the Renal Department, Singapore General Hospital, for 4 years
  • Currently in private practice as a Renal Physician in Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre
  • Medical Director, FMC Napier, FMC Tanglin, FMC Serangoon, FMC Whampoa, and FMC Kovan Dialysis Centres.
  • Member, Singapore Hypertension Guideline Working Group (2012 – )
  • Member, National Committee on Renal Care, Singapore
  • Conferred membership of Academy of Medicine (Renal Medicine) in 1991
  • Obtained Fellowship in Royal Australian College of Physicians (Nephrology) FRACP in 1981
  • Prince Henry’s Hospital Specialist Scholarship (1980)
  • Immediate Past President of Singapore Hypertension Society and panel member of the Drug Evaluation Centre, Health Sciences Authority of Singapore
  • Member of the American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Hypertension & European Dialysis and Transplantation Association.
  • Most important publication is Alarmingly high prevalence of diabetic nephropathy in Asian type 2 diabetic patients: the MicroAlbuminuria Prevalence (MAP) Study. A. Y. T. Wu Etal. Diabetologia 2005; 48:17-26

Renal Medicine

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Hypertension
  • Dialysis therapies
Achievements
  • Immediate Past President of Singapore Hypertension Society (2008-2012)
  • Current Deputy Chair, Independent Review Board, Parkway Hospital Group.
  • Drug Application Reviewer, Drug Evaluation Centre, Health Sciences Authority of Singapore
  • Vice-Chairman, Independent-Review Board, Gleneagles Clinical Research Centre (Current)
  • Medical Director of Nephrocare S & J Dialysis Centres at Camden Medical Centre & Gleneagles Hospital
  • Previous Medical Director, Parkway Diabetic Care Centre (2006-2007)
  • Previous Chairman, Medical Advisory Board, Mt. Elizabeth Hospital (1999-2000)
  • Previous Chairman, Continuous Medical Education, Mt. Elizabeth Hospital.
  • Past Vice-President, Singapore Society of Nephrology