Situated within Singapore’s Alexandra Hospital, this clinic aims to enhance individuals’ functional abilities and resilience while extending their years of good health. This will be accomplished by employing evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, capitalising on the groundbreaking discoveries from NUHS’s Research Centre of Healthy Longevity (CHL) and utilising specific ageing biomarkers relevant to the Singaporean population. The clinic will also integrate the latest advancements in geroscience and healthy longevity medicine, ultimately leading to a more personalized approach to medical care.
The Healthy Longevity Clinic endeavours to amplify the health span of Singaporeans by three years within the next decade.
Internal medicine specialist Professor Andrea Maier is renowned for translational research in ageing and age-related disease diagnostics and pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in ageing humans. Professor Maier helms the CHL. The CHL research division within Alexandra Hospital offers valuable input to the clinic by advising on service organization, assessing the appropriateness of diagnostics and interventions, and enhancing the education and skills of healthcare professionals who work within the clinic.
Leading the Longevity Clinic is Clinical Assistant Professor Laureen Wang, a consultant cardiologist. She synergises scientific discoveries with practical applications and carries out personalised assessments encompassing various innovative techniques, from arterial stiffness measurements to epigenetic analyses and tailors interventions extending beyond traditional healthcare models.
A diverse team of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, allied health experts, and health coaches, collaborates to develop personalised health plans. These plans encompass lifestyle modifications, medical interventions, and targeted therapies.
Furthermore, individuals can participate in pioneering research through ongoing clinical trials involving supplements and repurposed drugs.
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Caption for featured image - Clinical Assistant Professor& Laureen Wang (second from right), Director of AH's Healthy Longevity Clinic, world's first in a public hospital. She is joined by members of her multidisciplinary team from the new clinic. Credit: Alexandra Hospital (PRNewsfoto/Alexandra Hospital (AH))