Geriatricians in Adelaide
Dr Ishita Batta

MBBS, FRACP, Grad Dip (Geriatric Oncology)

Dr. Batta is a Geriatrician with special interest in Memory disorders, Perioperative care, and Geriatric oncology. She completed her Basic physician training from Tasmania, her Specialist Geriatric training here in Adelaide and has experience working across different health networks. She works as a Staff Specialist and is currently the Co- Head of the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Royal Adelaide Hospital. She is also a Clinical Investigator at the RAH Memory trials unit and is passionate about Dementia research.
Outside of work, her two kids keep her busy and she loves to read and paint.

Available Hours:

Mon 1.00 pm – 5.00pm Tues 8.30am – 12.30pm Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm

Dr Tanaya Singh

M (Clinical Education)

Dr. Singh completed her Graduate and Postgraduate studies in General Medicine in India and then completed her Specialist Geriatric Medicine training in Australia to become one of specialised the Geriatricians in Adelaide. She has been practicing medicine in Australia since 2007 and has been a Staff Specialist at the Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals since 2017. She does assessments for memory, falls, polypharmacy and multi-morbidity. Her special interests also include Perioperative Medicine and Medical Education.

Available Hours: 

Wednesday and Friday – 9.00am – 3.00pm 

Dr. Shoba Iyer


Dr Shoba Iyer graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1997. She completed her basic physician training in 2002 at the Lyell McEwin Hospital. She moved to Sydney after this to complete her geriatrics training. She was based at Concord Hospital in Sydney. On returning to Adelaide, she worked from 2011 to 2014 at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Shoba started working in private practice in 2013, and entered full-time private practice in 2014.

Shoba has over 10 years of experience in private practice in geriatrics and has worked in a number of medical centres. Her areas of interest include memory disorders in the elderly, treatment of dementia, delirium in the elderly, polypharmacy and rehabilitation in the elderly.

Dr. Timothy Chan

Geriatrician and Internal Medicine Physician

Dr Timothy Chan is a Consultant Geriatrician and Internal Medicine Physician who obtained medical degree from the University of Adelaide in 2010. After graduating, he went on to complete his dual fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital in 2020. He is currently a staff specialist Geriatrician at Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospital with special interest in Orthogeriatric medicine as well as perioperative care for older people undergoing elective surgery.

His other area of interest includes:
· Neurodegenerative disorders (Dementia/Memory Disorders)
· Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments
· Falls
· Bone Health and osteoporosis
· Undifferentiated weight loss, anaemia
· Management of chronic diseases including diabetes, chronic heart failure

· Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of Adelaide 2010
· Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

Hospital Accreditation
· Calvary Adelaide Hospital
· Calvary North Adelaide Hospital
· Calvary Central District
· St Andrews Hospital
· Burnside Hospital

Dr. David Yu


Dr David Yu is a Geriatrician appointed as a staff specialist with the Department of Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and is a clinical title holder at the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

His clinical interests include comprehensive geriatric assessments addressing complex geriatric syndromes and providing holistic and personalised management plans in various settings. His career interests include seeking value in geriatric medicine and propagating geriatric values and principles.