Philip Yap, an internist by training, is a senior consultant geriatrician & palliative care physician in the dept of geriatric medicine and director of the geriatric centre in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He is also an adjunct associate professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and adjunct clinician scientist with Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Astar.
He has a keen interest in both the biomedical and social aspects of ageing, especially in the areas of dementia, long term care, end of life care, support of caregivers of older persons and the use of infocomms technology in geriatric care. For several years, he led the committee for person centred care and dementia care mapping to raise standards of eldercare in Singapore.
He has published over 100 internationally peer reviewed journal articles, conference papers and abstracts, and is reviewer for several international journals. He sits on the advisory panels and committees concerning eldercare, including the Agency for Integrated Care and the Ministry of Health.